Kmart Christmas tree hack wows plant-lovers: 'Brilliant!'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

A Kmart fan has shared the secret to growing your own Christmas tree at home — and you don’t have to live on a farm or even have a garden.

In a post on Facebook, crafty shopper Jessica, from Victoria, revealed how she used a few key items from the discount store to create a stunning succulent mini ‘tree’.

A woman's Kmart Christmas tree hack has been dubbed 'brilliant' online. Photo: Facebook.
A woman's Kmart Christmas tree hack has been dubbed 'brilliant' online. Photo: Facebook.

“Thought I would share my little Christmas tree hack with you all,” she captioned a snap of the festive DIY.

She also shared images of the $10 ‘Light Up Wicker Cone,’ $7.50 ‘Tabletop Planter’ in black and the $5 ‘Light Up Mini Tree Topper’ that were all from Kmart.

“I removed the lights, then filled the cone with sphagnum moss, placed that in the pot and filled it with soil,” she tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

To get the succulents into position she says she simply ‘poked a little hole’ in the moss with her finger then popped the plants in.

Self-professed plant-lover Jessica says she first saw the idea on Pinterest; “I thought ‘I could do that’ but put my own spin on it,” she explains.

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The tree hack wowed plant-lovers on Facebook. Photo: Facebook.
The tree hack wowed plant-lovers on Facebook. Photo: Facebook.

The living Chrissy decoration received a lot of praise from Jessica’s fellow plant lovers on social media, with many calling it ‘beautiful’.

“That is brilliant, well done,” wrote one.

“That’s absolutely stunning! I might try! Thanks for posting!” gushed another.

One inspired fan tagged a pal, writing, “Let's try this”.

Kmart's $10 light up wicker cone formed the base of the tree DIY. Photo: Kmart.
Kmart's $10 light up wicker cone formed the base of the tree DIY. Photo: Kmart.
A light up mini tree topper ($5) was the final touch. Photo: Kmart.
A light up mini tree topper ($5) was the final touch. Photo: Kmart.

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