December, that magical time of the year when we pull out our Christmas decor from storage and start decorating our homes.
This year feels more real than last and more joyous (in some ways). We are adjusting to a new normal, and I think everyday how lucky I am to have my family and friends close to me. The loss of loved ones makes us (speaking for myself) appreciate our (my) time even more with family.
I am gearing up for a fun filled Christmas season in our home and want to help you with your holiday decorating!
How to Make a Designer Looking Tree Topper
According to my website hits, many of you are looking for ways to decorate your Christmas Tree. This week, my site has been blowing up with hits on how to make a tree topper. Not just any tree topper, but one that looks like a designer made it! Sure we can use a star or an angel for the top of the tree and call it a day but when you want something a bit more unique, you have come to the right place.
That is why I made a video for you, showing you step by step how I make a tree topper using ribbon, poinsettia stems, picks, pinecones, and other items.
Picking a Theme for your Christmas Tree
I always like to pick a theme for my trees. Yes there are more than one 🙂 I always like to have a family tree with ornaments that are special to our family. This is the tree the kids love to help decorate. They enjoy unpacking their favorite ornaments each year bringing back memories of Christmas’ past. They love their baby ornaments and family themed ones purchased from malls. You know the ones..the personalized stockings of everyone in the family? Or the snow family with Mom, Dad, brother and sis. Of course the DIY ornaments make an appearance too 🙂
Then I will put up other trees that I enjoy creating and decorating with a theme …such as my flocked trees. The tree topper above was used on a flocked tree. I chose a red and white theme. Check out this video HERE to see how I decorated our flocked tree with red and white ornaments.
Tips for Decorating a Flocked Tree
As beautiful as flocked trees are, they require a bit of different decor. Not all colored ornaments look good on a flocked tree with a white background.
Please don’t judge, this was my first video ever and as you can see, I still have a lot to learn! My kids would call this video super cringy, especially my son (who was 11 at the time) and he was video taping it and breathing heavy in the background 🤣
Fast forward a bit, (don’t post any videos for a long time) and I am still learning about making and editing videos (not the easiest thing ever to do)…blogging is a lot easier! But some people learn better from a video and visuals…so I’m trying to adapt to a new format.
Happy Haute Home is NOW also on YouTube
I’m still here in the blogging world, doing what I know and love but you can also find Happy Haute Home on Youtube HERE.
Hope you find this additional format helpful. Drop me a line and let me know what you think!
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