A classic and elegant silver Christmas tree decorated with mercury glass, pewter beaded garland, glass glitter accented ornaments, and cream striped ribbon.
Before decorating your tree, these resources will be very helpful: The best Christmas Tree Ribbon tutorial, how to set up and fluff an artificial Christmas tree and how to flock a Christmas tree. I also have many free printable Christmas tags and ornaments for you to use!
Silver Christmas Tree
I wanted to decorate our tree this year to be very classic and elegant so I stuck to a monochromatic color scheme with silver and a touch of cream. I used my mercury glass ornament collection with
I love collecting mercury glass and add pieces to my collection each year at Christmastime. It serves as a nice neutral base and matches any tree I decorate. My biggest piece of advice when decorating trees is to invest in the pieces that you will keep for a very long time (for me it is mercury glass), and use less expensive ornaments, ribbon or decor for anything trendy or to change the look of the tree.
You will Need:
- Real or artificial green or flocked Christmas Tree (see my Christmas sources page for my favorites!)
- silver/pewter/vintage looking beaded garland (I got these from a local shop a few years ago)
- silver or mercury glass ornaments
- ornament hooks
- clear ornaments ( I glittered the tops of mine like these ceramic glitter glass ornaments)
- ribbon (I used a pewter striped cream ribbon from hobby lobby)
How to Decorate a Silver Christmas Tree
- Set up and fluff your tree.
- Test the lights. I added an extra strand of incandescent lights down the center of my tree to make it extra glowy.
- Add beaded garland, randomly draping it throughout the tree.
- Add large ornaments first, scattered randomly but evenly around the tree.
- Fill in holes with the medium and smaller ornaments.
- Finish the tree with ribbon- see my Christmas Tree Ribbon tutorial for everything you would need to know.
My favorite part of the day is when the sun starts to go down and the lights really begin to twinkle. The whole house gets a golden glow. I like to light the candles and just enjoy the peace of all of it.
I have decided that one of my very favorite things is a mirror next to a Christmas tree. It is just magical.
I had an idea in my head of the kind of tree topper I wanted but couldn't find it anywhere. So, I made this tree star out of a cereal box and glass glitter. I will share the tutorial soon!
I hope you are feeling cozy as the seasons are changing too.
Here are some more beautiful Christmas trees I know you will love!
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