For the past few years, I have always used my collection of sugared fruit at the end of the railing of our staircase. I've had all this fruit for years and years and add to it from thrift stores or consignment shops.
Here is a picture of the stairs…
Here is the tree I finished this morning with all the fruit used for ornaments.
Come in and see how I used dried hydrangea for filler!
Remember the post I did on how to dry hydrangea? You can click HERE for that.
I used the dried flowers to tuck into the tree as a filler.
Great color for the season…
and wonderful texture too.
I used a roll of sage colored ribbon I bought at Michael's Craft store for a garland.
I even added some twigs I cut from a tree in the yard for added dimension.
The sparkle from the sugared fruit is a nice contrast with the natural element from the dried flowers.
The order of how I decorated the tree…
- dried hydrangea
- ribbon or garland
- sugared fruit
- tree skirt
The tree skirt is a tutorial I did years ago. It's made from a fleece blanket and is a super easy NO SEW project that only cost $2.50 to make. Click HERE to see how.