Monday, July 13, 2009

Decor Plans - Balcony

While sitting on the boardwalk in Atlantic City Saturday I got to thinking about decorating my balcony for the holidays. Every year I hang clear lights mixed with garland along the rail with a small wreath in the center. Then along the rooftop I hang clear icicle lights. Last year I switched to multi-color lights and I loved it and plan to use them again this year. It's a nice change as I've been using the clear lights for the last eight years. I'm sure I'll go back to the clear lights again when I'm ready to revert.

Earlier this year I decorated this 43" wreath for the balcony. It will replace the smaller one I had been using which to be honest has seen better days.

The wreath was on clearance for $8 at Michaels. The ornaments (by Martha Stewart - also clearance), I bought at KMart dirt cheap. The ribbon and picks were also bought at Michaels. In all the total project was $18.

As for the rest of the area. I will have a small tree sitting in a corner on top of a small table. The decorations are similar to the new wreath with glittered deer and pine cone ornaments added. I like to hang two very large red velvet bows at the windows on either side of the patio doors. I also have clear lights framing the patio windows. My little bistro table is covered with a vinyl Christmas tablecloth. I like it to look festive out their for my guests who like to take smoke breaks.

More to come.


printersdevil said...

I can't wait to see photos when you decorate!

Cathi said...

Don't you just love it when you can come up with something so beautiful and on sale! I just love the wreath and I'm sure the tree looks just as pretty.