Can you riddle me this?
Why do most faux trees come in a teeny tiny little pot? I love a good faux tree as much as anyone but they are not quite ready to plop down in a room right out the box. They take some zhushing. Today’s post is how to pot faux trees so they look elevated and lovely. And not sad and dinky.
This how-to applies to all faux trees, no matter the type or size.
How to Pot Faux Trees (without exposing that dinky little pot!)
- Determine how high you want your tree in your pot. I like a little height! Stack sturdy layers of cardboard on the bottom until your tree is sitting at your desired height.
- Take some bricks and anchor your tree into place by placing them on all sides. This will hold the tree steady and also give it some weight (in case Aunt Edna has too much wine at your next Christmas Party and falls into it.)
- Fill in the rest of the pot with bubble wrap and plastic bags. Smush it all down so it’s smooth.
- Lay spanish moss across the top, completely covering the bags.
- Optional! Nestle one of these battery operated spotlights into your spanish moss and turn it on when you want a little tree glow!
That’s all there is to it – your tree will look so much better this way! Happy “planting!”
Karen Sloan is the founder, editor and syndicated content writer of www.decorhint.com. She offers hints of inspiration for everyday living, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, and Bustle, among others.