What do you think about my “Build Your Own Christmas Tree” that I built for only $4? I’m really liking it the longer it is up. We had to have some kind of Christmas tree!
Why This Kind of Tree?
RestaurantMan has allergies to so many things, including pine trees. We have Ms. Thang who has knocked over so many fragile things, including past trees. We don’t have one as we sold 90% of what we had just to move cross country.
What got me was the boys. They both kept asking if we were going to put one up. After searching and searching Pinterest for ideas this is what I came up with. It helped that I kept looking at this blank wall in my living room.
It just needed something festive!
RestaurantMan and I took the bus down to the dollar store to see what they had. It feels like walking into Woolworth’s for me. Rows upon rows of so many things to look at. My ADHD brain feels overwhelmed yet drawn to the flame of low, low, low prices.
The Necessary Tools
They had tinsel of all kinds. Some had little candy canes, some had sparklies, and some were all different colors. All for just $1! I chose the plain and simple gold strand. My curtains are merlot, gold, and sage. That was an easy choice.
The ornaments were harder. RM wanted silver balls. That is why I decorate the house.
He did convince me to get a tube of extra sparkly red bulbs and a tube of just shiny red bulbs. Whatever we didn’t put on the tree we could hang around the house.
Finally, you are going to need hooks. They had these little suction cups with a small metal hook. Our lease says we can’t put any holes in the wall. The suctions cups are also awesome because you might want to decide to rearrange them once you have them up.
*Make sure to lick the back before sticking up and hold it there for a count of ten.*
*Yes, I said L-I-C-K the back.*
The Finished Product
Huh? Huh? What do you think? I knew I had a winner when I posted it to my personal Facebook page and my friends oohed and aahhed. The real test was when I had a business associate come to the house and she smiled and giggled.
That is the best part about Christmas, right? Spreading joy and good cheer!
Now, I am going to bet you have an empty wall somewhere in your house that could do with a bit of Christmas cheer. Even if you have a lovely Christmas tree in your living room I see no reason why you couldn’t have one in your bathroom, your hallway, your entry way, wherever.