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Creating a Natural Tree

We love Christmas, so as you can imagine we have multiple trees dotted around the house inside and out. Creating a natural tree with items courtesy of Mother Nature can be inexpensive and beautiful at the same time.
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  • Planter Pot
  • Fresh tree or faux
  • Mini lights, optional
  • Magnolia leaves
  • Cinnamon sticks
  • Dried Orange Slices
  • Pine cones


  • Place the tree in a planter pot and position it for the best view.  Stabilize the tree by wiring it for support.  
  • Test the mini lights and add them in a zigzag pattern while turned on.  It is easy to it see any holes if you cross your eyes and adjust to fill in where needed.
  • Add branches of magnolia to the base of the tree to add a skirting effect.
  • Add large pinecones, setting deep into the branches.
  • Add bunches of magnolia leaves throughout the tree. Then wire them together onto the branch.
  • Next, add the fresh dried orange garland in a zigzag pattern around the tree.
  • Fill in with natural ornaments - Cinnamon sticks wrapped in twine, orange slices with twine hangers.
  • Stand back and admire your work.  Well done!

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