Fascinating Friday: Our Free Christmas Tree…Or Branch.Dec 02nd

So…we don’t have a whole lot of room in our apartment. And we don’t have a lot of money. We decided to think outside of the box this year for our Christmas tree.

Coco and I went outside and scavenged around for a branch. We found a nice, scraggly one and plucked all of the leaves off.

We had a fun little family decorating party. Christmas music, cookies, the works.

I let the kids play with non-breakable Christmas decor while Matt and I figured out how to hang the thing.

We just screwed three hooks into the ceiling and then suspended the thing with some yarn. Not very fancy, but the yarn matches our curtains so it’s all good. 

After the kids went to bed I hung a bunch of ornaments on it.

And positioned Mr. Elf.

We love it! I might just leave the branch up all year and change out decor seasonally, what do you think?

Sorry for the yellowness of the pics…There are only two windows in my living room so it makes for a difficult place to photograph.

8 Responses to Fascinating Friday: Our Free Christmas Tree…Or Branch.Dec 02nd

  1. hilljean December 2, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    Adorable! Creative and adorable! I love it!

  2. hilljean December 2, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    That is so awesome. One year we were in the same way and just bought a fake poinsettia in the middle of our dining room table. It was a great year.

  3. hilljean December 2, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    This is so pretty! Very creative. Well done, Hil!

  4. hilljean December 2, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    Very creative…I love the idea! 🙂

  5. hilljean December 2, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    Very pretty, actually.

  6. hilljean December 4, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    It looks so good! I like the idea of leaving it up and changing the decorations with the season, too. What a fun tradition!

  7. hilljean December 5, 2011 at 2:51 am #

    That is a really cool idea. No messy pine needles either.

  8. hilljean December 21, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    Awesome idea. & it looks very pretty!

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