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Christmas Tree Decorating 101: Blush and Cream

 

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nothing brings more cheer than a beautiful Christmas tree, dressed to the nines. I typically put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving… or at least that’s what I tell people when they ask :) In reality, I’m lucky if I can make it to November 15th without busting out my Christmas tree box! Regardless of when you choose to adorn your tree, this guide will show you how to create a soft, dreamy, feminine tree using shades of blush and cream.

 

First I gathered all my materials. I enjoy a full, plentiful tree. I take the amount of ornamants, garlands and specialty items I think I will need and double it. Especially if you are trying to cover all 36o degrees of this lucky plant. Below are the adornments I used, as well as their price and where I found them. Note: To get the best pick of Christmas decorations, you need to start shopping in September. Although it seems disturbing and wrong, if you want the good stuff, you have to pounce early.

These elegant glass ornaments were from a wholesale floral supply company in Phoenix. However I have seen similar ones at Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. They were $6 each and I have 6 in total.

These elegant glass ornaments were from a wholesale floral supply company in Phoenix. However I have seen similar ones at Home Goods and Hobby Lobby. They were $6 each and I have 6 in total.


These sequin gems were from Hobby Lobby. $7 for a pack of 4.

These sequin gems were from Hobby Lobby. $7 for a pack of 4.


These fancy crystals have an antique feel and were only $4 for a pack of 4 from Hobby Lobby.

These fancy crystals have an antique feel and were only $4 for a pack of 4 from Hobby Lobby.


Snagged these blush glitter pine cones at Target! $3 for a tub of 6.

Snagged these blush glitter pine cones at Target! $3 for a tub of 6.


These are hands down my favorite item on this tree. Gem cut class ornaments in shades of blush, taupe and cream. The different textures and colors add so much depth to the tree and they were only $12 for a set of 9 at Home Goods.

These are hands down my favorite item on this tree. Gem cut class ornaments in shades of blush, taupe and cream. The different textures and colors add so much depth to the tree and they were only $12 for a set of 9 at Home Goods.


You have to have fur. It’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s winter in a tiny ball. These blush fur ornaments were $6 for a set of 6 at Hobby Lobby.

You have to have fur. It’s warm, it’s cozy, it’s winter in a tiny ball. These blush fur ornaments were $6 for a set of 6 at Hobby Lobby.


Another Hobby Lobby find. There are shatterproof and beautiful. $6 for a set of 4.

Another Hobby Lobby find. There are shatterproof and beautiful. $6 for a set of 4.


More shatterproof wonders. Also from Hobby Lobby (yikes) $5 for a box of 4.

More shatterproof wonders. Also from Hobby Lobby (yikes) $5 for a box of 4.


These added a more casual element to an otherwise very formal tree. The texture was much needed and the gold metallic flecks bring the tree to life!

These added a more casual element to an otherwise very formal tree. The texture was much needed and the gold metallic flecks bring the tree to life!


Last but certainly not least, these blush colored pointsettas add a bold, large element and fill in gaps perfectly. They were $8 for a bunch of 5 stems at Michael’s.

Last but certainly not least, these blush colored pointsettas add a bold, large element and fill in gaps perfectly. They were $8 for a bunch of 5 stems at Michael’s.


  1. Lights - I prefer a pre-lit tree. Lights get tangled and that frustrates me. I save myself at least 20 minutes and bushels of heartache by purchasing a pre-lit tree. I found this 7 foot pencil tree at Michael’s on sale for $49.99 (in October!)

  2. Largest Items - Always start big. I tucked the pointsettas into the branches, bending the branches to hold them in place. Then I moved on to my large glass ornaments and crystals.

  3. Medium Ornaments - I then placed all my medium sized ornaments, sequined, gem cut, furry, and appliqued.

  4. Small Items - in this case, the pine cones were last!

  5. Stand back and admire your handy work!


The full frontal!

The full frontal!


Happy Holidays!

 
Holiday DecorBrittany Morse