This year we had, what I believe to be, the “World’s Cheapest Tree”. It cost me less than $1.00 and some construction paper I already had.
First, let me explain why we did not put up our regular tree with lights and ornaments. The first of December, my hubby took a job in North Carolina, which means we are preparing to move. I spent most of the month of December getting the house ready to go on the market so we can sell and move. Since we did not want Christmas decorations in the pictures for the MLS listing, we delayed putting up any Christmas decorations. So, long story short, 4 days before Christmas we put up a tree.
I began with a 22×28 piece of poster board ($0.77 including tax with my Hobby Lobby 40% off coupon). I cut it into a rough tree shape. Next using my Cricut and some free SVG files I found online I cut ornament shapes and allowed the kids to color them and decorate. The tree was attached to the wall with painter’s tape, and the ornaments were then taped to the tree. It was easy on my part and the kids were able to do the work. I don’t remember the last time the tree went up in less than 30 minutes. And taking it down should be a snap.