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A Simple Christmas Tree Setup – DIY December

I love Christmas Trees! Always have and always will. There is something about the season, the trees and the Hallmark movies that gets me every every time. I’m a Muslim but we have always had Christmas in our house growing up. I know all the carols. I love the feeling of the holidays and family coming home. We started with a simple plant that we used to decorate when we were younger and now I’ve moved on to a full fledged proper indoor tree!

This year I wanted to make some ornaments myself and also create a themed tree. My theme? Merry and Bright! So for this tree I made some handmade ornaments. I made some painted ones, ribbon ornaments and glittery pinecones too! You can click on the links above to go see those DIY December posts too.

I started with wrapping the tree in some shocking pink organza. I used the tree branches, since mine is an artificial one, to loop the fabric and hold it in place. I went around randomly but always left the fabric a little loose to get the kind of loops I wanted.

Next I should have done the lights. The ones I had were burnt out so I had to wait for new ones.  But once I get going on a DIY I don’t like waiting. So I moved on to the ornaments. I started with the larger ones and then added the smaller ones. I used the string holder on the top of the gold baubles and just stuck them into the branches. I like the way that looked better than them hanging since this gave me a bit more control over the way they looked.

I think a tree should tell a story and bring back memories. For me that is more important than the tree looking perfect. So my ornaments mostly stuck to the Merry and Bright theme but I also had some ornaments that I had collected over the years. Some were given to me by my parents. Some I had gathered from my travels. Some I made myself!

In the end I added my tree topper (amazing dollar tree find) and then the lights.

That’s it! Here’s a gallery of all the pictures I took!

What are your favorite ornaments? Do share with me in the comments below.

Wishing you all a beautiful Christmas and wonderful time with loved ones!

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