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Dead Tree + Fake Flower Awesomeness

pottery barn knock off flowering tree
Pottery Barn had some beautiful blooming branches in their spring catalog. I love how they look, but dang…they’re expensive! If I lived somewhere else I could have gone outside, snipped some perfect branches, thrown them in a vase and called it a day, but I live in south Texas and where trees consist mostly of scraggly cedar bushes. While looking online for a cheaper version if the PB branches, an idea started to form. I planted a live oak in the backyard a little while back and it totally didn’t make it…
dead tree remodel
I know its hard to see, but it’s there, right in the middle, dead as a doornail.  So I chopped it down, brought it inside and got out my glue gun. I don’t have any pictures of the process because this was a pre-blog project, but basically all I did was get some faux pink flowers and glue them to my dead little tree. My goal was to make it look like a blossoming cherry that you see in springtime. I’m not sure if it looks like that, but I like it anyway. And it only cost about 5 bucks (take that Pottery Barn)!
For the base I found a tall glass thingy at Ross and filled it with rocks from our gravel pit…here is the finished product!
Make your own fake blossoming cherry tree
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rocks in vase
corner tree

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  1. That's hilarious! I love that you just pulled up your dead tree! I've been dying to make a little stick/flower project – along with 10,000 other projects!! Looks cute!

  2. Talk about making lemonade when given lemons. I am sure I will be using this idea in the future.

    I don't have any problems with fake flowers. They make them so convincing now, and yours look especially good. I always recommend faux flowers and plants for home staging because … well, they don't die on you!

    You can be proud of your painting, too.

    Hope you're staying cool in Texas. Thanks for sharing. I found you at Handy Man Crafty Woman.

  3. Two for One! Gotta love that. Your projects are both fun and something I have ( the painting) and wil ( the tree) try out. Thanks so much for linking up to Motivated Monday this week. I will be featuring your post tomorrow.

  4. Both of your trees are lovely. My husband and I have a penchant for trees and are hoping to incorporate more trees into our living room / bedroom design. I’m in my second month of blogging, so I am not sure what the etiquette protocol is. In any case, may I have your permission to link to your website in case we can find a dead tree somewhere to make a similar artificial tree? Thank you and blessings for 2013!

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