It’s day 2 of the Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop and it’s my turn to share my tree. This year, I changed things up from my normal red & gold to a tropical ocean Christmas tree!
Welcome to Day 2 of the 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!
I’ve joined 22 talented bloggers to share our decorated Christmas Trees! If you missed day 1, head HERE.
Let’s Meet The Hosts & Check out the trees!
Michelle from Our Crafty Mom | Allison from Upright and Caffeinated
Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela | Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate
Michelle from Weekend Craft | Jeanie from Create and Babble
Cindy from County Road 407 | Erlene from My Pinterventures
Jaclyn from The Dotted Nest | Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod
Leanna from Faeries and Fauna | Maria from Simple Nature Decor
Marie from The Inspiration Vault | Beverly from Across the Blvd.
Dru from Polka Dot Poplars | Jaclyn from One Thousand Oaks
Melissa from Welcome To The Woods | Donna from Modern On Monticello
Nancy from Adams And Elm Home | Sam from Raggedy Bits
Shirley from Intelligent Domestications | Wanda from From House To Home
Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree
I’ve been wanting to do a tropical ocean Christmas tree for quite some time, but it was REALLY hard to convince the kids to change things up. They really like the red and gold of the holiday season, but when I found coral and turquoise glitter ornaments at the 99 Cents Only Store, I took it as a sign that it was time to make my tropical ocean Christmas tree happen!
[click_to_tweet tweet=”Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree using seashells, handmade ornaments, and a few 99 Cents Only ornaments. #christmas #christmastree #tropical ” quote=”Try something different for the holidays with this Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree.”]
Now, I’m not one to drop a ton of cash on Christmas ornaments all at once. Instead, I like to gather special pieces over time. Since this was my first year decorating a tropical ocean themed Christmas tree, I didn’t have a ton of ornaments that fit this theme. So, in order to decorate this tree, I relied heavily on my craft stash. I used netting, raffia, shells, sea glass, and past seashell crafts to decorate the tree.
For the ‘tree garland’, I embellished a plain craft netting with sea glass and shells and also wrapped the tree in raffia to give it a tropical vibe. Next, I added the coral and turquoise ornaments from the 99 and filled the tree with gold, silver, and red ornaments from my ornament collection. You may think red is an odd color with the coral and turquoise, but the red really made the tree ‘pop’ and without it, the tree didn’t look festive enough.
Finally, to fill in the spaces, I added glittered seashells, sea glass and seashell angel ornaments, mini seashell star ornaments, seahorse ornaments, a few gold fishes, and some gold poinsettias. I think the poinsettias gave the tree a tropical vibe as a lot of trees in Hawaii will have poinsettias on them.
I’m hoping to build on this tropical ocean Christmas tree over the next few years and would like to add some dark blues with more sea creature ornaments. But for now, I’m happy with the results, which remind me of being home in Hawaii.
Now, let’s see what the other Christmas trees! Click on the links below to see the trees.
MONDAY – Day 2
Elegant Christmas Tree With Blush And Metallics – Our Crafty Mom
Vintage Christmas – Upright And Caffeinated
The Perfect Christmas Tree For A Small Space – Create & Babble
Rustic Modern Christmas Tree- Modern On Monticello
Christmas Tree – Adams And Elm Home
Handcrafted Coastal Holiday Tree – Simple Nature Decor
A Rustic Christmas Tree Featuring Buffalo Check – Faeries And Fauna
Christmas Tree Blog Hop – Simply Beautiful By Angela
Plaid Christmas Tree Decorations – One Thousand Oaks
Blush, White and Black Christmas Tree – From House To Home
Farmhouse Bingo Vintage Clock Christmas Tree – Raggedy Bits
Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree – My Pinterventures
Simple Christmas Tree – The Dotted Nest
SUNDAY – Day 1
My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel – The Inspiration Vault
Four Traditional Christmas Tree – Intelligent Domestications
Blue and Silver Christmas Tree – 2 Bees In A Pod
A Christmas Tree Without Charisma – County Road 407
Rustic Christmas Tree Decor – Polka Dot Poplars
2018 Christmas Tree – Welcome To The Woods
Candy Themed Christmas Tree – Celebrate And Decorate
A Christmas Tree Filled With Memories – Across the Blvd.
Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree – Weekend Craft
I love that you stayed on budget by pulling from your crafting stash. I did the same thing this year mostly handmade ornaments. I think it gives it more of a unique and handmade feeling. Great job. Merry Christmas
Such a beautiful themed tree. I’m sure it does remind you of home so much. Thanks for sharing.
What a fun tree. I love themed trees and yours is so beautiful and unique.
Oh my goodness this is the most unique and adorable tree ever! It’s totally you. So stinkin’ cute! And you said two sentences that I’ll never get to say – home in Hawaii (jealous) and putting sea creatures on your tree! LOL Fantastic! Love hopping with you.
Thank you so much Cindy. I’m really loving this tree and hope to build on it over the years 🙂
I love your ocean themed tree, Erlene! I’ve always wanted to do one of those, too…but have never got around to it. I think I’ll have to add it to the list for next year!
This tree has so many interesting and unique ornaments on it, you could look at it for hours! How special 🙂
I love your tree, Erlene! And the creativity of using items from your stash to enhance the coastal look is great!
Oh I thought you posted yesterday, anyway I love your tree you and I are beachy ladies. I could stare at your tree for hours, so many things to see. Great tree.