My Favorite Christmas Decor

Nov 25, 2018

We can officially say it's Christmas time now that Thanksgiving is over! I've been putting away the last of my fall decor this weekend. My trees and mantel have been up a while because they are so labor intensive, but I'm just starting on the rest of the house. I never really have a plan when I start decorating. It just depends on what I'm feeling at the moment. I will try out different color schemes with what I have on hand until it starts to take shape. It's the one time of year you can easily and inexpensively change up your decor with just new ribbon, picks or ornaments. I use the same big items every year-garland, wreaths, etc. Here are my favorites!

Trees-This year I have two! They are both very inexpensive ones from Wal-Mart. Yes, there are better quality trees out there, but I just can't fathom paying that much for an artificial tree. I also add so many ornaments, ribbons and picks that you don't see much of the tree anyway!

Living Room tree this year (more photos coming soon)

Same tree last year-I did add 1 foot pieces of inexpensive garland in the bare spots. This year I added extra picks instead.

Stair Garland-This is from Frontage and a bit of an investment, but not so painful with a 25% off coupon code and free shipping they are offering right now. I have decided the extra cost for battery operated garland with a timer is well worth it. I'm not even sure how I would go about plugging this into a wall without tripping over the cord. I also like that this garland has so many varieties of greenery that it can stand on it's own without picks or ribbon.


I blogged about these greenery ties last year I found at Home Depot. I didn't see them this year, but Target is carrying them. It makes putting up the garland so much easier than with zip ties or floral wire.

Wreaths-I am picky about wreaths! I love this one from Home Depot. Again, it is battery operated with a timer so there are no cords. What sets this one apart is how realistic and full it is.

I bought another one this year to go over my mantel. I did not wire this to my mirror as you might think. Home Depot carries a magnet hanger that I've linked below. You can also use it for steel front doors too.

I love dried boxwoods! If you don't like having faux anything in your home this is for you. 

My big, pretty reindeer! This is one of those purchases I couldn't believe I made. It's a lot more than I usually spend, and it takes up a lot of storage space. Thankfully, we have room for it and you can unscrew that antlers. I am so happy I bought it now. I look forward to bringing him out every year. He's on major sale right now, too!

Almost everything else I decorate with for the holidays is fresh or minor, like ribbon and picks. You truly do not have to spend a lot of money to decorate for Christmas. I usually invest in only one or two large purchases a season. This year it was the new foyer tree and brass tree collar (on sale too). You can find it linked below!


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