Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DIY Ombre Christmas Tree

Every year I seem to start decorating for the Christmas season earlier and earlier.  This year has reached an all new milestone.  If I give full disclosure, we put our first tree up two weeks   three weeks ago.  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the photo of my son's room all decked out for Christmas.  I am not even sure he stripped off his Halloween costume on October 31st before he started stringing colored lights from that newly remodeled room.    

I figured he's eight and the spirit of Christmas is very much alive in his mind.  I'm happy to report that my love of decorating seems to be wearing off on him.  He purchased this Santa Commode cover and matching rug with his own allowance money.  Yes, it was a cringe-worthy moment in my mind in that our 'styles' for how to decorate the house seem to vary slightly (ha) but I still bit my lip and supported his creativity and desire to poop on Santa's beard every time he sits on the toilet seat.

Also, this year, I decided to follow the lead of my friend, Frank (@gayathomedad ) and create an ombre tree for our sunroom.  Here are photos of our house at Christmas last year.
These photos were taken with my iPhone so they're not the best quality but you can get the idea.  

Here's a recall of how the tree looked last year without the ombre effect.  Still very colorful, just not tiered in rows of color like this year:

I purchased over 800 shatter-proof ornaments for the ombre tree in graduated shades.  Then
I had Vivster help me put each individual ornament onto the tree from top to bottom.

I purposefully loaded the tree with more ornaments than empty tree space.  It makes for quite a statement and gives a much more dramatic effect.

I have to say, it's magnificent to see in person!  Thank you to Frank for the idea!
I know it's been some time since I've blogged.  I've had a lot that's taking me away from the blog world....some very exciting news actually.  For a sneak peek of what that may be, please visit me on Instagram.

See more of Vivid Hue at Christmas time here.
In the meantime, hope you're enjoying your holiday season with your family!

Heather | Vivid Hue Home


Vel Criste said...

Absolutely gorgeous dear, I saw this on IG and was wondering how you made it! thanks for sharing!

Karena said...

Heather I really love your tree, it is gorgeous and so unique! Bravo!!
Thinking of you during the Holiday Season!

The Arts by Karena

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

It looks amazing!!

Lo @ a LO and behold life said...

Sooooooo cool!