We have yet to host a Christmas dinner at our house, but that doesn’t mean our table can’t be dressed pretty. Seeing as I don’t need to mess with place settings, I’m keeping it simple this year and bringing in a lot of natural elements.
Did you know that Home Depot gives away their Christmas tree clippings for free? Yeah, I didn’t either. But they do! I took full advantage of that and scored some FREEEEEEEEE decorations.
I used leftover burlap for some bows on the backs of the chairs and our new sled….
After expressing to my mom how I had been looking for a vintage Flexible Flyer, she tells me she’s had one in our attic for YEARS. Merry Christmas to me, FREE vintage sled. 🙂
I made the chalkboard from an old picture frame we picked up at an estate sale. It’s former self was white, gold, and something that had to do with horses. I like it much better in its current state. 🙂
I also bought a $5 poinsettia from Home Depot while I was scouring the Christmas tree clippings bin (we’ll see how long this lasts in our home). I put it in the vintage crock on our side board.
I put more clippings into a white ceramic pitcher and surrounding the candles in my birdcage display. Dollar store ornaments were mixed in to give some more texture.
Last year, I spray painted some of the 5 bazillion pine cones that fell from the tree in our yard a light gold to place on our $5 Christmas wreath, which is making its second appearance on our door. This year, I decided to spice up the table decor a bit and hang the extra pine cones from our chandelier with white satin ribbon. An easy DIY project to dress up your table in a different way!
I think it adds a nice touch 🙂 Simple, natural, and inexpensive. Just the way I like it.