Floral Xmas Tree Decor | 12 DIYs of Christmas

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These aren't yo' mama's silk flowers. On this DIY of Christmas with Almost Makes Perfect, we're taking our Christmas tree decor to the next level with an updated metallic floral garland.

Christmas is comin’ up roses! Usually, we hear “silk flowers” and think the centerpiece at Grandma’s cottage…and not in a cute way. But in this case, we’re using on-trend metallic florals to Deck the Halls with some serious shine. Molly from Almost Makes Perfect shows us the ropes…

Step 1: Silk flowers usually come grouped together in a bunch. Start by cutting each individual stem; we found that the best stem length to be about four to six inches. This gives you enough length to stick it in the tree without needing to secure the stem with any wire or tape.

Step 2: Once all your flowers are cut, simply begin sticking them in the tree in a cascading, ribbon-like pattern. Sort of like a floral candy cane. Start at the top and alternate your flowers in color and size as you work your way towards the base. This gives your tree some visual variety while still looking totally pulled together.

Step 3: Keep going till you reach the bottom! That’s it. Really.

We’d love to see how your floral Christmas tree came out! Tag us on Instagram @bemakeful and use #MakefulHoliday.