Hello friends! As many of you know, I have had the chance to partner with Pier 1 as their guest stylist and have enjoyed this opportunity to the fullest! This past weekend, I styled a Christmas tree three ways and their hot cocoa bar! I could not have enjoyed it more, as I was fully encompassed in my element and absolutely loved answering questions from the guests who showed up to my mini styling event!

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Helping people make their tables {Christmas trees, hot cocoa bars, bar carts, etc.} beautiful for them and their guests is what makes me happy! Please let me know if you'd like me to help you learn to entertain in style!

The tree I styled was this 6'5" two tone slim LED Pre-lit Christmas tree. It was so easy to put together and decorate!

When I style a pre-lit tree, I like to add additional strings of lights. For this particular tree, I would add no more than three additional strings. I like my tree twinkling and bright. On a side note, aren't the faux fur gift box set so gorgeous? 

I made use of the floral stems Pier 1 has in stock for the Christmas season. I tucked the tall red berry stems, faux greenery bundle, jingle bell ornaments, white faux fur garland and pine cone and berry stems through out this side of the tree, remember I decorated this tree three different ways!

The second theme I designed was for the animal lovers out there! I adore these soft fluffy owls. I placed a large owl at the top of the tree and to balance it out, I added several smaller ones along with pinecone ornaments and lily of the valley stems.

Succulents are so popular right now, so for this side I used succulents, white snowballs and white branch picks. Although it was a lot green, it looked really pretty with the white accents.

Here are the basic tree trimming tips I use:

  • Pick your tree {whether it be real or faux}
  • Fluff your tree so the branches are the way you want them and the tree looks full
  • Pick your color scheme
  • String additional lights if you want added twinkle and an instant WOW factor!
  • Place your garland {ribbon, fur, greenery, tinsel, netting}on the tree if your are using it. Start from the top and work your way down or wrap it around the tree. I like to use ribbon and netting and cut smaller sections and tuck it in between the branches. 
  • Add large items {stuffed animals, lanterns, plates, sleds} first and make sure they are secure and will not pull your tree over
  • Start adding smaller ornaments or décor. Keeping it even throughout your tree. 
  • Use floral stems, it will not only add texture and interest to your tree, but will hide the bare spots ~ in my book that is a win-win!
  • Finish the look with your tree skirt and topper
Now you are ready to sit back and soak in all the beauty you just created with a large cup of hot cocoa!

Speaking of hot cocoa, here is a sneak peek of the hot cocoa bar I styled for Pier 1. I will be creating a entire post just on this bar alone, so make sure you come back and visit often!

I hope you are inspired by one of the three tree styled and I shared with you! I would love to see your tree, so please share it with me! 

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