Thank you so much for entering our contest. We’re delighted to see how many of you have liked our contest photo and have shown a true interest in our kind of design.
We were thrilled that so many of you requested more information about the ornaments we had on our tree. And it seems like most of you fell in love with the Ostrich Feathers. Well, maybe this blog can help you create the perfect TBR Christmas tree.
- The Ice Queen
This is a classic and for years has been one of TBR’s most popular creation during Christmas. All you need is a white tree. If you can’t find a white one, simply spray it (with organic spray paint), otherwise, have a look online for an Alaskan tree. You can get it anywhere from £20 to £150.
The white tree doesn’t match any room. If you have a primarily white room or a very dark one, then this option. is for you
What Ornaments to pick?
Silver, White, Fuschia pink, sky blue baubles only. Start by adding most baubles in the bottom and work your (spiral) way up. It doesn’t matter which colour you begin with first, as long as you don’t have two colours next to each other.
Pick any other ornaments you like (of similar colour) but don’t exaggerate on those.
Never choose rainbow lights because it takes away the ambiance of the rest of the colours. Instead opt for white lights.
Add beads or tinsel (either silver grey or sky blue). On the top you can add Ostrich feathers to give it that dramatic look.
Simple & Elegant.
This one is the same one you’ve seen in the contest picture.
You’ll need a normal tree to start with (obviously). Baubles of white, grey and a couple yellow for contrast. Ornaments of similar colour. Choose the same lights as above – white!
Start by placing all the baubles and ornaments slightly more packed than you would’ve done with the white one. The traditional tree matchesany interior style and it creates a very inviting atmosphere. Finish with tinsel and the ostrich feathers on top.
Some Ornaments for both styles:
Choose unique ornaments such as silver/white/turquoise flowers (could be plastic).
Extravagant ornaments are a must for a TBR tree. Choose Big Snow flake-style ornaments or Fiber Optic / Sea Urchin spheres.
Where to get them?
Ostrich Feathers from eBay or Feathers UK
Urchin Spheres. Now, these come at a very hefty price. So why not do them yourselves? All you need is a sphere foam ball, some toothpicks, a piece of string and a white/silver/skyblue spray. Make sure you have the string allready attached to the sphere before you start adding the toothpicks. Have a pattern when you add the toothpicks (you can add skewers as well), and once you’re done, spray it with the paint.
Baubles: We suggest, John Lewis for that wow effect, or Next.
Have you created your Christmas Tree yet? Send us a pic on Twitter/Facebook/Instagram and we’ll show it to the rest of our followers 🙂 @tbrfloraldesign