Creating an opulent Christmas tree can be a pricey endeavor. We’ve collected ornaments for years, buying them during after-the-holiday sales. Even so, we shudder to think at how many dollars those fragile, glittery baubles have tempted out of our wallets.
This year, we decided to decorate a tree using nothing but lights. And we were inspired by a walk down by the pond on a recent morning when just a few snowy white flakes had started to fall.
We call it the Twigs & Berries tree.
We first collected all of the strands of white lights from the attic (we were surprised at the number of unused strands we possessed—you may be, too). We used strands of bulbs of varying shapes and sizes.
Next, we went through all of the strands of multi-colored lights and removed all of the red bulbs.
After placing the strands of white lights on the tree, we then replaced the white bulbs that fell on the tips of branches with red ones to mimic the snow-dusted tree in the yard.
It’s an idea that could easily be used on outdoor trees around the yard where decorating with ornaments is not practical.
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