See how I used ribbon, faux florals, picks and branches to decorate an untraditional Christmas tree.
This post is sponsored by Joann but all thoughts, styling and crazy tree mohawk ideas are my own. Once Halloween passes, I get really excited about decorating for Christmas. I love all the twinkling lights, garland, wreaths and especially the tree. Today, I’m sharing some tips on how to decorate an untraditional Christmas tree. I’m in love with the “white wonderland” theme I went with in our family room using Joann products and I hope you love it too.
Every year, I seem to always gravitate towards using faux florals and branches into my tree. I will always love traditional ornaments but I also have fun thinking outside the box and creating something untraditional and a bit unexpected.
Here’s how to create your own version of an untraditional Christmas tree using extra lights, faux florals, ribbon, branches and picks.
Tip 1: Add some more twinkle with additional light strands
I saw these frosted globe light strands at Joann and thought they would be perfect to add to the tree. Although my tree already came pre-lit, I love how these bigger bulb lights add dimension and in my opinion, you can never have too many lights at Christmas time.
Isn’t it so pretty? I love the mix of lights. I also picked up this lovely tree basket collar. I love using something different from the traditional tree skirt and these have become pretty popular lately. I bought the tree collar at Joann and noticed that it is not sold online. I actually loved it so much, I bought one for my sister’s tree.
Tip 2: Cut your ribbon into strips
I fell in love with this furry shimmery ribbon and picked up 4 rolls to use to decorate the tree, mantle and our front door. I cut the ribbon usually into strips anywhere from 1 to 3 feet. This makes it much easier to work the ribbon into the tree.
I start in the middle of the tree and work diagonally by tucking in the ends into the tree. If your tree has wider gaps, you can tuck it hidden in between the branches or light strands. Since my tree is pretty fluffy and full, I just tuck the ends in and they stay put for the most part.
Keep adding more strips of ribbon and work diagonally. You can also criss cross the ribbon. There’s really no rhyme or reason. Keep adding until you’re happy with it. Remember, you’re going to fill it up with a bunch of other elements.
Tip 3: Add faux florals, picks and branches
Joann carries a large selection of faux florals and the holiday ones are especially beautiful. I bought some white poinsettia stems and fun furry pom poms. Take the heads off the stems or cut them shorter.
Start adding them into the tree and fill in any gaps in your tree. I love how fun these poms poms are and they add a bit of whimsy to the tree.
I cut the branches so I can stick them all throughout the tree. They add a ton of visual interest and really add drama to the tree.
Tip 4: Use sparkly branches to create a tree topper
Instead of a traditional star or tree topper, I like to add sparkly branches to the top aka a crazy mohawk.
My tree has a crazy head of hair and I love it! The mix of white, silver and gold create the most gorgeous combination and you can create an endless variation of looks with these tips.
Here she is all lit up and looking fancy. Now, she’s just showin off. I also added some faux white poinsettias next to the tree.
I added silver ornaments on the top and hung some stockings off command hooks. Joann carries an assortment of taper candles and I chose the green ones to coordinate with all the greenery. I used that same ribbon and some more greenery to adorn the round mirror.
Two neutral Christmas tree pillows sit on our accent chairs. This is my favorite Christmas mantle yet! I love the recent peel and stick wallpaper on this wall. It really adds a ton of warmth to the space. You can find this wallpaper along with a bunch of other patterns and designs online at Joann.
I love how everything came together for our family room. What is your favorite element? I hope this gives you more confidence with decorating your tree. The ideas are endless and I’m so happy that Joann carries all the products you need to create the most beautiful tree and decorations for your home.
Thanks for reading and happy decorating!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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