Dickens Caroler Inspired Christmas Tree from Treetopia

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It was so fun to be invited to be part of Treetopia’s Design Council for 2017. I love a beautiful Christmas Tree, especially when I can let my imagination run wild with a themed tree.

I wanted a more homey tree this year, but also with a bit of glam in the mix.

During the holiday season, I am part of the Goode Time Carolers of Phoenix. We sing 4-part a cappella harmony in glammed-up Dickens era costumes. Since music is such a huge influence for my family–especially around the holidays, a Christmas Carol theme is perfect for our tree.

I found some vintage Christmas carols on-line and printed them out to make these ornaments. I used decoupage medium to make them more stiff and give them a bit of shape.

For the Dickens part, I found various silhouettes on-line and designated them as various characters from Charles Dickens’ famous “A Christmas Carol.” I had the chipboard frames on-hand from another project. I spray-painted them a deep green to match the plaid ribbon you may recognize as part of the new Hearth and Hand line at Target. I felt like that plaid would be right at home in Charles Dicken’s world.

I was so happy I was able to get a flocked tree! I’ve been wanting to try one out for many years! BSB prefers the more traditional green tree, but I love the way that the green colors pop against the flocked tree. They would be lost in a regular evergreen.

I purposely chose a lot of white, gold, and silver ornaments to fill in the rest. They blend in with the tree and let the green and black elements really stand out!

Here’s a shot with the lights off so you can see the ornaments better. The draped gold beads add that Victorian feel to the tree.

I wasn’t quite finished with the tree when I had my daughter pose for some pictures with her dark-green Christmas dress.

I just love the mix of old and historic with new and trendy!

Thank you Treetopia for giving me this opportunity! These are the products they sent me:

 Snowy Spruce Flocked Christmas Tree 7.5’ Clear

Harvest Pine Wreath 24” Unlit – Shown here above my mantle with more Hearth and Hand ribbon wrapped throughout to tie it in with the tree. For a simple look for the mantle, I gathered our antique brass candlesticks and lined them up. Our dark green velvet stockings work nicely with the tree, as well.

Sadie Fir Wreath 24” Clear Led – This wreath is currently adorning my front door. I tucked some gold and copper dipped faux magnolia leaves into the pine branches. This made for a nice transitional wreath that could work for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Milady Pink And Plum Glass Ornaments – These didn’t actually make a showing on this tree. I’m saving them for when I do a nutcracker/ballet-themed tree. Won’t that be pretty!

 

Hurry and take advantage of Treetopia’s 6th Annual Secret Santa Sweepstakes happening between now and Nov 25:

You and your loved one can get a chance to win a tree and an ornament set by choosing your favorite look from our 2017 Design Council (eh hem…mine!) and telling us why it suits your holiday style. Ready those sleigh bells and sing your way through the merriest time of the year! Head over to one of Treetopia’s Social Media Accounts to participate:

#SecretSantaxDesignCouncil

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