My first Christmas with Chris, I went to Crate & Barrel, armed with the last giftcard from the wedding, thinking, "This is great! I'll get all of our Christmas decorations in one fell swoop!" Needless to say, I walked out of there with only a few ornaments, a little tree, and an ornament hanger. Bust.
But I soon found a way to decorate my entire apartment with just the few family decorations we had received, and $15. What could you possibly buy with $15 that could cover your whole place?
And the jackpot...
Shatter-proof ornaments, pack of 70: $10
That's right, a pack of seventy ornaments for ten bucks! I found this pack at Home Depot, and they have had it for the past three years, including this year. It's the greatest holiday find I have stumbled upon!
So now on to your next question: how do I decorate my whole place with ornaments and ribbon?
Get creative! Put them EVERYWHERE!
Here are some pictures of the many creative ways we used them!
Set alongside the wine bottles I made last year (tutorial over at Mod Podge Rocks!)
Sitting in bowls and vases all over!
We used the ribbon to make a ornament banner to hang across the top of the TV/fireplace and secured it with two thumbtacks.
We even used fishing line (you could use clear/white thread too!) to string the ornaments to hang in the holes of a wine rack!
Finally, we had lots of fun with my empty frame collage. The ribbon and ornaments were great, and we even got to incorporate a cute little garland that was too short to hang on the tree, so needed to be used in a creative new way!
So now our place is decorated with Christmas cheer from floor to ceiling, and it only cost $15!