I was late this year in decorating the main tree – I mean, I almost didn’t decorate it at all. This year has been such an isolated and dismal year, I guess I just wasn’t feeling Christmas. But not seeing it up was affecting me more and “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear” according to Buddy (I love that movie). I quickly came up with a concept and ordered a white felt garland through Etsy to complete the look, unfortunately, I ordered late and with shipping delays, it didn’t arrive on time. It’s all good, I already have an idea for next year! So below is what I was able to do, with decorations I already had.
This is my Martha Stewart Christmas tree from two seasons ago. I used a pine cone design wide wire ribbon I had purchased at JoAnn Fabrics and wove it around the branches. The key is to let it flow and not pull on it – you want to allow the ribbon to have movement. I love how the eye follows the ribbon.
This gorgeous Bright Star Tree Topper is from Anthropologie, but it’s discontinued. If you like it, check back in case it returns next year. It wasn’t expensive compared to other star toppers. It is a shame my iPhone picture doesn’t do it justice.
So I pulled together all my other gold, silver and white ornaments that could work with the Snowy Evergreen theme. Some of my favorite ornaments are snowy feather owls from Pier One Imports from a few years back. Pine cones and glass ornaments add a magical touch.
I used a deep green faux fur blanket as a tree skirt. Even though I didn’t get to add the white garland, I’m very happy with the overall look. This tree has a calming effect on me and I think on our puppy too! We didn’t need a gate around the tree and she’s lost all interest in eating the tree lights or ornaments.
I hope you find inspiration to create your own beautiful Christmas tree. May the spirit of Christmas fill your home and be yours year-round.