Monday, November 18, 2019

Red & Green Christmas

 Hi All & Happy Holidays! 
I decided to decorate my house early this year as there are just a few weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas. We had a snow day last week (so exciting!!) which means I didn't have to work (#teacherlife) so I spent the day decking the halls. 
Step 1 of Christmas this year was convincing my husband that a fake flocked tree was the way to go. My Mom convinced my Dad to let her order one so it gave me some good ammo to get Kyle to agree.
After some puppy dog eyes and pouting Kyle agreed that I could get a fake tree- much to his dismay. He insisted we go to every store that carries fake trees to find the best one. We searched high and low and compared all options and I found the PERFECT flocked tree for under $200!! It comes pre-lit and was so easy to assemble. What I also love about this flocked tree is that the flocking doesn't shed too much. I think the most important part of making a fake tree look good is the fluffing of the branches. We spent quite a while shaping the branches and bending them to give it a full look. 
I decided to go with a traditional red and green "theme" for my decor this year. I love how it turned out and think it looks great against the white flocking. All of my ornaments were super affordable and are shatterproof! A definite must with pets or kiddos or clumsy people like me. The ornament set I purchased came with 50 standard ornaments. It made it so much easier to decorate the tree as I first placed those 50 ornaments then 10 larger ones and finally some mini ornaments. We did add a few of our special ornaments to the tree once the main ones were placed. I also added some picks to the tree of cranberries and pinecones- it added another fun colorful element in. 
 The fireplace is always one of my favorite places to decorate. I added new red bows this year as well as the red lanterns. It brings such a fun pop of color to the otherwise muted living room. I also added some red picks into my garland this year.

Let me know if you have any questions! Everything is linked in the above shopping widget. 
Happy Holidays

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