Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Tree with red and Candycanes

I love decorating my Christmas tree!  Since red is my favorite color- and I'm the one doing the decorating- we have used red, white and green in our tree for the  past few years.

How to decorate a Christmas Tree with red ornaments

This year I added these large candycanes.  Super simple to make- I took large pipe cleaners (from Hobby Lobby) simply wound them around each other and bent one end.  I LOVE them sticking out of the top of the tree with the red and green picks

.Decorate Christmas tree with DIY large pipe cleaner candy canes

The garland is a premade red and white pom pom garland- purchased at Walmart many years ago. 

Decorate Christmas tree with red and white ball garland

We buy new ornaments every year to represent what we did that year.  Here you can see some from years past- soccer and video games for my son and my angel ornament from my childhood almost 20 years ago.  (makes me feel old!)

Decorate Christmas tree with yearly family ornaments

One can't live in Nashville without having an ornament from the Grand Ole Opry!

Grand Ole Opry Christmas Tree ornament on family Christmas tree

Everyone's names are represented with glittered initials.

How to decorate a Christmas Tree with red ornaments and candy canes.

I am so happy with how our tree turned out this year!  It has such great family memories!

How to decorate a Christmas Tree with red ornaments and candy canes.

linking up to:  Thirifty Decor Chick and Poppies at Play


  1. Love your tree (and especially those candy canes)! Just found a bit of that pom pom garland at a thrift and promptly decorated a foam/cone tree with it... I too LOVE red n white. Thanks for sharing!
    Merry Christmas,

  2. What a fun tree! Really, it turned out great. I love the bright red and how cool is that, that you have all the glittery initials. So cute!

    Thanks for linking!!


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