If there's one thing I don't need this holiday season, it's more clutter. We've made a conscious effort to purchase gifts that are either necessary or consumable, and at the same time, we've tried very hard not to bring in any new decor that we'll have to stuff into our already overflowing holiday totes at the end of the season.
But I made an exception for this sweet little LED birch tree that I found in the Holiday Shop at Walmart. I knew it would be perfect for the console table in our entryway that was looking a little sad and lonely -- and I figured it would be skirting my rule just a tad, because it's cute enough to stay year round.
Priced at just $19.99, it was a budget-friendly purchase, and it came with a cute decorative burlap sack. I believe this LED birch tree on Walmart.com is the same; however, it doesn't have the burlap sack for the base.
Now, don't panic when you unbox it... The manufacturer really knows how to pack it into a small space.
I know it looks a little tired and worn here -- kind of like the Charlie Brown Christmas tree, right? But wait until you see what a little fluffing can do!
See?! With a little bending, tweaking and twisting, it starts to look like a real birch tree, and the LED lights are just SO pretty.
It runs on 3 AAA batteries, and you have the option of simply switching it on and off or using the built-in automatic timer. When you use the auto timer function, it stays on for 4 hours, switches off for 20 hours, and then comes back on the next day for 4 hours.
I wasn't content to leave my little tree as it is for the holiday season, though. So I picked up a package of mini bows and a 9-foot bead garland (also from the Holiday Shop at Walmart) to gussy it up a bit. As with the tree, the bows are nothing to get too excited about at first glance, but when you spend a minute or two fluffing and poufing them up, they look really pretty!
Not bad for less than 5 minutes of primping! These would be perfect for dorm rooms, to spruce up your office, or for tight apartment quarters -- or for any spot in your home that could use a little holiday cheer now and pick-me-up beyond.
Where would you put one of these little LED birch trees?