I love the look of my gold and white Christmas tree! Keep reading to see all the lights, decorations, ribbons and decor I used to bring the look together.
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s just about time to start decorating for the holidays! At least, for me, it's time to start thinking about decorating your tree.
I decided to decorate my dream tree this year, and also put it up early enough so I could enjoy it for a long time.
There have been plenty of years when we've put our tree up too late to actually enjoy it. The pleasure of a lovely tree was lost in the hectic nature of the season.
I didn't want my pretty tree to be a chore this year, so I decided to just go for it and put my tree up in early November.
When I started really thinking about my dream tree, though, I realized I didn't actually have a single vision for my decorations. I just wanted a tall, stunning tree that made me happy to look at.
After much thought and consideration, I decided to go with gold and white Christmas tree with a rustic feel. I thought the combination would make the tree look like it was glowing. I was right!
This tree's design isn't too far off from my burlap and sparkle tree from last year, which incorporated some red. When you know what you like, you tend to stick with it.
The tree is I chose is a Pre-Lit Hartford measuring at 7.5 feet. I love it because it’s full, and tall. I also love that the hard part is done for you. It's pre-lit with tons of pretty white lights that glow and sparkle.
I wanted to use this one in my dining room, which has primarily white decor, so I stuck to a pale palette of shimmery golds and whites.
I used pretty neutrals like burlap ribbon, brown craft paper to wrap the gifts, and a rustic wood marquee star, to add the perfect natural touches.
Before I decorated the tree, I lightly sprayed artificial snow to random branches for an elegant look. I wiped the floor immediately afterwards since it caught some of the falling spray, and I let it set for a couple of hours.
For the ornaments and decorations, I went with different shades of classic gold and white ornament balls to decorate, and then opted for a combination of fancy and cute ornaments for a good balance.
I have little kids, so I wanted there to be some fun elements for little eyes to spot.
I also chose different widths of ribbon to wrap around the tree for added texture.
My absolute favorite part of this tree is the topper. It’s not actually a tree topper. It’s a rustic marquee star that I found in the home decor aisle at Michaels and modified to fit the rest of the gold and white Christmas tree look.
I knew if I could figure out a way to get it to stay on the tree that I’d hit a home run!
I did a little simple DIY and it totally worked! Here's how I turned that fun decoration into a tree topper that matched my tree:
I used a small Phillips screwdriver to loosen the top 2 screws on the back of the star.
Then, using some thin yarn, I wrapped the ends under the screws and tightened them back up to create a hanger. I rested the star near the top of the tree and hung it to a group of branches to keep it in place.
I created some continuity by using the same ribbon from the tree when I wrapped my gifts in kraft paper. It made me happy because I loved the ribbon and I had plenty of extra! How pretty are those gift tags?
Now that my tree is up, my house feels like Christmas and I can’t wait to decorate the rest.