We had our first snow this weekend, and my heart skipped a beat. While living in Florida, my only chance for catching snow would be when I visited over Christmas breaks. This year the snow fall was extra special and seemed even more beautiful! The best part was I could enjoy it all day, listen to Christmas music, and work on the tree topper and garland for the tree.
Every year I help with my family’s tree by putting up all of the ornaments we’ve gathered over the years. With it being my first year back I decided to add extra special touches of garland and sparkly picks (also known as sprays) for the tree. It’s amazing how those simple touches add a big impact, even before ornaments!
The picks are easy to work with since they are designed with a long end to be stuck in between branches (love this and this one). You can go as simple or dramatic with the look by adding more around the top or all over the tree. Putting the picks all-over the tree would be a perfect option if you have a lower ceiling than pictured above. Be sure to play with textures and shapes to add interest. The ones selected are primarily gold and silver, but contrast between the more traditional spiky picks and unique leaves prevents them from bunching together.
The main color for the tree and surrounding home decor is red with gold and silver accents. What I love most about this translucent garland is that the deep red changes colors when light hits it and the pretty strands are made up of different sized beads. Pay special attention when unraveling and stringing them because the beads tend to stick together, and these beads are too pretty to lose! Now I just need to add our ornaments, and maybe throw in a few new ones to spice things up. Also, be sure to keep a look out later this week on my secret way to hide gaps in the tree and make it appear brighter.
I’ve included a few inspirational items along with tree details, below. Keep following along to see the finished product by subscribing at the bottom of the page. What are your favorite ways to decorate your tree? Are you more classic or mod? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!