I decorated my Christmas tree with gold, silver and white decorations. I used three different types of decorative fabrics, artificial flowers, decorative sticks and frosted the tree with a snow spray. After decorating my tree, I feel it has a sophisticated, elegant glam vibe and love how it looks.
I recommend using different textures and color tonalities to create a cohesive look when decorating your tree. Choosing the hight and shape of the tree is important, as well as understanding the different types. I like Douglas fir trees because they tend to be fuller and I don’t like when you can see the the trunk. I chose a 9 foot Douglas fir tree that I purchased at Home Depot.
I will show you how I decorated my Christmas tree, with only 5 steps.
STEP 1 | FROSTING THE TREE
Every year I like to do something different and this year I chose to spray the tree with snow spray to give it a frosty look. The snow spray was a little challenging to find, so if you plan to use it, make sure you get it on time or get it online. I ended up getting it at Walgreens and used 4 cans. Follow the instructions and make sure your room is well ventilated.
STEP 2 | PLACING THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Lighting is everything, especially on a Christmas tree. Because this tree is 9 feet tall I used 9 strings of lights, so depending on how tall your tree is, you need to calculate how many you’ll need.
I like to use a zig-zag technique when placing the lights, which means placing the lights from the inside of the tree to the outside, all the way around the tree. I love this technique because it gives the tree a 3D effect and looks amazing at night too.
STEP 3 | ADDING DECORATIVE FABRIC
I added this step last year and I am obsessed. Learning to work with decorative fabric is everything. It changes the entire look of the tree and to me decorative fabric is what makes the tree stand out. You can get decorative fabric at Michaels or any arts and crafts store. I ended up using 3 types of fabrics: a gold metallic solid fabric, and two mesh fabrics. I used one lighter and the others darker to add contrast and dimension. Start from the top with a slight angle. Leave around 8 inches of excess fabric on the top, and start placing the fabric with ornament wire. I like to place and poof the fabric. I alternated the type of fabric around the tree, meaning I first placed the solid fabric and then mesh and then solid again… Then I added a second layer of fabric on top of the solid fabric to add more contrast. I twisted this fabric, instead of poofing here to create more dimension.
STEP 4 | STICKS, ARTIFICIAL FLOWERS AND ORNAMENTS
I used a combination of gold, silver and white decorations. I like to have more of the same style of decorations from each category, not to have too many different types of styles, so the tree looks cohesive. Make sure you get different sizes of decorations as this helps to create more contrast which makes the Christmas tree really pop. I like to use large ornaments because it populates the tree faster.
Quick tip! You can use spray paint and glitter to update or change the color of your decorations.
I used a combination of different types of decorative sticks to add more texture and dimension. Place them throughout the tree and save some for later to create the crown at the top of the tree (i’ll explain this step later).
I like to use artificial flowers as this adds a touch of elegance to the tree.
STEP 5 | THE CROWN
I place various types of sticks around the top of the tree to create a crown effect. And that’s it!!! Now you have an amazing Christmas tree that will have all your friends and family talking about your tree.
Decorating a Christmas tree is one of my favorite things to do during the holiday season and makes the house feel so festive. I extend the same color scheme and decorations to all my decorations throughout the house to keep a cohesive look.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found my tips helpful!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!