Believe it or not, I’ve been decorating for Christmas since early October. Well, sort of. Last year I received a couple trees from Treetopia and used them in decking out my home for the holidays. (You can check the trees out here and here.) Treetopia was so pleased with my mad tree trimming skills that they commissioned me to do a couple trees for them to show on their website.
Since I love coming up with themes and decorating trees, I happily obliged. However, I had to get started early so they could get the photos up on their site. It was so long ago, that the trees are actually down and packed away.
Displaying the trees on IBC wasn’t part of our agreement, but I figured you might be interested in seeing how they turned out. Today I’m going to show you one of the trees I decorated, and next week I’ll share the other. Sound good?
For this first one, I started with a pre-lit silver tree. Because I once owned a gift shop, I still get catalogs from wholesalers and was able to order a lot of really amazing ornaments. My theme for this tree was inspired by a collection of sweets-related ornaments: Ice cream sundaes, cones, cakes, and gingerbread houses in pretty pastels.
Since I love mixing old and new, I also included some vintage pink and gold balls and pink teardrops.
To bring everything together, I found this luscious hot pink and red velvet ribbon.
Starting at the top, I worked my way down and around, very loosely tucking the ribbon in here and there. – If you ever feel your tree is missing something, begin your tree trimming with gorgeous ribbon. (The wide wired kind works best.)
Instead of just putting everything on all at once, I like to add one type of ornament at a time. That way I can make sure there’s a nice distribution over the entire tree.
With all of the ornaments in place, I decided to add one final element – this white netted ribbon with pom poms attached to it. I couldn’t believe how well it worked. It was like the icing (and the sprinkles) on an already exquisitely decorated cake.
A vintage tinsel topper finished off the tree.
To me, it looks almost good enough to eat. What do you think?
Join me back here next week to see the second tree I styled for Treetopia. It’s a totally different look!