Blogmas Day 15 | Decorating the Tree

Decorating the tree is my favourite thing to do at Christmas, this year was extra special as it’s the first time Barney and I are decorating our tree in our new flat! We woke up extra early on December 3rd and went to Peterley Manor Farm in Great Missenden to buy our Christmas tree. I love having a real Christmas tree, it makes the house smell so nice and I love the look of them. After choosing one, we wrapped it up and took it home, we then cut off its wrapping and stood it up in its holder to let the tree breathe until the next day. Leaving it alone for this amount of time meant the branches could drop and take on that traditional Christmas tree shape.

We twisted the tree round a few times to make sure we got the best side facing out. First, we put the lights on. This task needs two people as it is a bit of a mission; we layered the tree with normal and twinkly lights. The lights on the tree alone made me happy.

The theme for our Christmas tree this year is natural, so most of our decorations are made from wood, metal or bits of tree. At first, I wasn’t sure on this theme, I was so used to having red and gold from my family tree, but Barney persuaded me and now I love it! As an extra touch we decided to thread popcorn and string them on our Christmas tree as a replacement for tinsel or beads, it looks magical! We then scattered our different decorations all around the tree and finished by topping our tree with a 3D star made from cork.

Hope you liked my pictures, what theme is your Christmas tree this year?

R x

Tree topper, lights and decorations from:
George at Asda
John Lewis
Wilkinsons
Selfridges
The White Company
Marks and Spencer
Paperchase
Matalan

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