Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
Welcome back to day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! It’s the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop and I want to thank Shirley from Intelligent Domestications for putting this blog hop together. Today, is all about Christmas tree and I’m sharing my gold entry Christmas tree + trees of the past.
Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter! Here’s this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Schedule so you can stop by each day to see what’s new:
- DIY Ornament – DIY Plaid Mounted Deer Head Ornament
- Movie craft or recipe – Polar Express Believe Framed Bell Sign
- Snowman craft – Snow Belly Snowman
- Holiday party food – Bisquick Shrimp Vegetable Appetizers
- 99 Cents Only store craft – Easy Reindeer Ornaments
- Party Games! – 12 Christmas Family Games
- Hot Cocoa Bar! – Simple Hot Cocoa Beverage Station
- Cookie recipe or tip – Festive Sparkly Glitter Oreo Cookies
- DIY Wreath – Gingerbread Table Wreath Centerpiece
- Christmas/Holiday Table setting – Casual Everyday Christmas Tablescape
- Holiday porch or entryway decor – 10 Christmas Front Door Decor Ideas
- Christmas/Holiday Tree – Gold Entry Christmas Tree + Trees of Past
Meet Your Hosts
They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!
Gold Entry Christmas Tree + Trees of the Past
If you had a chance to see my 2015 Christmas tree, you’ll notice that it’s red and gold. This year, I stuck to only red and white and I stole my daughter’s room tree to create an all gold entry Christmas tree.
This 4.5 ft. tree is the first thing you see when you enter the front door and is full of ornaments that I’ve collected for over 20 years. Ornaments bought at Kaneohe Marine Corp. Base, Honolulu Chocolate Company (they have an awesome Christmas selection), Neiman Marcus, craft fairs, and specialty Christmas stores.
Here is what my gold entry Christmas tree looks like in the day light. The angel on top was bought at a store in Hawaii that was going out of business. She has such a lovely face and her skirt is a cascade of beads. She was a little pricey, but it’s one of my favorite things to put on the tree, so it was worth it.
In case you missed our 2017 main red and white snowflake Christmas tree…
Trees of the Past
Here is a gingerbread tree that was in our entry last year. Lesson learned from this tree…don’t use real candy canes with kids in the house because the candy canes will mysteriously disappear.
I didn’t post a picture of our 2016 main tree, but it looked similar to our 2015 tree. This tree is red and gold and what my kids love the best. They tell me it doesn’t feel like Christmas if there aren’t red and gold decorations.
Our 2014 Christmas tree was the first time I mixed red and turquoise. I shared tips on how to wrap a tree with mesh, decorate with large ornaments, and make a topper. I thought this tree was cute, but the kids didn’t love it. My kids prefer traditional Christmas colors of red and gold, so it’s been tough for me to move away from those colors.
And last, here’s my 2013 Icy Wonderland Christmas tree. It’s was made with almost all silver and blue dollar store ornaments. Sorry, this was the first year of my blogging, so the picture isn’t very good.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas trees! For more tree inspiration, be sure to visit my fellow blogging buddies below ⇓⇓
Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!