We’re sharing how to decorate a blush and champagne Christmas tree today!
Truth be told, decorating the Christmas tree is my least favorite part of decorating for the holidays.
In fact, I’d happily trade cleaning out and organizing the refrigerator for decorating the tree if it were an option.
In years past, my Mom or bestie S have come to the rescue and helped me decorate.
But this year, we all had conflicting schedules.
So rather than dread the task for yet another year, I decided this year was going to be the year I finally learned how to decorate a blush and champagne Christmas tree.
Now that it’s done, I honestly don’t know why I let myself be so intimidated by the process. It was way easier than I thought it would be!
Here’s a look at how to decorate a blush and champagne Christmas tree if you feel like a beginner too…
Step 1: Decide on a Color Palette
I’m the person who gets distracted the minute I see anything glittery or jeweled.
So, over the years I’ve learned to narrow my focus by starting out with a specific theme or color palette in mind.
Organizing your holiday decorating this way, will help you:
- stay on track and focused throughout the holiday season
- save time as you’re going through boxes and bins in your garage or attic
- keep your budget front and center while out shopping for additional supplies
Step 2: Set Your Tree Up, Hang the Christmas Lights, and Add A Tree Skirt or Collar
Once you have your color palette and theme in mind, take your tree out of the box or bag and set it up.
Once it’s been secured in the tree stand, hang the Christmas tree lights (if you don’t have a prelit tree), add a tree skirt or collar, and start fluffing the branches.
Fluffing the branches has been one of the hardest things to learn how to do because we have a flocked tree.
And the more you fluff, the more it sheds.
But unless you fluff the branches, it looks squished and there is nothing for your ornaments to hang on to.
So, keep that in mind if you’re new to flocked trees this year. They’re so pretty and so messy!
Step 3: Decorate From Top to Bottom
Decorating the tree from top to bottom has been recommended most to me over the years but it can be tough.
Especially, if you don’t know what topper you want to use.
We’re using a vintage deer on our blush and champagne Christmas tree this year just to keep it simple.
But you could also use a star, an angel, a big bow, or even lots of floral picks as well.
Step 4: Add Floral Picks
Speaking of floral picks, I could never figure out why our tree never looked as “full” as the trees I saw in magazines.
But after getting some advice from my Mom on how to decorate our blush and champagne Christmas tree, I realized we needed lots and lots of floral picks.
Floral picks help to fill in tree hole gaps and add layers of color, and texture to Christmas trees.
They’re usually budget-friendly too.
So, be sure to include a variety of lengths and shapes on your tree.
We used 5 different kinds of picks this year.
Step 5: Add Christmas Ball Ornaments
Once you’ve filled in the tree holes with floral picks, add Christmas ball ornaments.
Be sure to hang them all over the tree and in different places on the branch too.
I used to hang all our ornaments at the very tip of the branch.
But it adds so much more depth if you hang the ball ornaments at different places from the tip to the trunk.
Step 6: Add Unique Ornaments in Different Shapes
Once you’ve finished hanging the ball ornaments, hang ornaments that are unique, meaningful, and in a variety of different shapes.
These types of ornaments can be handmade, collected on travels, or treasure hunted.
I included everything from a rocking horse to an Eiffel Tower my Mom found at an estate sale on our blush and champagne Christmas tree.
Step 7: Add Ribbons and Bows
Finally, add ribbons and bows.
Just a heads up, if you’re weaving the ribbon into the tree branches you wouldn’t do it on the last step.
But if you’re looking for something to help add a pop of color to your tree, a simple bow tucked into a branch or tied at the tip of your tree is easy peasy.
The ribbon on our blush and champagne Christmas tree is actually called vanilla.
It’s the prettiest shade of blush though.
Step 8: Try a New Angle
One of my best beginner decorating tips is to sit on different ends of your couch, and in the chairs in your living room to look for decorating gaps in the tree.
After all, what we see standing up and sitting down is not the same viewpoint.
I can’t tell you how many times I thought I had finished decorating our blush and champagne Christmas tree only to realize I had left a random hole.
And I would never have seen that hole, had I not been drinking a peppermint mocha on the couch.
So, walk around the room, sit in your chairs, and make sure the tree is dressed at all angles.
Blush and Champagne Christmas Tree: Taking the Pressure Off
I know it can feel like everyone on Instagram and Pinterest has received some sort of “How to Decorate a Gorgeous Tree” memo.
I used to feel that way too.
It can be hard at times to not have “comparisonitis.”
Especially, this time of year.
The thing is your friends and family probably don’t care if you’ve decorated a blush and champagne Christmas tree or a Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
They just want to walk into a home that feels warm and inviting.
So, take the pressure off and let your Christmas tree reflect the season you’re in right now.
It doesn’t need to be perfect, simply one that is perfectly you.
Blush and Champagne Christmas Tree Resources…
- At Home – great for budget-friendly ornaments and decor because you can shop by collection.
- Amazon – great for ornaments, decor, ribbons, mini lights, battery-operated candles, stockings and brown kraft paper.
- Hobby Lobby – great for ornaments, holiday decor, ribbon, floral picks, wreaths, candles, and fabric.
- Joanns – great for ornaments, holiday decor, ribbon, floral picks, wreaths, garlands, and fabric.
- Michaels – great for ornaments, holiday decor, ribbon, floral picks, wreaths, candles, and fabric
- Target – great for ornaments, decor, tree skirts, stockings, and wrapping supplies.
- Estate Sales and Antique Events – great for unique vintage and antique events.
- King of Christmas – pre-lit trees
Need More Inspiration? Here’s a Look at Other Christmas Trees We’ve Decorated Over the Years…
Gray and Pink Ribbon Christmas Tree
British Themed Christmas Tree at Bliss Barracks
Traditional Equestrian and Plaid Christmas Tree at Bliss Barracks
Traditional Blue and White Christmas Tree at Bliss Barracks