I decorated the tree with white mini-lights, ribbon, beaded garland, and ornaments that coordinate with my new living room colors and newly painted desk. The ornaments were created with earring hooks, beads, and these decorative silver wire balls:
I could’ve used the standard green ornament wire hooks, but I like the extra sparkle the silver earring hooks provide. The silver balls are actually made to use inside a vase/glass container for decoration, so I can re-use them in my decor even when Christmas is over.
For the base of the tree, I used a steel planter from Ikea to cover up the ubiquitous burlap sack the tree came with. I prefer the look of ribbon instead of a tree topper, so I tied on a simple bow with this black and silver glittery ribbon and shaped the tails down the sides.
I don’t plan on doing any more Christmas decorating for this year, but who knows. I may just break down and buy some more lights. I just love the soft glow of them on those cold, winter nights, don’t you?