12.05.2010

The post about the practically free Christmas decorations.

Last weekend, we put up our tree. Surprisingly, there has been nary an ornament knocked off by our kitties (although several have been swinging back and forth at alarming rates), but we're fairly certain that if we had a real tree, Gingerbread would have climbed it at least, well, two or eighty times by now. So, we're counting our blessings that so far, we have not yet had to experience the holiday joy of removing sap from kitty fur.

This weekend, in our continuing quest to decorate our apartment for Christmas, I took a few minutes and put together the following practically free groupings. And when I say practically free in the title of this post, I mean that, since both were created exclusively with simple things that we already had around the apartment (and none of the things cost very much in the first place). The first one features the candle jar I "made" a couple weeks ago, some decorative balls, and free books from a yard sale covered in festive scrapbook paper.


The other one on our coffee table features an old frame spray painted white, red and green scrapbook paper, some decorative balls, and glass bottles yanked from my unsuspecting neighbors' recycling bins.


My recycling hunt is, sadly, on hiatus until I can wear fewer than six layers when venturing outside. No time for digging through recycling bins when I have to spend my spare minutes digging my car, driveway, and occasionally my husband from underneath a mountain of snow. :)


Anyone else done anything simple and cheap as they decorate for the holidays this year? Do share. :)

10 comments:

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

Haha, love the memory of your post about sneaking around taking your neighbours recycling!
I love the idea of covering books with season appropriate scrap paper, that's really neat.
All I've done this year is pull out our three foot artifical tree and stick it in a crock pot. No decorations, just lights!

Erin said...

Hey Amy; I saw your crock pot tree on your blog....great find! And from your neighbor's garbage, nonetheless (that's my kind of decor!!) :)

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