Decking the Halls on a Budget

October 01, 2013
May I be frank here? I’m a lady on a budget. I absolutely love the holidays, but find that they tend to place strain on my wallet. Over the years, I’ve devised a few ways to spruce up my home without breaking the bank. Plus, this means more money for presents...and cheese!
Decking the Halls on a Budget

Start by covering your tree in twinkle lights. I like to use white lights because they always cast such a romantic glow.

Then, wrap a pom pom garland around the tree, starting at the top and working your way down the tree. Check out the pom pom DIY here . Artfully arrange the pom poms to fill any gaps or open spaces on your tree.

Decking the Halls on a Budget
Decking the Halls on a Budget
Spruce up bulk, store-bought ornaments with ribbon scraps. These ornaments are pure white ceramic, so I felt a cheeky red ribbon would be a sweet addition. Don’t be afraid to mix up different types of ribbon and trim!
Decking the Halls on a Budget
I like to top my tree with unusual toppers for a bit of interest! This year I topped my tree with a pure white bird that I found at my local craft store.
Decking the Halls on a Budget
My apartment door is, umm, rather bland. My favorite part is my shiny, gold number 1, so I decided to hang my wreath around that! The combination is super cute and inviting, don’t you think?
Decking the Halls on a Budget
I also used a pom pom garland to spread cheer to my fellow apartment-dwellers. I think they add a fun and bright touch to the historical stairwell.
Decking the Halls on a Budget
Joanna Hawley