This post was sponsored in part by Treetopia, which gifted me with a faux pine tree for Christmas this year. Thanks!
Have you caught the Christmas spirit yet? My family and I have! To help your family get into the holiday spirit, I am participating in the Christmas Trees on Parade blog hop, hosted by Terri of Christmas Tree Lane. At the bottom of this post, you’ll get to see how my blogging friends have decorated their Christmas trees this year. The collection of Christmas tree photos at the end of this post is a great source of inspiration for how to decorate a Christmas tree!
Each of us will be sharing a Christmas decorating tip — check for my holiday decorating post further down in this post.
Two of Three Christmas Trees Up
This past weekend, my daughters and I decorated one of our three Christmas trees and set up a DIY holiday village on our living room’s console table. My twin teen daughters set up our DIY holiday village this year — by themselves. They did a great job! I put our first Christmas tree up in mid November — that pre-lit tree was given to me by Treetopia as part of their Christmas in Small Spaces blog hop. It’s a beautiful tree! Treetopia has so many gorgeous faux Christmas trees.
The tree, a tall pre-lit Foxtail Pine tree, is decorated with plaid ribbon plus some DIY ornaments that I hand-stitched last month out of felt. (I hope to share a tutorial for the ornaments later this month!)
A Family Christmas Tree
My daughters and I put up our family room tree over the weekend. The tree has lots of sentimental ornaments on it. Many of the ornaments were given to me and my daughters by my husband. (He buys us ornaments every year.)
My husband gives me a beautiful heart ornament every Christmas, like the below gold heart ornament.
The heart ornament shown below is one of my favorites. I really like how the silver heart is encased in a pretty glass and silver ornament heart case.
DIY Christmas Village
My daughters and I have always wanted a Christmas village. We always adore the cute Christmas villages when we go to the craft store. So, two years ago, we made our own Christmas village. We made DIY mni Christmas trees by gluing felt onto foam cones. Each of our trees came out quite differently! To the village we added mini wooden houses that we decorated with cotton ball “snow.” We also added cotton ball snow to the top of our console table. (The copper lanterns and wood slices are from my fall console table.)
This year, my daughters set up our Christmas village themselves. They had a lot of fun! They even added some string lights from their rooms to give the village a more festive look. I love the way the village looks this year.
I think it’s great to let kids have their own decorating project for Christmas — they really enjoy it when they can do something themselves. My daughters each have their own box of ornaments to add to our family tree. They enjoy hanging their ornaments. I think being in charge of their own part of our home’s Christmas decor makes holiday decorating extra special for them.
One More Tree to Go
I had a lot of fun coming up with a snowman theme for the tree, which was small enough to place in a corner of my home’s small living room. I am looking forward to putting up that tree this year! Just like the Treetopia tree I received this year, that tree is pre-lit and is so simple to put up.
Be sure to check out all the other beautiful Christmas trees featured in today’s Christmas Trees on Parade blog hop! (Just click on the thumbnail photos to be taken to the full posts.) Enjoy!