Friday, November 15, 2013
I was invited to be a part of the Treetopia design council this year which basically means that Treetopia sent me one of their fun artificial Christmas trees and in return I would decorate and post about it. I've always thought it would be fun having an artificial tree, especially one in a unique color. I decided to go with a black tree to match the black and white decor in our living room.
My black tree came in a box with it's own storage bag. It came in three separate pieces labelled for easy assembly. Which it was, btw. Easy. Just find the three numbers and put the pieces of the tree together in the right order. The hardest part of the whole thing was "fluffing" out the branches. Which really wasn't so hard at all. Ask me again when it's time to pack the tree away though ;) Another thing I love is that the tree has the lights already in place, so you have a blank canvas all ready to go.
Originally I thought I'd go with a black and white theme, just like my living room decor. BUT after seeing the tree assembled, I changed my mind. The reason? Even though the tree is black, you almost can't tell. It's surprisingly subtle, it gives the impression of being a dark green, especially at night. During the day it's a bit more obvious.
I decided to go with metallics instead, which is totally different than any other theme I've done in the past. This tree is totally fancy pants and I love it. It's loaded with platinum, silver, gold and glitter. I scoured all of my faves, Home Goods, Ross, Target and Michael's for all of the goodies I ended up using.
There is one thing about it that puzzles me. You would think that with an artificial tree the top would have a great easy, sturdy branch on which to place a tree topper. No such luck. The branches at the top are not any stronger than the bottom branches and there's no natural place to put your topper. I finally had to just tie my star topper on with a ribbon, not a big deal, just a little FYI.
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