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Decorating a Flocked Tree

Nature-inspired tree

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

That  means you're going to see more from me in the days leading up to Christmas because I have SO many creative ideas to share with you!

Let's start with this tree, shall we? I've wanted a flocked tree for a long time.

When I stumbled across a small one at my local thrift store, I was beyond excited!

After removing all the outdated tinsel, I realized I had a problem....the tree stand was broken.
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I grabbed a plastic beach bucket, inserted a brick and some floral foam, and 'planted' my tree in the pot! It was sturdy and held the tree upright and was a great solution.

Using a bucket as a tree stand

To cover the blue pot, I used a large square of burlap and layered it with a green chevron fabric because I didn't want the blue to show through the holes of the burlap.

Burlap-wrapped bucket

I tied it with a length of jute and it looked like it was meant to be just.like.this!

Decorating it was fun...and cheap!

I sprayed the tips of some large pine cones with white spray paint and while the paint was still wet, sprinkled on Diamond Dust (glass glitter) that I already had.

Spray painted pine cones

Because the flocked tree is so dense, it was easy to just poke the pine cones into the tree.

The rest of the decorations were mostly things I already had...jumbo craft keys hung on gingham ribbon..

Key hung from gingham ribbon

...large jingle bells from the dollar store about three years ago, that I lightly painted with white chalk paint...


...bird's nests that I've collected from our yard..


...little chalkboard clips from the dollar spot at Target.

chalkboard clips

...and this gingham Family sign found at Michael's post-Christmas sale a couple years ago.


I found these burlap star string lights at Cost Plus World Market at the end of the season last year and it adds to the natural ambiance.

Natural elements on a flocked tree DIY blog

The only items I purchased were the berry picks (dollar store), the deer (in the mini hanging cloche) and red truck with tree (dollar store).

I love how it all came together into this sweet little tree that is unique!

Decorating a flocked tree DIY blog

If you're not a collector of natural materials, I challenge you to start looking for things to gather. Pine cones, birds nests, shells, acorns...these can all be used in your home decor to make something beautiful!

And if you have your heart set on a flocked tree like this one, you just may find one here:
full size flocked trees from Balsam HillJoss and Main,
3 to 3-1/2' trees from Walmart, Target, Wayfair
2' flocked trees from Wayfair


Decorating a flocked tree on the cheap at www.diybeautify.com

Join me tomorrow for a Disney Frozen Giveaway...and coming up Friday, I share my favorite tips for decorating my Christmas tree, as well as a DIY Christmas Garland to hang on your tree.


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8 comments:

  1. Oh Cindy! I love this flocked Christmas tree. Smart girl for finding a solution to the broken stand!

    I would love for you to share this at my Show Me Saturday linky party this weekend!
    ~ Ashley

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    1. Ashley, thank you so much! I just HAD to make it work :) I will definitely link up!
      I love your Christmas decor...it's a child's wonderland :)

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  2. This is really pretty! I love how you wrapped the pot in fabric/burlap and all the cute decorations. I'm so glad you linked up with us at Your Turn To Shine!!

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  3. So beautiful! I love a rustic tree! Thanks so much for linking up at Creative Spark Link Party last week. Hope you link up again today! http://bit.ly/1wg0JNp

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  4. You are so clever! Love how you fixed the tree, and it looks absolutely beautiful! Great job!!

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    1. Haha, I was determined to find a way! It's a gorgeous little tree and deserved some love! Thanks for stopping by, I'm having a giveaway tomorrow, make sure to enter!

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  5. What a terrific find, Cindy and a clever solution for fixing it! It looks so pretty. Thanks for sharing it at our Get Your DIY On party! Hope to see you January 4th...it's all about organization! Merry Christmas! XO

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    1. Thanks Christy! I never see flocked trees for $3.99...I knew I could fix it, lol! Have a spectacular Christmas :)

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