I've never been a fan of artificial trees. I'm guessing it's a residual feeling that comes from growing up in a family who left the tree up through January. It's much more fun to put up than take down!
If it wasn't such a great deal I might have walked by, but I walked into Home Depot right in the middle of the Martha Stewart tree event and the great door buster price, combined with three out of five of us having horrible hay fever, I decided to stop and take a look.
Fake trees have come a long way in the past few seasons and Martha Stewart is a GENIUS.
This artificial tree is pre-lit with bulbs that switch from white to colored at the touch of a button. Who knew this even existed?
So here's my tree. I used string after string of capiz shell garlands, giant capiz
shells, starfish clusters and aqua glittered starfish, then I wrapped the whole thing with rolls of soft
wide burlap ribbon. The wash tub that we normally use for the kids shoes made a
great tree stand!