The Making of a Whimsical Colorful Christmas Tree
As I think about how to write this blog post and share it with you, my mind just keeps recapping the order of steps that brought this idea to life. So, I’ll just present it that way…
5 Steps to Creating the Colorful Christmas Tree of Your Dreams
1 – Consider Your Colors
First things first, as I mentioned, the color palette largely defines the mood for me. And while I wanted to go for a #morecolorplease look again, I wanted it to be different and less traditional than this one.
That meant eliminating red all together! So, as we went through our beloved ornament collection, we sorted them by color – and pushed the red ones to the side. Did it pain me to set aside special ornaments like my London phone booth ornament and some traditional Santa ornaments? Sure, but they’ll be back in the rotation next year most likely.
2 – Pick Your Pine
In keeping with the theme of going nontraditional this year, for the first time ever, I decided to try a flocked Christmas tree! And not just any flocked Christmas tree. Treetopia generously gifted me this pre-lit 9′ Frosty Flocked Christmas tree. And she’s a beauty.
Actually, seeing this tree in all her glory led me to elevate the overall look. A tree as sophisticated as this one deserves equally sophisticated decorations – with a whimsical and colorful touch of course.
3 – Find Your Florals
Here is where the sophisticated elegant look was accomplished… Once again, I enlisted my friend and florist extraordinaire Phuong of Mibellarosa to assist with this part of the project. She ran with the designated color palette and searched high and low for the best florals.
Now, I should mention here that apparently there is a shortage of many things these days, including faux florals. But nevertheless, she persisted and created something stunning! We used florals similar to this, this, this, and this – along with some metallic poinsettias and such.
For more tips on incorporating florals into your Christmas tree, check out this 2018 rainbow Christmas tree blog post. I just love how luxe the flowers make the tree look.