this is the first year i've done this...last year we just left the tree up with only the lights on it...but i started tinkering with the idea of snowmen and snowflakes...i had no idea i would have enough ornaments to fill it up...but thanks to some after christmas shopping and a lot of tiny blue, white, silver and red balls i'd gotten from target early on in the season i was able to pull it off using what i already had!
the bow on top is four bows scrunched together that were on other trees during christmas
the most bang for my buck came from these large styrofoam snowflakes i got at an after christmas sale...there are 3 sizes (i bought a LOT of them) and the most i paid was $3 each for the giant ones (they are maybe 12" tall)...the small ones like the one below were about $1...i sat them all over the place (on top of picture frames, on the mantle, hanging from windows, etc.)...
i am not sure i'll even decorate for valentines this year cause i'm loving the winter