O, Christmas Tree!
We’re going to make this entry short and sweet this time, with more pictures than words. If you’re tired of the look of your current tree, perhaps it’s time for a change. Below are some different ideas that might work with your decor used for the other 11 months of the year. Too late for 2021? Take a screen shot of one of these beautifies and save it for 2022!
A Personal Anecdote
When my sister and I were young, our mother gave us complete control of the decorating of our family’s Christmas tree. Our father (a kitchen cabinet
maker) would create the redesigned look of the actual evergreen tree down in his workshop. He not only flocked our tree some years, but he also painted our tree (using a spray gun) silver, or gold, or one year even turquoise! Although we started with traditional multicolored big light bulbs in the fifties, we quickly discovered the small white lights. (Today, the industry has discovered how to use LED technology to make lights be beautifully warm in hue and energy efficient.) Regardless of the theme, they
complimented our designs. We would often make the ornaments out of
actual ornaments, fabric, paper, felt, fabric trims, and/or whatever we could
find that fit our theme. In the sixties I can recall folding beautiful paper to
make many tiny Origami cranes to decorate the tree! Today, you can use
feathers, beads, ribbon… whatever suits your fancy.
Questions? Let us know and we’ll find an answer. Let us know what you did, and SEND pictures. We’d love to post yours as well, with your permission. What questions do you have in interior design? We always need ideas for new entries. We’d love to hear about your dilemmas, whether it’s related to home or business design or just decorating in general. Send it to Shelley@TFI.design, and we’ll use your question to write an upcoming next entry. Have FUN decorating!
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