I was waiting for the sun to shine so I could get
some good daytime shots of the tree, but there
is no sun in my part of the country this week.
The bows are double layers of two different wired silver ribbons. I use four bows to surround the tree topper for a more complete look. This year I didn't use long streamers on my bows as I wanted that "cake topper" look. There is a tutorial for making "florist" bows on my sidebar.
The gifts are wrapped in silver and gold,
with ribbon in the reverse color.
I used two of these silver and gold poinsettias
in the topper and then, I just stuck one
in the tree for added interest.
I love to add sprigs of something each year. This year I loaded the tree with ice crystals. For a tree skirt I used shimmery silver and gold fabric, which you can no longer see because the gifts are covering them.
I am joining Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer for
Outdoor Wednesday (we can go indoors during Dec.)
I am also joining Kathleen @ Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Please take time to visit our hostesses today.
As for the winner in the Progresso Soup Giveaway
was number Sherry @ Country Wings in Phoenix!