It’s after Thanksgiving, so I can officially say it’s Christmastime! (OK, it’s not like I really waited to talk about Christmas, but still…now no one can actually complain about it!)
I headed to Kmart with $100 to spend on my Christmas decor. Now I normally shop with a plan, but I headed to Kmart with an open mind, waiting for inspiration to hit. I was immediately drawn to the ornaments in the colors I love. There’s just one problem. I don’t need ornaments. Then I remembered my sister’s wreath of ornaments. I gave her a call and asked how many I would need. She directed me to the tutorial on Eddie Ross’ website. When I saw that the wreath would take about 80 ornaments I was afraid that my entire budget would go there. Luckily all of the ornaments were on sale!
For less than $35 I was able to make the wreath for my living room mirror. It’s also in the pinks, blues and greens of my Christmas tree. ( I have a little tree full of the ornaments with sentimental value, but the large living room tree is always done in my favorite colors!)
Next I decided to move on to my hallway. (I am trying to deck the halls, after all. Can’t forget the hallway!) Remember how I said I wasn’t sure what I was going to do? Well, that was certainly true for the hallway. I was completely clueless about what direction to take. Luckily inspiration struck yet again. I was drawn to the Midnight Clear collection and ended up shopping almost exclusively from those items. I purchased garland and picks without knowing how I would use them. When I got home I realized they would be perfect for the vase on my entry table. A perfect winter touch for less than $20. The ice covered pieces were going to make their way through my entire hallway.
The icy clear wreath was love at first sight and I decided it would be great on my laundry room door. (You can see my laundry room door as soon as you step in the house!) I picked up the last wreath at my store and it looks to be sold out online, so apparently a lot of others fell in love with this wreath just like I did! (If you see it and you love it, too…buy it!)
The stairs were the next logical place to decorate. I really liked the icy pinecone garland. I discovered the secret to hanging garland with ease-thin gauge wire. I was able to manipulate things to the position where I wanted them and the wire didn’t show. (Wish I had known this trick at the start!) I also wove beaded ribbon through the garland and added handmade bows.
I couldn’t be happier with the way that everything turned out, and I love that everything looks and feels like Christmas as soon as you walk in the front door. All of this was done for a grand total of $97.48. (That’s including taxes and a $1 donation to St. Jude’s!) I hope you’re inspired to find your own holiday style this year at Kmart. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
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