One of the dates in 12 Dates of December the Boy and I came up with is putting up a real Christmas tree and decorate it together. We’ve never had a proper Christmas tree before and we’re planning to do it thoroughly! So I’ve spent some hours (ahum “some”) gathering Christmas decoration inspiration and making up my mind as to what style I’d like for the tree and the other decorations.
As we have a small living room we don’t have much space for a large tree or exuberant decorations. I don’t mind though, as a I really like the idea of having a cute small tree with only a few decorations. I’m not ruling out multiple small trees or even a bunch of branches put together in a nice big bottle vase.
I’m not a big fan of the traditional Christmas colours. I don’t feel much for decorating the house in silver (although one of my favourite colours), gold or red. Our living room is a dark shade of green and I’m thinking adding white, black, pastel pink and some dashes of copper should make it extra festive. Natural hues and geometric shapes should finish it off.
Packaging wise I’m thinking in the same lines as y decorations. I want natural hues, pine-tree branches and handwritten labels. Although using white wrapping paper and adding geometric shapes using my vast collection of masking tape also seems to be a very pretty option.
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I also want to add some handmade decorations. Making lightbulb domes has been on my list, ever since I saw one at Ollie & Wallie’s. I also really want to make something with the bottle brush trees I’ve bought last year. Either to make snow globes from mason jars or repainting the mini trees in happier colours as I’ve seen on A Beautiful Mess and Yvestown.
Do you put up a Christmas tree? What’s your style?