Ho, ho, ho! Do I have a fun Christmas surprise for you today! When planning this How to Decorate a Plaid Christmas Tree post, I thought it would be entertaining to create a time-lapse video so you can see exactly how it came together. I’ve never done a time-lapse video before (we have some kinks to work out) but I think it’s still fun to watch it take shape. My daughter, dog, and even our cat joined in on the action – they all lost interest pretty quickly though. Does that happen at your house also? I know this is a fun keepsake video that I’ll enjoy for years to come, but I hope you’ll get some enjoyment and maybe an idea or two out of it as well. Scroll to the bottom to see the video, in the meantime, here are some fun details and closeups of the tree.
I’m absolutely ‘Mad for Plaid’ as the saying goes. And since I’m also rather fond of all things British, I tend to combine the two styles on this tree. I’ve had a few plaid trees before: you can see my Ralph Lauren inspired/Hunt Country Christmas tree here; or my Union Jack inspired Christmas Tree here; and of course last year’s Plaid Christmas Tree here.
I’ve included a few of my favorite handmade ornaments on this tree, including my Easy DIY Plaid Monogram Ornaments. You can view the tutorial to make your own here. They are easy, inexpensive, and so sparkly!
After hanging the ornaments we added in berry picks, some gilded boxwood branches, silk flower blooms, of course my favorite pheasant feathers, and the final touch the vertical ribbon garland. When adding a ribbon garland around the tree horizontally I like to add it before the ornaments but for some reason when hanging them vertically I like to add it last… Do you have a ribbon garland quirks like that?
I’m a sucker for little decorations like this!!
OK, ready to see the video? Here we go! Please note there is some Christmas music playing on this video so adjust the sound if necessary! I hate when music plays unexpectedly so I wanted to warn you…
Thank you so much for reading and sharing my How to Decorate A Plaid Christmas Tree + Time Lapse Video post!