This year’s Christmas tree strategy is simple: red, red and more red. We put up one family tree downstairs; it’s a Martha Stewart one from Home Depot that we’ve had for several years. The kids start by putting on any and every ornament they’ve ever made–paper, pipe cleaners, glitter, marshmallows, it doesn’t matter! (This is also the time each year I realize that I still owe the twins a baby ornament of their own. . . )
When they’re finished, I go behind them and hang the “decorative” ornaments. Sticking to one, heavily layered, color scheme pulls it all together.
To create a similar look: use shades of all one color for effect, vary the sizes (mine are a mix of 2.75″ and 4″), and place them both on the tips and tucked into branches for a really layered look. I finished with this inexpensive throw blanket as a tree skirt that works great if your tree is tucked in a corner like ours.
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