Friday, December 7, 2012

Remade Dollar Store Christmas Tree

As I pulled out Christmas decorations from the storage bins this year, this sad little tree didn't make the cut.  I had used it as part of a display of lit houses in the past, but lack of room caused me to relocate the houses to my daughter's house (she loves hand-me-downs).
I started to pitch the sad tree, but I needed something with height on a side table in the family room so I thought I would experiment with the tree and see what I could come up with.

I had some berry picks in the greenery bin that I wasn't using so I decided to use those.  I like the natural colors of the berries.

I took the picks apart so that all of the berries were separate. 

After fluffing the smooshed tree and straightening all of the branches, I wrapped individual berries around each branch.

I put the tree in a pot and set in on the side table next to the window seat.  A small reindeer ornament keeps it company. 

See the new window seat cushions?  They were my summer sewing project that took F.O.R.E.V.E.R!
I'll post soon about how I made them and what I made them from - you know how I like to upcycle. 

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