For the past few years, my go to Christmas tree has always been a real, live beautiful tree. But I won’t kid you, they’re not always the best… Last year the first tree we bought for the living room died within a few weeks, after I decorated it and only a week or so into December. I decided I didn’t want to stare at a dead Christmas tree all month, so we bought another one and I redecorated it the same way. And then, there’s obviously the clean up from the fresh trees. By the time they go out the door once Christmas is over, they’re pretty much fried and those needles go everywhere. I decided to go with a fake one this year to save on my sanity, and bought a gorgeous flocked Christmas tree!
I’ve had my eye on a flocked Christmas tree for the past several years, but couldn’t ever pull the trigger on buying one. But since I really needed a break from the real Christmas tree (mainly the thousands of needles that go everywhere… am I right, or am I right?), I decided it was the perfect time for a change, and bought a full, heavily flocked, gorgeous 9.5′ tall Christmas tree from my local Hobby Lobby. It was exactly what I was looking for, and I looked at a lot of trees, both online and in person. This one was the clear winner!
I was in love as soon as I put it up… but it took me a good week to decide how I wanted to decorate it. Something about green velvet and buffalo check just felt right to me, so I went to my local fabric store and bought three yards of each fabric. I cut it into 4 inch strips, and that became my garland. It was basically the best decision I made. (Remember I shared a sneak peek of the tree decor in this TGI-Friday post?)
I also really loved how the dark green pulled out the darker green elements of the flocked tree as well…
Gold and white ornaments, with plenty of frosted pine cones, completed the tree…
And as for wrapping the presents, I went a little bit darker than normal…
Black wrapping paper with cream and black striped ribbon is a stunning combination, as well as gold striped wrapping paper, and black with dark green velvet ribbon. Trust me, I know.
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- Wall Shelving
- Console Table
- Leather Chairs
- Coffee Table
- Glass Vases
- Wood Bowl- World Market, a few years ago
- Black Lanterns
- Metal Sculptures- Pier 1, on clearance
- Wicker Basket- TJMaxx, a few years ago
- White Storage Boxes
- Large Metal Baskets- Gordmans
- Black & Gray Plaid Throw
- Antler Pillow
- Faux Sheepskin
- Swing Arm Lamp- DIY
- Wood Mirror- DIY
- Black & White Buffalo Check Ottoman
- Faux Fur Stockings- Joann, a few years ago
- Flocked Christmas Tree- Hobby Lobby
- Buffalo Check Garland- DIY, made from similar fabric
- Green Velvet Garland- DIY, made from similar fabric
- Christmas Ornaments- Gordmans, Hobby Lobby
- Black Wrapping Paper- Hobby Lobby
- Black & White Ribbon
- Gold Stripe Wrapping Paper- Home Goods
- Large Woven Basket
- Green Lambswool Pillow
- Cream Lambswool Pillow
- Cream Blanket- My Great-Grandma’s
Much more to come with my home tour next week!