Oh, Christmas tree…..oh, bargain….simple….vintage….easy……Christmas tree.
Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!
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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
We once had a troubled Christmas tree……
One year, we ended up stringing the lights on the tree that use to be The Mister’s Mom’s. Well, that seem to take half of forever, and the lights were doubled up on is some areas. Plus, the tree was quite large for our small living room.
So……what does any rational person do? Well, said person finds a $10 tree at the Grocery Outlet and calls it a day.
This little tree is one that you actually have to put the branches in the color coded slots. And really it seems like that would be a lot of work, but in truth, it doesn’t take very much time cause it’s so small. They say it’s a 6 ft tall tree but that must be on it’s tippy toes. (Did you see it last year?)
Instead of the olive bucket, this year it would be a vintage look, a favorite around here.
SIMPLE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS TREE
Most everything here was a thrift store, yard sale or DIY project.
*Again, we added some shop links in case you are unable to find these items at your local thrift store. You can see our disclosure policy HERE.
- Rocker – Yard Sale
- Flour Sack “Skirt” – Thrift Store
- Mailbox – DIY (see here)
- Tins – Thrift Store and ETSY
- Ornaments – Thrift, Given, DIY (including ones we made in our childhood…we’re vintage now)
- Stool – Vintage Store
- Ticket Garland – Vintage Store
- Vintage Wrapping Paper – Thrift Store
Do you get what we are laying down? THRIFT STORES ROCK!
Yes, sometimes there are dreams of a taller, flocked, pencil tree, but this little guy sure does do the job. It’s just easy all the way around which means more time to do other things. And who knows, maybe one day we will have that pencil flocked tree, like this dreamy one, but until then we work with what we got!
Can we let you in on some Salvage Design secrets?
The stand doesn’t fit in the tin so the pole is just fit around some Styrofoam to keep it stable….and that word is used loosely here ……no pun intended. It couldn’t stand a cat climbing test, but it does keep her steady.
Also, since part of the tree is in the tin, the extra branches are just laid in here and there.
We hope you have enjoyed the last 12 days of Christmas inspiration. In case you missed some posts, here is a recap.
- Day 1 Ornament – Santa’s Magic Key
- Day 2 Movie Project – Angel Wine Cork Ornament
- Day 3 Snowman-“Unstoppables” Snowmen Upcycle Craft
- Day 4 Party Food- Spicy Pretzels
- Day 5 Dollar Store Craft –North Pole Mailbox
- Day 6 Party Games – 15 Family Friendly Group Games
- Day 7 Hot Cocoa Station – Tool Box Hot Cocoa Station
- Day 8 Cookie – Sweet and Salty Brown Sugar Cookie Dippers
- Day 9 Wreath- Feedbag Door Décor
- Day 10 Holiday Table – Thrifted Holiday Table
- Day 11 Holiday Porch – Simple Holiday Porch
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