This year, My Wee Abode has decked the halls with some sparkly and pale green decor! Today, let’s take a look at the loft’s frosty minty Christmas trees tour!
I’m so excited and blessed today to be part of my first Christmas tree tour! The Festive & Fun Christmas Tree Blog Hop is hosted by Stacy from Bricks ‘N Blooms! Stacy is an avid gardener with a lovely farmhouse style! Thanks for hosting, Stacy!
I’m so happy to see the MWA ‘crew’ here today, and if you are hopping on over from The Flowering Farmhouse, welcome! Jennifer is a new blogging friend, and I’ve quickly “fallen” for her blog and home!
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Now, let’s look at some Christmas trees!
FROSTY MINTY CHRISTMAS TREES TOUR
Last year, I was still acclimating to blogging for the holidays and I didn’t even share my Christmas decor. Womp, womp.
Nice thing about that is, I can do the SAME thing I did LAST year, and no one knows, except me. And that’s okay, because I REALLY liked my tree last year.
So the “main-event” Christmas tree is in my 10×10 living area… yep, you read that right… I have about 100 sf of living space to work, relax, and work some more in!
If you followed along with the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tour this past week, you already got a sneak peek at some of the trees at My Wee Abode, plus a little story about a dream come true.
Today, we’re going to focus on the Christmas trees.
You know, make ’em the STAR of the show!
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Frosty Minty Christmas Trees in the Living Room… Office… Library...
Yes, the living area wears many hats here in my So Cal loft apartment (that’s a fancy way to say my apartment is built on top of a garage… gotta keep it real, people).
And this $100 flocked Christmas tree I purchased at Walmart last year has served me pretty well. And it was just the right size for a tiny home… I try to stay away from Christmas trees that are larger than 36″ diameter.
This prelit flocked tree is our of stock at Walmart, but next year I plan on getting a King Flock Slim Tree from King of Christmas (this is sold out right now, but you can add an email address to be notified when it’s back in stock).
I love how the mint green, white, and silver ornaments compliment the flocked boughs of the Christmas tree. The green branches peeking out from the ‘snow’ really compliments the pale green ornaments, don’t you think?
Adding Decorations to a Faux Flocked Christmas Tree
The first thing to do when decorating a faux Christmas tree, is to open it by layer, and fluff each layer before you add the next one. It’s easy peasy to use this technique.
Next, if your tree isn’t lit, add the lights by going up and down, and then around the tree. Again, this makes life so much easier!
Add Your Ribbon
After the lights, add your ribbon. There are different ways/styles to do this:
- Tuck it in at the top, and let it gently hang down the tree
- Tuck at the top, and then tuck into the tree as you go down. You can even cut ribbon into short pieces and tuck them in, making it appear that one piece is weaving in-and-out.
- Tuck a piece at the top and wind it around the tree, leaving spaced in between as you go down.
- Add ribbon bows to the tips of the branches (this would happen at the very end of decorating)
- What other ways can you think of to use ribbon on a Christmas tree?
I chose to do a mix of the second and third option. I also used three different white/silver/sparkly ribbons. Next year, I think I will try using a wider 2-inch ribbon. 😉
Large Ornaments Make Your Christmas Tree Look Like the Pros
Now you can add your large ornaments (and these are lovely, too!). Mine were purchased at Hobby Lobby… last year. Unfortunately, they didn’t carry any pale green or mint ornaments at my local store this year.
Using large ornaments on a tree really packs a style-punch, and makes your tree look like the pros!
However, I’ve found that Hobby Lobby is the best and most affordable place to purchase 4-6″ ornaments. They really do make a Christmas tree ‘pop’.
Now for the Mediums and Smalls
It’s time to add your medium and small ornaments.
Pro tip: Don’t forget to tuck ornaments inside your tree! This helps to create a fuller look.
Just a quick tip… Walmart is my fave spot for so many different ornament finishes. Just take a quick trip (go in when they open to miss the crowds), and you’ll be a happy-shopper.
These special ornaments were another Walmart find last year. They were in a different section than the regular ornaments, in a special box. Be sure to check-out ALL the Christmas decor so you don’t miss anything!
Oh… and one last things… I’ve added floral picks and berry picks to my tree, as well. Last year was the first year I did this (I was kinda scared to try it). The picks really add another texture to the tree, and more depth, too!
Bright Frosty Minty Christmas Tree
And, of course, it isn’t a Christmas tree unless is all lit-up!
The warm white lights add a cozy glow to my little living room.
And here’s come closeups of some of my fave ornaments, because they look so special with the lights.
Isn’t this translucent lantern pretty? Yep, a Walmart purchase TWO years ago, but they always seem to have unique ornaments that are affordable hanging on the ornament wall.
You can find inexpensive skate ornaments almost anywhere, but the cheapest place is Hobby Lobby or Walmart (for $6.50 for four)… here’s the exact same ones from Amazon. (Sometimes, Amazon ISN’T cheaper!)
Frosty and Minty Christmas Trees Tour – The Wee Trees
My Wee Abode has some smaller trees tucked throughout the living room and kitchen, too!
This green velvet tree adds a bit of cozy to the silver stags that sit on the end of my console. The DIY for these velvet trees is coming soon!
This $5 Target tree got a spray of faux snow and some sparkles. It was added to a crate with some pinecones and birch logs and sits on the entryway bench. This winter crate was part of the Pinterest Challenge this month, and was the first decor in My Wee Abode this winter.
On top of the kitchen counter, a bread board holds another Target tree…
…and another miniature velvet tree.
The open shelving in the kitchen is always a fun place to decorate, and offers additional storage for pretty kitchen items.
Bottle brush trees were added for the first time to the kitchen decor… Wait, I take that back. Last year’s Holiday Coffee Station had some tiny little cuties added to it, too!
These bottle brush trees, in silver and gray, are still available at Bed, Bath, and Beyond… for a steal!
I hope you enjoyed this very large frosty and minty Christmas trees tour. Well, it’s large for such a wee home, don’t ya think? 🙂
And then be sure to visit each of my friends below for some great Christmas tree inspiration, tips, and tricks!