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Our Traditional Christmas Tree

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Our Traditional Christmas tree is decorated in Red and Gold Ribbons, Bows, and Balls. It’s the colors which are traditional. This year I stepped outside of my tree decorating comfort zone for a little more bold look.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

Welcome To The 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

We have 24 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with us!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and get comfortable, because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared over the next two days. 


Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Michelle from Our Crafty Mom | Allison from Upright and Caffeinated

 Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela  | Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate

Michelle from Weekend Craft   | Jeanie from Create and Babble

Cindy from County Road 407 | Erlene from My Pinterventures 

Jaclyn from The Dotted Nest   | Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod 

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna  | Maria from Simple Nature Decor

Marie from The Inspiration Vault | Beverly from Across the Blvd.

 Dru from Polka Dot Poplars

Melissa from Welcome To The Woods | Donna from Modern On Monticello

 Nancy from Adams And Elm Home |  Sam from Raggedy Bits

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications  | Wanda from From House To Home

   Jaclyn from One Thousand Oaks  


Step into a corner of our bonus room where we have created a cozy little Christmas setting. Last year this tree was decorated in blue and white which you can see here and it was located in front of a window. This year I went with Red and Gold decor, lots of ribbon and put the tree in a corner so we could sit the faux fireplace heater nearby.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

Isn’t it hilarious how predictable cats are. They make themselves cliche. He was under the tree until I turned on the heater then he became smitten by the faux fireplace flames.

The faux Christmas tree we use in our upstairs bonus room was our only tree for a few years before we moved into the new home. I enjoy using it upstairs to add some Christmas spirit to the bonus room because when we have all the family over that room is usually a busy place.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

A red wicker sleigh is packed with candy canes for the children. My Mom always hung candy canes on the Christmas Tree for the grandchildren. I enjoy keeping the tradition. 

Because this particular tree is a few years old and it’s fake, it requires a little more effort to hide the actual tree. This year I decided to use ribbons and bows to cover the tree. My decision was heavily influenced by my new Bowdabra! I was having so much fun making bows! It reminded me of the Bedazzler craze of the 80’s.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

I’m really in the spirit of using traditional colors this year so both of our trees have a lot of red. Ribbon comes in handy just trying to stretch the decor and it’s so fun to use!

I used a few large pieces of Christmas decor items tucked into the tree here and there like this stuffed Santa. The rule of thumb is to add large pieces of decor to the bottom of the tree and smaller pieces towards the top.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

Look close and you can see a green rocking horse with an orange mane. That piece has been in our Christmas decor for many many years but has never been a part of the tree.

I honestly loved adding these treasured pieces of our Christmas decor to this tree. Although you can’t tell in this picture, the Santa head has stains on his hat from the Flood of ’94 in middle Georgia. We lost a lot of our possessions that year but kept all we could salvage.

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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

The red and black twirl ribbon is from last years main tree seen here. Those bows were fun to make. I made a big circular loop using the wide plaid ribbon on the bottom and a narrow gold ribbon on top. The bottom of the loop is just a long tail. Those were the first bows to go on the tree. 

The Bowdabra is so easy to use and there are so many different ways to make bows! I also used it to make the topper bow which incorporates four different ribbons.

Stop by on Dec. 10th when I will be sharing our big tree in the living room for Day 10 of our 12 Days of Christmas Ideas. 

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!


How to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon and Bows. Red and Gold Christmas Tree decor using ribbons, bows and gold balls #Christmastree

SUNDAY

My Family Christmas Tree – The Inspiration Vault

Our Traditional Christmas TreeIntelligent Domestications

Blue and Silver Christmas Tree – 2 Bees In A Pod

A Christmas Tree Without CharismaCounty Road 407

Rustic Christmas Tree DecorPolka Dot Poplars

2018 Christmas TreeWelcome To The Woods

Candy Themed Christmas TreeCelebrate And Decorate

A Christmas Tree Filled With MemoriesAcross the Blvd.

Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas TreeWeekend Craft


2018 Christmas Tree Blog Hop

MONDAY

Elegant Christmas Tree With Blush And Metallics – Our Crafty Mom

Vintage Christmas – Upright And Caffeinated

The Perfect Christmas Tree For A Small Space – Create & Babble

Rustic Modern Christmas Tree- Modern On Monticello

Christmas Tree – Adams And Elm Home

Handcrafted Coastal Holiday Tree – Simple Nature Decor

A Rustic Christmas Tree Featuring Buffalo Check – Faeries And Fauna

Christmas Tree Blog Hop – Simply Beautiful By Angela

Plaid Christmas Tree Decorations – One Thousand Oaks

Blush, White and Black Christmas Tree – From House To Home

Farmhouse Bingo Vintage Clock Christmas Tree – Raggedy Bits

Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree – My Pinterventures

Simple Christmas Tree – The Dotted Nest


Most Popular DIY Christmas Ideas you can use this year! DIY Christmas Decor and Games Ideas #12daysofChristmas #DIYChristmas


 

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18 Comments

  1. I love, love, love all of the ribbons on your tree! It’s almost like stepping into Santa’s workshop with all of the festiveness… not to mention, keeping a stash of candy canes on the tree seems totally like something Santa would do. Lol!

  2. Your tree is gorgeous Shirley, especially the ribbon topper. Everything looks so rich and exuberant, it’s beautiful, and I want a bowmaker too.

  3. Your tree belongs in a department store window! And I’m so jealous of the topper bow and ribbons. You’ve got a knack for that. I’ll check out the bow maker . Thanks for the link. Merry Christmas

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