Who is on team let’s decorate for Christmas? Anyone? I know I am! Some insist on waiting until after Thanksgiving, but Thanksgiving is around the corner at this point. The longer I can have my decorations out, the better! We can all use a little more merry and joy right? Well if you haven’t already decorated your Christmas tree, let my fellow blogger Cindy, tell you all about how to create the perfect themed Christmas tree!
Creating the Perfect Christmas Tree
Cindy’s tree is all about Rae Dunn, plaid prints and the color red. I personally think it’s perfect and it’s giving me lots of inspiration for my own tree this year! I’ll let Cindy tell you the rest.
This is the earliest I have ever gotten my Christmas decorating done. Now if I can just keep myself out of Homegoods and Hobby Lobby. A few Christmas pillows ended up in my shopping cart last night. My daughter told me that one problem with getting it done so soon is that I will shop and want to add more. She knows me all too well.
For years I never decorated in the traditional colors, but this is the second year that I have done our main tree in red and loving it! Some of my ornaments have been around for awhile and some are new. (Pop back over to Cindy’s original post where similar details are all linked along with some other great finds for you.) Here is how to Get the Look – My Red Themed Christmas Tree.
Favorite ornaments make the perfect theme.
This year I’m adding the plaid and Rae Dunn ornaments I got last year at the end of the season. I did see a lot of them at Homegoods tonight, so if you are a Rae Dunn fan…run!!!
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Start at the top then biggest to smallest.
I start with the topper first otherwise, you are bumping into everything trying to reach the top.
Next, I stick “picks” all over…these are the snow looking pieces that you see and the red berries.
Then add your balls working from the top to the bottom. I always start with the largest pieces first and work down to the smallest.
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Just keep filling.
Just keep on filling it up until you are happy with it. There are no rules!
I love Christmas so much and my opinion is all trees are beautiful. It’s wonderful to see the ones that are filled with special memories from years past. I have great memories of my kids helping when they were little and all the ornaments were around the bottom. I would sneak a few up higher after they had gone to bed.
Add at tree skirt or collar.
For the final touch, add a tree skirt or collar. This is my first year to use a tree collar and I really like it. Usually a blanket does the trick and I used a red one on the smaller tree here. Also, a first is putting 2 trees together for a new look. What do you think?
Cindy is a a mom of four grown children and one son-in-law. She blogs over at Cynthia Janine about casual outfits, home decor, travel and a recipe or two. You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook & Pinterest. Make sure and never miss a post…join here!
Be sure to check out Cindy’s blogs for more inspiration and some links to her beautiful decor! I think she’s really figured out how to create the perfect themed Christmas tree and I’ll be using some of her tips this year!