Ask my roommates and they will tell you that I've been sulking around our apartment this past week because we don't have a Christmas tree. You see, I have this thing. I collect ornaments from all the different countries and areas of the world I travel to. And HOW am I supposed to show my collection off without a Christmas tree upon which to display them?! I pulled out my darling Romanian nativity set, which definitely helped, but it ain't no tree.
Like a British street urchin from the Industrial Revolution gazes dreamily at the window display of a candy store, I would longingly look through all the living room windows in my neighborhood and get a Grinch-like urge to steal their perfectly decorated, twinkling trees.
Today, I couldn't stand it any longer. I was overcome with the Christmas spirit and drove to Tai Pan Trading Co., intending to solve the tree void in my life. But...holy frick fake trees are expensive! So, I let the creative and frugal beast inside of me take charge. And this is what I came up with:
So yeah it's a little Charlie Brown-esque, but I really like it. The red cube ceramic vase was $8 and six faux pine branches were $1 each. And since the vase is trying to look like a present anyway, I went ahead and helped it out by wrapping a bow around it. And voila!
How was THAT for a DIY, Pinterest-loving, mommy blog post? I am a little ashamed...