*The giveaway has ended. Congratulations, Megan B!
Happy Holidays and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas 2015! I am so excited to be bringing this series back to Inspired by Charm. I have lots of fun ideas to share with you over the next 12 days, plus some exciting giveaways. They are my way to help you make your holidays even merrier and a chance to say, “Thank you for following along all year.”
Coming up with a new theme for my Christmas tree is probably one of my favorite things to do each holiday season. So, I thought sharing this year’s tree would be a great way to kick off the 12 Days series!
I actually had a tough time deciding on my 2015 theme. I tossed around a few ideas, but ultimately, Adele made the decision for me. Yep, THE Adele.
Okay. Okay. She didn’t actually tell me what to do, but she definitely helped to solidify my decision. Let me explain. First, I knew that I wanted to use the Frozen Fur Flocked tree from Treetopia’s new collection. As in past years, Treetopia was super kind and sent me a new tree to work my magic on for their Holiday Tree Council. As soon as I saw the Frozen Fur, I was in love. It’s a slim white tree with white lights AND it’s flocked. Gorgeous, right?
Once I had the tree, I needed to figure out what to put on it. I had a few preliminary thoughts, but nothing felt right. After talking with a friend, I decided that gold and green could be something fun and different. As much as I like a more traditional tree, I also enjoy mixing things up a bit.
If you aren’t aware, I’m a HUGE Adele fan. (Btw, wasn’t this hilarious!?) In the preview, she walks out on stage wearing a gold and green dress. Talk about an A-ha Moment! I took it as a big ol’ sign to move forward with my decision. Thus, my gold and green tree was born.
It’s certainly not traditional, but I am thrilled with my tree. With the existing colors in the dining room (and help from my new rug), the tree fits in perfectly.
I have a huge collection of glass ornaments, some vintage and some new, so that’s where I started. Actually, I began with a gold ribbon I picked up at Michael’s; then I moved onto the ornaments.
I used a variety of gold and green hues to give the tree a collected-over-time look. You’ll even see a touch of blue and orange in the mix. I really loaded the tree with ornaments. I even tucked dozens deep into the branches and hung others on the tips of the branches.
Although I could have limited it to colored glass balls, I decided to add more interest with a few different kinds of ornaments. I picked up some ornaments at Michael’s including the gems and the translucent gold ornaments.
I also found some white and gold ornaments at Target and H&M.
The long thin ornaments also came from H&M. (In case you’re not aware, H&M has super cute home decor items at great prices.)
For the tree skirt, white faux fur was the perfect choice. (It goes nicely with another element in the dining room. I’ll be sharing more of the space on Friday in my Holiday Home Tour.)
Isn’t it pretty?
I especially like this tree with the lights off. However, it’s is a stunner with the lights on as well.
Who would have thought Adele would inspire a Christmas tree? Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.
I hope you like this tree as much as I do.
Now it’s time for today’s giveaway! 12 Days of Christmas on IBC wouldn’t be complete without a tree giveaway. Right!?
Today, thanks to my friends at Treetopia, I’m giving away ANY TREE (up to $500) from their site to one lucky IBC reader. How awesome is that!? – Thanks, Treetopia.
If you’re loving my white flocked tree, you could go for that. If you’re more of a traditionalist, check out their selection of beautiful green trees. You can even go navy! (Remember my navy tree from last year? It’s still one of my favorites.)
To enter to win, use the entry form below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual post by clicking here.)
Simply type in your email address in the box.
Bonus entries are available for follows / sharing on social media.
This giveaway is open to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, December 7. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted by email, and announced at the top of this post.
I hope you enjoyed my 2015 Christmas Tree. Stay tuned for more ideas and giveaways as IBC’s 12 Days of Christmas continues. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a sweet treat!
12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS
This post was created as part of my collaboration with Treetopia. The opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.