I’ve always been one to swear by fresh greenery, but since I’m decorating for the holidays a bit more lately, I figured I should look into investing in some good faux greenery. Now, when you think of good faux greenery, Walmart might not be the first place that comes to mind, but friends I’m here to persuade you to think again.
I wandered into Walmart yesterday because I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a faux tree for the very first time ever, so I wanted to see what they looked like in person. First of all, I can’t tell you guys how impressed I am with Walmart’s Holiday selection this year! They’ve really stepped up their game. Also, the faux greenery has seriously improved. I came across three reasonably priced trees that actually look pretty real! (I forgot to snap a pick of them, but I’ve linked them below)
I figured I’d take a minute and share a few things that caught my eye yesterday! (You click on the item below to shop)
Last year I created a 20 ft garland from scratch to hang in our living room. It was beautiful, and it smelled amazing for the first few days, then it got dry and crispy, and whenever someone would look at it it shed tons of pine needles. This year I was determined to find a base for this garland that wouldn’t require so much real greenery, and I think I found the one. This garland has a nice bit of variation in color and is rather full once separated and fluffed. Again, it’s so much better than the cheap-y garland of years past. I bought 4 of these to bulk it up a bit, and then I’ll likely add a few sprigs of fresh greenery to it as well.
2, 3 and 4//Wreaths:
These three wreaths really caught my eye, because they are totally something I would use in my home. They’re all a great size and again, the quality was impressive.
5,6 and 7//Beaded Garland:
I can’t get over the selection of beaded garland, and at such a great price. People have been using beaded garland (wood beads) year round to add interest to vignettes, and to be honest, they’re not typically very cheap, I’ve paid about $20 for one in the past, so seeing these at such a great price is a score! These can be used on your tree and then later to style your coffee table if they blend with your decor! Win-Win!
8 &9// Tabletop Trees
I love this modern take on the tabletop tree. Gone are the days of placing them in little red velvet covered plastic container, now they are set in stylish “planters.” I’m obsessed!
10 & 11//Tree Skirts:
If you haven’t already jumped on the tree collar trend, or just prefer a tree skirt, I really loved the plaid and leather trimmed options I saw today at Walmart.
12, 13 & 14// Artificial Trees
The three trees that caught my eye, were all under $200.
I really loved the Prescott Pine, but I think it may be a little wider than what I had in mind.
Then I came across the Birchwood Fir, this tree was rather full, and a little narrower with branches that appear very realistic!
Lastly, the Liberty Pine also caught my eye. It’s also nice and full and gives you the option to switch from clear LED lights to color changing lights.