Winter & Christmas Decorating

Glittery Neutral Christmas Tree

Home Made Lovely Dream Tree Challenge 2015

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed that we put our Christmas tree up last week! Well now it’s decorated too.

put together a glittery neutral Christmas tree

What’s that you say?

It’s a bit early?

Well we sort of like Christmas around here. It’s definitely our family’s favorite season.

So why not stretch it out? Enjoy it a little more?

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I love everything about Christmas…decorating, shopping, cooking, eating and celebrating.

Typically we start the whole season off on the right foot by putting up the living room tree.

You know, the one that Mommy decorates. The one that looks really pretty.

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(Later in the season we add another tree in the family room. That’s the one that everyone decorates, so not to worry about traditions and collected ornaments. They’ve got a home too!)

This year we started with plain a 7 foot pre-lit tree. And then we added wide burlap ribbon, curly black and white checkered ribbon, a couple of feather boas, a plethora of gold glittery ornaments, black chalkboard balls, a few raw wood ornaments like reindeer and snowflakes and black framed silhouettes of our family (including the puppy and the hamster!).

raw wood, gold ornaments

glittery neutral christmas tree ornaments

black, gold and wood christmas ornaments

(Learn how to make the DIY Silhouettes here)

Oh and did you notice we rearranged the entire living room? It happens.

rearranged living room

Sitting in our living room right now is so relaxing and peaceful. The fireplace is only electric, but it really adds a cozy feeling to the room.

I sure wish you could come over for coffee.

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I hope we’ve inspired you to start decorating your own tree. (Whenever you’re ready, of course!)

Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year. And from now until November 14, you can get FREE shipping on all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on! If you’re just getting started on your holiday decor, you can also check out some of the ornament projects and tutorials available on

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  1. Hello Shannon!Your Christmas tree is indeed beautiful, I also love decorating with ornament specially during Christmas season, but i am not creative as you are. I love all of the ornaments. Thank you for sharing this .

  2. Shannon, love the whole look of your living room! Could you tell me what paint colour your walls are? The burlap is striking with it!