I’m so excited to share our blush, white and blue Christmas tree with you today! You can read on to find out all of the details, including where I saved and splurged to create this look!
Obviously, the biggest splurge on our blush, white and blue Christmas tree is the tree itself! I love, love, love this flocked tree. It’s held up so beautifully since I bought it. It’s nice and full and the branches don’t shed too much flock off of them. I purchased mine here and bought the unlit version to save some money. One of the things I want to do next year is add more lights!
I’ve been doing a variation of this blush, white and blue Christmas tree for the last 3 years. This year, I changed things up when I came across the blue mesh netting and wide white ribbon. That blue mesh netting is amazing! I wish I had scooped it up in red to save for my main tree next year. It has little specks of white on it to look like snow – it really is beautiful up close. The wide white glitter ribbon was something that I happened to come across at At Home one day. It was perfect for tucking into the tree AND it doesn’t shed glitter everywhere. Win-win in my book!
I also use a wide gold ribbon, a smaller glittery blue ribbon and small pieces of blush ribbon that match the tree topper (all were bought a few years ago from various craft stores). If you wait for ribbon to go on sale and use a coupon, it can be quite affordable! I don’t have a method to my ribbon madness, I simply create loops and tuck them in. Sometimes I bend branches around them to get a good hold. You’ll definitely find that some ribbons are easier to manipulate than others. No matter what, you need a wire edged ribbon to make it work!
I’ve collected a number of ornaments to use on our blush, white and blue Christmas tree. This tree has some multi-colored ones that I picked up at Michael’s a few years ago and the rest are just plain bulbs that coordinate with the theme. That’s definitely my favorite part of doing this tree – getting to flex my creative muscles to come up with something different each year, while (mostly) using the same materials. I firmly believe that you don’t have to run out and buy all new decorations all of the time. Take a look at what you have and see if adding something simple (like a new roll or two of ribbon or a different color) can change things up!
By the way, I am totally laughing at how many times I appear in the ornament reflections. Apparently, I didn’t get the memo to walk away from the shot. Note to self, next year change out of your pajamas first, lol. 😉
What’s a fancy Christmas tree without some fancy presents under it? I have a collection of gift boxes (all from the Sugar Paper brand available at Target here) that I tied up with coordinating ribbon, added some decorative elements to and it was complete!
This whole scheme also has some other elements that were pulled from around my house to finish the look, like the white feather wreath and the gold table. My biggest piece of advice when putting together something like this is to shop your home for accessories! Are there accents that you can add without having to buy them? The holidays are the perfect time to move things around and switch it up! There is no reason to break the budget to create a look like this. Decide on a theme and collect things through the years to add to it!
Another way to save some money is to take a look at places like dollar stores and clearance aisles – they can often have super inexpensive accessories that can be added to your decor at a really minimal cost!
I hope you enjoyed my tour of our blush, white and blue Christmas tree and that you were able to pick up some tips on how to make a designer looking tree work for your budget. I’ll leave you with one last look of our tree and garland all lit up!
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