For the base I took this great little stone pot that I picked up at a clearance sale at Bowrings a few years ago for $6. I have two of these and I love using them all year ’round. They look great with fresh Spring tulips popping out, or some plump Fall mums.
The tree is going to need a bit of support once its in the pot, so I took a piece of floristry oasis and carved it to fit inside. I also carved a hole in the top for the tree stump to go in.
I might want to put the feet on this tree again, so I thought that I’d cover the “stump” of the tree with a ziploc bag to keep it clean.
Then it was just a matter of popping the tree inside. I’ve have this plastic tree since I was a child, which meant that there was about 20 years of petrified tinsel on there that had wound itself around every branch. it was quite the task removing it.
These are great little battery operated red LED lights from those last-minute bins at the end of IKEA. I am always a sucker for those bins. How many sticky roller refills can one person really need?
I picked up three sets to cover this tree, and then made a little faux wrapped Christmas present to tuck in all the battery packs behind the tree.
These are some of my favorite decorations – a sweet set of miniature mixed red, green and white Christmas balls. Some are glittery, others are glassy and the best ones are frosted.
I tied some metallic thread to them, hung them all about, added a cute little metal star and voila! – a cute little Christmas just waiting for some presents to go under it!