Today, I am revealing my first-ever, flocked Christmas tree! Adorned with boho glam and organic modern ornaments, I will be showing you how to replicate the look in just a few simple steps. At the bottom of the post, you will have the opportunity to shop the look!
A Christmas tree before Thanksgiving?! Who the hell have I become?
In all seriousness though, this year I was excited to shake things up.
Breaking away from the tradition of a real tree after the one from last year barely made it to mid December (talk about an effing mess), I was excited to try my hand at a flocked variety- something I had never done!
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Not only did I see this decision as novel, but also as a design challenge. You see..
My goal was to blend juxtaposing elements- earthy and blingy- to create a unique yet cohesive look.
Not only that, but I wanted to find interesting ways to “warm up” the otherwise white and “icy” tree.
Rummage Your Earthy Boho Layer First…
First on my to-do list was acquiring the pampas stems.
While I did have some natural stems I had stolen from a neighborhood entrance last year, I didn’t have it in me to be a floral thief again (not to mention deal with all the shedding mess). So, I went to World Market and Kirklands for some faux, off-white stems (you can get them here).
For a little variation in color, I also ordered some darker beige/taupe stems (you can buy here) .
*Money Saving Hack* The cost of pampas stems can really add up when you are working with a 7.5 foot tree, so I also used a cheaper alternative, peacock feathers (I got mine from Hobby Lobby), to make things feel more robust. From a distance, you really cannot tell the difference .
To beef up my “earthy layer” a little more, I then added some dried palm stems which actually I already had on hand. You can buy some here.
Bling it up…
Once I had my organic, boho layer established, it was time to add all the glam and bling.
To keep the look neutral and cohesive with my year-round color scheme, I adhered to a strict palate of black, gold and champagne gold.
*Bonus Tip* To break-up the monotony of balls and baubles, I layered in some snowflake and pine comb ornaments. Choose varied ornament shapes to keep it interesting.
Of course, no boho Christmas tree would be complete without a woven tree collar. Even better? The rattan factor adds another layer of texture into the mix.
I know I took a risk ordering a flocked tree online, but in the end, I am super happy with how it all turned out. (You can buy the same tree here)
Now…to replicate this look for your own tree, you can shop the affiliate links directly below…
Shop Boho Chic Christmas Tree Ornaments:
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Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life!
Monday 15th of November 2021
My old tree was damaged in storage, so I decided also to go with a flocked tree for my next tree. I've been seeing them everywhere, they seem to have increased in popularity! I'm just concerned about the "snow" shedding all over the place; on some of them if you shake them a bit the white flakes off. Regardless, your tree and the natural decorations is beautiful! Love it!
Friday 3rd of December 2021
@Designing Vibes, i have a heavily flocked long needle tree and it is absolutely gorgeous but oh what messsss!! Lol so this year i took it outside and shook It vigorously hehehe so not so overwhelming with flock
Tuesday 16th of November 2021
Thank you, Laura! Yeah...unboxing and "fluffing" the tree did make a bit of a mess. Luckily it hasnt been so bad since I have left it alone though. :)