Happy Monday friends! I have a love hate relationship with Mondays and if I had to guess I’d guess that I’m not alone here. Mondays for me feel like a fresh start. It’s the first day of a new week and if I had a crummy week last week I get to start all over on Monday and have a better week. It’s also the start of a new school week, week of chores and to-do’s, plus the weekend is over and now we have five whole days to get back to it. Do you see the struggle? I know y’all get it. This Monday is a little sweeter though, its Thanksgiving week and I’m super excited about that! I’ll share bits about how we do thanksgiving throughout the week with you in my posts but today I’m actually going to share some simple Christmas tree décor. GASP! I know… our tree has been up since the end of October and I’m not mad about it! I did only decorate it about a week ago, and besides who says you can’t have a giant pine tree in your home?? 😉
This year our Christmas tree is from King of Christmas ((here)). It’s a 7.5′ pre-lit King Flock tree and I absolutely LOVE it! Its gorgeous and it was so easy to put up!! Since we were using a flocked tree this year I really wanted to keep the decorations simple and really allow the tree to shine through. I’ve never been one to cover the entire tree with ornaments and such but this year I wanted to scale back even more. We left the tree undecorated for several weeks and I was honestly hesitant about decorating it at all, but now that I have I’m so glad I did.
This year I decided to incorporate more pops of red in our décor. If you remember last year I went very neutral, a winter wonderland of sorts. ((here)) This year my goal was to keep our Christmas décor simple without losing the feel of the holiday, and to me no other color says Christmas more than red!
I found the ornaments at Hobby Lobby and right now they’re 50% off!!! The ribbon I made the bows with are also from Hobby Lobby but you’ll find it in the sewing section with the other ribbon. Oddly enough I could not find ribbon like this in the Christmas décor. Depending on which week you go to the store, you may also be able to get the ribbon 50% off!! The little glass icicles I’ve actually had for over 10 years now and I honestly can’t remember where I found them.
Another simple piece to our tree is the tree skirt. Of all the years I’ve tried to find a tree skirt I like, I’ve had no luck!! Ok thats not quite fair, out of all the years I’ve tried to find a tree skirt that I like, I didnt want to pay for it. Friends, tree skirts can be expensive and I wouldnt mind spending the money if I knew I wanted to use the same tree skirt year after year after year. But thats a promise I cant keep. Last year we built a box out of scrap wood to go around our tree, this year I used a DROP CLOTH! $10 for a 6’x9′ and for me its perect! I love the simple cozy feel it brings to our tree and again it lets the tree speak for itself, it doesnt compete with the tree and I like that!
For now I have decided not to use a tree topper. Again simple has been my goal but also, thats another item like the tree skirt, I just cant find one that I love and know I will use year after year. So until I do find the ‘right’ one, we will go without. I actually dont mind not having a topper, but maybe one day I’ll find the perfect tree skirt and topper for our tree! I think all together to decorate this tree I spent…$30 ish. The small ornaments were $9.99 per pack, I bought one pack and at 50% off making them $5. The large white ornaments were $19.99 per pack but again at 50% I bought one pack from $10. The ribbon was not on sale the day I went but I did use my 40% off coupon on one roll, I purchased two rolls and before the 40% off one I think they were roughly $2.79 so about $5 for 2. Then the drop cloth like I mentioned was $10. So all in all I’m super happy with our tree, I was able to get the look I wanted, keep it simple and not break the budget!!
I hope yall enjoyed this simple Christmas tree and I hope your Monday is full of love. As always, if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to follow my blog via email by clicking the FOLLOW button on the right hand side of your screen. This way you’ll never miss a blog post! You can also follow me via Instagram and Pinterest @misDIY!
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