Seasonal Decor

Create a Colorful Tree

How to decorate a Christmas Tree

This is my absolute favorite way to decorate a tree – it’s elegant but still fun and colorful. I’m going to show you step-by-step how to create a colorful Christmas tree.

I share similar online sources to create the look towards the end of this post.

I began with an unlit artificial Fraser Fir from Balsam Hill. I’ve had it for several years now, and it still looks fantastic (you can see more on this tree HERE).

Create a Colorful Christmas Tree


To begin, I added clear lights to the tree.


Besides the fun color scheme, I think florals are what make this tree so much fun. I found unique faux florals stems at our local craft store (Hobby Lobby).

I cut the bunches into individual stems so I can spread them throughout the tree(s).

Besides the florals, I also added some faux fern stems. I love them because of their delicate, feather look.

I also added some candied cranberry sprays as well.

Here a looks at the tree with all the sprays.

Besides yellows and burgundys, I wanted to add some blues and found these sparkly blue floral stems.

The final floral are some eucalyptus leaves.


I lucked out with finding these candied pear ornaments, but if you don’t have my luck, you can create your own! just hot glue some string to any faux fruit.


The final touch to this colorful tree are classic bulb ornaments. I bought an. inexpensive variety pack of light pink bulbs and love all the finishes and textures.

I also added some classic deep burgundy bulbs and blue (although I forgot to take a photo of the blue) as well.

And that’s it! With some florals, faux fruit, and classic bulbs, you can create a colorful, texture-filled Christmas tree of your dreams!

Here are similar online sources to create a similar look (so you don’t have to go to the store):

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How to decorate a christmas tree

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Seasonal Decor

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

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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:


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.


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.


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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