If you have been following along on Instagram, then you have seen me put together my summer Christmas tree for the past two weeks. Well, now you know that it’s lemons! Yes, I did a small lemon tree last spring that you can check out in Lemon Tree Spring Decor. So, I reused my lemon theme this year in a whole new way. I used large tree instead of a table top tree. I used lemons, white magnolia, hydrangreas, lots of eucalyptus, and several types of yellow flowers, all of which make great summer Christmas tree decorations. Here’s how to pull together a lemon decor summer Christmas Tree.
Use What You Have For Summer Christmas Tree Decorations
When you are putting together a Christmas tree, a summer tree, a spring tree, a whatever tree, always use what you have first! Before you go out and buy everything from scratch, start with what you already have. My thought is that if you are going to add a seasonal tree to your rotation, you shouldn’t have to spend a ton of money. I like to reuse Christmas decor and add more appropriate seasonal decor pieces in, but I don’t start from scratch.
You probably have way more summer Christams tree decorations than you realize. I keep up with all of my seasonal decor items in an app. You can check out that trick in How To Organize Your Christmas Decor With An App. It really does make it so easy to see what I have even when everything is in storage containers in the attic. This is a game changer!
This year I used the lemons that I had bought last year and added to my collection as well. I also used my white magnolias, my white hydrangeas, and other items from my existing collection of decor. I use the white magnolias and hydrangeas all the time. White is an easy color to work with. So, if you invest in some florals for your summer Christmas tree, think about whether you can use them in other seasons as well.
Buy Things For More Than One Season
Secondly, if you are going to buy new items, make them items you can use for more than one season. This year I wanted to use my flocked tree, but I wanted it to look green for the summer. I need a ton of greenery. Since I needed so much, I wanted to get the least expensive greenery I could find. So, I managed to put together a collection of greenery and it wasn’t too expensive. I can certainly use this greenery for other seasons in my Christmas tree or in a wreath or in an arrangement in a vase. It’s extremely useful.
I also bought the yellow forsythia branches. Again, I can definitely reuse them in other arrangements. I just loved how the yellow color went with the lemons.
Grab Some Grapevine Garland For Your Lemon Decor Christmas Tree
I find myself using more and more stems and picks on seasonal trees and less ornaments. When I put together a tree like this, I like to add grapevine garland going around the tree at different angles. This gives the tree a little more structure and gives your stems and picks a place to rest inside the tree. It really helps pull the tree together. Invest in some grapevine garland and use it over and over. It works perfectly as summer Christmas tree decorations as well as at fall and Christmas.
I like to cut mine into smaller manageable pieces and place it in the tree going in different directions. Don’t try to bury it or hide it in the tree. It looks great when it peeks out from the tree from time to time. I ordered mine online and I used three rolls on this tree. This is another investment that you can use time and time again.
Just Go With The Flow
If I’m totally honest, I did this tree all wrong. I did it in an order that I would not normally do. You see, I wanted to make some Instagram Reels, so I had to do things for The Gram! I put in all my greenery first and then decided I should have used the grapevine garland. Then I had to order it online and wait for it to come in. Normally, I would have put that on before the greenery. So, I ended up putting it on after the greenery. It all worked out, but I would have done it in a different order if I had been prepared.
Then, I put the ribbon on at the very end. Usually the ribbon gets worked in before then end. This worked out fine, but it’s not what I would have normally done. I just decided after the tree was done and I had styled it with the black tree skirt and the black chair that my tree also needed a touch of black. I used my one inch black ribbon and made a single loop, I attached each piece of ribbon to the end of the branch with a small piece of wire. This was just enough black to punctuate the tree.
I also added in some bows in 4 inch linen ribbon. This was just enough ribbon to break up the greenery. The linen color doesn’t compete with the lemons and just goes well with the magnolias and hydrangeas.
Also, I had no idea what this would look like in the end. I had some idea, but I sort of designed as I went and that’s okay! The whole point is to have fun, right? I mean, it’s a Summer Christmas tree! It’s already broked all the rules anyway!
If you like lemon decor ideas, check out Summer Christmas Tree Inspirations: Lemons. If you love the summer Christmas tree idea, check out my latest summer Christmas tree design at Mushroom and Butterfly Tree. Plus, I have a more patriotic take on a summer Christmas tree at 4th of July Tree. I hope one of these summer Christmas trees inspires you enough to put your own spin on a summer Christmas tree.
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