No Tree Needed

Not all of us have a tree (or even celebrate Christmas) but would still like to decorate for the holidays. There are some easy and cheap ways to do it. My suggestions are
Yup, those are some old pics of mine (hence the lack of professional quality, ha!). One year, I didn't have the funds for a tree but didn't want to be a Scrooge, so these were ideas that were free & easy. I put lights on my mantle & lights in my fireplace. I loved it so much that I kept it up year-round one time. Those are tea lights in the 2nd pic but obviously you can make it more festive. And these decorative items can stay up all winter. See some beautiful, not too-Christmasy ideas below:

  • This beautiful snowflake design set against the silver will add a lovely glow
  • If you do want some color, this red will do the job
  • The pinetree & cones are the design on this winter-white
  • Sprinkling some ornaments in a bowl looks effortless & chic. I love these snowy owls.
  • How darling is this snowflake candleholder? And only 95 cents!
  • These dainty trees can be used as place holders at the table or hung from string on your mantle or window.
  • A more organic approach is this candle carver. Simply perfect.
  • These lights from Ikea are cheap and cast a wonderful design.
  • Candles not an option? How about these LED stick lights?
  • While these are glasses, they can be used to hold candles as well.

What are ways YOU decorate without a tree?
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  1. Lights and candles are perfect :)

  2. Twinkle lights are SUCH a great way to add a little holiday cheer to any room!
    xo Josie

  3. This is such a good idea for apartment-dwellers! I just have an itty bitty fake tree for my apartment. I wish I could have a real tree, but then there'd be no place for me to walk in my apartment!

  4. Candles are always so perfect for Christmas..They smell amazing and looks beautiful:)

    Ps: I am hosting a charming scarf GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for cozy Christmas!

  5. Aw.. sorry to hear you are treeless, but it is totally true that you can be festive with or without a tree.

    I go to the dollar store and buy garland deck all the edges of my counters out with it. :)


  6. Great tips...candles are always such a great way to set a mood. And I love the lights...I actually have them on a tree in my backyard year-round.

    ♥ V
    twitter: @gritandglamour

  7. Great ideas!! I LOVE candles! I picked up some Yankee's that smell like Christmas trees so the smell fills up my house!


  8. I love the idea of using a ton of candles to decorate. It looks so pretty and romantic.


  9. That's a great idea! very pretty lighting

  10. A little decorations around the house and spend it with good friends and family is all you really need.


  11. I love candles! We have tons of them in our house! They are so therapeutic.

    P.S. So sorry to hear about your fender bender! That's awful.

  12. love the tea lights, so pretty!

    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  13. very cute pictures. candles and lights can make any room look very chic.


  14. I love candles on the windowstills ... so romantic ...

  15. That owl ornament is too precious!

  16. I love the lights by the fire place. That's really even cute as a christmas tree :)


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