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Posted 11/18/2012 by Tishy in NSBR Board
 

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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:36:30 AM
I have been thinking how cool it would be to have my tree decorated like those I have seen in magazines or pintrest. You know, the trees that have tons and tons of ornaments so you really dont see the branches and such. They looks so stunning, well some of them.

My question is, how do you go about this without making it lookin all junked up, cluttered?

If you decorate in that style can you post a pic. It is always nice to see a "real" persons tree.

Two years ago we went with a white tree, prelit with white lights. I love sparkly ornaments.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:41:35 AM
Uh oh! I am NO help whatsoever with this one! Our tree always looks junked up and cluttered! LOL! That's the way I like it though ... I can pretty much tell you when/why we got every single ornament or who made it or who it represents.

I have one of those sentimental trees that even has ornaments on it that I made when I was a kid.

It's really hard to make those look stylish. LOL!


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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:55:26 AM
well, I don't think mine qualifies because you can still see the branches a lot. But thought I'd share a pic anyway.

This was taken during daylight.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 7:59:11 AM
Beautiful tree!!

styxgirl, I bet your tree is beautiful!




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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:10:15 AM
I thought my tree is like what you are describing, but when I looked at the photos, you can see alot of green. My tree is packed with ornaments and all kinds of lights, garland and draped in tinsel, but you can still see so much green it surprised me.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:13:28 AM


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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:16:10 AM
HIJACK:

kaleidoscope--what color are your walls? I'm looking for yellow and I like that shade.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:29:46 AM
It's called Angel Cake by Kilz.

The online swatch looks nothing like it.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 8:49:04 AM
How I love trees decorated like that. I was close last year, but still not exactly what I wanted. Just made my annual pilgrimage to the Christmas store yesterday and took pictures of the decorated trees for inspiration.

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:19:37 AM
singlewitch, I could not see your pic when I clicked the link to snapfish.

So peas, can you share pics of your bursting with ornament trees??!!




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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:24:22 AM
I like a lot of "stuff" on our tree. I think the biggest trick is to choose a tree that isn't too full, so that there is a lot of space to hang things and for the ornaments to dangle nicely. Sorry, I don't have a picture handy.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:27:25 AM
I want to see them too. I love how those look. I think a lot of it is that they have ribbon draped perfectly and that is why you can not see very much green.

I have been aiming for this look for years, I can't get it done right but my DD can I hate that she is way out of town this year and I don't get too oo and aww over her tree.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:28:00 AM
My mom has a tree that isnt as full with branches. I bet her tree would be awesome for this. Thanks dulcemama




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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:28:36 AM
I don't have a picture to post, but I have started doing this the last couple of years.

I started with my traditional ornaments, and then I fill it all in with glass balls of different sizes and shapes in 2 main colors that brings everything together-in my case navy and apple green. A lot of them. Over 100 lot of them. I love it. I just kept adding them until I was satisfied. I think having the same colors helps to keep it from looking cluttered.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:33:44 AM
I have three trees we do for the house each year. This year dd and I are hoping to "cluster" together several ornaments and hang them as a group. It's such a pretty look!



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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:39:23 AM

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:40:28 AM

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:42:55 AM
Semiobsessiveone, that is a great tip for decorating. Thank you.

Kelpea, pretty pics!




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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:47:32 AM
I'm on a roll...

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:49:01 AM
I LOVE this one...

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Posted: 11/18/2012 10:49:50 AM
I love that one too Kelpea!!




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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:00:43 AM
The ones I've seen that I liked I could tell the ornaments and garlands were bought at the same time with the intention of them being a set. The color scheme is well thought out as are the textures of the ornaments. They also were trees that I would have not bought because the branches are so sparse looking bare.

I don't think it is a look that can be pulled off with an eclectic ornament set that has been accumulated over decades. I think trying to use a life time of ornaments with a wide range of style from preschool art to disney to handblown glass ends up with the cluttered look.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:08:28 AM
Tishy did you notice in those pictures how they have *fillers* the poinsettia flowers or ribbon? You can also use bows or they have really pretty sticks and branches at stores to use as fillers. You add those too your tree along with your ornaments to get that full affect ( hope that is the right affect word I don't know it is on the same level as loose for me LOL)

ANYWAY that is what I am getting from my DD and other decorating sights.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:11:50 AM
I use a lot of floral picks in my tree. I use our millions of ornaments and then tie the color scheme in with balls and then floral picks!


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:12:19 AM
Smilepeacesigns, that's what I use for my trees. I bought several "high quality" floral bunches, like poinsettias with greenery, on clearance one year. They look absolutely stunning on our trees! They're great fillers.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:15:25 AM

I don't think it is a look that can be pulled off with an eclectic ornament set that has been accumulated over decades. I think trying to use a life time of ornaments with a wide range of style from preschool art to disney to handblown glass ends up with the cluttered look.

We have one of those eclectic collections that we use. What I think makes it work is that we also have sets of glass balls and a few sets of small wooden soldiers and gingerbread cookie looking ornaments that are scattered all over the tree as well and tie the whole thing together.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:27:02 AM
Kelpe I am going to do a Razorback themed tree this year, I'll be using Red and Black balls some tiny stockings with Razorback Logo on it and Fun ornaments for the kids to help with I plan on adding red ribbon do you think branches or bows would be better too fill it with? I am aiming for full look like the 2nd picture you posted...

Or I might go with brown and copper colors...LOL I love trimming the tree...


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Posted: 11/18/2012 11:29:03 AM
smilinpeacesigns: great idea also. Off to search the fillers.




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Posted: 11/18/2012 4:37:52 PM
better post a photo, Smilenpeacesigns!



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Posted: 11/18/2012 4:56:31 PM
This is my thing. I do 5 full sized trees and four smaller ones and and they are all jammed packed. It is definitely an art to fit everything on there! Someone mentioned sparse branches -in my case it is completely the opposite. I need a very full tree so there is lots of branches to hang from. It is also important to have fake trees so you can manipulate the branches just do to fit the ornaments or use them to support heavier items (like bending the tips of the branch so so eating is supported and doesn't fall off).

Besides having lots and lots of ornaments the real tip to this look is having things that can poke" in like flower picks, fake flowers, holly berry stems, pine cones--whatever goes with your theme . This allows all the cracks to be filled. Also, ribbon is huge! Besides winding ribbon garland I love to ode ribbon to tie on branches to weave behind other ornaments for color.

I've never mastered posting pictures here but I do have my trees on Facebook and I'm starting to put them on instagram as I get them up this year.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:00:39 PM

Uh oh! I am NO help whatsoever with this one! Our tree always looks junked up and cluttered! LOL! That's the way I like it though ... I can pretty much tell you when/why we got every single ornament or who made it or who it represents.

I have one of those sentimental trees that even has ornaments on it that I made when I was a kid.


This is us, too. Though I prefer "eclectic" over
"cluttered" as a description.


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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:08:27 PM
After seeing some of the trees posted I decided to go ahead and post my tree from last year - full of meaningful ornaments, 3 types of lights, garland, candy canes and tinsel. It is pretty full, and has childhood ornaments I made like 45 years ago, some family ones, lots of photo ornaments and then hundreds of those that are just sentimental to us.



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Posted: 11/18/2012 5:51:32 PM
I love all of these trees! Mine is a collection of ornaments over the last almost 30 years. Maybe 15 that I've cross stitched, a couple of antique ornaments from grandparents, ornaments that have been special gifts from special friends, a black 3 for Dale Earnnardt and I always get DS a special ornament each year. I don't do tinsel any more because I have 3 cats now and don't care to see "tinsel butt"! I love the idea of taking simple round balls and the picks with Christmas greenery/ribbons/sparkle stuck in among the branches!!

Several years ago when Martha Stewart still partnered with KMart, they had a display of trees with MS ornaments. One was all shades of purple - my favorite color. I came thisclose to doing that tree, but just couldn't bear not seeing all of my Christmas ornament friends when they came out of their protective boxes.


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