Our Silver and Gold Decorated Christmas Tree turned out really pretty and elegant. It was a fun challenge to decorate this tree differently from the usual traditional colors I lean towards.
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Welcome back to year 6 of ourFestive Christmas Event where we team up with oodles of our talented blogging friends we admire to bring you a plethora of creative ways to celebrate your holiday season.
You will find new ideas every Monday and Wednesday between Oct. 19th through Nov. 18th. Scroll all the way down to find all the ideas linked at the end. Today we are sharing Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas.
This year I have decided to step outside of my comfort zone and use monochromatic colors. Gold and silver with white accents on the upstairs Christmas tree.
This tree was a challenge for me. I’m quite happy with traditional Christmas colors as you can see on my Christmas page. This year I wanted to do the upstairs tree different IF I had enough ornaments to pull it off.
We pulled all of the Christmas storage bins out of the attack and my hubby left me to it. Yes, I did make a giant over-sized mess in the process of pulling out ornaments but in that process, I discovered I had more gold and silver ornaments than I realized.
A visit to Pinterest is a must when making plans for any occasion or circumstance. I took some time to scroll through Gold and Silver decorated Christmas Trees on Pinterest and immediately realized it’s kind of hard to ‘see’ the ornaments so I created a plan for myself.
Gold, Silver & White ornaments
Traditional glass and plastic ornaments, differing tones and finishes
More ornaments of various designs to match
Ribbon (lots of ribbon)
I got straight to work on that sad little well worn 6 foot artificial Christmas Tree.
There are three different ribbons; a wide silver metallic lace ribbon, wide gold metallic Mylar ribbon and a narrow brown ribbon with gold design.
The ribbon helps hide any spots where you might be able to see through this old artificial tree and it creates contrast with the ornaments.
Top of the Tree
The perfect topper for this gold and silver tree had to be a gold star and of course I did not have one. A quick trip to Hobby Lobby paid off big time. Their Christmas season is on sale half price so I only paid $5 for my new gold star.
Large white poinsettia floral picks add a nice contrast to the silver and gold. These were not in my stash. I picked them up half price at Hobby Lobby also.
Because this tree is located in our Bonus room which is by the guest bedroom, it’s not for collecting gifts underneath. Instead, I added a couple of very simple decor items by the tree.
A vintage ladder back chair placed next to the tree was the perfect space to set up my Manger Scene. This Manger was purchased more than 40 years ago when my oldest daughter was a little girl. I remember vividly buying this set at Sear’s at the Mall. I enjoy placing each figure and setting it up every year as part of our traditional Christmas decorations.
Take a few moments and browse 25 more ideas for decorating Christmas trees of all shape and sizes below.
More Ways To Decorate A Christmas Tree
A collection of more than 20 decorated Christmas Trees to give you ideas on the many ways to create a festive holiday spirit in your home this year.
I am so excited to start sharing our Christmas home decor ideas, starting with our main floor neutral farmhouse Christmas tree. This room is so bright and white and the family room is by far my favorite room.
Louvered Door Slat Tabletop Christmas Tree. It has a lovely rustic farmhouse charm and the perfect size for so many uses. If you or someone you know has an old bifold door kicking around, grab it for the slats!
The key to creating a unified, cohesive look to a Christmas tree with an eclectic collection of ornaments, is to repeat an element over the entire tree to bring it all together. On my Christmas tree, that's the pale gold ribbons.
Having a Coastal Christmas Tree is a fun way to bring a love of all things coastal into the holidays. From DIY ornaments to some collected favorites, my tabletop coastal tree goes well with lots of my coastal decor.
Creating a stunning Christmas tree is really easy if you break it down into steps. An organized plan is key to decorating your tree. Using these 5 steps, you will be assured of the most beautiful tree in the neighborhood.
Come over and check out my Crochet Filled Christmas Tree in shades of gray, red and white. I even added in a few buffalo plaid ornaments trying to go for a more modern farmhouse look – not sure I nailed it just yet.
This super easy Paper Christmas Tree craft is great for all ages. You can make it as messy (ie: lots of glitter) or as mess-free (ie: markers and crayons) as you want. This is a great craft to use for classroom or church holiday parties.