As promised, another Christmas Decor Tutorial. Do you use large flowers as a foundation to your Christmas Tree decor?
I will admit it was very difficult to get the accurate purple color expressed in the photos. They do vary, but I did my best to tweak to the true effect. lol
I have done this for years and it is beautiful. This year, as we are switching to a lavender/eggplant color scheme, hubs found a mantel garland that he loved and thought it would be cheaper to buy than if I made one. (Silly guy, but it made him happy!). So as you can see in this picture, there was a deep eggplant ribbon in the mantel decor that we have not used in our ribbon on the Christmas tree:
|Ribbon Choices for Tree|
So, we were at Micheal's with our coupons and sales going on and I saw these gorgeous eggplant poinsettias (?) and knew they'd be perfect. Regularly $5.99, we got them for $3.00 each. You always want to work in 3's - and I decided to get 6 for the entire tree. (Our new tree is very slim - another hubby request - been putting that purchase off for at least 3 years. lol)
|New Floral for Tree|
|Current placement of 3 flowers - may change! lol|
As soon as I get the florals set in place, we go back and cut the stems (with wire cutters) to about 8 inches. Since we don't attach the florals with wire, the length of the stem gives just enough to settle in the tree limbs and sit firmly. Remains easy to remove and move around until they are just right once the ornaments go on.
Here is what it looks like at this stage at night.
|Taken with iPhone4 - sorry about the quality.|
Are you ready to change up your regular routine and try some gorgeous florals on your tree this year? If you normally do a red/green decor, can't you just picture large red poinsettias? Some of the choices go from little to no glitter to being super sparkly- so many choices at the various stores.
Have a glorious day!
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