Well, for starters...this ol' tree is a cheap-o.
Yes, it is ~ straight from Wally World.
We wanted one fast and cheap to place on top
of the skirted table in the living room
and for 25 bucks, it was perfect!
We purchased it a few years ago and the bonus??
It was PRE-LIT!!!
How cool is that?
The second year we used the thing the middle of the tree was dark.
So we bought a new string of lights to fudge and strung them
over the un-lit ones and it worked out fine really.
This year the only thing that lit up was the tip top.
So what's a cheapskate to do???
We ripped all the lights off. Even the top!
I'll buy a few 100 light strands and place them on myself.
Still there is the ugly factor.
I attempted to "dust" the tree with snow last year by
taking it out in the back yard and misting white spray paint from the top.
Well, the wind was blowing terribly for one and
the paint color was so white that it was a bluish white!
Anyway, I am trying to squeeze one more year out of this thing.
I've gotten antique white craft paint and I'm painting it on the tops of each limb.
Then I'm using a pretty clear glitter
and sprinkling it on the wet paint to add a little magic.
So, what do you think?
I just wanted to give the impression of a dusting of snow....
Now to finish the other 3/4 of the tree!!!
Hopefully it will be beautiful when I finish...
let's pretend this post never existed ;)
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday dear friends,
hugs and love,