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Hey! Hey! In case you had any doubt after last weeks posts about DIY 80’s terrazzo ornaments and wrapping paper ideas that I was going all out 80’s this holiday, I am here to share my 80’s inspired colorful Christmas tree with you today! I partnered with Treetopia and used their frozen fur white tree as the base for my totally rad 80’s decorations. But not only did I partner with them, so did 9 other amazing and talented ladies! Each day this week two of us are sharing how we decorated our Treetopia trees to celebrate Christmas our way! So scroll down to the bottom of this post where I share all the other bloggers participating in the blog hop.
I am going to share all the details on how I decorated my tree with you in case you want to relive the best parts of the 80’s too this holiday!
Now that is a vision of colorful 80’s awesomeness isn’t it?!
Adding Ribbon to a Christmas tree
After setting up my tree and fluffing it to look full and beautiful, the first thing I add is my ribbon. I learned the perfect technique for adding ribbon to a tree from Michael from Inspired by Charm. I went with a graphic black and white stripe ribbon for my 80’s tree to give a heavy nod to Memphis design group. Then I simply tucked the ribbon in to the tree at random spots about 12″ apart and let the excess ribbon create beautiful folds sticking out of the tree.
80’s Inspired ornaments
First off, let’s talk ornaments! These 80’s inspired ones were made by painting MDF ornament cutouts that I made with my laser cutter, but you can find similar blank paper mache and mdf ornaments at the craft store. Then I painted some solid color with acrylic craft paint and used a black marker to add 80’s squiggles and geometric shapes. For others I used spray paint to give them a gradient look. You might also see the 80’s patterned terrazzo clay tree ornaments tucked in there too! Then I finished off the ornaments with a few store bought neon pink irridescent ornaments and mini disco ball ornaments. The perfect combo of 80’s nostalgia!
I added in my memphis wrapped gifts and a pink faux fur tree skirt made from a piece of fabric. That’s it for the tree! Since it came lighted, there was no need to fuss with lights! Win!
On the mantel I added a rainbow of my acrylic trees, some giant memphis inspired ornaments (tutorial for those coming later this week!) and my ornament garland. Fun, colorful, and modern with a throw back 80’s vibe. Just the way I like it!
And to see how everyone else celebrates Christmas and decorates their tree. Be sure to check them all out each day this week!