My Red Flower Christmas Tree
Quick look at my red flower Christmas tree. Since we downsized a while back, it means that we no longer have to decorate a 10 foot tree for Christmas. Yayyy! No more bringing in a ladder, no more calling on family and friends to help. My 7′ Christmas tree arrived in a box, in two pieces that my husband could handle easily. The tree came fixed in the white pot, so all was put two pieces together.
My tree came direct from Vickerman and didn’t come with lights, which was fine, it was easy to add lights to the tree. My intent was to add about 600 lights at least, but after 300 it seemed like that was enough. The image above is the same tree you can get from Amazon and it does come with lights.
In hindsight, I should have gone ahead and added the other 300 because after decorations were added, because it could have used more lights. But, that’s okay for this season. Next year I’ll add the rest. No need to fret over it!
My Christmas trees for many years were all decorated with thoughts of the grandchildren in mind. They are all almost grown up now, so this year I decided to do the tree like I wanted. Simple, fresh looking, red and green. Here’s some closeup views of some of the red flower pieces I chose.
I’ll start with the poppy. It was my favorite red flower! We ordered these back at the 2019 market and my intent had been to grab some for myself out of the warehouse to make a spring/summer arrangement.
Well, you know what happens…..life happens and that arrangement never got made. So, I decided to use them on my Christmas tree. Love, love, love them.
Each stem has two blooms and a big green bud. The stems have that little bit of fuzz that makes them look so real.
Look at that bud! Isn’t it gorgeous!
The red flower blooms themselves sort of look like a hibiscus. They are bright red. All the flowers on the tree are different shades of red. And in some of the images you will see some dried hydrangeas that I painted red. They came out a deep burgundy color.
The SKU for the Red Poppy stem is FS320924 and I used 12 stems on this tree.
RAZ Boxwood Berry Bush
The RAZ Boxwood Berry bush is a large bush that could be separated into pieces. Typically, that’s what I would do, but for this tree I just used them whole without breaking apart. My thoughts were that I might want to use the bush for something else later and I try not to manipulate it too much in case I have another idea.
The SKU for the RAZ Boxwood Berry Bush is F3902353 and I used six on my tree.
I used two different styles of poinsettias on my red flower tree. One was red and green velvet shown above. And the other was red and black in the image below. Six of SKU F3506888 RAZ Poinsettia.
The red black poinsettia SKU is 280882 and I used six of these on my red flower tree. I chose the red black poinsettia because I wanted to vary the shades of red. Red and black linen poinsettias were a good contrast to the brighter red color of the poppy sprays.
Other Products Used
Since the hydrangeas that were left over from my fall mantel had held up so well, I thought painting them might work for Christmas. Loved them and stuck them in the tree too. Here’s a link to that blog post if you would like to see more about the dried hydrangeas.
The flocked white branches in the top were 225359 White Wrapped Snowed Branch. Because these were re-purposed from last year and had been cut, I wasn’t sure how many total were used. But you can still find them in stock right now.
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