In celebration of Fourth of July, I took the opportunity to decorate a patriotic tree and share it with you. For this project, I chose a Tree Classics favorite, the Flocked White Fir Deluxe Christmas Tree—I really like the natural shape of the tree as well as its slim footprint.
At the end of this post, you’ll find out how you can win one of three (3) $100 gift certificates that we’re giving out for Independence Day.
Starting from the top of the tree, I loosely wound red, blue, and burlap, and navy ribbons around the tree foliage. I also did another version where I attached the same set of ribbons to the top of the tree and let them fall down the sides to create vertical stripes. Then, I finished the look with sparkling wooden stars. My goal was a festive patriotic look that wasn’t too ornate and also tied together with my mantle décor. I like to blend textures and was able to do that with various red, blue, and jute colored ribbon, and completed the look with the stars.
For a finishing touch, I added a red bow tree topper and draped the base of the tree with red burlap to serve as tree skirt.
To complement my star-spangled centerpiece, I decorated my mantel as well. I attached American flag bunting that I found on Christmas clearance last year, and laced it around the fireplace to hang loosely like a garland. I also collected my various summer lanterns as well as a few of my favorite American-themed books and arranged them on top of the mantel to create a clean and crisp All-American look.
This week, we’re making Independence Day extra special by hosting Tree Classics’ Fourth of July Freedom Giveaway! To join, simply complete the contest form and follow the instructions on the Gleam app below for a chance to win one of three $100 gift certificates.
The sweepstakes begins at 9:00 a.m. PST on June 27, 2016, and ends at 8:59 a.m. PST on July 4, 2016. See the gleam app below for more details.
Good luck to all and happy Fourth of July!