I adore the touches of paint I have seen on nature this season which inspired this painted tip Christmas tree. A pretty living gift for that favorite teacher, the neighbor who always watches your dog, or a boss who gave you a needed day off.
Buy a small potted tree and paint the tips in bright colors. Use foil to be specific with the branches you paint and vary a couple of colors, a metallic, and even a bit of glitter on the tree. Who need ornaments when you have pretty painted tips!