How to dress up a “cheapie” tree

Take a cheap tree.

Check!

Take what you have laying around……

Check.

Except your iphone……

And you can make cheapie…….pretty……

For example.

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I love using “cheap” poinsettia’s. They are just a flower and a stem. You can get them at Micheal’s.
I have used them as fillers for my tree and other decor for years.

Mine are pretty old.

I tuck them in and it can give your tree a whole new look.

Pretty, isn’t it?

Want to see it with the red?

It needed something else…..

Cotton blossoms tucked in “here and there” were a great break in the bright red. Still budding on their branches….some full and fluffy….some almost closed. I love them.

I didn’t want to use my poinsettia’s on my little tree this year….

I had other plans.

I started with the cotton we “gleaned” in Georgia.

That wasn’t happening by itself.

Then I tucked in the “Dollar Tree” berries and plain ‘ole pinestraw from my yard.

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Added a few pine cones, also from the yard…..and wah lah.

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Such a natural pretty.

Before.

And after.

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The same “ingredients” can be used in your larger tree.
I love using items like this as filler for my real or artifical tree’s.

I am still loving using cotton!

It has such a pretty texture and look.

Throw in the pine straw, dollar tree berries and pine cones…and it makes a cheapie fake tree…..real.

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Don’t you think?

What do you have laying around your home that you could use?

Pine branches tied with twine?

Pine cones?

Plain pine straw?

I would love to hear your thoughts!

I can’t wait to show you what else I am working on!

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Me

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0 thoughts on “How to dress up a “cheapie” tree

  • November 27, 2011 at 4:07 am
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    Wow, I love that tree. I want to do a “natural themed” tree this year and you just gave me some great ideas, thanks.

    I follow you on facebook too and want to THANK YOU for posting all those great Black Friday deals on your FB page. I’m a huge online shopper and you helped me find some great deals today and yesterday:)

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  • November 27, 2011 at 10:15 am
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    I would look at the before and wonder if I should just throw the dang thing out. I’m not very creative when it comes to these things, but yours turned out pretty. I hate crafty people! NOT!

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  • November 27, 2011 at 11:04 pm
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    Well, I live in Arizona…can you think of a way to use cactus and rocks? Yours is fabulous!

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  • November 28, 2011 at 2:59 am
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    My theme for Christmas this year is natural. I have never seen anyone use cotton balls before. It does have a great textured element it brings to the tree. I love the white poinsettias. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and for sharing at Sunday’s Best.

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  • November 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm
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    Being a yankee 😉 I’ve never seen real cotton. It really is gorgeous as a tree filler. The whole tree look FAB-U-LOUS. Thanks for partying with me at Sunday’s Best =)

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  • November 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm
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    Just as cute as can be…we live out here in West Texas among the cotton fields. I’ve never one time thought of using cotton boles for decorations. :)) oh, and I’ve never heard them called cotton BLOSSOMS but I LOVE it. :))

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  • November 29, 2011 at 12:53 am
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    Wow! You can work magic! I really like the cotton balls you added – they look like fluffy snow!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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    The tree is adorable and you have given us even more ideas on how to decorate a tree! Thank you!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday!

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  • December 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm
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    The tree is adorable and you have given us even more ideas on how to decorate a tree! Thank you!

    I appreciate you linking to Potpourri Friday!

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