So, I probably sound like a broken record, being inspired by the this blog and this blog. But they have had so much impact in how I look at my house, and find ways to not create perfection, but beauty, most of the time with what I already own, or spending very little.
Today, as I pulled out the Christmas decoration box ( I am down to one box) to test the lights, I was inspired with this idea.
I wish I had a better picture, but you get the idea! I had an little unopened package of mini-gift ornaments, too small for a large tree… more for like tying on a Christmas card. I used the red and silver ones for this arrangement on my mantle. And let Levi use the blue and gold ones for the DR.
I might actually reverse, and put the gold with the red, and the silver with the blue. But that’s an easy fix!
THEN!! I had a few small gold balls left from a set that mostly worn out after 14 Christmases. (I bought them for our first tree when we were married). So I did this:
I am so thrilled with this look! I really am bare bones with Christmas decor, and really can’t afford to spend much. But look what I did without spending anything! Hmmm…. wonder what I’ll come up with next!! 🙂
(For the mantle, I used my son’s collection of red glass “rocks.” So I will probably buy him a new bag, ($2) because I like it so much I will probably just change out the ornaments with the season. In Jan, I am going to try gluing little tiny clear beads onto sticks to look like icicles.)