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.
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!)
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.
Medium Ornaments - I then placed all my medium sized ornaments, sequined, gem cut, furry, and appliqued.
Small Items - in this case, the pine cones were last!
Stand back and admire your handy work!