I would like to both thank and apologise to my bank account for all the new Christmas items it has brought me this year. Endless materials for Christmas DIY projects, multiple packets of baubles (most of which didn’t even get used!!!), a new star, heaps of novelty items, new string lights, a cookie jar, and other decorations have all found a new home in our tiny little unit – and I couldn’t be happier.
Nearly everything you’ll see in this post came from Kmart, Zing Pop Culture, Typo, eBay or The Reject Shop, but some things are from last year so they may not be available to purchase anymore. If you’re wondering about a specific item, just leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help you out!
Admittedly, our tree looks pretty similar to how it did last year, but with a little more pink and a few extra novelty ornaments. Although they aren’t pictured in this post, our presents actually aren’t wrapped in pink and purple wrapping paper for the first time in years, as I decided to wrap Daniel’s presents in the shape of things he likes.
I already shared the cat and penguin presents that were inspired by A Beautiful Mess, and some of the others will be featured in an upcoming DIY gift wrap post! If you read my Christmas post last year you might have noticed that this year I decided to trade our star in for a pink one, and it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’m still dying for a pink tree, but haven’t been able to find one in stores yet.
Something that Daniel and I tend to do every year even though we try not to is let each other have a few presents early, and the silver disco ball lights that are draped around the tree are one of the presents that I was allowed to have early – as were both the Pusheen items. Many of our Christmas items were thrifted, such as the mugs, tins, and plates. The gumball machine ornament pictured below was a DIY project by Aww Sam that I tried out and I LOVE it. She is such a huge inspiration to me and I love everything she creates.