Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Reveal...How I Decorated My Christmas Tree/Foyer For Less Than $30


Today I am back to share the reveal of my Christmas Tree/Foyer. As I stated in my last post, this design was inspired by a promise I made to my grand baby. By the way, they came to visit last week and my oldest grand baby absolutely loved the tree/foyer. My plan was to video her expression but I dropped the ball, maybe next time.  If you recall my goal was to create a tree that my grand baby would love, but it had to be done on a shoestring budget. I think it's safe to say, I accomplished both. I was able to decorate the tree/foyer for less than $30. You heard me right!!! But I won't be sharing the final cost until the end of this post, so keep reading. OK, I've kept you waiting long enough. DRUM ROLL PLEASE! Here's the decorated Christmas Tree/Foyer.



Does this look like a space that was decorated for less than $30?  The only things I used to decorate this entire foyer for the most part, were Fairy Wings and tissue paper. 


This tree was super simple to create. I simply placed the Fairy Wings strategically around the tree. Afterward, I filled in the spaces/gaps with tissue paper. I also used gift bags with yellow tissue paper to fill the space from the floor to the underside of the tree. Tissue paper was also used to fill the space between the boxes and the bags. Not to shabby huh?


Honestly, the pictures really don't do this tree any justice. I struggled trying to capture the beauty of this tree. I/we took like a gazillion pictures. Where is Better Homes and Gardens when you need them? Lol!


I used the same technique for the garland as I did on the tree. I took the tissue paper pinched it in the center and ran my hand up the entire sheet of paper. By doing this it gave the paper a crinkled appearance. Lastly, I taped the pinched ends of the tissue paper to the stair rail. I kept doing this until the tissue paper garland was complete.


Instead of removing items from the console table I decided to make my Christmas decor work with what was already there.


I used more tissue paper in the seashell. Then I added the silver box to give the arrangement some sparkle and pizzazz. The silver box picks up the silver in the Fairy Wings, and my African bust is holding her own. It all works!!! Who knew?


The mirror received Fairy wings and a tad of tissue paper also. The Fairy wings add a touch of whimsy to the mirror.




The foyer chair was gussied up with a pillow, a purple/fuchsia bow, a white fur throw, and a Fairy Wing of course.




I added the lanterns because I think they look good and they work well with the space. I also like the texture. On Christmas Eve I will add the rest of the candles and light the lanterns. 


before
Do you remember the wreath from my last post? This is what it looked like then.

after
You guessed it, more tissue paper. Same technique just smaller pieces of paper.


I used the packaging from the tissue paper to cover the base of the tree. Pretty clever huh?






I truly enjoyed decorating the tree/foyer for my grand baby. It is absolutely amazing what you can accomplish when you are motivated by love. Love really does conquer all!!!



I promised earlier that I would share the total cost of this project with you. So without any further ado the grand total to decorate this space was a whopping $21.00. Is that total a jaw dropper or what? I used 14 Fairy Wings and 7 packages of tissue paper that I purchased from the Dollar Tree. Did I mention I used every single sheet of tissue paper? So what do you think of the space? We absolutely love it and the best part of all my grand baby does too. Now that's a win, win! 


Have A GREAT week!

Lory