Are you just having a great time with this 20 Crafty Days of Christmas series here? I know I have found so much inspiration from all the amazing posts! Let me introduce myself before I get too carried away, though. I’m Rebekah from Charming Imperfections and I’m honored to be here to share my Restoration Hardware Holiday Tree Knock Off.
I first saw this inspiration from their catalog and was immediately captivated by the look. I realized pretty quickly that this would be a really fun DIY project!
Supplies you will need are:
- A tree branch (look for one that’s pointing upwards to get a more “tree like” look) or small sapling.
- An old coffee container or empty bulk Ketchup bottle
- Newspaper scrap
- Painter’s drop cloth
Once you’ve brought your little tree to your crafting area *er…living room floor*, stick it into the middle of your base container. Now, start shoving newspaper into the bottom making sure that you keep the tree in the center. Stuff it in really tight.
Next, we’ll make the base cover with some painter’s drop cloth. I use this stuff ALL THE TIME!!! You need to cut a circle out that’s big enough to wrap around to the top of your container and then some. I used this little string and marker trick to make my circle even and shapely.
The next step is hard to see in the photo, but what I did was snip little holes about 2 inches from the perimeter and 2-3 inches apart all the way around the circle.
Once you’ve made those snips, thread a bit of twine or string through all of them.
This is the fun part: Cinch it up and tie a neat bow.
Now, you decide how to decorate it…or just leave it plain. My toddler had fun putting a bunch of these origami stars all over one!
And, there you have the Restoration Hardware look in your own home without the price tag! They are easy to make, fun to decorate, and bring a touch of natural beauty to your home.
If you like this look (and the $0 price tag) come stop over at Charming Imperfections where you’ll find tons of frugal tutorials and inspiration to get that perfect rustic/neutral look in your home! See my full Christmas home tour spectacular..
or read the story behind our special little Christmas tree.