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HOLIDAY TREE INSPIRATIONS FOR SMALL SPACES

HOLIDAY TREE INSPIRATIONS FOR SMALL SPACES

Every year I usually put up a 6-7 foot real tree for the holiday season.  This year I thought I'd try something different.  Yes, I'm still putting up a real tree, but It's going to be a mini tree.  A 3 foot tree to be exact.  You'd think a mini tree would be less work....right?  Well that's what I thought until I got the bright idea of doing a post with 3 different tree designs.  When you break that down the work ahead will equal one big ole tree.  Maybe I should have stuck with doing just one big tree....lol.  

This rolling cart usually lives in the guest bedroom during the holidays. But hey, It's the perfect height so why not let my small blue spruce tree rest here through the holidays.

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My go to place for real trees is Home Depot.  I picked a tree that was already flocked cause that's how I like to get down, and it came in its own stand so that's a win win for me. 

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If your tree isn't flocked and you'd like to flock it then get some snow in a can. My tree didn't have that strong smell of pine so I hung a few sticks of scentsicles which comes in three scents, O Christmas tree, Its a Wonderful Pine, and my favorite White Winter Fir.  You can find both these items at any Michael's store.

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My first tree takes on a more whimsical feel and was inspired by some Patience Brewster Krinkle ornaments that hadn't been used since 2001!  The elf shoes and the Red & White picks are from Michaels The white mini sweater tree skirt was found at Target

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The tree all dressed up with gifts and stockings to match.  Because the tree is flocked I felt white stringed lights would look better than green.  It's lit with 160 lights, one 100 string and one 60 string.

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These adorable Patience Brewster Krinkle ornaments are perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy, but let the adults do the hanging as they are delicate and breakable.

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My second tree is rustic inspired.  This tree is decked out with a DIY linen tree skirt trimmed with some decorative burlap ribbon I had laying around.  I also made the star tree topper and all I needed was popsicle sticks, a glue gun, natural twine and Elmers glue.  

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Finish with some old fashion wrapping paper and burlap stockings.

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These woodland ornaments make for a wonderful detail to finish off the rustic look.

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The third and final tree is my grey and white inspired tree. This one will stay up until Jan 2nd. 

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 I love the idea of putting the tree in a wicker basket for contrast and two different types of garland for extra texture.

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Complete the look with grey and white knit stockings found at Target.  The cute little bear playing the drums is an ornament from West Elm.

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Throw in some grey pinecones and clear bulb ornaments to complete a simple yet sophisticated look.  

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I hope these mini trees lets you see how they don't take up a lot of space and a lot less time to decorate.  Here's hoping they stir some creative juices in you!

Happy Holidays,

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