Quick Tips For Christmas Trees and Wreaths

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Happy Saturday friends...and I hope that your long holiday weekend has been a great one so far. I've been doing some Christmas decorating and feel like a slacker, because I'm usually a lot more into it than I am this year. Not sure why I feel this way, but I have put up three trees...so maybe I'm not. Hah! Today I want to share just a few tips if you are resuscitating an old tree (or wreath) as I did above. You can see more of that tree HERE before I share it decorating in more of a Charlie Brown style in a post to come. See...I told you that I'm slacking!
This tree is old and I got it as a kind donation from a friend who was tossing it in the trash because of malfunctioning lights. No worries, I dug deep with my clippers and cut off every. single. wire. It took a good couple of hours, but if you have a tree that you love but the lights are 'on the blink', DO IT. Just toss on some new strands and the tree is good as new. But I digress...this one was also yellowed, so I spray painted it white. It's sparse, so I grabbed a bag of quilt stuffing and stuffed it for a snow like effect. Ta daaa....a day's worth of work for some extra snowy beauty.

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And this one...a curbside find and I maybe be Shabbyfufu but I'm not above things like that:-))  It was a WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE too in a former life, but I wanted green...so I sprayed it with several different shades of green for depth and dressed it up. Pretty enough to be a magazine, actually a couple of them! For more about that project and some CHRISTMAS WREATH DIYs...check out what I showed you HERE and HERE and keep your budget in check!

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1 comment

captiveinflorida said...

Wow beautiful trees. Had no idea you could spray paint trees. You are so creative and talented. Love you blog, your work, your designs, and photos! Wishing you a wonderful blessed Christmas!

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