Deck the Halls with bunches of magnolia.
Fa la la la la….
……la la la la.
I am all about decking the halls and the porch….on a dime.
There a so many ways to stretch your holiday decorating budget without even opening your pocket book.
Here’s an easy, simple decorating idea.
My Christmas trees for the porch are a little worn around their Christmas edges.
Bedraggled and forlorn.
They look like they have seen better days.
They weren’t really even fit to be inside anymore.
The trees kept dropping needles and were scraggly and lumpy and bumpy and full of holes after you put all the branches in.
They were trying so valiently to live up to the moniker “Christmas tree”…..and failing miserably.
Bless their little evergreen hearts.
And as I stared at those pitiful evergreen branches….I had an idea.
Scraggly trees with holes need a burst of life.
A burst of greenery.
Why not stuff them with fresh magnolia?
The trees are outside on the porch.
It’s cold so the magnolia will stay fresh longer.
And the best part…..the fresh magnolia is free and abundant.
The perfect combination for a bargain shopper.
So I clipped fresh magnolia and stuffed and fluffed and then stuffed some more. Then hung a few ornaments and tags and ribbons and snowflakes.
It was amazing.
The magnolia made the trees look they had a haircut and a lifestyle lift
Like they graduated magna cum laud from an ivy league university.
And got an all-expenses paid scholarship to medical school.
Christmas decorating on a dime.
It’s simple and easy.
All you need is a little magnolia….and a little Christmas imagination.