What's wrong with my tree- inspire me

(34 Posts)
Mrsgrumble Sat 26-Jul-14 22:33:03

I know it not quite right. That year it was a bit 'threw together' as I had a new baby and didn't put enough decorations on the back so it was a bit wobbly.

I won't put the crackers on this year but I don't know what to do with it. I am expecting again and will have a new baby again so I will put the tree up early December but will have a lot of visitors during December and want it to look better (dh will do it for me though)

The tree is old bu I don't want the expense of a new one this year. I didn't open up all the branches as full as I could.

Ps .. Don't flame me, I am allowed to talk about this in this thread grin and have good reason to get ready earlier.

Cocolepew Sat 26-Jul-14 22:35:54

No tinsel. I live a lot bit of tinsel, it will bulk it out.
And roughly another 300 lights. *


* warning I do veer dangerously close to tacky.

You've got alot of bigger decorations at the top
I'd say start with more lights, some smaller lights too.
Then put your bigger decs at the bottom of the tree, smaller ones near the top.

No crackers on the tree they should be on the table.
And a tree skirt .

sooperdooper Sat 26-Jul-14 22:44:32

Crackers need to be horizontal, not vertical smile

Mrsgrumble Sat 26-Jul-14 22:44:54

What type of decorations? I know it looks dreadful, like I fired them up from the far side of the room shock

Fcukfifa Sat 26-Jul-14 22:45:33

Definitely more lights, I'd get smaller ones but lots more of them. I like the large decorations at the top.
If you want to put crackers on the tree I would put them all the same tilted angle and have one at the top then two further down then three further down again and so on (but not many)

I try to balance between nice looking and a bit if tack, will see if I can find a pic of mine

WestEast Sat 26-Jul-14 22:45:59

More lights. More tinsel. More baubles. I don't very close to tacky. I AM tacky.

TheOriginalSteamingNit Sat 26-Jul-14 22:46:28

1. It's July
2. The tree is fake.

Fcukfifa Sat 26-Jul-14 22:46:45

Just buy any decorations you like, do you have a theme? I try to get different textures and I have just started a tradition of buying a new special decoration each year

Fcukfifa Sat 26-Jul-14 22:49:23

Ran out of lights for the top of the tree grin

Mrsgrumble Sat 26-Jul-14 22:52:48

Oh that is lovely fcuk. It's a lot more cheerful than mine.

Cocolepew Sat 26-Jul-14 22:52:55

Santas grotto in my living room

elQuintoConyo Sat 26-Jul-14 22:58:15

No heavy/large ornaments at the top.
More lights.
Crackers at a jaunty angle, repeated down the tree.
Tree skirt (I love mine!).
Few ornaments around the back.

Do you put your lights on first? Have you tried going up+down rather than left-right-circle?

My tree doesn't have a 'theme'. I have been making decorations every year and have built up a collection of felt+ribbon christmas puddings, little beaded Joy/Noel/Feliz thingymibobs (will have to photo and post, hard to explain), felt mooses with jaunty collars (Ikea cookie cutter template), robbins, snowmen... all kinds of crap loveliness. I don't like themed trees, they lack imagination imvho.

A friend has made a little felt tree with a number for each married Christmas her and her husband have celebrated - it's lovely after 12 years.

What would ypu like your tree to look like? Go from there.

(I made a small felt stocking today, so I don't give a flying sprig of holly that you've posted a Christmas quandry in July grin )

Mrsgrumble Sun 27-Jul-14 10:48:49

I think I might buy a real tree? Would that help?

DitzyDonkey Sun 27-Jul-14 13:19:22

I think you should go with a real tree!

Mrsgrumble Sun 27-Jul-14 20:31:24

I think I will donkey. Also saves the hassle of putting the other one up and I hate it really. Too skinny or something.

I need to get a life lol...

ilovepowerhoop Sun 27-Jul-14 20:37:00

we have lots of lights, tinsel and black and silver baubles. Have always had a fake tree

ilovepowerhoop Sun 27-Jul-14 20:40:18

also have some bead strings. I think maybe your decorations are too big for the tree. Could you get lots of smaller ones instead?

NorwaySpruce Mon 28-Jul-14 07:46:34

You need more colour!

This year we are going old school.

I've given up on LED lights, they make the room look like a nightclub (because I use way too many).

I'm getting a load of multicoloured filament lights, and throwing them on with tinsel, our mis-matched bauble collection, and glittery things.

And a star on top.

It's going to be amazing, and not cool/tasteful/fashionable/on trend at all. grin

StupidFlanders Mon 28-Jul-14 08:01:38

I'd actually stay with a fake tree....

Last year my tree was in a lovely basket to hide the feet.

Here's mine, agree more knights and more variety of smaller stuff. And yes to real tree!

More colour I think is the key.

Cocolepew Mon 28-Jul-14 13:11:20

Heres mine, it was over 5ft it loks smaller in this! I put loads on it to fill it out, and lots of lights.

KnittedJimmyChoos Mon 28-Jul-14 13:45:52

stairs I particularly like yours, I like yours too op,

we usually go with blue and white/gold but this year I fancy a rich classic gold and red...

HibiscusIsland Wed 30-Jul-14 12:59:06

I like the way you've decorated your tree op. The tree is a bit narrow for my tastes, but I appreciate it might be down to space issues. Some lovely trees people have posted. My particular favourites are the red and gold ones like Fcuk's and whiter shades

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