Every year I get the urge to make it really Christmasy Christmas. By that I mean a fully decked out house with lots of Christmas cheer. I’m talking festive decorations in every room, Christmas cookies, fudge and baked goods out on display and a big real Christmas tree. As I start decking the halls though, it seems like there’s always more to do than there are days in December. Living in apartments or rental houses never helped either. Before, I didn’t have the space or the décor (picture lots of college furniture) to make my home look as merry as I envisioned.
But this year I did it. Even though I live in a rental house, I managed to give my home some holiday style—and it didn’t take a lot of effort or money. The only Christmas decoration I actually purchased was my tree. By simply reusing what I already had or crafting decorations myself, I made my home quite festive for Christmas.
Now, it’s time to just enjoy it. I hope you enjoy it too!
My Christmas tree is a Fraser Fir. I love its soft needles and piney scent. I didn’t have many ornaments to decorate my tree. So, I used a few strands of lights, a big wide ribbon I already had and I made snowflake ornaments out of toilet paper rolls. (More on those soon!)
I added Christmas touches here and there around the rest of the house. Here you can see bulb ornaments stuck in cups on display and my cinnamon stick ornament hanging from a stocking holder.
What do you think of my 2013 Christmas decorating? Let me know in the comments…