The skirt is blue, and all of my ornaments are red and silver, and I didn't really have much of a budget to buy new decorations. Plus, I was feeling a bit grinchy at the beginning of the month and I wasn't really in the decorating groove.
So, I had to get creative. My original plan was to find blue tree lights, but I didn't find any (at the ONE store I went to--obviously it wasn't that important to me). I couldn't find any ornaments that were the right color of blue. What I did manage to find was plenty of wire edged ribbon--75 yards, to be exact. I got a HUGE roll of ribbon from Costco and a smaller roll from Walmart. I then proceeded to tie bows. Lots and lots of bows.
|Sparkly ribbon from Costco|
|Ribbon from Walmart. It's hard to tell here, but this|
ribbon is a pale blue.
I think I tied somewhere between 60 and 70 bows. It took me several hours. However, I had a stroke of genius and put twisty ties and string on the back for to attach them to the tree. That way I can re-use them next year. Also, the sparkly ribbon shed probably half of its sparkles all over me as I tied it into bows. It got so bad that I started looking around for Robin Sparkles (since I became Jessica Glitter--HIMYM, anyone?).
SOOOOO...with my overabundance of bows combined with my silver ornaments and tinsel, I had more than enough embellishment for my tree.
|Finished tree in the light--note the tree skirt that|
inspired the entire project.
I am extremely proud of how it turned out. I love that if we leave our blinds open the tiniest bit you can see our tree sparkling through our big front window. I feel festive and jolly...no more grinchy for me!