Sunday, December 14, 2008

Three Easy Steps to an Apartment-Sized, Recession-Proof, Patriotic Christmas Tree

1. Go to the discount grocery store down the street. Buy a potted mini tree for $4.95. Buy a box of mini ornaments for $1.98.

2. Decorate with necklaces, earrings, and leftover campaign buttons.

3. Put it on your windowsill with a snowstorm as a backdrop.


lisa said...

LOL I love how Obama is your tree-topper! Since it's a live one, where are you planning to plant it after Christmas?

Veronica said...

Adorable! And you have snow!

Apocalypstick said...

I think you should replace Obama with a drunken South African angel. Or a live mouse.

Ali said...

yay for creative christmas trees! mine is covered in origami, failed jewellery-making projects, free drink tokens, fake fruit, and weird little dolls and toys.

Andrea said...

I LOVE this.

I had to have a really cheap-o Christmas tree this year because my cat is a PSYCHO and would love nothing more than to tear down/eat an expensive tree.

WendyB said...

I could do a nice all-jewelry tree. Most expensive tinsel ever!

Bekah said...

so cute!
my sister and I have always had these little fake trees that we've put out every mom managed to find mini sized ornaments, too! the dollar store I think?

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daisybabie said...

now that's a tree with it's own sense of style! very nicely done.

Sales Rack Raider said...

The most awesome Christmas tree ever, complete with a different sort of a bright shining star on top.

Elizabeth said...

So is this where I report that my mother has set up seven of our (plastic) Christmas trees? The most we've ever done is fifteen, but she cut down this year to only a few of the themed ones.

We kind of love Christmas.

raq said...

coolest tree ever! i love the idea of using jewelery as part of the decorations (:

echidna girl said...

Very retro, yet forward.

Sal said...

At that size, it's even portable! Take Christmas with you wherever you go.

Peajai said...

I love it!

deep_in_vogue said...

Cute ! i told everybody who comes visit me to bring something to hang on my tree, i'm excited how it will turn out.. :o)

Isabel said...

That Christmas tree is sick! In a good way...

Dan said...

nice tree!!

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susie_bubble said...

I've taken to making origami xmas tree decorations...
Merry Christmas Miss Winona!

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