Every kid loves to decorate the Christmas tree. This year ours started asking to pull out the decorations on November 1st. They are always excited to unbox the ornaments and help hang them up. But for some reason, they always seem to end up clustered all together right at eye level. Anyone else experience this strange phenomenon? Hanging ornaments with 7-year-old boys that makes me realize I’m more obsessive about decorating than I want to admit.
A couple of years ago I realized there was an easy solution. Something that allows my kids to enjoy all of the fun ornaments and allows me to enjoy decorating the main tree in our home.
We now let each one of our kids have a Christmas tree in their bedroom. It allows everyone to win. They can decorate it how they want and I can decorate the main tree however I want.
See my stroke of genius? Trust me, they love the solution as much as I do.
This year our oldest has her own room for the first time so we needed to get a new tree for her room. We partnered with our friends over at Wayfair and searched for the perfect small-sized flocked tree in their selection of Christmas decor. She settled on a flocked alpine tree, decorated in teal and whites. The garland strands are wooden beads with small stars to keep with the overall rustic feel. And a large star tops the tree. Ready for some rustic tree inspiration? Take a look.
I love the faux wood look of the alpine style trees, but they definitely look better in a basket or box. We pulled a large basket out of storage and filled in the basket with a white and green blanket.
Do you have more than one Christmas tree in your home? We are now up to four, and a LOT of small trees set out in other places around the home. Apparently my subconscious wishes I could live in a forest? You can see our tree-covered piano mantle here.
Regardless of if your home has one Charlie Brown tree, or looks like a forest I hope you enjoy the cozy feeling of home this time of year. I’m cheering you on.