Our Whimsical Christmas Tree

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My goal when decorating our Christmas tree was to continue the whimsical decor on the mantle on the tree.

 

And I wanted it to be fun and touchable for my grandgirls and nieces and nephews.
How do you like my tree skirt?  It’s called the “I bought fabric to make a tree skirt and ran out of time to make it, so I wrapped fabric around the base of the tree skirt”.
With my limited photography skills, it was impossible to get a picture of the topper that doesn’t just look like a bunch of jumbled up mess.  But I’ll show it to you anyway.  You’ll have to take my word that it looks much better in person!
I used five layers of sparkly sticks in the topper.  With the designer’s Christmas decorating tips in mind, I moved each layer down slightly until the topper took up roughly 1/5th of the total height of the tree.  I started with spiky, wavy sticks on the top, then sticks with sparkly balls, next are sticks with little sparkly packages, then sparkly sticks with circles and lastly, cascading red sparkly thingys.

 

You can see that I used red and green deco mesh on the tree.  I tried wrapping it around the tree…didn’t like it.  Then I tried running long strands of mesh from the top to the bottom…didn’t like that either.  What I finally did is to cut several pieces of mesh, roughly 18″ – 24″ long (I didn’t measure), then loosely folded each cut piece in half, bunched the ends together and tied them with floral wire and then I just randomly stuffed them into the tree.
I’ll end by taking you on a little tour around the tree.  It’s always so difficult to really see what a tree is decorated with unless you come in close!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now all we need is for Santa to fill under the tree with presents!

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24 Comments

  1. What a fun, magical tree. I love the hen ornament I saw in there, too! xo

  2. Suzy, I…LOVE…THIS…TREE!! Your grandkids will love this!! It’s so whimsical and fun!! You did a wonderful job! If course, you always do! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Oh your grandkids are going to flip over that fun tree. I think you did a great job photographing it.. Trees are hard to take pics of….I know it is gorgeous is person!

  4. LUISA MAY says:

    That reminded me of alice in wonderland christmas tree from last year’s xmas tree showcase in Riverside Ca….It is indeed whimsical…I LOVE IT!!!
    HAPPY HOLIDAYs!!!!

  5. All That Glitters says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m just in love with everything! I think whimsical is just so much fun!

  6. Angela Gordon says:

    Love it! It’s simply beautiful Suzy!

  7. It sure looks very whimsical and fun! Actually I love the way you wrapped the fabric around the tree.

    Jeannette

  8. Phyllis@Around the House says:

    The tree is stunning…soooo beautiful…I am a new follower…I don’t want to miss a thing…

  9. FLOWERSHOPGURL says:

    Your tree is sooo gorgeous, it should be in a Christmas magazine. Thank you for sharing!
    Hugz,
    Kim

  10. Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life says:

    Your tree is simple spectacular. Love the hints on how to do the topper.

  11. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says:

    I think you accomplished your goal, Suzy! What a fun tree! I’m sure you get lots of “oohs” and “aahs”.

  12. Very cute – I especially like the top!

  13. Colleen @ MuralMaker&More says:

    This is fabulous, Suzy. You captured it perfectly! Love the tree topper! And it’s true, it’s so difficult to photograph trees, or any other florals, for that matter.

    Love the theme!

  14. OMG, Suzy, I think this is my favorite tree that I have seen!!!!!!!!!!!! It is fabulous!!!!!!!! I love the topper, it is great! ALL of the ornaments are terrific. GREAT job, the kids will LOVE it! XO, Pinky

  15. jmutchler says:

    I love it. How did you add the bows?

  16. LOVE your tree-so cute!! I’m your newest follower-stop over for a visit!!

  17. Bella Vista says:

    I love your gorgeous Christmas tree….it makes me smile!

    Barb ♥

  18. Awww it is darling and I love the wimpsy of your deorations!

    Veronica
    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

  19. YOU are GOOD! Can you come do my trees? :0 Thanks so much for linking this amazing room up to Motivated Monday. I hope a lot of people stop by and visit this. It is incredibly fun.
    Pam