When my husband and I first got married we had very few Christmas decorations, despite my inclination to decorate the house to the nines. We also had little money to put into comercial decoriations, or hand made ones for that matter. Our first Christmas our decorations consisted of a 1 foot tall tree, covered in small glass bulbs, and large bows I made from bargin basement ribbon. I was appalled at the prices of the ribbon at the time, and decided I wouldn't waste any.
This year the garland grew to about 20 feet of recycled ribbon, each link 8 inches in circumfrence.