Friday, December 7, 2018

Christmas Trees on Parade 2018

Welcome to the third Christmas Trees on Parade!  I am so excited to share these beautiful and heartfelt Christmas trees with you today!  Each year these bloggers share their personal trees with you and a few tips about how they decorate their trees.  Check out 2016 and 2017 Christmas Trees on Parade for enduring tips on tree decorating. Our special guest this year is Blooming Secrets, who will share tips on caring for a live tree!


My tip for tree decorating is to use ribbon!  There are many adorable ribbon ideas on Pinterest. This year I used a loop method that divided the tree into four sections. There are around 300 ornaments on this tree and this helped me spread them out more thoroughly!

Each year my tree looks different, even though it is the same tree and ornaments. This is the same tree that I used last year. Besides the difference in photography, the ribbon gives it a completely different look.


I divided the tree into four sections, cut an 18 foot piece of ribbon.  Starting at the top, I stuck the ribbon in the branches, then made a loop of ribbon and stuck that end below the first about 6 inches. I continued to the bottom where I let the ribbon stay untucked. I trimmed that end with scissors.  I did this same technique on the other three quarters of the tree.



Next, I tucked in the three large ribbons I purchased.


I added all the ornaments in these four sections.  After the ornaments were place, I draped this string of red beads on the tree.  The photo below shows how densely the ornaments were hung on the tree.


At night, when the tree glows inside and the lights sparkle against the ornaments, I am in wonder of our season and the birth of Christ. I hope you enjoyed my tree tour!  Please visit ALL the wonderful trees in the links below!  Merry Christmas!


19 comments:

  1. I love love love the use of ribbon and beads! Such a pretty tree!!! :)

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  2. Ribbon streamers around the tree look really pretty. I really like the look of bows tied or hung on the christmas tree. Really pretty and easy.

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  3. How pretty! I love the ribbons! I can't put any in our tree because then the cats will attack it. But we do have a bunch of ornaments.

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  4. I love your ribbon and bows! I always enjoy looking at all the different trees and yours is so pretty.

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  5. I love everything that you did to this. How creative is this tree. It is beautiful and it is definitely something I would love in my own house.

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  6. I adore ribbon on Christmas trees. They are so pretty. My mom uses them a lot on her trees and they really make her trees special

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  7. I love how the ribbon looks on your tree! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  8. I forgot to put the ribbon on our tree this year and I am so disappointed. Yours looks beautiful like this.

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  9. Lovely tree with beautiful ribbon and homemade ornamets

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  10. Such pretty trees. Ours is more of a hodge podge of our favorite ornaments.

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  11. It's so pretty and that ribbon just adds that extra special touch. Beautiful!

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  12. The Christmas Tree looks brilliant. The idea of using the ribbon to divide the tree and ensure that the decorations and ornaments are evenly spread is really very ingenuous.

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  13. I love the plaid bows, so pretty! I would like to do something like this next year.

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  14. I love using ribbon on trees, it's an inexpensive way to liven up your decor!! I love the plaid ribbon you used!!

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  15. I love the look of the ribbon on the tree! We use stuffed animals to fill in some of the gaps in our tree.

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  16. This is such a nice Christmas tree! It reminds me a lot of my childhood's Christmas trees!

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  17. So pretty I need to change my tree up next year. I love the idea of pretty big ribbons! - Jeanine

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  18. I love yours, it is so pretty. I do love big ribbons though.

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  19. I love your tree! My mom used to use ribbons on her tree and I think I might have to bring that tradition to mine next year.

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