Today’s post is all about Christmas decorating on a budget, it’s so much fun finding new ways to make things pretty without spending a fortune ^_^

It’s getting quite close to Christmas now and I still haven’t bought any gifts! I think all the uni and school students are on holidays and the shops are packed!

I’m not huge on Christmas, to be honest if I didn’t have family obligations I probably wouldn’t celebrate it… but it is fun to decorate things and I don’t exactly say no to the presents XD

But the problem this year is that with saving for our own house I am on a super strict budget and decorating isn’t really a part of that.

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All of my decorations are packed up, the only thing I could find was my tree…

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What to do? What to do? Time to improvise!

Get some fabric scraps…

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And cover that ugly plastic base!

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Much better 😀

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Where can I find supplies? I know! The bathroom! It’s time to raid my jewelery supplies and hair accessories 😀

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Perfect for decorating: bracelets, necklaces, hair roses and more pearls!

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And a gigantic Angelic Pretty hair bow!

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Add the bow to the base…

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Take some of your pearls and start clipping them from branch to branch.

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Add more and more necklaces and then bracelets to the other branches.

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Keep adding until you run out of jewelery!

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If you have hair roses, clip them to the ends of the branches so they sit on the ends like they are growing out of the tree ^_^

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Almost finished but…

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The finishing touch… it needs a star!

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Add a hair bow and you’re done!

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Didn’t cost a cent and all of the pretty jewelery you’ve been collecting for years is displayed beautifully for the holidays.

Now if you want it to be even more pretty and you have some shiny beads (or a couple of dollars to buy these ones from Borders) then you can add even more…

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I love these jewels, I think once Christmas is over I’ll make a bracelet with them!

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I also found some pink baubles at a discount store for $2.

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After lots of decorating it all comes together in the end…

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Of course it will look different depending on what kind of jewelery you have but the possibilities are endless 🙂

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And it’s a fun way to spend an afternoon, especially if you can do it with someone you love like a very handsome photographer!

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Do you all have special holiday traditions?

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Happy holidays everyone! Let me know if you have any tips for christmas decorating on a budget! DSC_0270_091206_4351 copysig1