Of course, no tree is complete with ornaments alone, so I pulled in some decor I already had to get the tree ready for the main players. I started with the lights, of course, then a few lengths of burlap ribbon draped around the tree. I tucked the burlap ribbon towards the back of the branches to help fill in the empty spaces. I learned this trick from Sharrah Stevens at Live Your Style, to use larger bauble ornaments to fill the space INSIDE the tree. Faux trees especially can have large gaps around the “trunk” of the tree, and the burlap along with some silver baubles I’ve had for years, worked perfectly to help make it feel a little more full.
Once everything was zhuzhed up to my liking, I added my beautiful new ornaments, and finished with some small red berry picks I had leftover from last year’s decor. We sadly don’t have very high ceilings in our home, so a traditional tree topper isn’t an option for us. When I unpacked a large silk poinsettia clip, I knew it was the perfect way to finish off our rustic Christmas tree, like a cherry on top! One family heirloom we did keep this year, a beautiful red and burlap tree skirt handmade by my mother-in-law. Something old, something new, something handmade, and something glittery!
JoAnn’s other collections include Holiday Charm, Nautical Noel, Arctic Frost, Maker’s Holiday, and Hallmark ornaments. I mixed in a few ornaments from the other collections that matched my color scheme – you don’t have to stick to one collection! Mix and match and make it your own!
I hope these tips and links come in handy and are inspiring for you. Share your holiday decor theme and traditions below!