My $30 Flocked Christmas Tree Details
Hey Foxy friends! I’m getting so many questions about my $30 flocked Christmas Tree [click here to grab one]! affiliate. I thought I would answer all your questions for you in one post. I know Christmas trees can cost hundreds and even over a thousand dollars, so I shouldn’t be surprised that so many of you were interested in this super-affordable faux flocked cutie. Now, it’s not a grand tree, but if you are looking for a tree that is easy to manage as far as putting up, storing and paying for, this might be the tree for you! This tree has been popular for years now, and I love that it’s so affordable for so many. It would also make a super second tree, and would be great for kids rooms, for smaller spaces, or when you just want a little Christmas without so much work. These smaller tress take less lights, and less ornaments to fill. They’d be perfect for an older couple, a grand parent, etc… just a great little tree!
Today, I’m happily sharing where I got it, where you can order one, how many lights I used, what kind, and the dimensions of the basket I used last year, and the size of vintage crock I’m using this year.
We live in a 1920’s cottage style home, and the modest room sizes made this a great tree for us. If you live in a home with a grander scale or vaulted ceilings, you might want something that has a larger presence.
The tree is green, with white flocking. I’m sharing it “lit” and the brightness makes it appear whiter than it will look when you remove it from the box.
I loved mine naked, with just the white lights, and decided to add all white decorations last year. It’s definitely a blank slate though and you could decorate it to taste.
Last year I used a basket instead of a tree stand and skirt.
This year I put it in a vintage crock, and thus far, it is unadorned. Save for the lights.
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It comes in three sections, has 378 branch tips, it has pre-hinged branches for easy set up and the tree stand is included.
SANITY TIP: If you’ve got a jute or sisal rug, lay a sheet down first. Trust me, flocking is a bear to get our of a natural fiber rug!!
TIP: Last year, when I took my tree down, I separated the three sections and bagged it up in a large, heavy-weight plastic trash bag and taped it shut. I left all the lights on it. This year, it only took me five minutes to set it up! I barely had to re-fluff it.
(The three sections stacked together – just out of the bag)
(And laid out – slipped back together)
I bought these lights [CLICK HERE] – I used two boxes of 300 light stands in traditional (not LED) white lights, with white wire.
TIP — Two boxes of 300 lights, VERSUS six boxes of 100 light means you only have to deal with one connector and one section of the un-lit wires. Less to fuss with and less connector sections of wire to hide!
The basket is from HomeGoods, it is lined, has handles, and it measures 15.5 inches tall x 15 inches wide.
The vintage crock is an 8 Gallon size.
I think something between 14-16 inches tall would offer the best results.
These vessels were the perfect height for the pole to be covered, and the branches to sit/rest right at the top. Using these as an alternative to the stand that is included, I didn’t put the “feet” on the pole base. Instead, I supported the tree by stuffing the basket with scrunched-up brown grocery sacks. Packing them around the pole base on all side. This year, I recycled some heavy brown packing paper and stuffed the crock with that. I think it’s working out even better!
(The pole section, minus the feet)
I’m sure you’ll be seeing my tree again later in the season, once I get it dolled up and dressed. For now, I’m just enjoying the glow!
Happiest of Holidays to you, from me and my $30 tree!! xo Shannon