The price was right and I got it for 20% off too.
I removed the red plaid fabric from around the base and ripped off the berries and pine cones that came on it.
I bought a string of lights (battery operated) but I can't recommend them. They aren't bright at all.
After Christmas last year I picked up some aqua decorations at Target and Walmart figuring I would have some use for them this year. I think they were 75% off. But I wasn't feeling it with the deep green of the tree so I decided to spray paint it with a light coat of ivory to give it a white washed look.
All that was left was to decorate! The ornaments came in a pack from Target and the skirt was from Walmart. The skirt covers the battery box and provides easy access to it.
My tree is the perfect little touch of Christmas I was looking for on my lanai. I probably spent less than $15 total. I was never one to buy things after Christmas before last year but I am glad I finally did. When I went through my storage boxes this year it was a pleasant surprise to come across my clearance bargains. If you have some old wreaths, garlands or trees consider giving them new life by changing them out with a little paint and some new decorations.
I am joining the party at Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch.
Also be sure to check out my sister's blog at Creating Wonderful Spaces.
I'm also joining the Before and After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick.
You still have time to try to win my Scentsy Warmer Giveaway. The details are HERE!