Season’s Greetings to all of you! It’s hard to believe that it is only 10 days away from Christmas! Where did the time go? It’s a blink of an eye and December is flying by! I know by now most of you have your Christmas tree and mantel all decorated, but I thought I will share with you my sister, Joanne’s, bird-theme Christmas tree!
It’s definitely eye-candy! I even dare to say that it’s the type of Christmas tree that you find in a Pottery Barn catalog! Lucky for me, Joanne is willing to share her expertise on how to decorate a magazine -worthy Christmas tree, so both you and I can have one too! If that’s not on your wish list, that’s ok! It’s nice to just look too!
To start, you’ll need to assemble your tree and fluff out the branches. This is the part I hate the most. My hands and arms always get scratched up in this process. Every year I tell myself to buy and wear gloves prior to assembly, but I never do.
Joanne had purchased her 9 foot tall 44 inch slim pre-lit tree at Canadian Tire to accommodate for the lack of space. Here is the link to her exact tree. I really like Canadian Tire’s selection of Christmas trees. They have all sorts of colour and sizes. Some of them look so real!
If your tree is not pre-lit, you’ll need to start by hanging Christmas lights. I personally like to give my tree depth by running the lights from the inside out starting at the top of the tree and working down. Make sure to wrap the lights around the major branches.
Joanne had said that she had bought her collection of ornaments from several stores, such as, Michaels, The Bay, and my personal favourite, the dollar stores. Some ideas for a bird-theme Christmas tree are pinecones, berries, birdhouses, and of course, birds such as doves, owls, and robins. Remember to keep the colours uniform to give it a more cohesive look!
Step back and admire your handiwork. You now have a Christmas tree that people will wow and awe over! Enjoy the Holiday Season!