It is time for the holidays, which means it is time to start decorating. This year I moved, basically across the globe, which means that I was in need of everything. My favorite time of the year is the time around Halloween and ends when, let’s just say when Santa goes back to the North Pole. I love the idea of everything being so peaceful, where we give to the people we love and the best movies being played, hello Christmas. So this year I got to decorate my own place for the first time and I thought I would share how I did and where I shopped.
With it being the holidays when you go to some stores it can get expensive to buy ornaments. What I decided to do was basically try and spend around 30 dollars for everything! Let’s just say this limit did not work but I was close. The tree itself this year cost me 20 dollars, an unlit Christmas tree bought at Wal-Mart. I then bought a box of lights from Big Lots for around 3 bucks to place around the tree. The ornaments and candy canes on my tree were bought from Dollar Tree, and let’s just say they look just like the higher end store decorations.
Let’s just say I was not done with my Christmas décor shopping just yet. I wanted to hang decorations around my apartment as well. I bought some things to hang like a sleigh and a Santa head all bought at Dollar Tree. I also bought two boxes of a string of lights, but note they are not long. And for the last thing, I could not forget to include a stocking. These can be purchased basically everywhere. I got mine from Big Lots for 3 dollars since I was in the store at the time.
If you have yet to shop for gifts but you want the entire Christmas feels then here is my trick. I decided to throw bags from stores that I have on hand, as seen in the photo under my Christmas tree for decoration. I also wrapped a few boxes that I had laying around my apartment.
Overall for my apartment to feel and look festive for the holidays I spent a little under 40 dollars. And the great thing about it is that it lasts for years. Now it is time to lite up the tree and lay down and watch 25 days of Christmas on Freeform, or Hallmark movies either or.