Now on to the trimming! I loved the blue and silver ornaments so much last year, but I just had to do something different because I'm fickle that way. Luckily, it costs very little to change it up. I found a sage green ribbon at Hobby Lobby that I knew I would use as soon as I saw it. One tip to keep in mind is to look at ribbon that is not just in the holiday section if you want non-traditional colors. I use three ribbons and they make such an impact that I had to be careful of what I chose. I didn't want my tree to be too loud and compete with the light décor of the living room so I chose a solid cream ribbon and a silver mesh to go with the sage green.
I started winding the predominant color through the tree first. I make loops with the ribbon at intervals and then secure it very far back in the tree by wrapping a branch around it.
The satin cream ribbon is used more as an accent and I criss-crossed it under the green in a slight lateral direction. It adds interest and fills in blank spaces.
Then, the silver ribbons fills in the rest of the tree.
After the ribbon is done I work on adding picks, branches and pinecones. I chose silver and gold accents. I also wanted a tad bit of red. Glittery red would have been too much so I chose snow covered red berries that I already had.
Then I work on the top of the tree. The poinsettas cover the area where the star is attached.
It's best at night, of course.
I'm so happy to have at least one thing checked off my very long holiday list!