brandon has pretty much given me free reign in planning the decor associated with our first christmas. since we don't have kids yet, i figured this was our chance at having an elegant christmas tree. i want it to be classy yet glitzy and sparkly...so i settled on a cobalt blue, plum/red wine violet, silver, and champagne color scheme.
brandon and i went to the craft store and got some ideas...but their fancy ornaments cost way too much money, so i picked up some inexpensive metallic ornaments from walmart and decided to embellish them myself. all i've been using are some little rhinestone-type crystals, a silver metallic sharpie, a silver paint pen, silver glitter glue, a hot glue gun, and my creativity. (because of the lighting in the pic, all the details look gold...but they are silver in real life.) i just make up designs as i go...
we have a six foot artificial tree (given to us by my mom). it will be decked with my bejeweled ornaments, some silver/champagne filler ornaments, violet bead garland, clear jewel drop ornaments, white mini lights, a silver swirl tree skirt, and a silver wire starburst with pearl and crystal beads that i ordered off the internet. i can't wait to get it all off the floor and on the tree!
since it is our first family christmas, we also had to get stockings. this was a tough one. all the ones we liked were way too pricey...and i don't have a sewing machine. so i opted for plain navy velvet stockings from target. then i added a crystal and silver monogram pin, plum and silver ribbon, and a 59 cent sprig of holly to spice them up a little bit... i wish the pins were twice as big, but hey, you take what you can get :)
since all of the embellishments are just pinned on, it will be easy to change out if we want a different look in years to come. but for now, i'm pretty excited about our non-traditional colors this christmas...everything goes up right after thanksgiving!