Once I saw the potted pines in this Pottery Barn picture,
I knew I would have to make some. So I did.
I bought tiny terra cotta pots for less than a dollar, and to keep them natural-looking but a bit more interesting I lightly dusted them with white spray paint. If you hold the paint nozzle down gently, slightly bigger blobs of paint come out than the regular fine mist.
I hot-glued some dollar-store twine just under the lip and affixed a twine bow. Then I stuffed some floral foam inside (Four chunks for a dollar from The Dollar Tree).
I stripped off the shoots and needles from the bottom part of the branch,
and stuffed it in the foam!
With a little dollar-store Spanish moss to hide the foam, it was complete. So cheap. So easy. Just the kind of project I like. :)