Thursday, December 08, 2011

***Christmas Tree***

Hey!! I have finally finished my tree today, I have been slacking! I couldn't find the mesh anywhere until I went to Michael's yesterday and they had some. I have never seen it there, so I bought a bunch just to make sure I had enough. Join me and I will take you through the process of how I decorated the tree.


Here is the tree before I have done anything to it. Last year my parents gave us this tree that they had bought the year before.


I used one roll of gold and one roll of red.


I started at the top of the tree and scrunched the mesh going down the tree and just securing it on the tree branches.


The red is appearing orange-y in these pictures but it is more of a true red.


After adding the mesh I added all of the ornaments that I wanted to put on the tree. I would love to add some more ornaments to it to make it really full, but I'm happy with the way that it turned out. Maybe I will add more next year.



Instead of doing a ribbon bow for the top I did a mesh bow. I made it the same way you would make a regular bow. 


Next I added a bunch of red and gold picks in and around the mesh bow. Here is a picture of the tree all lit up.


Close up


Here is a close up of the topper. It is very whimsical and pretty!


A few years back I bought this tree skirt at Hobby Lobby. I love it! It has a muted green color in it so I added some of the same colored ornaments to the tree to tie them in together.


Here is a picture of the tree with the lights off. I have the tree on a timer, it comes on around 5 and stays on til 10. I love the warm glow it gives to the front room. 


Well, I hope you enjoyed our Christmas tree! I will be back in a few days with a post of our foyer. 

Have a great rest of the week!

~Allyson~


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19 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Beautiful, Allyson! You did a wonderful job with the ribbon! I have never been able to get the hang of that!!

Happy Holidays!!

XO,
Jane

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Allyson, LOVE IT!! What a pretty tree! I love how you did the mesh; and the topper is perfect! You are so talented!! I'm sure it looks wonderful at night! Great job!

Savvy Seasons said...

Allyson,
Great job with the mesh and the tree topper is adorable. I used red and gold mesh on my living room tree. Your tree skirt is pretty, too! Well done girl, I can't wait to see more. xo ~Liz

~ Tami said...

What a great job. Very pretty!
~Tami

Lori said...

Lovely tree. I have mine on a timer too. Had to move it up on hour early because of getting dark earlier. Great use of the mesh.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Your tree looks beautiful. That mesh is a hot item this season. I think gals are catching on, and learning more how to use it.

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

FABulous!
You are so great with that mesh tulle ribbon! I love it lit up.
So pretty.

Theresa said...

Beautiful tree Allyson! I hopefully will be posting pics soon, I am just trying to find the cord for my camera :(
I had the hardest time finding mesh this year too. Our michaels didn't have any, I actually found some at sams club.

Terri said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing, love the topper what a good idea for a whimsical topper. Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Very pretty! Love the topper!

Traci said...

Very pretty! We have our timers set the same! I couldn't get mesh this year because Hobby Lobby was out. I can't ever remember in August!

CAS said...

Beautiful tree, Allyson! I couldn't find more of the mesh around here either. I'm convinced all the stores were sending their supplies up to Seattle because Liz was buying them out up there.....lol!
CAS

L said...

Ally, your tree looks beautiful. I'm happy that you were able to find the mesh!

By the way, all of your tassels are so pretty. You have done a wonderful job on them.

Thanks for sharing your lovely holiday decorations!

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Hi, Trying to get back to swing of things, and wanted to say your posts have been gorgeous....of course.Thank you for being so sweet to me at this difficult time. my father loved how I decorated for the holidays so I will do my best and you all are so a motivation, love and hugs, Emelia.

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

I've never seen that mesh ribbon idea before, not sure we have it here. Love the topper!

Becca said...

Love your red and gold tree, Allyson! So festive and elegant!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Allyson!! Your tree is beautiful...Love the mesh..Now I must get my butt in gear and put up my tree...I'm such a slacker...I would love for you to share it at my "18 Days til Christmas" Linky party...

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Maria Elena said...

Allyson, I love your tree! Everything you do is always so pretty! Happy Holidays!

Resep Masakan | Resep Masakan Indonesia | Nusantara Cooking said...

Christmas tree decorations are very nice, this is perfect on the shelf next to the dining table, I suggest expand knick knacks to look beautiful.


hmm. i love it, it's wonderful, you are so creative in making a Christmas tree design, this is great.

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