Front Porch Artificial Tree Spruced up With 4 Dollar Store Finds...

2 Materials
$5
30 Minutes
Easy

For about 4 yrs on our front porch I have had a potted artificial tree I bought from Menards. It's in a solid heavy white base, lights up but every year it just seems like it looks worse and worse. Lite up it was fine but during the day, blah...
So, after a week in Mexico i came home and started to get Christmas decorations out. In comes the dollar store... it just amazes me what you can find there.
i bought $5 worth of items at the dollar store and perfect tree...
What it looked like before... blah...
Blah...
Gathered supplies... had left over burlap and red tool from the dollar store...flowers and beads...
Measured the tool, approx 6"
Bunches up the ends and ties with a wire, also bought from the dollar store...
Wrapped around the base of the tree...
flowers cut with a good stem so I could wrap around stems.
Added burlap.
Flower beads ready.
Finished product...
All lite up and in position at the front door...
Close up... looks drab to fab!

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3 questions
  • Mil28147987
    Mil28147987
    on Dec 4, 2017

    have a Christmas tree and no stand any suggestions cause I really don’t want to throw out the tree?
    • Judy
      Judy
      on Dec 27, 2017

      Paint and/or decorate a cinder block, already has a hole and
      heavy enough to hold the tree?
  • Sj.7513778
    Sj.7513778
    on Dec 4, 2017

    Is it deco mesh or tulle?
    • Marti
      Marti
      on Dec 4, 2017

      It’s definitely deco mesh tulle is much tighter woven and thinner
  • Chantel Cummings
    Chantel Cummings
    on Dec 4, 2017

    Why the tulle and burlap? I don't understand what they are supposed to be.
    • Gloria
      Gloria
      on Jan 5, 2018

      I believe she used the tulle "deco mesh" and burlap as fillers. I love the whole idea! I would love to have something just like this indoors. Thank you for sharing your wonderful idea...beautiful.

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  • Son13688488
    Son13688488
    on Dec 17, 2017

    So beautiful
    Merry Christmas to everyone🎄

  • Janerose
    Janerose
    on Nov 2, 2020

    I have a set of three sm. trees n I change the theme every year...thx for the dollar tree inspiration.

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