Napa Jewel Christmas Tree
What Balsam Hill tree did you decorate for this theme and how did you start decorating it?
I decorated the California Baby Redwood tree, and I began by envisioning a distinctive tree topper that could hold its own against this stately tree. I then worked my way downwards from there.
How did you go about creating the customized tree topper?
I made a base using the beautifully textured Velvet Lame Patchwork ribbon, forming a tight croissant roll to create a foundation on which I could add other embellishments. I added the Gilded Leaves Picks and the Mini Purple Poinsettia Picks, because their colors worked well with the ribbon and ornaments. I positioned them evenly at the top and arranged them to cascade down like a waterfall statement.
What mix of ornaments was used?
I used the Napa Jewel Glass Ornament Set. It provides a great deal of visual interest because it’s a collection made up of pieces in different shapes, textures, and sizes. It features a beautiful combination of jewel tones as well – very unique and very Napa Valley.
What decorating techniques did you use for the rest of the tree?
I cascaded the ribbon down all the way from the topper. I then placed it in even intervals around the tree, and I filled in the gaps with ornaments and Gold Bouquet Picks. I made sure that the ornaments, picks, and ribbons are perfectly balanced so that the finished product is a sophisticated tree bursting with color, without being over the top.
WATCH THE VIDEO TO SEE HOW BRAD DECORATED THE TREE: