Don’t judge me. I’m that person who starts listening to Christmas music the day after Halloween. But I promise, there are lots more fall projects and posts to come during November! We’re just getting a little jump on the holidays.
Every year when it comes to Christmas time, I always get teased a bit about my taste in Christmas trees. I tend to like things pretty simple. I always go easy on the ornaments with just a few that I really love. And for some reason, I never use a tree topper. It makes my husband bonkers. So this year, being part of the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge was the perfect reason to indulge my simplistic tendencies and make no apologies for the way that I love to dress up my tree! Mr. Lovely and I wandered around in Michaels for a good hour or two before we decided that we wanted to get our DIY on and do an ombre tree, with DIY painted ornaments in a custom rainbow of our current favorite shade of blue.
I love the look of the painted ornaments — I almost wanted to have them on the tree all by themselves! They turned out fun and modern and colorful and I’m just totally into it. We decided the only other things the tree needed were some sparkly picks, and a little bit of ribbon to reinforce the ombre colors. See? Simple. Rad.
We’ll be sharing the tutorial for coloring the clear ornaments soon. It’s kind of self explanatory but we learned a couple of tips along the way that were beyond helpful since we were painting so many. (I think all in all we colored around 50 or so!) xoxo