Monday, June 28, 2010

I bought a whole forest of these trees at HOB LOB
about 4 years ago and when one burns out
I go (OK really my HUBBY goes) to the attic to get a new one
this tree is 8ft and the old one
(that ran out of SpArkLe...aka lights burned out)
was 7ft
you would think one foot no big deal BUT
yes it is... ONE foot requires MORE...
so here we go...


You start with a pre-lit tree
do you see what I got it for
$9.99
that's like $1.25ish per foot!!!!
also have one more 8ft and 3 more 5 feet ones
stored away MUAH HA HA...
NOW back to decorating it...


I add the big ribbon first and then go from there...

TO BE HONEST...
because this was for a 7ft tree but now i have the 8ft
I didn't go all the way around the tree
who cares... no one is behind the tree...right???

I got these letters at Target and was going to hang them somewhere...
I knew for ONE DOLLAR I could find somewhere to put it...
bring in 8ft tree and I found a place

BINGO CARDS????
YES BINGO CARDS!!!!
I spent most of my summers as a kid in Mississippi
visiting my gpa and gma
well ~ my aunt would come and get me and take me to BINGO with her!!!
that is a fond memory for me
and since this is my tree... I have BINGO cards :)
to hang the cards I used clips and added scrap ribbon to make it a little cuter

I had smaller BINGO cards and just placed them throughout the tree too

This sock monkey was a gift to my son...
and he stays on the tree...
ALWAYS!!!

you can see the little ribbon ties I added to the BINGO card clips
and
how I added just scraps of red and blue ribbon to the branches
I just drape it and go...
no fuss

***WARNING***
when looking at the next pic
REMEMBER...
it is my tree
OK ~ any questions????
come on the little liberty girl is too cute... 2 for a dollar at HOB LOB
OHHHH the goose.... I like to think of it as a duck????
well this year we have a momma duck...
who made a nest in our neighbor's LARGE bush...and
she brings her 12 baby ducks to visit us everyday!!!
we feed them everyday and we even bought them
a pink swimming pool to swim in
(FYI~ we are about 6 BIG blocks away from the nearest pond)
we even put little feeder fish in the pool everyday
so they can practice catching fish :)
SO the ducks are important to us this JULY 4th :)
will they be on the tree next JULY 4th...depends if Momma Duck comes back
If I was Momma Duck I would.... private pool (cleaned daily), daily buffet of fresh fish and duck food, little 21 month old that loves you dearly!!!
(CROSSING FINGERS SHE COMES BACK)
want to see some pics of our ducks go
HERE
AND here it is... all done
it is our 4th of JULY tree...
we love it!!! I keep this tree up all year!!!!
ok it was the old 7ft tree but now it will be this big momma
i decorate it according to the season...
check out other pics by clicking on *Everyday Tree* up by my header...
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED my post...
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HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY 4th of JULY



5 comments:

Cara said...

What a cute tree! Love the patriotic decor. Christmas in July!!

Mia said...

As usual...unique tree...you are so creative...are you sure you belong to me? Really?

Emily said...

How fun!! Love the vintage look! :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

linda @ CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Meghan,
Love it!! So fun and different. Thanks for joining the Patriotic Parade!
have a safe and happy 4th!
Linda