Creating this simple vintage Christmas tree using thrift store, DIY, childhood, and budget-friendly items. Even raffle tickets are being used as tree garland.
He who had not Christmas in his heart will never find it under the tree. -Roy L. Smith
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Creating a Simple Vintage Christmas Tree
We once had a troubled Christmas tree……
One year, we ended up stringing the lights on the tree that was given to us by my MIL. Well, it seemed to take half of forever, and the lights were doubled up in some areas. Plus, the tree was quite large for our small living room. It was just having problems.
So……what does any rational person do? Well, said person finds a $10 tree at the Grocery Outlet, flocks it, 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 its tippy toes.
Once it was placed on the chair and in the vintage container, it seemed just about right.
Simple Tree Decor
As you might have guessed, most everything here was a thrift store, yard sale, or DIY project.
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- Rocker – Yard Sale
- Flour Sack “Skirt” – Thrift Store
- Mailbox – DIY
- 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?
Oh, and don’t forget to include those homemade and precious memories in your tree.
Working With What We Have Tree
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.
More Christmas Ideas
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