Then I remembered that I'd stashed away a fallen oak branch in the garage and in keeping with the array of twiggy DIY Christmas Trees in magazines etc I yarn bombed mine, stuck it in the centre of a ceramic garden stool and hung a few rustic metal stars from the branches.
When the festive season is over I'll continue to display this piece year round.
The entire look cost all of about $7 including the decorations that were found at Masters (our version of Home Depot) and it adds a nice touch to our festive theme for 2012.
I must confess I cannot knit (putting that on my new years resolution list!) so this is more of a yarn wrapped tree... if you want to make your own all you need is yarn in your choice of colours, a nice long branch and some Christmas decorations. Simply knot the string to one end and wrap the yarn around alternating the colours as you go - that is it!.