If you were following along earlier this week, you know I gave myself a decorating challenge this Christmas – To makeover my kitchen’s Christmas “look” by changing the color palette to white and silver. The rules were simple: Keep a low budget and reuse as much as possible.
Today I’m excited to reveal the tree. It is a small pre light tree that I started putting in my kitchen last year. Here’s what décor I found roaming around at the bottom of my storage boxes:
First, I used spray snow to “flock” the pine cones that were on the tree. You can’t go wrong with a bottle of spray snow from the dollar store! (Well you can…but I mopped the floor up really quick!)
Then, I spray painted the star garland silver. That turned out GREAT.
I also tried to spray paint the bead garland white. That turned out AWFUL. Into the trash it went. I suggest when spray painting ornaments or garland, you do a small test first. In this case, it didn’t dry properly and was TOO MUCH WORK for something I could probably get at the dollar store for a buck. (True that.)
Speaking of paint, I spray painted these ornaments as well.
After the silver spray paint, I removed the rubber bands and tied to the tree with white ribbon.
For the tree stand, I went rummaging around in the box I told you about in a prior post (the “knick knacks I’m not currently using” box) and found a silver wine bucket. Yes, a WEDDING GIFT! Score! I polished it up and used it as the base of the tree.
You can USE ANYTHING for the base of a faux tree. I’ve seen baskets and buckets and everything in between. Anyway, speaking of using anything – I wanted some type of tree skirt. To keep the budget low, I went through my scarves. I ended up wrapping a summer white and silver scarf around the base. (Thank you to whoever gave it to me!)
In the end, I think it turned out to be a great addition to my kitchen.
Here’s the project breakdown:
Budget: ~$6 worth of spray paint, 2 rolls of ribbon for $3 and one can of spray snow for $1 Total spent = $10
Lessons Learned: Spray painting beaded garland is a waste of time and paint. Also, if you are looking for simple ornaments – dollar store might be better than spray painting them too.
“I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.” – Linus, “A Charlie Brown Christmas”