I could have gotten upset. I could have gotten really depressed because I can’t really afford to decorate my apartment for Christmas. Instead, I’m excited. I’m excited because I’m going to take on yet another craft project and decorate my home with my own creations. I have a TON of left over gift bags, wrapping paper, Bristol board, ribbon and even some fabric from my Halloween costume project to make pretty much everything.

I will still have to buy lights but I actually think that my Dad has a spare pair at home. I’m not even really planning on buying a tree. I’m planning on putting up some sort of tree mural where I can also display my Christmas cards so that I don’t need to make TOO many ornaments. The ideas were coming to me so quickly that I honestly didn’t even have a second to be sad about not being able to buy my decorations1.

I’ve already downloaded some templates, and I’m planning on picking up everything from my parents’ place tonight when I go over to pick up the car. I’ll try and update soon on my plans once I get some drawings done… but I have a feeling this is going to be just awesome.

What are your plans this recessionary Christmas?

  1. which is really strange, because we all know how much I love shopping!![]

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  1. @Micaela: Want to come help me make some???!??! I know you don’t think you’re crafty but I have it on pretty good authority that you are!! ;P

    @Cromely: lol that’s probably the most hilarious answer I never could have expected 🙂

    @Erin: Thank you! Not as good as your tree though!

    @Tiger: I know, right? I can’t believe that just the other day I was outraged that they were starting to play Christmas music… and today I’m like… well, it is December already!

    @Leonard: Everyone is a grinch 364 days a year, you are not allowed to be a grinch! There is more to Christmas than presents, just make time for people!

    @Walking on Sunshine: Oh I wish I could even hit up the dollar store but I honestly can’t even afford $20 🙁 Sad!!

    @miss tique: Heh sadly, if I could afford it I would have taken a live tree because I’ve always loved the smell of them however, I do agree with you that I wish we didn’t have to chop poor little trees down just so we can have nice Christmasses. But I certainly am glad that my ‘misfortune’ means good things for the environment!

  2. I have to say I like you even more for this.

    I don’t like the idea of trees cut to be sold as Christmas trees. I believe humans are able to do more.

    And everyone should do like you, that’s why crafting was invented in the first place.

  3. That’s awesome! Very thoughtful… I hit up the Dollar store, spent $20 and I’m going to decorate it as much as possible! 🙂

  4. AAARRRGGGGHHHH!!!! It’s Christmas already. Maybe I should be a Grinch this year. I so hate the commercialism especially after such a bad money year. Oh well what else are credit cards for right? Merry HAHA and all that jazz. BTW are they playing Christmas music in the stores where your at yet?

  5. Wow, it is crazy how fast Christmas time sneaks up on you. I really like your tree and in the end, I truly think that these types of things can have a whole lot more meaning than just something you go out and buy.

    I have never been big on decorating myself, but I get a kick out of helping my mom. She seems to like it too…

  6. Sounds like a great opportunity. Home made decor can be a lot of fun — and cheap. Definite win/win.

    I usually don’t decorate much. The GF does that in her apt., and I don’t quite have the eye for it. Plus if I start, there are too many shiny objects involved and I’ll get distracted. I’ll end up with 30 decorating projects 60% of the way done and suddenly it will be January 20.

  7. Making awesome Christmas crafts is WAY better than buying them even if you have a million dollars to spend, in my opinion. So much more satisfying!

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