All is Merry, All is Bright!

Hello lovely people, are you ready for the holidays? I know I am! 2016 has been one crazy year (I have a feeling I say that for every year), and I am glad it is coming to an end. This year just disappeared in front of my eyes! Stay tuned for my year end post to find out exactly what I was up to in these past 12 months, and then we can mutually decide if it was just busy or productive. 😉

I am so happy for December – I feel like it is one of the best months of the year. Things get slow at work, everyone is in a joyful mood, you don’t feel guilty about gulping down that hot chocolate, you can officially wear something like this to office and the holiday spirit all around is a big mood booster. There’s one more exciting thing about December – you can finally take out your Christmas tree and decorate it to your heart’s content!

I like having a theme to my Christmas Tree – so every year I browse the web for new ideas and pick the ones I can best adapt for my tree. I did a whimsical tree last year, and a gold and white themed one the year before. This year, I wanted to do something dramatically different. And this floral tree from Design Love Fest was exactly what I was looking for! A floral Christmas tree makes for a refreshing change – it’s like having a little bit of spring in your house in the middle of winters. So this year, I went ahead and decorated my tree with a variety of blooming flowers. And even though I got mixed reviews on my tree this year from family and friends, I loved every bit of it!

Here’s a picture of my blooming, floral Christmas Tree for 2016. 

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I used a variety of artificial flowers for creating this look – all different colors and sizes. You will need a wire cutter to separate the flowers from their bunches. And you will need A LOT of flowers to cover the entire tree. I brought about a dozen different bunches of flowers, but could cover only half of my 5 foot tree with them! Another tip – start creating the garland with the bigger flowers, and then fill in the smaller ones to complete the look. You could just tuck the flowers in the tree, or wrap their wire stems around the branches to secure them more tightly.

Here are some more pictures of the tree from different angles. What do you think of it?

Prepping the flowers and stringing lights on the tree.
This video will give you a good idea of the three basic ways in which you can string lights on a Christmas tree. 

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Some close-ups of the floral arrangements – with and without the lights. 

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So here it is – my version of a floral tree for Christmas. Do let me know what you think of it by leaving a note in comments below. Also check out these amazing white chocolate brownies my sister baked for Christmas. Soft, buttery and decadent – they simply melt in your mouth! I couldn’t recommend a better dessert for the holiday season.

And before I sign off, I want to thank all my readers for sticking through a rough, lean 2016. I promise there will be many more posts on the blog next year, along with a special new feature which I will introduce end of January!

Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a super happy, bright and blessed 2017. I will see you on the other side!

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Jyo

Dreamer, Wanderer, Seeker.....An Antevasin Living on the Edge.....

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