How to Style a Faux Olive Tree

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1 Hour

I have been wanting a faux olive tree for FOREVER now. And I have always held back because I couldn’t find one I really liked for the price. Usually, they are pretty expensive and just look too fake to me. But, I finally found one I LOVE and I thought it would be fun to show you guys how to style a faux olive tree today.

You can make them look so much better and even more expensive just by doing a few things. It really elevates the look and takes it to a whole other level. If you love faux olive trees as much as I do, you are definitely going to want to check out this post.

The finished look!

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Picking Out a Faux Olive Tree

Like I mentioned above, picking out a faux olive tree can be difficult. But when I saw that my favorite blogger ever, Liz Marie Galvan, launched her own line with QVC with an olive tree, I knew I struck gold. She is definitely my inspiration for a lot of home decor so I was so happy to find this one.

Now, this tree is a little shorter than most I’ve seen (only 35″). However, I am going to show you how to add a little height to it as well. I am very pleased with the price of it though and I think it is totally worth the money.

Assembling the Materials

The next step in how to style a faux olive tree is to just assemble all the materials to get started. I wanted to place this tree in a vintage crock. The container that it comes in is not very cute honestly so I wanted to spruce it up a little bit. And I already had a vintage crock sitting on my fireplace.

Everything you need to elevate this faux olive tree!

I was a little worried that the crock would swallow the tree whole since it is a 3 gallon one. So my first thought was to elevate the tree inside the crock using a shallow bowl. It’s actually a Rae Dunn bowl, of course (if you know, you know!). So I placed the bowl on the very bottom of the crock and was ready to get started.

Here you can see the bowl inside the crock.

Adding the Olive Tree in

After placing the bowl inside, I placed the olive tree on top of it. Now, the trunk of the tree is very skinny considering the width of the crock. To remedy this, I placed some leftover burlap pieces I had laying around and wrapped it around the base of the trunk inside the crock.

You can see here how much room there is inside the crock with just the tree inside it.

The burlap wrapped around the tree alone didn’t have the finishing look I was going for. It was better, but still not quite perfect. I wanted to place something on top of the burlap to hide it.

Closer view of the burlap stuffed inside the crock.

Adding the Finishing Touches to the Olive Tree

I finally remembered I had some leftover faux moss from my pumpkin topiaries I made in the fall last year. So I thought that would be the perfect finishing touch to place on top of the burlap. Not only does it hide it, but it gives this whole olive tree a more expensive feel. Like I definitely bought it already styled this way.

You can see the Spanish moss on top of the crock here.

And that’s it on how to style a faux olive tree! See how super easy and simple that is?! You can easily change this up to fit your own style too. If you don’t like the look of a vintage crock, use a textured basket to place the olive tree in. And even if you do like the vintage crock look, but don’t have one, don’t fret! Liz Marie even included a vintage inspired crock in her line that you can order as well:

Well, how do you think it turned out?! Don’t you think it looks much better than before!? I know I sure think so and I love how this simple trick can really elevate any kind of faux tree in your home as well.

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