Wednesday, November 23, 2011:
I don't know if I should call it a bronze and green or chartreuse and copper Christmas tree.
I should have plenty of decorations to do a full tree and not spend any more than the $3 I already spent for the Dollar Tree icicles above. It really helps to have a fully-stocked basement!
As you can see I have a long way to go!
It should be fun to see a new trendy color combo take shape.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
And it was....
I brought up four or five big tubs of bronze/green/gold ornies from the basement and decorated the tree this afternoon.
I was pretty skeptical as there were big empty gaps between the branches and I could not "fluff" them out. DH was more confident as he says that every year I say that I will never be able to fill the gaps, but I always do.
The first thing I did was the tree top. I know it's usually the last thing one does, but this tree is over 9.5 feet tall (I don't know why I keep saying 7.5 ft) and even on a ladder it's hard for me to do the top. So I did the top while it was sitting in a bucket and then had DH put it on. I took two silver wreaths ---do any of you remember when I painted two of these twig wreaths that I had on my deck
silver for Halloween 2010?
I ended up with this:
I bought the little green sequined balls from the Coldwater Creek outlet about three years ago.
I think I have 24 of them. They are quite small, but also pretty unique and the color fit well with this tree.
All in all I am happy with how the tree turned out. Now I am going to watch a Lifetime Christmas movie.
My Weekend Goal was to Make a Bench Pillow - I am happy to report that I accomplished that goal!
2 years ago