I am big on sparkling lights for my Christmas tree, so I added lots of them and then broke up the acorn-filled branch and stuck them in the tree.
To add color to the tree I sprayed painted the pine cones and added gold ornaments. I wanted the ornaments and everything to blend well together, and not too much gold to avoid taking away from the green tree. I was running out of gold ornaments, so I sprayed painted some random ornaments gold. I was relieved that I did not have to run out to the store.
The tree is in my outdoor living area, and I look forward to the family gathering there Christmas morning. It will be the perfect place to spend Christmas day cuddling up on a cold day with blankets opening gifts. I also love the way the tree illuminates at night in this area, with the glamorous gold, bright lights and evergreen coloring.
So when it comes to the presents under the Christmas tree, I want it to all blend as part of the theme I have going. So being the recycle chick I am, I used my paper bags for wrapping paper and added the burlap and gold ribbon with matching gold ornaments. In Love!