Mixing Conventional Christmas with Whimsical Model

The traditional Christmas decorations we’re all used to include: A green Tree, white snowflakes and peppermint ornaments. Well this year Carla Bethany do it their own way – lots of color! See how she spiced up and decorated her Christmas tree this year with the help of The Home Depot.

Whimsical pink Christmas tree

I’ve always dreamed of a pink Christmas tree. I know pink is not a traditional Christmas color, but it makes my heart happy to see bright and fun colors during the holidays. I believe decorating should be fun and you shouldn’t limit yourself to traditional red and green colors. This year, I decided that a pink tree would be the whim I needed to mix traditional colors.

Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style

I ordered my tree online from Home Depot and picked it up in the store. I enjoyed this process and it makes life so much easier. While I was there, I was able to grab two containers of Fantasleigh Shatter-Resistant Ornaments in two sizes, an 11-inch mercury-gold tree canopy and a roll of Royal Easton Red Velvet Gold Ribbon for my gift boxes.

Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style

The Christmas tree was super easy to assemble, and I spent about an hour fluffing branches and making sure I got the perfect shape. Quick tip: always look at the picture online. If your Christmas tree appears flat, keep linting and opening the branches.

Decorate the Christmas tree

Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style

First I always attach my treetop and this year I used the Mercury Gold treetop which is only available in store. Then I place my ribbon or trim as the next step before adding any ornaments. I like to use my ribbon placement as a guide for all of the other decor layers. The placement of the ligaments provides movement and a place for the eye to move and rest. After placing the ribbons, I superimposed my colored themed ornaments in different sizes. The different sizes helped create dimensions and fill in the gaps between the branches.

Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style

I like to place my larger ornaments at the bottom and with the smaller ornaments zigzagging towards the top of the tree. My final step is adding special ornaments, flower picks, and tree fillers.

The key to placing ornaments is always taking a step back. I always take several steps backwards to make sure I like the placement of the paint and that I’m not pushing the tree in one area. Sometimes this process can be very tedious and I can adjust all day if I allow myself.

Welcome display

Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style
Combine traditional Christmas with whimsical style

I had to include something funny in my entryway with the Palm Christmas Tree. The entry sets the tone for the rest of my whimsical Christmas decorations. The palm Christmas tree looks great with and without ornaments. There are so many ways to prune the palm. I found that using one ornament per branch kept the shape of the palm tree. At night, the palm Christmas tree gives the entrance area a lot of glamor. It replaced my night light and I might be tempted to leave it out year round.

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