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How to Create a Snowy Glam Christmas Tree

Snowy glam Christmas tree.

I know what you’re thinking. How on earth can a “snowy” Christmas tree be created from a deep-green tree without using a single flock?

Turns out, it’s really easy. And today’s post spills all of the easy, snowy-glam secrets.

How to Create a Snowy Glam Christmas Tree

Hello Friends and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas sponsored by the lovely folks at Tree Classics. As always, all projects and opinions are 100% my own.

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If the idea of creating a snowy look without using flocking or other traditional snowy elements is a total mindboggle, I hear ya. In the beginning, it was for me, too.

Bring On the Inspiration

Actually, this whole snowy thing started with this year’s Christmas tablescape. I wanted a very neutral, but highly textural look in the dining room. So I gathered an assortment of tabletop Christmas trees as the centerpiece. Then, to soften the hard edges, I had this wild idea to make a tablecloth out of white faux fur. 

A white faux fur tablecloth adds interest, texture, and a snowy look to this tablescape | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

After all, if you think about it, if these trees were out in nature, they’d likely be sitting on a blanket of snow. So the idea of placing them on a tablecloth that resembles a blanket of snow isn’t too much of a stretch, is it?

Use light and space to support a snowy look in rooms | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

And then, when it came to the 7-foot Heritage Balsam Spruce, I couldn’t help but wonder if this tree could be decorated to look like it could fit on the snowy tablescape, too. I mean, why not?

Tree Assembly

So I got busy. First, to assemble and fluff the tree. Easy peasy. The pieces just snap together and the lights plug into each other. Here’s the bottom section. I was totally surprised at the weight and porportion of segments. #ubersturdy

Bottom section of a 7-foot spruce | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

When the second section was attached, even my son mentioned how sturdy the tree looks. And trust me, he doesn’t notice anything. LOL… 

Middle section on top of the bottom section of a 7-foot spruce | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

The last two steps include attaching the top section of tree and pulling the branches into place (this is the fluff part) to bring out the true Spruce shape. Remember the tree arrives smushed in a box.

40-year-old vintage ornaments mix with new ornaments to create a unique look | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

Bring On the Bling

Then I laid everything out on the floor and began to mix-and-match. Yes, in the beginning, it was all trial-and-error. I had to keep moving the puzzle pieces around until I figured out how to marry up the right combination of colors and textures.

Ornaments of all sizes and shapes are mixed to create a snowy glam look | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

The tree trimming started early one morning and by high noon, this is how things were taking shape. Granted, I had a gazillion ornaments on and off the tree already, but searching for the perfect combo takes time. At least it surely does for me.

The Christmas tree is decorated to blend with the tablescape | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

At one point, I thought I was done. This is because the sun pouring in the window of the South-facing dining room helped create a super-snowy look. And yes, you’d think the sun blowing out the window frame would do just the opposite, but the natural light provides an amazing “snowy” addition. At this point, it looked like my snowy, ice castley tree was really beginning to take shape.

Until ……….. 🙁

Sunshine through the large bay window adds to the snowy glam effect | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

By late afternoon, the sun had moved to the West part of the house and the look of the tree and the room totally changed. In fact, it seemed as though my glistening, ice castley tree had all but melted away.

Fun photo taken to simulate a melting Christmas tree | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

OK….. LOL. It didn’t really melt away. We (me and my camera lens) are just messing with ya.

But seriously, the tree still looks fabulous regardless of the lighting or how many ornaments are added. Check out the photo below taken just after the sun had totally moved to the West side of the house. At this point, the tree is wrapped in a mere 20 yards of ribbon and holds only about two-thirds of the ornaments.

To Trim or Not to Trim

And I gotta tell ya, with the beautiful, rich green color of the tree showing through, I was tempted to not add any more decorations.

At certain times of the day, the tree looks more glam and less snowy | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

But because of the tablescape and the fact that I really had my heart set on having a tree that looked more ice castley, I decided to keep on trimming.

As the Southern sun moves to the West, the tree looks more glam and less snowy | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

And so, back to more trial-and-error and at least 20 more yards of billowing ribbon.

Yes! It's actually snowing outside. It was 80 degrees here two days ago | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

The Right Color Combo

Turns out that an array of golds, coppers, and creamy whites blend beautifully with the trees on the tablescape. But interestingly, silvers did not. Yes, I was shocked that traditional silver colors didn’t blend well for a snowy-glam look, but the colors I had are just too harsh. 

However, a champagne-colored silver (the two finials in the photo below) worked very well. So a few ornaments in the champagne family were great additions.

Long finials create the look of icicles | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

To this combination, more gold finials in various shapes were added. They actually took on the colors of the tree and looked sort of like over-sized gold and champagne-colored icicles. And although these ornaments are new to my collection (Source: Tree Classics), they fit right in with the other vintage glam ornaments.

Finials are a great way to add glam to a tree | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

In contrast, a soft, silvery wrapping paper with sparkling gold ribbon was perfect for gifts. And this combo helped tie the neutral theme with heavy texture back to the tablescape. Yea, silver. Go figure.

And I love the way the transparent gold ribbon on the tree and on the gifts bounces the light. It looks just like snow! Well, my hopelessly Southern-glam version of snow, that is. 🙂

Gift wrap choices can support a theme | These packages provided a bit of glisten without being distracting to the focal points in the room | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

A star on top ……

"We have seen His star in the East" | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

…..and a gold skirt (both sourced from Tree Classics) bring this trimming session to a glorious end.

A pretty tree skirt finishes the tree ensemble like lipstick does to a face with makeup | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

Now, time to enjoy. 🙂

Dreamy white Christmas without a flocked tree | Let me show you how | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

Dreamy white Christmas tree using a combination of ribbon and ornaments | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

~~~ Merry Christmas ~~~

A snowy glam look is easy with a combination ribbon and ornaments | Get tips and tricks on the blog | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

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If you're dreaming of a snowy glam Christmas, you've come to the right place. This deep green tree is converted to dreamy white with ribbon and ornaments | All the details are on the blog | #spon #treeclassics | #snowyglamchristmastree #flockedchristmastree #christmastree | www.thechelseaproject.com

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20 Comments

  • Reply Sue Purdy December 10, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Susie, your tree looks so gorgeous and glamorous in your beautiful new dining room. It all works together so beautifully. Love it all!!! Merry Christmas.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 10, 2017 at 11:42 am

      Hi Sue and thanks so much! Appreciate your kind words and encouragement so much! Merry Christmas to you and yours! XOXO

  • Reply Linda December 10, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Absolutely LOVE your tree and how you have done it – my style exactly!! I don’t know trees – so which tree did you pick? Spruce, Fir, etc? Sure would like to know which one to buy and I like yours for sure. It’s not a pine, but do you mind sharing what it is?

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

      Thanks Linda. Your comment is so kind! It’s a 7-foot Heritage Balsam Spruce (name located directly above header named Tree Assembly–if you need to find it later). Merry Christmas!

  • Reply Susanne December 10, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    Gasp!!!!! My land that is gorgeous!! I am just all heart eyes over here and thinking that I need to add more ribbon to my tree now, lol!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 11, 2017 at 8:18 am

      Hi Susanne and thanks a million! what would I do without you? XOXO Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Nancy December 10, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Your tree looks beautiful. I love how you walked through the process. Rome wasn’t built in a day and sometimes trees aren’t either. Looks perfect!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 11, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Hi Nancy and thanks so much! I tried to point out that decorating a tree can take time and things may have to be moved around. Hope it was a good tip since decorating a tree usually takes more time than you think it will. Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate so much! XO

  • Reply Cindy December 11, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Wow Susie, it totally looks snowy! I’d love to know your ribbon tricks to getting the loopy look

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 6:07 am

      Hi Cindy and thanks a million. I’ll take a few snaps of how I did it and get the info up ASAP.

  • Reply Marie December 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, Susie it’s all so beautiful! I looked long and hard at each photo to see how you wrapped the ribbon just so perfect. Ribbon to me is like stringing lights on a non-prelit tree. Maybe you could do a post on how you did the ribbon. *wink* *wink*

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 6:08 am

      Hi Marie and thanks. Sure! I’ll take a few snaps of the ribbon and get the easy info up.

  • Reply shirley@housepitalitydesigns December 12, 2017 at 7:44 am

    The tree is exquisite! You certainly achieved that snowy castle look that you set out to do! Yes, the Tree Classics trees are so easy to put together! The room, the tree, the table….all set for a beautiful holiday winter wonderland that you have so beautifully created for your family! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Reply Toni | Small Home Soul December 12, 2017 at 9:27 am

    Oh my, this tree is so lovely! It goes perfectly with your beautiful table and will surely be the look that many target for their trees next year. What a site to behold, I bet your friends and family will be amazed seeing the beauty in person.

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

      Hey Toni and thanks so much! Wish you could come over and see! It would be wonderful to share the room with you over coffee and cake. Appreciate your visit and kind words. Merry Christmas!!!!

  • Reply Lory at Designthusiasm December 13, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Susie, It looks amazing!! I love a tree that’s really lushly decorated and it’s making me want to add more to my tree. The colors worked out just beautifully and I think you really got the look you were going for. Have a wonderful holiday!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 13, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Hi Lory and thanks a million. I was having such fun decorating the tree, I just kept adding all the things! LOL.. So nice to have you stop by and leave such a kind and encouraging comment. Happiest of Holidays to you and yours.

  • Reply Jen@Jenron Designs December 13, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Susie your tree is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect cherry on top of that beautiful ORC Room Design. Also what a fun way to celebrate, so many pretty trees! I love the 12 days of Christmas concept such a fun idea!!! Great job my friend!!!

    • Reply theChelseaProject December 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      Hi Jen and Merry Christmas! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. You just made my day. XOXO….

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