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Stylish mum shares her dreamy festive Christmas setting using budget buys from Kmart

Stylish mum shares her dreamy festive Christmas setting using budget buys from Kmart – and the VERY unlikely item she used to craft her centrepiece

  • A mum’s festive dinner setting on a budget has gained attention on Facebook
  • The mum revealed online that she shopped at Kmart, Costco and Ikea 
  • The post has received comments raving about the rooms festive flair
  • Facebook users are in awe of the seasonal setting calling it ‘simply stunning’


An Australian mum has wowed with her luxurious Christmas table setting styled using bargain buys from Kmart.

Ricki-lee nabbed high-end inspired pieces from the bargain store as well as a few pieces from IKEA and Costco and was praised by many on Facebook for the table’s ‘festive flair’.  

The mum of three also revealed some of the simple solutions she used to create the Christmas wreath and table centrepiece: an ordinary pool noodle available from Kmart for only $2.00.

The Christmas wreath and table center piece were created using were using a pool noodle, available from Kmart for only $2.00

What did Ricki-lee use to bring her Christmas setting to life? 

To create this simple, yet effective look connect the ends of a pool noodle together with duct tape, then wrap it in decorative tinsel, faux Christmas foliage and glue on some baubles. 

To add an extra Christmas touch wrap some battery powered lights around your wreath, sit back and watch your creation come to life. 

To finish off the table setting the mum used Kmart placemats, turquoise napkins from Ikea, a silver plate set from Costco and Kmart glassware.  

To create a pool noodle center piece simply attach the ends and wrap the noodle in tinsel, faux foliage, Christmas baubles and battery powered LED lights

To create a pool noodle center piece simply attach the ends and wrap the noodle in tinsel, faux foliage, Christmas baubles and battery powered LED lights 

Instead of real wax candles, the Aussie mum revealed she used battery powered candles, ‘The candles I just sat on top, they are battery operated and have a remote control to turn them on’. 

Another woman recently posted her lavishly decorated Christmas tree online having left hundreds green with envy, as she did it all for a reasonable cost.

Claudette Diaz, who lives in Sydney, bought a $189 artificial tree from Target and set about covering it with ornate trinkets from Australia’s leading discount stores.

The mum used Kmart corkback placemats, Ikea turquoise napkins, a silver plate set from Costco and Kmart glassware.

This lavish Christmas tree has left hundreds green with envy - but it's all been done with budget-friendly decorations from the likes of Kmart, Costco, and Target

This lavish Christmas tree has left hundreds green with envy – but it’s all been done with budget-friendly decorations from the likes of Kmart, Costco, and Target

Eager to get a head start on the festive season, she wrapped the branches with ribbon from Amazon before loading them up with baubles from Kmart, Costco, and Woolworths. 

Photos of her elaborate handiwork, which have racked up more than 2,700 ‘likes’ since they were uploaded to an Australian Facebook group on Sunday, sparked widespread praise, with hundreds begging her to decorate theirs too.

‘Now THAT’S a tree!’ one woman wrote. 

Many called it the ‘best’ they have ever seen, with some even comparing it to a spread from a magazine.

Ms Diaz used this $189 artificial model from Target, then set about decorating it with ribbon from Amazon and baubles from Kmart

Ms Diaz used this $189 artificial model from Target, then set about decorating it with ribbon from Amazon and baubles from Kmart

Others thanked Ms Diaz for giving them the confidence to decorate their house 54 days before December 25. 

The post also drew dozens of tips for decorating on a budget.

One person said she finds it best to stick to a colour theme and use large decorations with different textures.

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