Well enough of my bluster, I am done and am happy to show you how to upcycle your Christmas tree on the cheap!
And now for the back story. Last year I had decorated the tree with everything but the kitchen sink. It was nice and very sentimental but I realized many of those ornaments were in tatters. It was time for a change.
Time to become selective!
Time to turn over a new leaf… er, a new color!
And so I opted to remove as much red as possible, and do the Christmas tree in white, metallics and green. Because I am not someone who follows trends! Who’s with me on this one?I also needed to do it on the cheap because who has money to throw away every year on new ornaments? And who decided that we needed to have a new look each year anyway?
I had seen an idea over at my friend Leanna’s blog, Of Faeries and Fauna Craft Co. where she had made a garland out of salt dough. Her ornaments came out beautiful. Sheer perfection I tell you! I was so enthused I decided to make my own…
The next task was the globes. I had these for years in shiny blue and pink colors. Did I mention that I would put everything but the kitchen sink on my tree? To rectify that situation, last year I had decoupaged them with paper in red and beige. Here is a picture of last year’s tree. I was very happy with the way the globes had turned out but this year I was going for a more toned down look. Less red.
I used thin and thick gold ribbons to go around the tree.
I am learning to downsize and work with less color. I don’t know if this is the right direction. Perhaps if the lighting was all white it would have looked better. Either way I had a budget to work with and those lights are in next year’s budget.
So what do you say? Did I pull it off, or was this metallic and white idea an epic fail? Don’t be shy. And tell me what you decided upon for your Christmas tree. I need fresh ideas for next year.Merry Christmas everyone!
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