Every year our family comes together for a big gathering on Christmas Eve. Our theme last year was a Winter Wonderland with lots of white and starry twinkle lights. This year we went in a completely different direction! We decided to make our tree and tablescape rustic.
For the tree, we used burlap curls from Pier 1 Imports and found real cotton garland at Lazy Ks in Lafayette, CA. I have shown a few different pictures of the tree. We spent a few hours putting lights on the tree before starting with trimmings. The lighting makes a HUGE difference so take your time and make sure you buy enough strands of lights.
Here are some pictures of the process...we like to play around with scale and texture until we are satisfied. It is a lot of fun working as a team and bringing together all of our creative ideas!
Discussing the positioning of the burlap curls!
You can see why adding a lot of lights makes a big difference. Especially on a tree this size!
Morgan Elizabeth is a designer, planner, wife and mom to one little. She has been an Event Planner for 10 years. Creating beautiful spaces in Los Angeles, CA, Charleston, SC, Denver, CO and currently located in San Francisco Bay Area, CA.