7 Days of Decorating | Day 2

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


|Making Your Own Holiday Tree|

I don’t know about you, but shelling out over $100 for a Christmas tree doesn’t sound very merry to me. 

For a less expensive DIY option, gather long-stemmed branches from your backyard (or local nursery) and spray paint all the limbs gold. Arrange branches in a large vessel (at least 12” high) and hang colored ornaments in varying shapes and sizes. Try to decorate using only 1-2 colors max (my faves are pink/purple with gold) to keep the look tasteful and elegant.

If you're looking for something a little more subtle (but just as festive) use white branches instead, adorn with gilded leaves, and bunch ornaments at the base. Simple and romantic, very old-world with a Parisian touch...


...or monochromatic for a stark and minimal aesthetic...

images 1, 2, 3

If you have loads of manzanita branches leftover from previous parties, this upcycled option is the best fit for you! And best of all??? TOTALLY budget-friendly and really almost FREE! 

Don't miss the next 5 days of daily holiday decorating tips!
Stay tuned for a HUGE giveaway at week's end y'all!

Happy DIY-ing!

Follow HAUTE KHUUTURE

You Might Also Like

10 comments

  1. Love the first one!

    www.cancerinthecity.com

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the first photo! But then again, I am a sucker for everything gold!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'll choose the white branches with golden decoration - marvellous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Great ideas! I can't have a tree with three dogs, but this would be a nice alternative.

    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. They look amazing. Love the first one <3
    xo

    glamDevils

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the first tree. So sophisticated.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  7. These are such great ideas! I definitely want to try to make one of these to have at work!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great ideas !

    http://www.olastory.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the idea of using white branches! It's so elegant, especially with gold! I really love simple holiday decorations so these are great ideas.

    ReplyDelete

Give it to me...gimme that funk, that sweet, that gushy stuff

Like us on Facebook

Yelp Golden ELITE Reviews