Christmas tree shopping was a challenge for us this year. Now that we’re in Colorado (where so many trees are grown and sent all over the country) I felt like we needed to get a real one. But, they’re big and pricey. And we live in a small place and have a small budget.
Enter my dear co-worker who just happened to have a few trees lying around! What are the odds? She offered to let us borrow one, a cute 4.5 foot one that was perfect for our space.
I’m not going to lie, I secretly love it. It was so easy to put together, no giant mess, the needles aren’t constantly falling off in our 200 degree apartment (we can’t control the heat…) and I can’t help but think about the simple removal and clean up process after the holidays.
I do miss the amazing smell of the real tree, but that’s what Yankee Candle and wreaths are for, right?
To give the tree a little height we stood it on a small plastic bin and decorated it simply with white lights and our ornaments. We’re missing a tree topper because it broke in half when we moved.
In true spirit, here’s the last photo with my favorite tree topper. For a cardboard, 97 cent hand-made tree topper, I think 4 years of use would qualify as getting our money’s worth.
I didn’t bother replacing it. I like the simplicity of the tree the way it is. How about you guys, any cute Christmas tree themes this year?