Our Traditional Christmas Tree
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!
My Family Christmas Tree – The Inspiration Vault
Our Traditional Christmas Tree – Intelligent Domestications
Blue and Silver Christmas Tree – 2 Bees In A Pod
A Christmas Tree Without Charisma – County Road 407
Rustic Christmas Tree Decor – Polka Dot Poplars
2018 Christmas Tree – Welcome To The Woods
Candy Themed Christmas Tree – Celebrate And Decorate
A Christmas Tree Filled With Memories – Across the Blvd.
Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree – Weekend Craft
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
I really love all the ribbons! So beautiful. Pinned.
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!
Your tree is absolutely lovely, thank you so much for sharing.
So beautiful! You found some gorgeous ribbons. You had me laughing with the bedazzler. Who didn’t love their bedazzled jean jackets!
So pretty—I love all of the bows! I also love the big pieces, this is the first year I’ve used big pieces and now I’m hooked haha
All of that ribbon on your tree is so pretty!! Note to self, next year use more Ribbon!!! lol
Your traditional red and gold tree definitely brings up memories of childhood. My mom used to put candy canes in our tree too and I love the red sleigh idea you used this year to continue the tradition. Great job this year.
Shirley, I just love your tree and all the ribbon. You have a real talent there girlfriend!
Your tree is beautiful, Shirley! I love all the ribbon, and putting candy canes for the kids in the sleigh is genius 🙂
Your tree looks amazing! I’m in love with all the ribbon. I’ve been looking for a bow maker so I will have to check this one out.
Your tree is gorgeous Shirley, especially the ribbon topper. Everything looks so rich and exuberant, it’s beautiful, and I want a bowmaker too.
The large bow topper is gorgeous, as are all of the ribbons on your tree! It is lovely that you have included so many treasured ornaments and reminders of past Christmases!
Love all the red ribbon on your tree its my favorite color. You rocked this hop.
The ribbon really makes this tree a showstopper! Great job!
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
I love the traditional colors of your tree and how full it is! Your bow topper looks amazing!
I love your tree, especially the cat decoration…lol. Seriously though, the ribbon, the candy sled , and beaded garland is really pretty!