Decorating a Christmas Tree in gold copper and red

Plaster urn looks better than tree skirt

Tree in gold copper and re

In preparation for the gold copper and

red going on this tree, colored lights are

added to the already wired white ones.

Even though they are barely noticeable

when the tree is fully decorated, I think

they add something extra to the final


The tree is anchored in the plaster urn

with dried floral Styrofoam.

Gold glittered astibule spikes, and gold and copper colored poinsettia are placed at the top of the tree and evenly up and down each side.

The center of the tree is decorated with many types of gold decorative balls and simple red and copper colored glass balls.

All of the ornaments of course are hung symmetrically.  I often tell people the secret of a rich look, especially at Christmas; is to use so much that it looks like you can afford to throw it away.

Notice the beads on this tree

Illustrating my "throw away" theory, notice how I have done the beads.  I got this idea a few years back.

I use three or more sizes of beads, in this case 3 gold and 1 copper and knot them like pearls with about 8" between each knot.   Now that is a rich look!


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Mark your calendar!  My Holiday Open House is Dec. 1 and 2.   Because I am planning to move to a smaller space next year, I need to reduce inventory.  As a result, EVERYTHING in the shop that weekend will be 1/2 off.

Bill Gantt