I'm a very stubborn person. A few weeks ago, I got the idea in my head that I wanted a white Christmas Tree. So I threw the idea out there on Facebook - tacky, or fabulously tacky?
There were many naysayers who thought I would regret not having a traditional tree. But the more people tell me not to do something, the more I want to do it.
So I went with my fabulously tacky 60% off white Christmas tree.
I bought a bunch of cheap-o disco ball ornaments from Jysk - they were all marked down to like $2.50 a package. Once I got the ornaments on it, I thought it needed something a little extra, so I pulled out my box of paint chips and made a little colourful garland. I tried stringing them together, but no matter what I did they ended up flipping around backwards and just looking wonky. So I busted out my glue gun and just glued them all together in a long chain to wrap around the tree.
Of course I topped it all off with a big purple bow. What else would you put on top of a white disco ball Christmas tree?
I think the trick to having a white tree is to stick with a theme for your ornaments. If you were to put on a mishmash of ornaments, it would just look a little crazy. Keeping things in the same vein - bright, colourful and disco balls - keeps it grounded and leaning towards the fabulously tacky side of things.
I still have all my regular ornaments, which I think I might use on a garland wrapped around the bannister for the stairs or something - I would hate for them to go to waste!
What do you think? Tacky or fabulously tacky? You should see it in person - it looks much better! Come on over for a holiday drink, you can see my bottles hiding out on the top of the china cabinet next to the tree!