Hey, y’all and happy Monday! As we know, Monday is not the most exhilarating day of the week, but this day marks a great event in my holiday season: my Christmas tree is finished! It’s got cute decorations, nicely wrapped presents, and sweet treats all around (and they’re wrapped, of course, to keep out the creepy crawlies). It’s my first Christmas tree where I had complete decorative control and I am living for it! As such, here is my extra special Christmas tree reveal!
I got my tree in January when Walmart was doing their best to purge every ounce of Christmas from the shelves so that they could have room for all of the Valentine’s Day deals! I think I paid $5 to $10 for it, which was a steal! It’s 4 ft tall and pre-lit, which is perfect for me because I’m not very tall myself and have short arms, so doing hardcore solo-decoration on big trees is really difficult. It’s definitely not as fluffy once you take it out of the box, but with all of the decorations and lights, I barely even notice the bald patches!
Even though I said that I had complete decorative control, I do still live with a roommate who is not as enthusiastic about the holiday season as I am! Also, my living room has a pretty dark color palette (there’s a lot of matte black and dark natural tones) and I still wanted something that would fit in. That’s why I was so suprised to find ornaments that had a very Slytherin vibe to them (you may have read about them in my Holiday Decor Haul). They’re all black, white, silver, and bronze which is a Christmas color palette that I am obsessed with, but did not realize that I needed. My tree was still looking a little sparse though, so I jazzed it up with silver and bronze bell ornaments and some candy canes.
I originally bought some silver beaded garland from Target and assumed one package would be enough because my tree is pretty tiny. Unfortunately, it was still to short! And my local Target didn’t have any more in silver. Instead of running around to every store in search of the same garland, I decided to go the DIY route and use twine to add a second layer. It gives off some nice rustic vibes, that suprisingly does not clash with the dark aesthetic!
The Tree Topper
In the beginning, I had no plans for using a tree topper. My tree is shorter than I am and most tree toppers seem to be made for massive trees. They also tend to have a lot of glitter and there’s already way to much glitter in my decor already. In the end, I decided to skip all of the premade toppers and just tie this leftover burlap bow from my DIY Rustic Bell Garland to the top of my tree. My carpet will thank me later for saving it from more demon sprinkles!
Is glitter a nice touch of razzle dazzle or your biggest nemesis?
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Until next time, have an awesome rest of your day and an amazing rest of your week!