Saturday, November 21, 2009

Beauty on a budget

I hope someone can relate to me ... I'm completely consumed with diy and budget holiday decor. I am trying to spend as little as possible, but come up with some festive goodness for my home. Luckily, a brainstorming session through email with my mom has produced a good sized list for things to do!

Something I found to add to it ... these beauties made out of simple, simple twine. I don't know about you, but I'm dying to recreate those trees! So organic and rustic ... and so simple. Do you love it?

What are some of your budget decor ideas this year?


  1. I am taking my archetectural pieces and addeding ivy or holly berries. Also taking outdoor elements and adding a bit of color to them, twigs bound together with twine to make "snowflakes", pine cones that I have either painted or lightly dusted with Martha Stewart's iridescent glitter (bought with 40% off coupon)glass beads filling vases with twigs and tied with twine.
    The idea is to keep it simple and reminiscent of my husbands childhood in Norway. Bringing the outside in.

    I love those twine trees, I just saw cone shaped foam at the dollar store yesterday. I see another visit in the near future.

  2. I love those!!! I want to make so many things this year... those may have to be one of them!

    Smiles~ Michelle

  3. these are absolutely gorgeous- so simple, earthy, and cozy! thanks for sharing!

  4. I love the twine decorations. I can't wait to see what you create!

  5. What a great idea - twine - love it. I hope you post what you create.



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