O, Christmas Tree,
O, Salvaged Christmas Tree!
To some a salvaged Christmas tree might mean, a very rustic looking tree theme. For us salvaged means making the most with what we have (#salvageresources). Grab some hot cocoa, sit, and enjoy this Salvaged Tree Story……………
We received a free tree from a family member as the lights no longer worked. You may have recalled seeing this..
After playing around with it for awhile, we were unable to fix the lights. This is where discouragement sets in. You feel like you want to just go and buy a new tree. AND it never fails that businesses start sending you beautiful tree catalogs at the same time. Coincidence, we think not!
BUT….it’s not in the budget!
Off to the store to get some lights to fill in the patches. For $40 we were able to fill it in and create a beautiful tree again. #salvagedstyle
That took care of the tree but what about the decorations?
Sometimes people feel like they have two choices when it comes to decorating a tree. Buy all new decorations and have a different theme each year OR use the ornaments they have and have the same tree each year. But maybe there is a third option…………..
A salvaged Christmas tree starts with…..-Using some old packing tape, that we found at a resale shop, as our garland. -Our Ornaments -Household Items
We pick a theme and from that color/theme we use the ornaments that fit. This year was a light blue and red theme. Not all the ornaments go on every year, but it allows for a slightly different tree each time.
This is a perfectly imperfect tree using what we have.
If you want to slightly change up your tree each year:
- Pick a Color(s) and/or Theme
- Add some Different Sprigs/Picks
- Change up the Skirt by Using a Blanket/Sheet
- Add Additional Décor Items Around the Tree
We hope you enjoyed our Salvaged Christmas Tree story. Please go and check out some other posts and inspiration on Christmas Trees at the Link Up.