How To Create A Magazine Worthy Christmas Tree
HOW TO CREATE A MAGAZINE WORTHY CHIRSTMAS TREE ON A DIY BUDGET USING CLASSIC CHRISTMAS COLORS & DIY ORANAMENTS
Is there anything better than getting cozy by the fireplace, sipping hot cocoa & letting your Christmas tree light up the room? Every year I spend all of November thinking of ways to change up my Christmas décor without breaking the bank. I like to change up the theme & colors but it can get pretty expensive if you are buying new décor every time & Christmas time is already expensive enough without adding extra décor costs. So I will show you how I create a magazine worthy Christmas tree reusing previous years décor, well placed ribbon, & DIY ornaments to help me stay in budget!
This year we decided to team up with 40 other incredibly talented bloggers to bring yall on a Christmas tree blog hop to make sure you have plenty of inspiration to get you started!
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I wanted to go with classic Christmas colors this year, normally I do bright reds & its more whimsical. This year I wanted deeper reds & slightly more natural décor. My hot cocoa bar was still fun & whimsical this year but I wanted the rest of the decor to be more muted with deep reds & natural-looking greenery.
The first step to creating a magazine-worthy tree is the lighting. Usually I like to go with the green rope lights so that they blend in with the tree. I start at the bottom & work my way up. Don’t be chintzy with the lights the more the merrier! Place them back to the middle of the branch, you don’t want them too close to the ends. After you wrap the entire tree take one strand & wrap it around the “trunk” of the tree going from top to bottom. This will really make your lighting look full.
TIP- When wrapping your tree with lights plug them in so you can ensure that they are all working & it will allow you to make sure there arent any gaps or dark areas.
I start from the top of the tree working my way down, tucking the ribbon in loosely & letting it fall naturally. In some areas I have it coming out to make nice full loops & in others, I let it spiral. Never pull the ribbon tight, you want it to look full & flowy.
TIP- Wired ribbon is 1000% times easier to munipulate I definitely recommend making sure your ribbon is wired!
For the ornaments, I started with a trip to the dollar store to get some clear bulbs to make some DIY hymnal ornaments! These were so easy & budget savvy to make, it is a great way to change up your bulb color & add a little different element to your theme. You can even make these with old ornaments you don’t want to use anymore!
TIP- You can cover old ornaments with hymnals, wrapping paper, scrapbooks paper to create a new look on a budget!
We reused our sparkly white & red ornaments from last year to fill in the tree. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is mine & Justin’s ornament exchange. We always buy each other an ornament that reminds us of a memory we shared that year. Now that we have Eli he will get one every year too & of course, the dogs have to have their own also. My plan is to buy another tree at the end of the season to have for those ornaments next year. Currently, they are on our main tree but I think it would be special if they had their own.
Our star is a new addition this year. When I put up our whimsical tree last year I just used a Santa hat as the topper, but this year I wanted something sparkly & this lighted star topper is perfection! The tree skirt is also new this year from Target, it’s nice & neutral so it can be used for other themes as well!
TIP- Use Santa hats, old top hats, or make large bows for alternatives to a star tree topper
Now its time to sit back & enjoy your tree. Just remeber it doesent have to be perfect, as long as you make memories your whole family can enjoy your tree is perfect! I always try & find a balance each year between making everything beautiful while remebering making memories has to be the priority.
I hope yall have a very Merry & blessed Christmas & dont forget to chck out all the other fantastic trees on this blog hop!
Let’s Meet The Hosts!
- Christmas Home Tour from Kippi at Home
- Christmas Tree With Traditional And Rustic Colors from Tribe of Burton
- Blue and White Chinoiserie Holiday Tree from Simple Nature Decor
- Colorful White Christmas Tree from Creative Ramblings
- A Farmhouse Style Christmas Tree from Simply Beautiful by Angela
- Christmas Trees 2019 from Virginia Sweet Pea
- Red Plaid Christmas Tree from 2 Bees in a Pod
- Christmas Tree Decor from Create and Babble
- DIY Luke 2 Christmas Tree from To Work with My Hands
- How To Decorate A Rustic Neutral Christmas Tree from One Thousand Oaks
- Simple and Elegant Country Class Christmas TreeRedneck Rhapsody
- Traditional Family Christmas Tree from Sustain My Craft Habit
- Christmas Tree Inspiration Ideas from My Life On Kaydeross Creek
- How To Put Ribbon On A Christmas Tree from Upright and Caffeinated
- Beautiful Minimal Christmas Tree Decor from Sonya Burgess
- Christmas Tree Ideas from Welcome to the Woods
- Tree Decor from Teadoddles
- Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Celebrate and Decorate
- Rustic Plaid Woodland Christmas Tree from Zucchini Sisters
- A Buffalo Check Flocked Christmas Tree from Weekend Craft
- Cozy Minimal Christmas Tree from Northern Feeling
- A Peppermint Striped Christmas Tree from County Road 407
- Elegant Flocked Christmas Tree With Blue and Silver from Our Crafty Mom
- Fabulous Tree in Blue, Rose Gold and Copper from Across the Boulevard
- Mini Beachmas Tree from My Pinterventures
- Plaid Decorated Christmas Tree from Intelligent Domestications
- Red Truck Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree from Modern on Monticello
- Christmas Tree Decorating Tips from First Day of Home
- Tree Decorating Tips from From House to Home
- Christmas Tree Home Tour from Just That Perfect Piece
- Tree Decorating Ideas from Red Cottage Chronicles
- Farmhouse Inspired Christmas Tree from Daily DIY Life
- Decorated Flocked Christmas Tree With Homemade Ornaments from Thrifted Nest