Come December, few sensory experiences can top that first whiff of pine air. Unfortunately, even the most festive forces of nature can be thwarted by allergies, pets, and landlords (to name a few). Don't spend the season pining away -- if you long for a tree but can't swing the real deal, buy a sap-scented candle and give one of our favorite stand-ins a try.
For Protective Parents: Suspend Your Disbelief
Don't let grabby hands (or paws) hold your holiday dreams hostage. This ceiling-suspended "tree" uses foil pailettes to catch the light like ornaments on the real thing.
Metallic Foil Paillette Tree Mobile
Metallic foil board in gold, silver, and teal (double-sided is best), 12 inches
Spray adhesive (if card stock is single-sided)
Circle cutter, shop.marthastewart.com
Micro hole punch
Metallic embroidery thread
4 wire wreath forms in 8-, 14-, 20-, and 24-inch diameters, mainewreathco.com
Small silver ring or S hook
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