A Tisket, A Tasket...a frugal Christmas Basket

From Thanksgiving, to Christmas.
It's finally time to deck the halls.  Or in my case...the living room, kitchen, front porch and maybe a few other touches here and there.  I picked up a little basket a few weeks ago at the Goodwill for $1.21.

I decided I would use it for the holidays.
So I whipped out my can of Colonial Red.

After it was dry I dropped in a few Dollar Tree huge jingle bells and red ornaments, pine cones, a jute ball (that I made myself!) and a few cinnamon sticks.

It matches the 'theme' I am using throughout the house this year.
Simple, country, down home Christmas.

My Christmas basket costs about $3; using some leftover Dollar Tree ornaments,
plus the cost of one package of jingle bells.
This is my afternoon snack today....

A leftover slice of Mom's Sweet potato pie with a cup of coffee topped with whipped cream and cinnamon.
That CUTE Snowman mug was picked up this week at the Goodwill for $1.01.  I purchased 2.
Wanna know what else I'm working on?

The tree is UP!  It's naked and unshapely at the moment.
I am working on the ornaments and such.
Making them.
Painting them.
Hot glue is involved.
I'll be sharing by Sunday evening.
Today I'm linking into...

and to Funky Junk Interiors: Sat Nite Special

On December 4th, you'll find me over at ReDeemed for a guest posting!
She is hosting a unique 12 Days of Christmas and I will be doing 4 Calling Birds.
You don't want to miss out on all the fun!


  1. Your basket is very cool in Colonial Red!! Great idea and thrifty too!! I like your idea of going very natural this Christmas. I am hoping to find some great craft ideas from YOU and others this month!!

    Guest hostessing!! Busy lady. Good for you!

    Have a wonderful evening, Sherri! :-)


  2. The basket turned out really nice, Sherri. I started putting our tree up yesterday and I am making progress. I bet you can't wait to get all the accessories up and I can't wait to see it...Christine

  3. Great idea! I love thrift store/use what you have decorating!

  4. Love your basket of christmas goodies and how great is it that you only spent a few dollars on it!

  5. I love your Christmas theme. I always say I want - need to keep it simple but I always go overboard. I just don't know when to stop. Then I spend the whole month fussing with it and it never quite looks done!

    Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving,

  6. Sweet idea! Love how you can pick up the works, dust and plunk it down again. And your tree??? Loving the old window behind it.. I feel an inspiration coming on! :)

    Thanks for linking up to SNS #7!

    FJ Donna

  7. Sometimes these simple projects turn out the best. This is a good use for those wire baskets, too.

  8. Your basket is precious.
    May I copy cat you and then link back?
    :o) Trish

  9. wow, everything looks great! And congrats on your guest post... I'll look forward to it!


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