Seasonal Decor

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Big Lots. All opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow me to create unique content while featuring products I love!

We often take the joy out of the holidays by stressing out over all the details, but I am going to show you how to decorate a Christmas tree so you can stress about one less thing this holiday season.

I partnered with Big Lots on this post, and everything on this tree was found at Big Lots. They have a huge selection of holiday decor that will appeal to any style.

I recently had the amazing opportunity to visit the Big Lots headquarters in Columbus, Ohio to view their Christmas line earlier this year.

Besides cuddling with penguins, I saw all Big Lots has to offer this year. Their holiday line includes everything from rustic to fun and colorful to sophisticated decor. Obviously I am drawn to the more sophisticated look, so I created a glam Christmas tree for our home.

When decorating a tree, consider repetition, style and color.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree:

Repetition

This tree was kept fairly simple and has repeats of four different types of ornaments. One type of tree filler and some large doves completed the look.

Style

Consider a particular style you want your tree to have, Elegance was the goal for this tree, so decor with a glam factor was used.

Color

Blues, metallics and creams were mixed to cream a cohesive look.

When decorating a Christmas tree, it is helpful to add the decor in groups. For this tree, the gold bulbs were added first and other ornaments were added by groups. The tree filler (thin gold spirals) and the doves were last.

As I mentioned earlier, everything on the tree was found at Big Lots! I love that our tree has a high-end look but it didn’t cost a fortune.

Here is the supply list for the Christmas tree:

  • Multipack of blue and silver shatterproof bulbs
  • Pearl shatterproof bulbs
  • Gold ball shatterproof bulbs
  • Gold leaf bulbs
  • Gold coiled tree filler
  • White feathered doves
  • Sequin gift boxes

Everything was found at my local Big Lots, but they also have a large season offering online!

Hopefully these tips help you create the perfect Christmas tree for your space!

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Seasonal Decor

Decorating a Christmas Tree

Today I’m decorating a Christmas Tree.

Decorating a Christmas Tree with Balsam Hill

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My husband and I have been married for 15 years and buy a live Fraser fir every Christmas.  Before you go imagining the happy couple driving home with a tree on top of the car, we have had PLENTY of frustrating experiences (not to mention the cost of 15 years worth of buying live trees).  After having a tree fall over in the middle of the night (breaking most of my ornaments), stains on the carpet from leaking water, clogging vacuums with needles, and stressing about forgetting to turn off the lights on an already dry Christmas tree, I was ready to say goodbye to the live tree. I am excited to be partnering with Balsam Hill, because I have always admired their Christmas tree and other decor products.  This year, I am saying goodbye to the stress of a live Christmas tree and hello to the ease of an artificial tree.  Balsam Hill provided me with a realistic-looking Fraser fir (in the 7.5 size we always buy). There will be no more fighting the weekend after Thanksgiving crowds at the tree farm – our Christmas tree arrived in a box placed on the front doorstep.

balsam-hill-christmas-tree-review Being the organization freak I am, I was overjoyed when I opened the box and found this:

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Everything is laid out easy to see and find.

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There are storage cases for everything.

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The Assembly of the tree is simple.

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Every piece is labeled – even my eight-year-old was able to figure it out.

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Notice the gloves he is wearing?  They come with the tree!  Balsam Hill seriously thought of everything.

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The hardest part of the assembly is fluffing the tree.  It is easy, but it takes time.

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Assembly involves simply stacking the numbered tree sections.

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Once the sections are connected, and the tree is fluffed, it tree trimming time.

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Balsam Hill has many different tree decor themes, but I fell in love with their French Country theme.

balsam-hill-tree-decor The french country ornaments are absolutely gorgeous.

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The fillers are just as beautiful.  I used the Champagne Metallic Berry Pics, the Jute Pinecone Picks (my favorite), and the Winter Pearl Glitter Picks.

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My favorite decor from this collection is the Victorian Cutout Champagne ribbon.

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The final touch to my tree was the Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt in Smoke.  It is so soft and adds beautiful texture to my tree.

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So far, I have not missed my live tree yet, but Balsam Hill makes a pretty realistic Christmas tree (and I’ll burn a fir scented candle to make it feel even more authentic).

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I would love to know, how do you celebrate the holidays – with a live tree or faux tree (or both)?

Have fun decorating a Christmas tree!

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*This post contains affiliate links and is a sponsored post by Balsam Hill. I take pride in reviewing only products that fit my brand and will be beneficial to my readers. And while this post is sponsored, all the opinions are my own.