Post # 1
I will be in a crunch for wedding decorations!! I am having a winter wonderland wedding and need to start buying things I find! Blue xmas balls for place cards but I want to find the right shade. Tree branches for the aisle and to dbl as decor for reception too! It is all out now but I have no extra $$ right now! Plus I need Xmas gifts for my kids! So looks like as soon as they start putting out Xmas stuff next year I will be shopping last minute! Oh and anything snowflake and sparkly!!
Post # 3
Is there any way you can do a smaller Christmas for your kids this year? That way you can buy some of the decor right after Christmas when it’s all on sale! Otherwise you will end up spending a ton of money and it will be super last minute, which will be stressful.
Post # 4
Also watch CL, tons of people are throwing stuff out or replacing them. There is a great tutorial on pinterest to clean out colored glass bulbs and make them clear, then you can do the other tutorial on how to paint the insides the right color.
Post # 5
@krobbie:Yeah but I dont think its fair to them… also 3 birthdays too! Dec 16th,17th and Feb.3rd lol!! I am sure it’ll work out… just kinda stressing:/
Post # 6
If you wait till after christmas you can at least try to snag some things on all the post-christmas sales!
Post # 7
@adnama: I second this, you can get decorations and stuff for an easy 75% off right after christmas. there’s a lot of pre-christmas sales too though.
Post # 8
Go to Target, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc right now and pick up whatever catches your eye that fits your criteria. Generally, if you see something you love, you need to grab it when you see it since it most likely won’t be there during the after Christmas sales when everything is marked down for clearance. And that is speakng from experience many times over.
As far as kids’ gifts are concerned, can you get them each one “big” gift? Yeah it’s nice to open presents but it shouldn’t be the sole focus, especially if money is tight. Maybe you can do something together as a family as a gift to them, such as any fun Christmas event in your area.
Post # 9
Definitely will have to buy little by little starting now!!
Post # 10
Target significantly drops prices the day after christmas – I catch it every year and get great deals. It might be worth checking out
Post # 11
For the tree branches you said you need, you could collect natural tree branches from outside and spray-paint them in whatever color you’d like (I think a silvery white would be gorgeous) I am obsessed with Christmas and did a similar project for my Christmas decorating this year and it turned out awesome (I would post a pic but i don’t have any of it on this computer)….good luck!