I brought an assortment of ribbon and gold glittered netting. We did the tree in ivory, gold, and chocolate brown.
I found these wonderful cocoa brown poinsettias and ivory velvet magnolias.
I started with about 8 yards of fabric – champagne satin and mocha brown jacquard. Then I cut it into 8” strips and tucked it into the tree. It creates a wonderful backdrop coloration.
Then I started making floral clusters. First, a four-loop bow with the chocolate ribbon. Just make the loops and tie with 22 gauge wire.
Then add the flower and tape with floral tape. Tip: pull the tape taut as you go so it will stick to itself. Floral tape is waxed tissue paper and needs to be pulled to adhere.
Then I added some gold picks I got @ Michael’s on sale. They add just enough glitz. Tape this to the flower & ribbon.
Finished poinsettia cluster. I made about 12 of them and wired them onto the branches with 22 gauge wire. I also added some birch branches I sprayed with a bronze paint.
Next, I draped pieces of ribbon throughout the tree and added the glittered gold netting. I was so happy to find the netting @ Michael’s as I haven’t seen any for a few years.
The pictures really don’t show the netting well at all. It’s like spun sugar on a tree, especially at night.
Assorted glass ornaments. I also put a ton (around 200) gold shatterproof ornaments, placing them closer to the trunk.
I ADORE these little gems. And I found these cool hangers. So much nicer than the regular green/silver wires.
The finished tree! I so wish pictures did it justice. But the client and her family were happy, and that’s what is important to me.
Come join the party! Add your link to Sarah’s party! Or at least, check out everyone else’s trees.