One of the best things about the holiday season is being able to decorate the Christmas tree. Every year we look forward to going out to a local tree farm with the family to pick out that one perfect tree! You should see the drive home, it’s definitely a scene out of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation!
Through the years we’ve picked up a few tips & tricks for making my tree the talk of the town. Today we're going to let you in on our secrets to trimming that tree that will leave everyone Christmas green with envy.
Pick a Theme:
Choose your colors wisely! Do you want an all-white Christmas, keep it classy and gold, or go classic with red and green?
This year is all about Scandi style. This minimalist design style is a hot trend this year and so gorgeous! Be sure to hit up IKEA this year to get the best items to match the trend.
Leave no stone unturned! The worst part would be to only decorate the front of your tree, leaving the back bare, boring, and lacking cheer.
Ribbons & Garland:
These two add a great touch to your tree and elevates it! It’s a chic way to add some elegance to your tree. Garland is no longer just for your mantle and ribbon is no longer just for presents. Below are some examples you can use on your tree:
Check out this DIY Wool Felt Christmas Tree Garland: https://www.onsuttonplace.com/diy-wool-felt-christmas-tree-garland/
Tree picks are a fast and easy way to dress up your tree without the hassle of having to hang each ornament, one at a time. Picks are pre-decorated and just slide onto your tree’s branches, giving it much needed flare. Check out the below at Wayfair.
Add some felt, glass, metallic, pillow!
Instead of that old tree skirt that’s always getting dusty, try out this tree collar idea! antique candy tin. Check out this trendy tree collar and others at Target.
Real vs Artificial:
This is an age-old debate; do you get a real tree or a fake tree? The benefit to a real tree is that smell! You just can’t beat it. Of course, you can get balsam or evergreen candles, but my family just cannot do with the faux. Although, a faux tree looks uniform all around (no bald spots) and you don’t have to buy one every year.
I love adding a personal touch to my tree. One way I do that is through my ornaments. Growing up, my mother used to add photos and photo cards to the tree, so that the family was represented.
Add candy to your tree as a sweet treat for your family and guests! Not only does it add a pop of color, but it’s also a great snack to pick at during the season. But be mindful if you have pets in your home, as they tend to sniff these out and can get sick if they get to them.
We’d like to imagine this is Santa’s face when he sees our tree every year! LOL
From, The 76thandNewbury Marketing Team