I set the table really early for a Christmas campaign and thought I’d snap some photos of this set up – my real dinner sets ups to come soon as I entertain but why not share this right now? The flocked garland and wreaths are from Walmart, as well as the nutcracker and Christmas deer. I removed some ribbon and red things from the garland and wreath. I picked up the Christmas tree candles from Home Goods recently, I love them!
Space saving tips for Christmas decorating
Some of us don’t have a lot of storage space or our Christmas spaces are already “full” like myself. So, these tips will condense the amount of Christmas items we have, or add this year *wink*
1 / Buy ribbon in a color and fabric that will make you feel like the holidays are here
2 / If you can use disposable items the can go back into the Earth like greenery, get it, including a tree
No need to store faux greenery or a fake tree. This doesn’t work for everyone though who needs to decorate early, or in Phoenix, the greenery arrives late and also dries out quickly so we tend to do buy faux. Also, doesn’t work for me who has to work on Christmas campaigns in October! Ah!
3 / Use other disposable items include placemats that have color use it as decor
Money saving tips for Christmas Decorating
Saving money on decor can seem difficult especially when the nicer and fancier things are so convenient and already decked out how we want! But, I promise by looking at cheaper places like Walmart you can modify, remove or cover things to elevate them, and you know I’m all about elevating looks!
1/ Wrap or cover parts of cheap greenery in pots
Like those cute little trees from Trader Joe’s or the grocery. If you dislike the container whether it’s a live or faux plant, wrap it in burlap, a pretty plaid fabric or Christmas napkin even! For example, I found these berry topiaries from Walmart that provided great color, but they looked like they were in a brown paper bag. I’m going to find either silver planters for them or wrap them in a fabric to elevate them. They can look similar to these Wintry Cedar Petite Tree from Ballard Designs:
2 / Don’t overlook bargain garland and wreaths that you can remove items you don’t like.
You can cut off the extra stuff you don’t want. If it is too sparse looking to you, double the garland to make it thicker. You can find great deals on flocked items at Walmart, I had recently collaborated with them and was impressed especially with their garland! I didn’t particularly want the red and white candy balls on there or berries so I took them off. I left the pinecones on and it looked great! I also removed a reed ribbon from a wreath since I didn’t like the red and white stripe and I used my velvet frayed ribbon from Terrain and it felt more like me. So don’t be afraid to look at places like Walmart and customize it to how you want by simply removing a few of the extras you don’t like! Wreath here, and garland available in stores (will link later when I find it online).
3/ Buy red candles and taper candles
Or glitter, or whatever color you identify the holidays with and buy the taper candle color to put on candlesticks you probably already own (crystal is great and by thrifted or brass). Taper candles don’t take up much room and they add the color you want in the space – enjoy them and toss them or store them since they don’t take up much room.
There are so many items you may already own that you can just add some festive ribbon or swap out a candlestick color, or cover in a plaid or printed fabric! You don’t need so many Christmas themed items – but hey, just so you know I certainly do hahaha I love Christmas, but if you are tight on space or money, I hope these tips help you!
I am so excited to start decorating for Christmas – I’m looking to do it the second week of November! What about you?
Diana Elizabeth is now sorting her Christmas decor by theme in the boxes!