I decorate a pencil tree in my dining room for Christmas. This year when we started to put it away, my daughter and I decided to move it to a dark, awkward corner in our living room. Why not leave it up for the rest of the winter?
My daughter glued jute/twine onto the leftover pine cones from our centerpiece box.
We also rolled cotton balls and strung them on thread (from THIS tutorial).
I bought some linen and lace ribbon and made a sad-looking bow to finish the tree.
Overall, I love the way this turned out! I love it so much that I took a bajillion pictures for my blog. :)
The only thing I bought for this project was the ribbon. Everything else was already on hand, or I collected it from nature. I love how it makes the living room just a little more cozy and bright. I don't plan on leaving the tree up year-round, but I am happy to get a little more use out of it through these winter months.
Here are some more winter decor ideas: