A handy woman has shared her festive hack for making elegant decorative Christmas trees.
Michelle from Brisbane, who is behind the popular Instagram account ‘Look what I found’, showed her followers how to make the trees using some light up tinsel from Kmart and some plant trainers and pots she found around her house.
‘They look amazing lit up – can’t wait for my guests to see them this Christmas,’ she said.
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Michelle from Brisbane, who is behind the popular Instagram account ‘Look what I found’, shared her festive hack for making elegant decorative Christmas trees
‘For this little project I used some Cone Plant Trainers – hubby has heaps in the garden so I pinched a couple,’ Michelle wrote.
She wrapped five of Kmart’s $8 battery-operated tinsel lights around the cone using wires to secure it in place.
‘I made sure that the battery compartment was easy to access by having them close to the bottom of the cone,’ she advised.
For the tree bases, Michelle found two unused plant pots she had around her home and painted them white using a turn table her handy husband has made.
She said the trees are perfect for adding some festive decor to her home’s entryway.
‘I thought about adding a star or more lights – but quite like the simplistic look of them,’ she wrote.
How to make Michelle’s Christmas trees
What you’ll need
$22.99 120cm Black Cone Plant Trainer – Bunnings
$14.99 75cm Black Cone Plant Trainer – Bunnings
5 x $8 5m light up tinsel – Kmart
$2.98 Garden wire – Bunnings
10 x AA batteries
2 x terracotta plant pots
Place the batteries in the battery packs and wrap the light up tinsel around the trainer cones all the way to the top securing the ends with garden wire.
Use two tinsel packs for the smaller cone and three for the larger cone and make sure the battery packs are near the bottom of the tree for easy access.
Paint the terracotta pots until they are completely coated white.
When they are dry place the trees into the pots and switch the lights on
Many of Michelle’s 54,4000 followers were impressed with the hack.
‘Another amazing outcome. Looks so good,’ one woman commented.
‘I made some similar last week I’m glad somebody else thought to do so too.. Such a great and effective idea,’ another wrote.