So, you probably already know that Kelli and I are HUGE DIY’ers, but we’re also pretty big thrifter’s as well. In fact, I am pretty sure that our first bonding experience came in result of a trip to Saver’s. Although we almost saw the demise of our friendship in the same Saver’s store, over some invisible shelves. We’ve obviously recovered.
As I mentioned, with family coming in town, I’m on a mission to decorate my house in a full Christmas wonderland. But, I also don’t want to spend too much money on it either.
My solution – DIY and thrift!
Soooo… I took a trip to Goodwill. And what did I find? Let me show you!
This little beauty was only $3.99! I told my husband that it is going to be perfect for serving hot chocolate on Christmas Eve. His response: It’s fine for decoration too. He’s right, because at $3.99 this Santa pitcher can be anything he wants to be :)
Sleigh with pine cones
Last year, I saw a sleigh at Hobby Lobby that I knew would be just perfect for my fireplace. But, it’s price tag made me think otherwise. Good thing, because a good thing came to this girl who waited.
At $3.99, this Santa sleigh came home with me!
Silver Christmas Tree
From across the Goodwill store, I eyed this Christmas tree, knowing that it would be the perfect addition to my home. As I made my way over, a woman took it down from the shelf. TEARS!
I finished my shopping while sulking and eventually made my way to the check-out line. While waiting, the woman that had taken my tree put it back! I ran over, snatched it and brought it home for $3.99.
Notice a trend? Every single item that I bought was $3.99. Making my grand total for three (GOOD) Christmas decorations $11.97. Of course, I donated my 3 pennies to Goodwill charities.
Christmas thrift and a good cause = happiness!
And PS - The sleigh and the christmas tree have found a temporary home next to my fireplace. I have yet to decide if they will stay here or find a home somewhere else in my house.
Do you have any Christmas thrift stories to share? Leave us a comment to fill us in on your thrift’s! (We wouldn’t mind a few pointers either!)