Here’s the skinny on my tree…
It’s no secret “The Bougiehippie” like nice thing for a fraction of the price kind of like my waist line. I bought this tree three years ago at Family Dollar for 20 bucks so it has already paid for itself twice.
I don’t go with the traditional green Douglas-fir because I think it’s for someone with children. When I was a kid my parents would put up the green tree then let me and my little brother craft our own ornaments and decorate it ourselves with flickering colored lights. Thanks to my dad I can cut a snow flake from construction paper.
However, the thing I didn’t like about decorating the tree as a kid my mom still had final say over how the tree actually looked along with her horrible affection for tensile. Yes, even as a kid I had sophisticated taste.
I vowed to myself I wouldn’t use tensile, a green tree or colored lights when I become an adult and get my own tree along with the vow to never get fat off Christmas cookies and dressing.
Cut to me at 25-years-old I like my tree like my figure; slim, tall and impeccably dressed.
I decorated my whole tree for 60 bucks.
Ornaments: Wal-Mart 20 dollars
Bows: Target 5 dollars
Lights: Home depot 10 dollars
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby 3 dollars
Scarf as Tree Skirt: Kohl’s 2 dollars
As for the door: wrapping paper 61 cents at Target and wreath 10 dollars at Wal-Mart.
The aesthetic for decorating my tree is to keep it monochromatic with a pop of color. Every year I like to change one color yet coordinate with my decor; 2009 it was red, 2010 I use blue and this year purple. To save money I keep my receipt to exchange them for new bulbs during the day after Christmas sale. You save 50% and have a head start on next year.