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Burlap, boughs, and berries: An inexpensive way to add Christmas decor

November 24, 2015

Yes, I am one of those that is dreaming of the Christmas decor as soon as Halloween is over. Since it snows so early here (first big snow fall today actually!), I figure we may as well find something cozy and beautiful to enjoy inside while the earth gets covered in a snowy blanket for the next five months!

With a baby on the way, I am ever more conscious of what we’re spending right now, so I wanted to share with you an easy and inexpensive way we added some coziness and Christmas to our bungalow.

Burlap! Boughs! Berries!

I had some burlap leftover at home, but with the 40% off coupon from Michaels (they have it every week!), I was able to grab another roll for $4.50. Win win! I find it’s been useful for tucking into our Christmas tree to make it look more full than it really is, as a tree topper, and around mini tree pots and our chandelier.

Troy came home one day with a handful of boughs from Home Depot for $5, and I, of course, went and bought one more set. Cedar? I can’t remember! But they smell delicious and he knows I looooove that smell! Using burlap and boughs, I decorated the chandelier over our dining table. I’m hoping it lasts until Christmas!

Red berries come in handy in many ways – on our Christmas tree, tucked into garland, and on our entry-way coat shelf, mixed in with some boughs. You can find them at the dollar store, Michaels, or stores like Walmart.

If you’re feeling your budget is a little tight this Christmas for decor, you could spend anywhere from $20-30 just getting some burlap, boughs and berries (and throw in a candle!) and it will add so much coziness in such an easy fashion. Here are some pictures of our home below and how I have used the triple B 😉




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  • thegarsowtwins November 24, 2015 at 1:18 PM

    Super cute ideas! Definitely using some to hang stockings like that!

    XX, Britta & Carli from

    • Lani November 24, 2015 at 1:58 PM

      Aw thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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