A traditional red Christmas tree with red and silver mercury glass ornaments, red ribbon and red beaded garland. A stunning red and silver Christmas Tree.
This years Christmas tree is red. Yes, that’s right a red Christmas tree with silver accents. After last years non traditional Christmas tree I am craving a traditional Christmas again. What’s more traditional than a red Christmas tree.
It feels upscale and elegant with the use of mercury glass ornaments, wired ribbon and wooden beaded garland.
Christmas Tree Theme Inspiration
Every year I pick a different theme for my Christmas trees. For the sunporch this year I wanted to lean into the color red. Since the main Christmas tree is all green and golds I thought why not have a more monochromatic red Christmas tree on the sunporch. I am loving how this red and silver Christmas tree came together. The contrast of the red decorations on the buffalo check curtains just makes it pop.
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Artificial Christmas Tree
I love artificial Christmas trees. In fact I have never had a real Christmas tree. This was a new tree as of last year it’s a blue spruce artificial Christmas tree. This is now my fourth tree from King of Christmas. I have to say their quality is great and you can usually find their trees on sale or an open box tree.
Have you always had a real Christmas tree and thinking about getting an artificial tree? Or just looking for a new artificial tree? Make sure you check out my guide to buying an artificial Christmas tree.
Red Wired Ribbon
Wired fabric ribbon is the best ribbon to use on your Christmas tree. The wire helps it keep its shape while wrapped around the tree. How thick should the ribbon be? Between 2.5 and 3.5 inches.
A typical artificial Christmas tree is between 6-7 feet. I use 2 25ft rolls on my trees. Always buy an addition 3rd roll of ribbon just incase. You can use this extra roll on mantel or wreaths and have them coordinate or compliment your tree.
I also like to layer in between each tier of ribbon some wooden bead garland. This adds another texture to the tree and helps add visual interest. Mixing the wooden garland with the ribbon helps elevate the look of the tree and gives it more dimension.
Want to learn more about how to add ribbon to you Christmas tree? Check out this tutorial here.
Add Floral Picks
Adding floral picks will help your Christmas tree look much fuller. Especially if it is an older tree that has lost some of it’s fullness. This also helps add some visual interest and dimension. I like using pine cones and red berries but this year I added these gold glitter eucalyptus stems and red berries. You can usually find these on sale at the craft store. What I love about floral picks is that you can use these year after year. I have had some of these for about 8 years.
Put a Bird on it
Growing up my parents always had two white doves on their Christmas tree and they were connected by a ring they both were carrying with their beaks. To me every tree I have needs a bird or 12. It’s just something that makes me nostalgic for that family tree. This year I placed this beautiful owl ornament near the top of my tree.
Christmas Tree Topper
I am picky when it comes to tree toppers. Mostly because the commercial ones at big box stores tend to be a bit tacky. I usually will try to find something else to repurpose as a tree topper. This mirrored star is actually a wall hanging that I found at a local vintage shop years ago and modified it to become a tree topper.
Vintage Ornament Collection
I love vintage ornaments. Specifically I love vintage mercury glass. Every year I have a friend that gifts me a new (to me) vintage mercury glass ornament. She started my collection and now I can’t help but hunt for vintage ornaments when I am thrifting or out at local vintage shops.
Ornaments can be bought in bulk but you don’t want your tree looking like it was mass produced. While I do buy a new sleeve of ornaments, when I am changing a color scheme, I try to use them just to accent the color of my tree. I like to collect ornaments. This tree has a mix of mercury glass ornaments I have been collecting over the years.
Galvanized Metal Tree Collar
I absolutely love tree collars and baskets. I prefer them over tree skirts. This metal tree collar is from Hearth and Hand the magnolia line at Target. I purchased it a few years ago but you can find a similar galvanized metal tree collar here.