Day 5 is here! Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas!
Several weeks ago I mentioned that I wanted to change up my tree this year. I was inspired by some amazing felt ornaments I’d found via Etsy. The goal was to get a huge collection of felt ornamentsand a real tree for a completely different look. Well, that plan didn’t materialize. Time wasn’t on my side and neither was my wallet.
So I decided to use what I had (with a few additional ornaments) to create a completely new look.
Today I’m going to tease you a little bit and show you the beginning of my process and then tomorrow I will reveal the full tree.
If you want to take a look at my tree from last year (and the year before that), you can see it here.
First things first, the tree. I found this bad boy about eight years ago at Target. I love these slim trees, though this one is showing a few signs of age. Last year I had to cut off the prestrung lights. Talk about a nightmare! I don’t think I’ll ever buy a prelit tree again. Also, a few branches are just barely hanging on.
Anyway, after the tree was up and fluffed, I decked it out in some classic white lights. I also put on a strand of rice (really tiny) lights in an orange color. I love a tree with just a little bit of twinkle.
Ribbon on a tree is another must for me. It really fills things in, helps to hide the light wires, and totally finishes things off.
To give a little nod to my rustic side, I’m using this burlap ribbon. I love this stuff!
I simply move around the tree, tucking the ribbon into the tree at various spots. I try to keep the rows of ribbon on a slight diagonal to prevent having horizontal stripes across the tree.
Pretty on its own, right?
So, this is where I’m going to leave you for now. Tomorrow I will add the ornaments, the topper, and my tree skirt (which is actually just a tablecloth). Spoiler alert!
Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come.
What’s your tree look like this year? Do you wrap your tree in ribbon?
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