our first christmas tree: gold and neutrals

our first christmas tree: gold and neutrals

It's definitely three days after Christmas and I'm only just getting around to sharing my Christmas decor. It's been a crazy first Christmas season as a married couple, filled with many Christmas concert rehearsals, performances, and travel. I'm absolutely loving this week off of work, getting my house organized and ready for 2016! 

We got our 5-6' Noble fur from Lowe's for $39.99. We used white twinkle lights with green cord and my husband strung them for me. He is amazing at stringing lights and he was able to make the tree look covered with lights, rather than strings of lights encircling the tree.

I bought these paper machete stars from Michaels on sale and was originally going to Mod Podge them with music paper. Once I put them on the tree, I decided I liked them much better in their natural state, so I left them!

I picked up several batches of scented pinecones from Michaels (on sale). I created little rustic ornaments with the smaller ones using jute twine. 

I found these little white wooden trees in my Christmas decor and threw them on the tree as well... no idea where they came from!

I found these adorable galvanized steel snowflakes at Michaels (on sale). I only bought three but I should have bought at least six! My husband loved them and I'll be on the lookout for them next year! The only downside is that they blend into the greenery and are hard to spot.

I filled out the rest of the tree with gold baubles from the Dollar tree. Some were glittered and others plain but you would have no idea they were so cheap!

We realized after we got our tree that we did not have a topper! Instead of spending more money this year, I used a great idea I found on Pinterest and tied a bow at the top with the same ribbon I used for the garland. I found this cream and gold ribbon at Michaels at an extreme discount and it tied in perfectly with the baubles. 

We've loved our first tree and plan on leaving it up until after New Years. I'm very proud of our kitties for not decimating it but our kitten loved drinking out of the tree stand so we didn't add any chemicals to the water! 

Happy inspiration!

-Maegan

 

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