Each year, special little Christmas ornaments come home from school. They're precious and sweet, and of course, they're going to go on your tree. For some moms who love a theme, sometimes it can feel like your tree is getting pretty wild. And I'm going to be honest. It is. I know, because mine is too.
And honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way. But there's a way to tame your tree, and bring it all together in an easy way.
Here's how: Find or make lots of the same style ornament and add them to your tree.
One year, I made ornaments from thrifted paint-by-numbers paintings. Each ornament was the same shape and look, which drew everything together
This year, I"m using these wonderful old lace squares that were a special gift from one of the Curators at The Farm Chicks Show. I love how they're so snowflake-like:
I simply hung each one with an ordinary ornament hanger.
The key is using a lot, to clearly unify everything together. The more of the same ornaments the better. Here's the tree before:
Another option is lots of classic round ornaments, in one color of your choice.
You can find my template for the Paint-by-number ornaments here.
Pinecone lights by Kurt Adler.
The stand for the tree is an old galvanized farm tub (large sized). Simply place an ordinary tree stand in the tub, then place your tree in the tree stand. It works like a charm.