One Small Tree, Two Cute Options


I can’t resist anymore.  Normally, I wait until after Thanksgiving to decorate, but with the Thanksgiving holiday falling so late, and the snow that’s on the ground, I say it’s a game changer.

So, I lit my Balsam candle from Bath & Body Works, and I’m getting to work!  I have been picking up things here and there for the holidays, and it’s fun putting them to use.

I am digging on different kinds of Christmas trees this year – both big and small.  But mostly small.

I started with a couple of lemon cyprus trees like this one from Lowes (for the sake of discussion, pretend there are no lights on it).

I added lights to them (surprise!).  I found these amazing little lights at Lowes, that are perfect for so many holiday uses – mini-tree decorating included.  They’re battery powered, so you don’t have to worry about the dreaded cord issue.

They remind me of these much more expensive ones from Restoration Hardware.

I put the tree in a bucket I had on hand – let there be light.  Already an improvement.

I added a chalkboard label that I cut out from a roll of chalkboard vinyl from Hobby Lobby.  A much more cost effective means of incorporating chalkboard goodies into your décor!

Option #2:  It’s a Wrap

Same tree, different look.  I bought some festive red burlap at Hobby Lobby and wrapped up the tree the same way I did here for a hostess gift.

I had some “Chalkstock” cards that I tied to the trees with twine.  Cute, yes?

Great to display in your home, or to give as a gift!

So, have you started decorating yet?


  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles
    November 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Those trees are so cute, and thanks for the tip on the great lights!

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    November 26, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Such a sweet and simple idea. Thank you for sharing. Wishing your family a happy Thanksgiving.

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    Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
    November 26, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    so sweet! and what a smart idea to use led lights!

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    pam {simple details}
    November 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    What a fun hostess gift, I love that you could plant it after the holidays, and I need those lights! Thanks, Jenny! 🙂

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    Anne Boykin
    November 27, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! I'm not decorating yet but I'm chomping at the bit to get started the day after Thanksgiving. Thanks for the lovely blog.

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    Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    December 1, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    I'm in love with your little trees, Jenny! I have to get a few of those, they are so cute! And the lights are great, the cord is barely noticeable. I'm getting so excited to see the tour of your Christmasy home!

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    December 2, 2013 at 4:14 am

    Oh my goodness – I love those SO much! Love the lemony yellow-green color and the simplicity of the lights. Perfection!
    Kelly @ View Along the Way

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