My Favorite thing about Christmas is Setting up the Tree. I like it so much you can find about 6 trees in my home. (I have been so busy I only have 3 right now) My main tree is a 10ft tall tree I have had for over 7 years. It is not prelit. Every Christmas I spend hours wraping every single branch will a set of lights. I am always asked if I can give tips on Tree decorating and I giggle....I am not a professional but I have perfected my methods over the year so I will share. I would love to have a Twilight Tree but my husband put his foot down and said no way. If you think about it I have a gold and amber tree....just like Edward's eyes.
I don't like this one is as much but you can see how it all has come together.
The glow from the lights makes the lights so pretty.
My next step is to add my garland...I use a mesh ribbon that works perfect. I was able to pick it up on clearance for $2 for ??/about 6 yards. If I have some holes I add some gold poinsettias here and there just to fill in some spots. I found the poinsettias after Christmas for about 75% off.
I then add the ornaments. All of my ornaments are shatterproof and extremely cheap. I have purchased them after Christmas sales for no more than $3(for 6 to 12). I have lots and lots. I have a cat and 2 kids so I lose a few every year....
Before you know it.....the cat was in the tree...
I think it was the best decoration of all