The tree is decorated! If you remember this is my second attempt at a tree this year. The first tree had only half the light that worked, so I had to take it down and start over again with a different one. I decided to go with a traditional tree using red this year. I haven’t used red in forever, so I’m enjoying it again. Every year the tree and house has a different color theme, and to keep myself organized I use this method for my decorations. It always makes it much easier to grab what I’m looking for from year to year.
This is also the first year I placed the tree in front of the staircase, and I like it here it may be my new tree spot for upcoming years. I have to say decorating is so much easier with a pre-lit tree, adding the ribbon also takes up a lot of space so I used less ornaments this year. It also helps not having a 25 ft tree, this one is 7.5 ft. I debated on whether to add the ribbon or not. I love how it looks in department stores, but wasn’t sure I could get the same look, but decided to give it a try. Wow, it’s so easy to do….I started at the top of the tree, tucked it into the branches as it went down, looped it around a bottom branch and started it back up the tree in the same fashion. I didn’t want to cut the ribbon, I wanted to save it to use another year or for other projects down the road.
I took about 20 minutes to decorate the whole tree this year. Amazing!!!! I was so happy with the results. It normally takes me hours to get the job done. I guess a much smaller tree, having it pre-lit, and taking up room with ribbon is a huge time saver. I’m definitely adding ribbon again next year.