I started decorating for Christmas yesterday. My roommate, Mandy, was helping me and we kept talking about things as they came out of the box. That’s when she met my tree topper and skirt…
My Tree Topper and Skirt
Mandy saw me take Santa’s hat and a fitted sheet with a snowflake pattern out of the ornament box and looked a little quizzical.
I replied, “Oh yeah, that’s the Santa hat for the top of the tree and a fitted sheet for the tree skirt. I didn’t have a star or angel or skirt the first time I decorated this in my first apartment in 2004, so I stuck the hat up there and the fitted sheet down there. It’s been a tradition ever since.”
The hat was about $3 and the fitted sheet was part of a hand-me-down set that was too warm to use. They have made a great tree topper and skirt for 10 years now. If you like this idea, you can find $1 Santa’s hats at Dollar Tree and probably other dollar stores.
For the fitted sheet, just take a look at your extra sheet sets. You may also find them at garage sales or resale shops for less than you’d buy them retail. Or if that is a bust, buy some cheap fabric and you can cut out your own tree skirt pretty easily. No reason to spend a ton on something that will be covered in wrapped presents anyway.
Overall, decorating your Christmas tree doesn’t have to cost you a chunk of your holiday budget. It’s about having fun, celebrating the holidays, and finding your own traditions.
What sort of holiday decoration tips do you have for all of us? Please share!