If you haven’t seen my post about the Home Tweet Home Holiday Christmas Tree, what are you waiting for?! I really LOVE how it turned out and hope it inspired you a little as you start to think of decorating your own tree.
And if you haven’t seen all the Dream Trees yet, stop by The Glue String to see all 30 – they will blow you away! Everyone is so talented and came up with such great ideas. You can help spread some holiday cheer by sharing a photo of my dream tree or any trees that inspire you this year on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag your friend, use the hashtag #TagATree and encourage them to do the same – so fun!
Today I just wanted to throw out a few Tree Decorating Tips to help you get started:
1. Theme – this is the hardest part to decide, but once you narrow down a general theme in your mind, it’s easier to gather supplies and create a tree within those parameters.
2. Color – along with theme, decide this up front. Stick with about 3 colors (unless you go “multi colored” which is also super fun). I used deep turquoise, browns, and gold. Have a color scheme helped pull everything together and made for a cohesive tree.
3. Think Beyond Ornaments – what can you put on your tree that’s not traditional ornaments? I went with birdhouses, and they were only $1 each! I also hung balls that are used for filler in floral arrangements. I loved the texture they brought in. There are tons of fun ideas to use things other than traditional ornaments.
4. Scrapbooking Details – have you been down the scrapbooking aisle?! It is FILLED with cuteness – you can incorporate those things into your tree. I used glitter bows, but there is so much more.
5. Garland and Ribbon – garland and ribbon really fill lots of space for not a lot of effort. I think they make any tree look super polished and take things up a notch. Look for garland or ribbon that match your theme and colors. I used both garland and ribbon.
6. Think Beyond a Tree Skirt – – tree skirts can be way cute, but it’s worth giving thought to a non-skirt. For my tree, I used a crate and love the look it created with the tree.
7. Topper – the tree for sure needs something on the top. What you put up there is up to you – star, angel, giant bow – something that commands the top of the tree.
8. Have fun! I know, a little cheesy, but really, have fun! Enjoy the process, from planning to completion. It’ll all come together and you’ll love what you created!
After you’re done with your tree, Michaels has a variety of Make it Merry projects for you and your family to work on this season, so be sure to check those out. Also, all Michaels stores are hosting a Holiday Pinterest Party tomorrow, Saturday Nov. 15 from 1-4pm – come in and create a fun holiday project with the help of a Michaels associate!
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