Monday, December 12, 2005

so ive never had a fake tree before...or artificial or whatever you want to call it. and i didnt think i would have a fake one this year. we actually had plans on cutting our own. but then we got a newsletter from our landlord "reminding" everyone about the "no real trees" rule. yeah. so plans changed. i wasnt about to buy a plastic tree, either. but i needed SOMETHING to put the presents under, esp. since its our first christmas living together in the apt. so, i made one...
it cost about 10 bucks to make. i found garland buy one get one free. my dad had a ton of wire hangers and didnt mind if i took them off his hands. and they also had the rod for the trunk. i had acrylic paint already too, to paint the trunk. you cant really tell- the brown things are pinecones. i bought a big package of cinnamon scented ones and we strung them up and hung them- it smells great too :). i drilled holes at an angle on 4 sides and 4 corners about every 7 inches up the rod. and my favorite part is that it all comes apart pretty easy for storage.

2 comments:

wilsonian said...

I've just popped over to have a look from Craftster. This is fabulous!!

Katie said...

Wow, that looks really great!