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.
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.
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?
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?
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
When the second section was attached, even my son mentioned how sturdy the tree looks. And trust me, he doesn’t notice anything. LOL…
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.
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.
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.
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 ……….. 🙁
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.
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.
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.
And so, back to more trial-and-error and at least 20 more yards of billowing ribbon.
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.
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.
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. 🙂
A star on top ……
…..and a gold skirt (both sourced from Tree Classics) bring this trimming session to a glorious end.
Now, time to enjoy. 🙂
~~~ Merry Christmas ~~~
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