buy a minimum of l.e.d. lighted branches (they come in a box at target), add a few real branches (for more fullness) in a rustic container, with rocks in the bottom to hold the shape of the arrangement
Smart Health Talk Pick: Low cost way to make something that can add something special to a room. Use a small branch, hang on wall and add other decorations to hang on it such as garland or small bulbs.
It'd be cute to take the bottom of each year's tree, put the date on it, and make it an ornament the following years! Would like to make one for each year we have been together and then add charms hanging off for important events....wedding, births, houses, etc.