Welcome to another week of a count down to Christmas!!!
Last week I showed you how to make a deer and garland stenciled table runner.
As a part of the count down to Christmas,this week I wanted to share with you Ways to Reuse an Old Christmas Tree!
While faux trees can be great for people who don’t want to deal with the needle hassle or have allergies, the question comes in of “What do I do with an old tree when I don’t want it anymore?” Break it up! Instead of being a Craigslist or recycling nightmare, take that old tree a part and use the already branch shaped greenery all over the house! And it’s so much cheaper than buying faux greenery! I simply took a few of the more top branches and arranged them in a metal planter. I’ve even scoured Goodwill for old trees to break them up for holiday decor.
You can use it to display with mini-vintage ornaments like I did here, or in a vignette.
I spray painted the tips of this old tree first with white spray paint, ten with flocking spray to get the white tipped look. You can also use them to fill out a tree that looks a little sparse.
I also embellished a sled by tying some of the branches on them with a burlap ribbon and a vintage ornament. It has a ton of uses! Some of the older trees might be hard wire so it’s harder to break them apart, and they also could have lead so I would keep them out of reach of kids, but newer trees have a plastic base on some of them and are easier to use them in more flexible display like garlands.
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