I always put up a tree in my family room. It’s a 7 foot slim tree and each year I vary my decorations. Here is how it came out this year – a red and gold Christmas tree.
Here is how to recreate this tree.
ADD LED LIGHTS
This year I added 2,000 extra LED lights. You can see more about that here.
I took my cues for the color scheme from the room, specifically the curtains behind the tree. These curtains have a linen background with a brown and gold medallion with a touch of red. So, I chose the same colors to use on the tree – red, gold, and brown with a background of linen or burlap colored ribbon.
I don’t use ribbon every year, but on this tree I used two styles in two different manners.
First, I used a wide wired burlap ribbon on the top of the tree and throughout the tree. I simply started by poking the ribbon deep into the tree and wrapping a branch around it to anchor it. Then, I brought the ribbon out and back into the tree at different angles and anchored it with a branch.
I also used a wide wired red and gold ribbon in a cascading way. See a tutorial on that here.
This might be my biggest addition for this year’s decoration. I added lots of picks from Hobby Lobby. On this tree I added this perfect white and brown berry pick. It went perfectly with my color scheme and added a little pop of white here and there to brighten up the tree. I think they add a ton of interest and help fill in the tree.
Another pick that helped add a pop were these berry picks in a champagne color, also from Hobby Lobby.
The third pick I added was this gorgeous gold feather from Hobby Lobby. These might be my favorite Christmas decoration item. You can bend them to give them any shape you want and they add so much sparkle. I love them. I paired them in most places with a red glitter berry pick.
HANG ORNAMENTS WITH LONG RIBBONS
Add some interest by hanging ornaments from long ribbons instead of hanging them close to the branch. These you hang on the outside of the tree on the very tips of the branches so there is room for them to hang straight down.
I love how this tree turned out. It’s warm and adds to the space and doesn’t take away from it.
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