A Googly Eye Mini Tree for Christmas



Every year, when Jeff and I go to pick out a Christmas tree, I’m looking for the same thing… a tree with character. A squiggly looking top branch here, a quirky crooked tree trunk there. It just makes the holidays a little more memorable (and less stuck up) with a perfectly imperfect tree. Ya know?

And to take the quirkiness one step further this year, we did a googly eye mini tree instead of the typical ornament filled festivities. It makes me smile every time I walk by it and that’s really what’s most important at this point. Don’t you think?Β There’s a video on my Instagram,Β right here, if you want to see how a googly eye mini tree dances to Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You.


I got the giant googly eyes from Amazon (right here) and just kind of rested them on sturdy branches. Super easy! Probably took about 60 seconds. And would also be pretty cute for a kids tree, etc.



Photography and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff and Amelia Tatnall

And with that, I’m going to take a couple of days off to spend some time with family. But I’ll be popping in next week with more content. So, I won’t be gone long. Be sure to check back.

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas! See you back here next week.

17 comments | Click here to reply

That is a hilarious idea, I love it!

Michelle | December 23rd, 2015 at 9:29 am

Glad I could make you smile, Michelle.

Brittni | December 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is a super fun idea. I could imagine it being really cute, too, on a front porch, with a scarf and santa hat. Definitely will have to try this out. I also like how you focus on the imperfections. It does make the holiday seem more real and less out of a box!

Emily | December 23rd, 2015 at 10:06 am

Thanks Emily. Totally! Adding Christmas accessories would be great… I actually added a non Santa hat for a couple of photos too, but they didn’t make the cut. πŸ™‚

Brittni | December 23rd, 2015 at 11:26 am

Love it! It reminds me of Cookie Monster for some reason. Happy Holidays, Brittni!
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Kimberly | December 23rd, 2015 at 11:55 am

Haha. Well, that doesn’t sound so bad. I’ve always loved Cookie Monster, Kimberly. πŸ™‚

Brittni | December 23rd, 2015 at 12:00 pm

That tree is too cute! Haha, I’m obsessed!

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Paige | December 23rd, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Aw, thanks Paige. πŸ™‚

Brittni | December 24th, 2015 at 9:00 am

You definitely made it so well!

Herbert | December 24th, 2015 at 11:50 pm

Enjoy reading your blog. Have a nice week.

Bess | December 27th, 2015 at 10:35 pm

Thanks Herbert and Bess.

Brittni | December 28th, 2015 at 9:00 am

My roomie and I used the same eyes on our fridge for Halloween and kept them on for a long time. It’s a fun conversation starter and you can freak friends out by saying the fridge (or in your case, the tree) is WATCHING YOOOOU… πŸ™‚

Van | December 28th, 2015 at 3:07 pm

Really? I bet the googly eyes were perfect for Halloween, Van. Love that idea.

Brittni | December 28th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

Love it so much. Nice photos!

Kerr | December 28th, 2015 at 11:33 pm

Thanks Kerr!

Brittni | December 29th, 2015 at 9:00 am

This is absolutely way too cute! I will be making mine next week for next year! Yoooh!

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Megan Comer | December 29th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Glad to hear that, Megan.

Brittni | December 31st, 2015 at 12:48 am
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