Monday, October 28, 2019

The Fall Tree/Yay Or Nay?

The YouTubers I watch are all about the fall tree. What do you think? Do you decorate a fall tree? 
Maybe it's the new floors, the fact that we were thinking about moving or my recent loss but I was in the mood for a fall tree.
It's been ages since we had one up and I was on the fence about it.
Our fall tree decor was somewhat lacking and I lacked inspiration but we did have a small tote filled with woodland animals from our woodland Christmas tree. 
It had been so hot this fall. When it is miserably hot, a trip to the Christmas store instantly makes everything seem cooler. They must have the thermostat really low.
They had an excellent selection of fall sprays that were deeply discounted. I was able to find beautiful, unique full sprays for $2.49 or $2.99 each.


I went from on the fence to "all in."


Our slim pine tree from Hobby Lobby is perfect for a fall tree.
I set it up, fluffed it and strung it with two types of lights. Fluffing is key!
The lights with a bigger bulb are fun. They look vintage.
This tree got a coat of white spray paint and some spray can flocking but it won't make it look less fall.

This is a refresher and a quick reminder for next month. Ribbon placement makes or breaks a tree in my opinion.
I always start at the top right hand corner.


Pinch the end of a branch around the ribbon to secure it while you manipulate the ribbon.


Twist the ribbon a little to form a perfect ringlets. I always wanted ringlets when I was little.
My mom would put my hair in pin curls over night. My hair gets bigger and bigger during the day so I never thought my ringlets were perfect.


Drape the ringleted ribbon to the left and pinch on a branch.


Wind it around the back and up a little to form another tier of ribbon.
She the picture above. See how the ribbon gets pinched in but billows out at times.
It looks a little weird but will look great once picks and ornaments are in the tree.


We had two leaf garlands from Dollar Tree. I spaced them out and then wound them in the same direction as the ribbon.
I also added some orange berry garlands. These only slightly cascade left.
These look a little like grapevine.


Next the floral sprays were added. There are two or three of each type.




I bent the end of the stem to create a hook to loop around the trunk or a tree branch. 


Next it was time for ornaments.



Acorns, pinecones, squirrels, birds, nests and a butterfly or two.







I raided the Christmas box.




 I love the russet, gold and brown tones. The buffalo check ribbon and tree skirt are darling.


Thanks for stopping by.
Fall tree? Yay or Nay?
Katie


9 comments :

  1. I'm a great big YAY! I've had a tree up for Fall then transitioning to Christmas for many years. I started putting mine up before Thanksgiving just to have a head start on Christmas, but now I love decorating it for late Fall. Love all your cute woodsy critters and garlands. It's super cute, Katie. Glad your feeling up to decorating!

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  2. Oh Katie, that's so cute! And I loved your ribbon instructions. Someday maybe I'll do ribbon on the tree and now I'll know the best way! I have to smile -- you have a lot of ornaments for your first fall tree from your Christmas collection. What a smart idea. And just think, come Christmas, just a few substitutions and you will be good to go. I have a couple of small Halloween trees but never really thought about a fall one. I may have to rethink that next year!

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  3. I have to admit that my "normal" Christmas tree is more of a Fall tree. Fall is my favorite season, so I have a tendency to decorate my Christmas tree with bronzes and golds, with lots of birds, woodland critters and vintage wooden ornaments. It suits me much more than the glitz and glitter. I do bring in Christmas with more seasonal wreaths and swags, but my tree seems to reflect my small town, rural upbringing. Isn't is great that we're not all the same.

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  4. I love your fall tree, Katie! The ribbon and ornaments are perfect!

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  5. Katie!!
    You know me with Trees!! I LOVE it so it is absolutely a YAY!!!! You did a fantastic job!! So pretty!!
    Hug,
    Deb

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  6. I LOVE your Fall tree, Katie! It looks wonderful and you'll be ready for Christmas when it's time.

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  7. So pretty Katie. Love this idea.
    Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  8. Gorgeous! Each year, I say I want to do this. This year, a sinus infection has waylaid those plans once again. I'm glad I can enjoy yours!
    Happy Fall.

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  9. I say yay to it - so beautiful with all of the fall colors and black and white. Wish I had a space to put one! I need to scour thrift shops for those tall skinny trees!

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