This Flocked White and Copper Christmas Tree brings coziness into any space! Learn how to easily decorate a tree with these simple tips!
Hello friends! If you are visiting from Sincerely Sara D today, WELCOME! I’m so happy to have you here taking a peek at my White and Copper Christmas Tree!
Every year I challenge myself to come up with a different color scheme for our Tree and this year it’s a White and Copper Christmas Tree. If I’m being totally honest decorating Christmas trees doesn’t always come easy to me. I struggle to give it that full look without just making it look all messy. However, I was very intentional this year with what I put on the tree and really took my time and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been with how our tree has turned out! Today I’m partnering with some amazingly talented bloggers and King of Christmas for this post. Janet from Shabby Fu Fu is hosting this lovely blog hop, so make sure and visit her blog! And a huge thank you to King of Christmas for providing this Christmas Tree!
White and Copper Christmas Tree Decorating Tips
Our house is quite literally a construction zone right now so I don’t have a beautiful living room to put my tree in. I ended up putting it in my son’s room (he didn’t argue one bit). Since I knew it would go in his room I wanted to give this tree a little bit more of a masculine feel and was very inspired by copper. My son loves anything with an industrial style so this color scheme just seemed to bring that balance to his space and still have all the Christmas feels!
Since I struggle with Christmas trees I figured I wasn’t the only one and thought I’d share a few tips from my perspective.
Choose the Right Tree for You
The Christmas Tree matters if you are going for a certain look. You can’t just make a certain tree work with a certain style. King of Christmas has an amazing selection of affordable trees! I ended up going with the 7 Foot Prince Flock™. This is a gorgeous flocked tree that isn’t overly flocked. I’ve had a few trees that are so flocked you can’t even get the ornaments on there, but this one was perfect for me! In addition to Christmas Trees King of Christmas also offer’s beautiful wreath and garland options!
Start with the Garland
Starting with the garland allows me to be able to get everything even without worrying about any ornaments being in my way. For this tree I took some white fur ribbon I found at Hobby Lobby and cut it into 12-18″ pieces weaving it into the tree. I tried to make it look like the garland was continuous without actually wrapping the whole tree in the garland. Just work it in at an angle and make sure no two pieces sit directly on top of each other. I didn’t want the fur to be overwhelming, but provide a really soft snowy affect.
I also added a little copper bead garland, but it’s honestly not very noticeable. However without it, somehow it looked more empty.
Place Large Ornaments
Next I put all my larger ornaments on the tree to make sure they were spread out evenly. I always step back to the other side of the room and see if anything feels off balance. I tend to push this back into the tree a little bit to give it a little depth. Never hang ornaments on the tips of the trees, it just makes the tree feel bulky.
Fill in with Christmas Ball Ornaments
After all the larger ornaments were placed I filled in everything with my Christmas Ball Ornaments by color. I always try to stick with one color at a time because it lets you keep the balance. For example if you try to hang copper and white ornaments at the same time you could end up with all your copper ornaments on one side and it leaves you feeling lop sided. For this particular tree I started with a few white ball ornaments and then moved on to the copper. The copper was actually in a few different finishes so I treated each finish like it’s own color.
After the white and copper ornaments were up I decided to add a few black ones to “ground” the whole design. Sometimes you need an anchor color to just pull everything together. The black doesn’t stick out at all, but for some reason without it this tree was lacking some depth.
Add Decorative Ornaments
I usually stick to the basics when decorating Christmas trees and the only decorative ornaments I added were these little copper pine cones. They brought a little nature and interest to the tree.
Add Christmas Stems
To be honest I think some people actually like to put their stems in at the beginning, but I find it easier to put them in at the end. It allows me to fill any awkward gaps and add dimension where necessary. I almost didn’t use these frosted berries because it wasn’t with my whole theme of “white and copper”, but anything that’s organic gets to break that rule. You just have to try it, step back, and re-evaluate if necessary.
Wrapping Paper Matters
Pretty gifts under a tree always complete the look, so if you’re going for a more formal set up, then coordinate your wrapping paper. I try to stick with two different styles, and perhaps a few bags while alternating ribbon colors.
I’m no fancy bow maker so I literally just tied this ribbon around the boxes and tied a very basic bow!
At the end of the day choose what you like, think it through, and redo it if necessary. Things like this are always trial and error (at least for me). Last but not least, don’t be afraid to do something if it feels right!
Copper Christmas Tree
Next up on the tour is Town & Country Living, make sure and hop over there for more inspiration!
To see everyone in the tour check out all the Trees below! And if you’re in the market for a new tree check out King of Christmas!