Kelly Rinzema

Kelly Rinzema resides in her Michigan lake house with her husband and 2 young children.  When she isn’t splashing in the lake with her kids, she is busy painting, decorating, cooking, and documenting it all on her blog The Lily Pad Cottage.


Cozy, Classic, and Fun Tree

How tall is your tree?
My tree is 7 feet tall.

What mix of ornaments did you use for this tree?
This year, I used classic red and silver balls, fun paper tags, red wooden beads, and popcorn garland.

How many ornaments did you use to achieve this look?
I maybe used 35 ornaments in total. I wanted the flocked tree branches to shine through, so I didn’t want to overcrowd the tree.

How much garland/ribbon did it take to cover the tree?
It took 8 long strands of popcorn garland to cover the tree, with three wooden bead garlands wrapped in there, too.

How did you decide on the decorating theme of your tree?
I decided to go with a cozy classic theme for my Christmas decor this year.  I wanted to use lots of red and silver and fun handmade elements like the popcorn garland.  It was all about a fun kid-friendly theme, so I used a Santa hat tree topper that my kids loved.

Is there something different you did for this tree that you particularly like?
The popcorn garland was my favorite thing that I added this year. It was a long process hand-stringing all the popcorn, and my kids and dog were eating up my supplies as I went it, but it was such a fun touch on our tree.

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