I went pretty simple on the tree this year..I have birdies and houses throughout ( $1 at Joanns, I just painted/glittered them ) This is the cheapest 8ft noble we've ever got our hands on, paying $40 ( we always pay between $75-90, yikes, I know ) I bought a $3 can of snow spray and lightly flocked it. My only advice for this is to go HEAVIER than you think on it, because it DOES melt a bit and thin out.
I wish I did more. But oh well.
The tree isnt totally complete, I think I'll still add red ribbon to it.
The stockings have Pottery Barn Initial wine charms on them, it was actually cheaper to buy them than to make them.