My Blue and White Christmas – The Tree

I am quite a traditional person at heart and have always had a green tree with red, gold and silver decorations. This was the way it was growing up and what I continued to do when I moved in with my Hubby and we started our own tree.

As we’ve renovated our home and my tastes have changed I didn’t want to use the reds and gold this year as it just clashes with the rest of our homes decor. I was to make the bold move to go blue! 😬

I started buying some blue decorations in the sales in January this year and stored them away with the rest of the decorations.

I was so excited to pull this look together I broke another tradition. I’ve always been a December 1 gal but I was so excited it went up on 19 November!

Now this is how I assemble my tree.

Step 1: assemble the stand (if using a basket for the tree instead of a tree skirt, put the stand in the basket now) and first layer of branches. Fluff out the branches.

Step 2: add the next layer and fluff out the branches.

Step 3: continue until all layers completed.

Step 4: plug the fairy lights in and check they are all working.

Step 5: put the fairy lights on the tree, starting from the top and working your way down so you don’t have the balance of the power cord hanging from the top of the tree. Tuck the lights in to the branches.

Step 6: place the tree into its position in the room.

Step 7: start adding your baubles and decorations to the tree. Small decorations at the top, large decorations at the bottom and any special decorations, pride of place in prominent positions on the tree.

Step 8: continue on and stand back periodically and fill in any gaps as you go.

Step 9: pour a glass of wine because by now your nerves are probably frazzled!!!

This is our tree completed!

In the day:

And at night:

Last year in the sales I bought these love heart photo frames from David Jones for the tree – 14 of them! I wanted to take headshots of all our family members and hang them on the tree. I love it!

I’ve made a few decorations to fit this new theme and will share them all with you next week!

So tell me, what colour theme do you like to go with? Do you let the kids help decorate the family tree?

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