A Googly Eye Mini Tree for Christmas

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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? There’s a video on my Instagram, 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.

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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.

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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!
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Michelle

Glad I could make you smile, Michelle.

Brittni

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

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. 🙂

Brittni

Love it! It reminds me of Cookie Monster for some reason. Happy Holidays, Brittni!

Kimberly

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

Brittni

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

Paige
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Paige

Aw, thanks Paige. 🙂

Brittni

You definitely made it so well!

Herbert

Enjoy reading your blog. Have a nice week.

Bess

Thanks Herbert and Bess.

Brittni

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… 🙂

Van

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

Brittni

Love it so much. Nice photos!

Kerr

Thanks Kerr!

Brittni

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

– Megan
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Megan Comer

Glad to hear that, Megan.

Brittni
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