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I am sharing how I decorate the same artificial tree every year to look completely different from the previous year.
There is currently one real tree in this collection and the story behind why we got a real tree that year. Decorating it was a challenge for me.
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Scroll all the way down to read my 9 tips for decorating a Christmas tree. Visit each tree post to get all the details and tips for that tree theme and how I decorated it.
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Our Bright Red & Green Elf Themed Christmas Tree was probably the most fun tree with a specific theme I have done thus far. This was our 2020 tree.
Almost every one of the tree branches are covered with whimsical ornaments.
The Elf Theme Christmas tree really creates a lot of holiday spirit and shows my personal style which is whimsical.
The decked out Snowman Hat is one of my favorite Christmas tree toppers.
Tree skirt is two Santa theme blankets I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby.
This color scheme was a challenge for me.
It was my first time tackling monochromatic Christmas decorations.
I was determined to create a simple elegant tree using these colors.
Gold baubles, silver ornaments, floral stems and unique ribbon were fun to work with though. The oversized white ornaments are silk poinsettias found at the craft store.
I used a queen size white fluffy blanket as the tree skirt.
Burlap ribbon adds a natural element to this artificial tree.
The perfect mix of red and gold ornaments create a festive and beautiful Christmas tree. Christmas balls remind me of my childhood and that is part of the magic of Christmas
This is our upstairs tree which occupies a small space but creates a festive atmosphere in our bonus room.
The whimsical tree skirt was a clearance purchase at CVS many years ago.
When you love plaid Christmas decorations but you don’t want to spend money on lots of new ornaments, use ribbons and bows.
This was my second year decorating a large tree and I do think I made the entire tree look completely different from the previous year. That was my goal.
My Santa blankets are the skirt.
Those Santa blankets get a lot of use. Once the gifts are under the tree, they disappear.
Our first year using this 9 ft. artificial Christmas tree. I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough ornaments to cover the tree.
Ribbons and bows to the rescue.
The ornaments are all from our collection through the years.
You will notice I also added some strings of colored lights. They went well with the way the tree was decorated this year.
The next tree is our upstairs Christmas tree from the same year. I call it our Red and Gold ‘Traditional Tree’ which is also completely covered in ribbons and bows.
I made so many bows this year and was still vacuuming up glitter in June!
This was the first year I used the clearance find, Santa blankets for a tree skirt.
If you are looking for Christmas tree decorating ideas with ribbon, stop here.
Lots of ribbon is a great way to hide flaws in an artificial tree. It’s also a great way to cover a lot of space without using a whole lot of ornaments.
All of the mixed and matched red and gold ribbons made a beautiful Christmas tree.
The tree skirt is the same one used in the Red and Gold Christmas tree, that CVS clearance find.
Our Blue and White Christmas tree is a family favorite Christmas memory.
It’s an upstairs, bonus room Christmas tree. That is where the guest room is so our daughter and her family enjoyed this elegant blue and white tree on their Christmas visit.
A big fluffy white blanket made the tree skirt and it was the perfect touch for the bottom of the tree.
We have been using an artificial tree for many years.
This year we were excited to be in our new home so we went with a real tree!
FYI, I haven’t done the real tree since this one. It’s much larger than it looks in the photo y’all. It stood 12 ft. tall and really wide.
The small tree we use in the bonus room upstairs is only 6 ft. tall. It’s the one we were using in our old home. I was not accustomed to decorating such a large tree.
The skirt is a way to small buffalo plaid blanket. It was completely hidden once we started adding wrapped gifts under the bottom of the tree though.
9 Tips for Decorating A Christmas Tree
- Begin with a theme and yes, Traditional is a theme.
- Always take plenty of time to fluff and shape the branches of your artificial tree.
- Decorate your Christmas tree in layers.
- Lights go on first. It is okay to add more lights to a pre-lit tree.
- Hang ornaments with ribbon instead of wire hooks.
- Be creative using floral picks from the craft store.
- Add a few oversized ornaments to make a bold statement.
- Use ornaments that will reflect the lights and place them strategically near a light bulb.
- Create layers using garland, ribbon and ornaments.
Fluff the branches, add the lights then the topper, next the ribbon and finally add the ornaments last.
Turn on the lights and enjoy the festive holiday spirit you just created in your home for the holiday season.