Our Thanksgiving week has come to a close. We had such a delightful time celebrating with friends and family around our tables. You can see our Succulent and Pumpkin Thanksgiving Table Setting HERE. Today, I am sharing our new Flocked Green and White Pine Cone Themed Christmas Tree. Pine cones will be seen throughout all of our Christmas decor this year so I look forward to sharing more with you! Your inbox is going to be on fire over the next couple of weeks! Ho ho ho!
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After a major flooding debacle in our basement an hour after we finished up our Thanksgiving dinner, I am ready to put this week behind us and focus on the Christmas holidays and all of the festivities that come with it. I have never been able to feature a tree in our main living room because of our furniture arrangement. However, this year I was determined to make it happen. The family is really happy. We had to move a major piece of furniture out of the room but it was worth it.
Our daughter has asked for a flocked tree for years, so it was fun to surprise her with it! I am decorating everything with a pine cone theme (perfect for Colorado!), so I decided to compliment them with green and white with silver accents on this tree.
NOTE: Be ready for a BIG mess when assembling a flocked tree! Holy cow. Just being honest here. As I mentioned, this was my first one. Fluffing the tree well is very important. I went with a slim tree since this is a small area and I like to add girth to a tree with some of the accents I use.
First, I always start with placing in my largest balls and ornaments into the center of the tree to add depth. No need to hang them…just push them into the tree and the limbs will hold them in place.
I actually do not hang a single ball on my trees. They are all placed in by hand and layered with multiple sizes. This is a true timesaver and it adds so much dimension to a tree. Our cherished ornaments are the only ones I hang off of the branches as they are featured on the tips of the tree.
Once I placed in all of the ball ornaments and pine cones, I started adding in the accents that will add extra volume to the tree. I usually use a combination of at least two items. This year, I used three…the crystalized pine needles with pine cones, magnolia leaves, and the ribbons.
First, I placed in the crystallized pine needle picks and then added the magnolia leaves. The magnolia leaves provide such a perfect contrast to all of the white and silver!
Designer tip: Instead of buying individual magnolia picks, I bought whole faux plant bundles and cut off each stem that included three leaves each. It was a big money saver!
After this step, I finished each section with a combination of white and silver ribbon. I simply cut the ribbons the same length, tied them once into a knot and then placed them in the middle of each section.
Next, I hung the themed ornaments and some of our special family ornaments that I cherish.
Especially when I am decorating a slim tree, I typically like to add a pretty dramatic topper to help provide some nice dimension to the tree. I started with the flocked pine cone branch sprays to tie in the look with the rest of the tree.
Finally, after the sprays were placed, I used more of the crystallized pine sprays, magnolia leaves and pine cones that I used throughout the rest of the tree. Super easy!
To see other ways I have used pine cones in my Christmas decorating, check out these posts…
Hopefully, you enjoyed seeing our new Flocked Green and White Pine Cone Themed Christmas Tree for our living room. I will be sharing our tree for our dining room later this week so stay tuned for that. Have you wrapped up your Christmas decorating? I would love to hear what themes and/or color palette you are using this year! XO!
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