I am so excited for my new theme this year! Traditional RED & GREEN!
I am in LOVE with my tree and have been just sitting and staring at it for what seems like hours on end, haha! But, you know I don’t have that many hours to spare, so I am slightly exaggerating.
So, this year I decided to take pics of my progress along the way since I have alot of people ask me “How do you do it”?
Here we go….
I start with what I call will call the “trimmings”. I used Deco Mesh this year and am loving this product. It is so easy to use. You can’t really mess it up. First pic here is after the Deco Mesh was put on…
This next part I always get alot of comments about…the OVERLY large ornaments. This part is really important. I feel like these really set everything off. They are large, and they are very eye catching. Plus, they take up alot of space, therefore not needing as many filler ornaments. I think my favorites are the big Elves and old Santa dolls/figurines. I enjoy shopping for those in particular. It is hard to find BIG ornaments all at one place though. These come from all different places, here and there. I just collect them from year to year build on it. Sometimes you can find a matching sets, like there are four here that I got at Sam’s Club, that are super cute!
So now that we have all the LARGE ornaments in place. I want to fill some more big open spaces. I am OBSESSED with RIBBON! You have no idea how many different spools of ribbon I have going on there in this theme. What I did was basically take 5 different ribbon patterns and secured them with a bent branch. I then curled the bottoms up to create just a really full look. I added a sparkling ornament in the center. I did this in about four different areas of the tree.
At this point here, I have started adding in all the small/filler ornaments. Making sure to get some into the back areas where you can see through the tree. Can you spot Hello Kitty? It’s like Where is Waldo in my world, lol 🙂
To complete this look, I made a match wreath. This is just a plain white wreath that I added Deco Mesh and ribbon to. Please note that none of the items are glued to the wreath. This way, you can re-use the wreath to match a new theme 🙂
Complete fireplace look….
Add a little sparkle…
Stayed tuned! I have more to do… kitchen, stairs, two more trees…OH MY!