Mum's $130 Big W genius Christmas tree hack a dupe for $1100 tree: 'Gorgeous'

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A Sydney mum has shared her simple trick for replicating the $1100 Christmas tree of her dreams for just $130.

Taking to Facebook, the interior designer shared that she achieved her dream tree using cable ties and two $65 Big W trees.

A Sydney mum has shared how she used two $65 Big W Christmas trees to make her dream tree. Photo: Facebook
A Sydney mum has shared how she used two $65 Big W Christmas trees to make her dream tree. Photo: Facebook

"I came up with this brainwave idea not knowing if it would really work, but I was so happy with the results after setting it up yesterday," she wrote, according to Daily Mail.

She lay one tree down on a flat surface as she attached the second tree's branches individually with cable ties.

The mum used two of the $65 Christmas Tree Washington White 195cm to get the look.

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She would attach the branches individually and fluff up each one for extra volume until she achieved her desired look and texture.

The tree looked much thicker and nicer and looked just like the Classic White Tree from Balsam Hill that retails for $1100.

She then hid the base by putting it into a white pot, which was a lovely touch, and then added some LED lights.

After tying branches from the second tree to the first, she achieved the full look she was hoping for. Photo: Facebook
After tying branches from the second tree to the first, she achieved the full look she was hoping for. Photo: Facebook

Many Facebook users loved the hack with one user calling it "extremely clever and gorgeous", while another suggested, "You could get a matching garland and wrap it in between tree branches to give it a thicker look."

This hack has been used by many people with one user taking to Facebook recently to share the idea.

"Just a little hack for the people that don’t want to spend hours ‘fluffing their tree’ to make it look lush,” a woman wrote on Facebook, sharing a photo of her own Christmas tree in a popular Kmart hacks group on Facebook.

"I always wrap a garland through mine, to hide any gaps. Then minimal fluffing before decorating."

This Balsam Hill Christmas tree was the inspo. Photo: Balsam Hill
This Balsam Hill Christmas tree was the inspo. Photo: Balsam Hill
Some Facebook users suggested a garland did a similar job. Photo: Kmart
Some Facebook users suggested a garland did a similar job. Photo: Kmart

Her revelation quickly received hundreds of likes with the trick being dubbed ‘genius’.

"That is a great idea as it took me about an hour to fluff mine," one person lamented.

"You’re a genius,” another commented, while a third said, "Great idea!".

She went on to reveal in the comments the garland used was actually purchased from Big W. But Kmart also has the perfect 1.83m Green Garland available for just $10.

There were a few people who revealed they had been using the same trick, a few even suggesting other effective options.

"I use a dark green tinsel on mine to hide the gaps too!" one person added.

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