I made it! I managed to finish decorating our tiny apartment before December 20th. So embarrassing. Only I didn’t get it on the blog till now. But I’ll share the footage for my trouble anyway. To be honest I’m a little proud of the result. It’s complicated being a Christmasholic on a newlywed budget living an hour away from the nearest city knowing that anything Christmasy you buy, you’ll have to drag back around the world eventually. But little by little I rounded up some cheap materials and with a little help from my dearest friend Pinterest I got a few good ideas.
Anyone local who walks into our apartment I’m sure would recognize most of our decorations from the local grocery store. That’s where I got the ribbon and scented pine cones to create a nifty little decoration on our fan to spread the cinamonny smell of Christmas around the room. It actually works!
I also used ribbon for decorating the kitchen cupboards. Real quick.
aaaand, one of my favorites – wrapping up pictures all fancy so it looks like you have Christmas presents on your walls! Yes, that’s also ribbon on the lamp…
In the name of romance Marcus came home from the store one day and surprised me (he knows how excited I get about stuff like this) with cheap Christmas lights and a pretty star to hang in the window.
And last but not least is the tiniest little Christmas tree I have ever had and sadly for the price of what a full sized tree would cast back home. But I like to think of it as a happy little premature tree that got to be a Christmas tree surprisingly early in its life. It came in a pot, so I’m considering trying to keep it alive for next Christmas too. It’ll be the happiest Christmas tree ever! Yes.. that’s more ribbon on there.
So bring on Christmas, I’m ready!! Now I’m gonna turn on all the pretty lights, close the windows, crawl under a blanket, make some hot chocolate and pretend with all my might that there are no palm trees just outside and that I’m back in a snowy part of the world.