For the base, I started off with this. Literally nothing fancy at all, a stick inside a block of concrete. I had used these as string light poles on my daughter's playhouse, so I upcycled one for this project.
Fresh Whimsical Porch Trees
The simplicity of Scandinavian Decor is my favorite, and the holiday season is no exception. While searching for holiday porch decor ideas I was inspired by some trees made from fresh evergreens and decided to attempt my own.
We have an abundance of fresh pine in our backyard so I gathered fresh clippings. I bundled them in groups of about 5-6 branches and wrapped them tightly with floral wire.
PRO TIP: If you don't have access to fresh evergreens, ask a local big box store or tree farm if you can purchase or have their clippings.
Then I took the individual bundles and wrapped them around the top of the branch so that they fell in a downward sweeping display.
Next I took some spruce clippings and attached them in the same fashion, but this time I faced them upwards on the branch.
Next I wrapped the top branches with a TON of floral wire. The goal here is to wrap the top portion in a way that it will be mold-able and flexible so that you can shape it into a drooping tree top look.
In order to cover the gap and branches where the top and bottom sections meet, I used these faux moss sheets from the dollar tree.
I used floral wire to weave two sheets into one longer sheet, and wrapped it well around the center section.
Once it was wrapped, it looked like a more seamless transition from top to bottom. I added in a few more loose clippings for good measure.
And there you have it! It's a gentle nod to both Scandinavian holiday trees combined with a little mix of Who-ville! It has done well outside in our colder Midwest temperatures with no additional water, but you could spray it occasionally to keep it looking lush a little longer.
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