So we have a $90 Christmas tree. Is it anything special? Not really but it’s how you decorate and accessorize that tree that matters. Of course I would love to have the tree’s you see at Kirklands professional decorated, but with a toddler and cat’s that would last a whole five minutes.
I was raised with a standard Christmas tree and we would collect random ornaments through the years and through our travels. Each ornament has a certain sentimental value. Our random Christmas tree is my favorite and that works for us. As much as I love the professional, Pinterest worthy trees..I am a sentimental person and this is just more us! Each ornament has a story, like there are two we got Aria for her first Christmas, there is one that I got in memory of my Grandma. I love our little tree, and all it’s random ornaments. One day I will invest in a tree for our front room and professionally decorate that tree. For now this is perfect for our little family.
If you are on a budget my top tip for you is find an inexpensive prelit tree. You can add on to it later by using some of my other tips. So start of with an inexpensive tree.
Trees that are under $200 at various sizes.
More expensive Trees
Tree’s that are $150+ with shipping etc. More extravagant and decorated trees. If you want to invest in a tree you would pick from these.
Let’s get started on decorating:
So to dress up a plain tree, you can flock it yourself. Flocked trees can be super pricey and it really isn’t hard to flock it yourself. All you need is a water bottle and flocking material.
How to DIY (HERE)
Ornaments || Tree Toppers || Tree Skirt
Next come up with a color them for your tree. If you want white, gold, and silver stick that that them with your tree skirt and tree topper as well. You can shop color coordinated ornaments at Target. They always have cute ornaments in packs for $6.
If your tree isn’t as full as you would like it, use garlands. I picked up two really cheap garlands from amazon and it really helped fluff up our tree. If you flock your tree make sure to flock the garlands as well so they blend.
Add pom pom garlands in your color scheme, this also helps tie the tree together and give it a fun difference in texture. I love how they look on trees.
How to make your own (HERE)
Now if you bough a tree that was smaller than you expected, get a tree stand. There are so many different types that can really add height to your tree.
How to make your own (HERE)
That are the tips I have to make a cheap tree look chic. But guess what it is a tree, and it is out for 40 days. If it isn’t anything special who cares, make it your own. Make it special to you. Life is not about Pinterest worthy trees, or IG worthy Christmas tree decor. Enjoy the holidays with the family you love!