If you didn’t know it already, the holiday season is my most magical time of the year. I start thinking about my Christmas Tree designs as soon as I take them down from the previous year. Today, I am excited to share our new Green and Gold Flocked Christmas Tree with you!
I know you got a sneak peek of it in our Green and Gold Fresh Evergreen Home Tour that I shared earlier this week but I wanted to show you more details of it in a separate post. If you have seen our home tour yet, please stop by HERE.
First, let’s start by showing you my tree in this same room from last year. This Flocked Green and White Pine Cone Themed Christmas Tree was the first time I used a flocked tree and I loved it! So did our daughter, especially.
Our Green and Gold Flocked Christmas Tree
This year, I moved our tree into the opposite corner of our living room. Since it is so close to one of our sofas, I decided to add warmer tones to the tree by adding gold. Less white…more gold. Just adding one color can make a huge difference.
As you can see, I still used the same magnolia picks from last year’s tree but changed out the frosted pine picks with the gold bush picks. This went a long way in warming up the color palette of the tree.
The magnolia leaves provide such a lovely contrast to the white flocking.
DESIGNER TIP: To make the magnolia picks, I purchased faux magnolia bunches from Hobby Lobby ($17.99 less 50%) and cut each limb off with a wire cutter to create the individual picks. Here is the math on that…$9/bush yields 7 picks…so, basically, they were $1.30 each! HUGE savings compared to regular picks!
I did the same thing with the gold picks that I purchased from Michaels (sourced below). They turned out to be even more less expensive! The added bonus is that they are unique when it comes to adding filler to a Christmas tree.
A few other details of our Green and Gold Flocked Christmas Tree
For the topper, I always incorporate elements used in the body of the tree. Because of our smaller spaces, I always use slim trees and then add picks, etc. to add to the girth of the tree. Creating a dramatic topper also helps with that!
With regard to the body of the tree, I always build the tree from the inside out. First, I place in the largest ornaments into the center of the tree to provide depth and then build out from there.
You should notice that there are very few ornaments that I actually hang. Most of them are just set into the tree (this also helps tremendously with the takedown of the tree!). The only ornaments that I actually hang are my prized and sentimental ornaments that sit at the front of the tree.
Finally, I always coordinate the gift wrapping with color palette or theme of my trees (four to be exact!).
I am also enjoying transitioning some of my gift wrapping to simple boxes that can easily be adorned by just adding a nice ribbon and a festive accessory.
Here are a few shots of how I coordinated the rest of the room with the greens and golds that I used on our tree!
My idea with the coffee tables is that it would look like the tree spilled itself onto the coffee tables. AND, then…direct your eyes over the leaner mirror that sits to the right of our fire place.
Here are links to my favorite stores to shop for Christmas Decorations. Click on any link and it will take you straight there!
HOBBY LOBBY – MICHAELS – POTTERY BARN – CRATE & BARREL – WALMART – ANTHROPOLOGIE – TARGET
Also, check out these recent Christmas posts that might help inspire your Christmas decorating endeavors!
Silver and Gold Christmas Centerpiece with Evergreens
Ideas for Decorating with Christmas Cone Trees
A Christmas Cone Tree Centerpiece with Evergreens
How to Decorate for Christmas with Fresh Evergreens
Green and Gold Fresh Evergreen Christmas Home Tour
Hopefully, you enjoyed the details of our Green and Gold Flocked Christmas Tree! Sometimes, you only need to change up a few items from a previous design to change things up quite a bit. How are you coming along with your Christmas decorating?!
Rebecca Payne says
Holliday Johnson says
Thank you so much, Rebecca! I really appreciate your kind words! Have a perfect holiday season!
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
SO gorgeous Holly! You really know how to do Christmas! Pinned! Happy December to you my friend – hope you have a lovely season enjoying that beautiful tree!
Holliday Johnson says
Christmas is my jam, my friend! I look forward to it all year long! Merry Christmas to you and yours! XO
Julie Briones says
Wow! Your tree is LOVELY, my friend! The gold with the green against the snowy background of the boughs is perfect! Pinned!
Holliday Johnson says
Awww. Thanks so much, Julie! And, thanks for the pinning! XO