Last Christmas season, we were in the middle of renovating our kitchen (ok, it’s still not done. But mostly, it is) so our kitchen table, chairs, countertop stuff and accessories were literally all crammed in our living room. So needless to say, we didn’t have a real tree last year.
We ended up buying a faux little guy from Target for half price but there are tons of options out there! Ours is prelit and super adorable. We got a real 8 foot tree this year straight from the farm but I still have our little guy sitting in a galvanized olive bucket on the opposite side of our console table. Below are some cute picks from online stores if you’re last minute shopping for a tree for your small space or home!
Now for styling your little tree for Christmas. Like I said, we’ve got ours in a bucket (another adorable one here to style three different sized trees). But this is so much fun to get creative with! You could use a basket or an antique wooden crate or barrel as well. The key here is to find a container that will be a sturdy enough base for your tree as well as add interest and coordinate with the classic fir. Find a container that’s not wider than the base of your tree, or too tall or narrow so your tree doesn’t topple over. I’ve found a few favorites online below. What’s great about these is that they are so versatile! Christmas decor I can use all year round? Yes please!
I added a few more extra mini trees wrapped in burlap around this tree. I just love how sweet and sparkly they are. They add something different to the stand-alone tree. This tiny sweetheart from Pottery Barn is a perfect addition to traditional Christmas style. The terra cotta pot evokes a cottage feel which is my absolute favorite. The saucer I have underneath my mini tree is from a local interior and gift shoppe where I work! I bought three of them and I think I probably need more since they’re so good for holding everything from a candle to a few chocolate covered almonds on a guests bedside table. Below are a few more picks and alternatives to my clay saucers.