Are you ready to break out the Christmas tree? I’ve got the step by step process on how to decorate a flocked Christmas tree. I hope this post gives you all of the tips you need for a beautiful tree!
I know, I know. Many of you are probably thinking, what are you doing? It’s too early! Well, part of me agrees with you and in my defense, I have never put up a tree this early in the past. If you had asked me last December if I would have a tree up and decorated by this time in 2020, I would have said you’re crazy. After everything that has happened this year a pretty twinkling tree just felt right!
Last year I had many readers request that I share how I decorate my trees from start to finish, so this year I have a quick video for you. It’s the step by step process that I use each year with lots of tips sprinkled throughout.
We don’t purchase all new ornaments each year to decorate our trees. As much as I love a good themed tree, it’s just not practical for our budget. And to be honest, I really enjoy unpacking our ornaments each year because many of them are sentimental to us. I started collecting mercury glass ornaments 15 years ago just after Josh and I got married and our collection has grown from there.
What I do like to do to change things up each year is to change which tree I use in what room and I like to use different ribbon and floral picks to fit the style or mood I’m going for that year.
Last year we used this flocked tree in our den. (You can see our Christmas home tour from 2019 here and here). This year I’m using it in our master bedroom. I love the soft snow look and I really wanted the chance to incorporate pale blues and sage greens and our bedroom was the perfect place for that color scheme. This blue and white check ribbon that I used is what gave me the inspiration for this tree.
Today, I’ve created a video so that you can watch the step by step process of how I decorate my Christmas trees. I’m not a professional, but I hope you find the tips helpful!
View the step by step VIDEO on Instagram here!
Cotton stuffing is something I add to our flocked trees each year. It creates a full looks. I focus mainly on the center of tree, filling holes and bringing it outward to rest on the branches, just as you would see real snow on a tree. Large ornaments, pinecone and berry picks help fill in holes and give the tree a lot of texture.
Jeweled floral picks and crystal drops from Hobby Lobby give this tree a little glam and create an icy look that works great with a flocked tree.
I hope you find this video and post helpful as you’re planning your Christmas decor this year. It’s such a fun and magical season. Here’s to a festive and welcoming home this holiday, friends!
Pinecone Stems – Cotton Mill Exchange, Canton, Ga.
Jeweled stems & crystal drops – Hobby Lobby
Sage Green Satin Ribbon – Joann Fabrics
Baskets – Vintage finds
Slipcovered Armchair – Ballard Designs (discontinued)
Green and White Floral Duvet – Ballard Designs
Blue and white check pillow – Homemade
Betsy Willard says
Thank you so much Marie. Your treeis gorgeous and the tutorial was very helpful! Betsy
Hello! Your pictures are amazing! Love your decorating skills! I could not find the tree you posted with the little Santa hat on top. You mentioned Wayfair. Is there a particular name of it? Thank you 🙏🏼