Decorating for Christmas in our small home where the space is all take up with living has been a bit of a challenge. One day this month I took it on, and here are our small transformations, funded by my modest budget of $26.
It's our first year without a real tree! There's absolutely no way we could have fit one, and it certainly would have blown the budget. I found this 1 1/2 ft. tree at Wal-Mart for $8, and it fits our little corner well.
Our typical family tradition is to find our tree (as soon as possible after Thanksgiving) and decorate it together, drinking eggnog and listening to Christmas music. :) It's a festive way to kick off the season!
Our stockings go on the bookshelf, since we don't have a mantel.
The leftover Christmas bulb ornaments are keeping each other company in a glass bowl, next to the candles I made using Ball jars, Ecalyptus Spearmint Epsom Salt (smells so good!), jingle bells, and candles (inspired by Melissa's Jingle Bell Jars).
To make up for the lack of real Christmas tree smell, I light my incredibly fragrant Yankee Candle.