Or maybe it looks like a Snow Spider is ready to pounce off it and bite me.
I took down the garland too because It didn't hang right.
This isn't the first time I have used succulents in my Holiday decor. I used them last year to make this front door garland and most recently on my Thanksgiving Tree. The idea was to repeat the theme in the front courtyard. Sometimes my ideas just don't work out. Like the time I painted my office green and had to apply seven more coats of glaze to get the color right.
Here it is at night.
I added a little more greenery behind the sea fan at the top after looking at this picture.
I repeated the materials used on the front door garland to the above door spray.
I like it much better than the Ugly Tree.
I replaced the Ugly Tree with a living Norfolk Pine from Home Depot.
It was $16 and I can plant it in my yard when it out grows the pot. Norfolk Pines can get to be 50' tall in our climate in San Diego, so plant accordingly.
I wrapped the pot with an old burlap table runner and secured it with some ribbon. I added some pine cones to hide the dirt at the base of the tree and added some simple gold and silver ballsfor decoration.
Although I have used burlap for several years on my tables, I have never used it to wrap tree pots before. I saw the tree bases wrapped in burlap at Anthropology and copied the idea.
Thanks for checking it out. I would love to hear about some of your design mishaps, or maybe you don't ever have them?
Hopefully my Ugly Tree wasn't too scary!
Maybe I should use it for Halloween?