Welcome to the Home for the Holiday’s Flocked Christmas Tree Challenge with Decorator’s Warehouse. Join me and eleven decorator friends share how we decorated our flocked Christmas trees.
Last year, I collaborated with Decorator’s Warehouse, the best ‘Christmas tree store,’ to decorate my home for the holidays. I visited the 60,000 square foot store in Arlington, Texas dedicated to holiday decorations.
This is the largest Christmas store in Texas, y’all. I found so much inspiration and learned so many great ideas to improve how to decorate a Christmas tree. In addition, they offer Christmas tree kits in 10 beautiful designs with everything you need to decorate the tree.
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Step 1. Start with the tree topper. For example, on a 7.5 foot tree, I used 30 stems including 5 different stems including the burlap poinsettias. The secret is to decorate the top of the tree before placing the top section onto the tree. I simply place the top of the tree into a basket to work on the topper, pushing stems straight down the pole and adhering the first few stems with tie-wraps, if necessary.
Step 2. Next, add 2-3 kinds of ribbon. I love this jute ribbon that looks like caned weaving and the blue satin over burlap wired ribbon for a mix of rustic and elegance. For ribbon that pops, always use wired ribbon and cut into 3-4 foot sections for more controlled loops. For instance, I made single and double loops before tucking sections into the branches.
Step 3. Create floral clusters with 3-5 different kinds of stems. For a cohesive look, I used a couple of the same stems in the topper. These can be twisted together with the longest stem. You can find a beautiful selection of stems at Decorator’s Warehouse.
Step 4. Lastly, add a variety of ball and specialty ornaments onto the tree. Remember to use different sizes, textures and colors. Some of my favorite are the large aged metal bells, driftwood stars and birchwood balls. All of these ornaments are from Decorator’s Warehouse.
My flocked Christmas tree is from King of Christmas.
Step One: First, start with a large prelit garland like the 9’ X 16” LED Deluxe Belgium Garland – Warm White. Next, layer a specialty garland on top, like the iced pine garland.
It’s important to fluff the garlands by spreading the branches out like a peacock tail. This is the best way to achieve a full look on the garland or tree, too. To attach the garland on the right side, I used white cup hooks underneath the mantle ledge. For the left side, I placed a 3m hook on top to hold the garland in place.
Step Two: Add clusters of the large bells and ribbon. Secure in place with the stems of the branches or tie wraps.
Step Three: To add depth and texture, push stems on either side of the bells. Again, I used similar stems to ones in the flocked Christmas tree. However, I added wired foam birchwood stems, too.
Step Four: For the top of the mantle, I layered a sign and a nativity painting over an old fence. Lastly, I placed some stems into a large vase.
Y’all, these rustic jingle bells sold out so fast last year. Not only did they make this garland on the mantle look amazing, but they gave my flocked Christmas tree a ‘wow’ factor.
I am so happy to share how to decorate a flocked Christmas tree and garland with y’all! Be sure to save this to your Christmas idea board on Pinterest. My flocked Christmas tree is a pre-lit 7.5 King Flock artificial tree from King of Christmas. Their trees are so full!
Lastly, check out the rest of the Home for the Holidays Christmas Tree Challenge to see how the other gals decorated with items from our favorite Christmas tree store, Decorator’s Warehouse.