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!