Not too long ago I found this wonderful Christmas Advent Tree here. So I came up with my own variation for a Year-Around Holiday Tree, which I think will be my big craft/decoration project this year.
This is how I built my tree:
I found this fabulous little ceramic pot at Ross for $3.00! And it was exactly the colors I wanted! The vase is pretty heavy so its fairly sturdy, but just for good measure, I hot glued some rocks from my backyard to the bottom of the pot.
I found the Manzanita branches here. I bought 3 of the sand-blasted ones--I wanted a light color so it will go with different ornaments all year long. (BTW-this site has tons of craft stuff on seriously discounted prices. For example, the branches were only $9/branch--other websites were charging almost $60, plus shipping, for 3 branches.)
Here is how I did my St. Patrick's Day ornaments.
I was really lucky (*snicker*) to find some party favors on clearance at Joann's so I just put ribbon on them (using a brad & hot glue) and hung them up. Super easy!
The final look: