Making Your Candy Cane Christmas Tree!
Are you over green this year? What about having a red and white Christmas tree? Red and white is still very festive – think candy cane. Now I do have an actual red and white Christmas tree for you below, but the easiest way to obtain your own red and white tree is to use either a red Christmas tree or a white Christmas tree.
Let’s take a look at how to create YOUR perfect red and white Christmas tree and be the envy of all your friends and family.
How to Make Your Red and White Christmas Tree
First of all you need to decide if you’re going to start with a red tree or a white tree. I think red trees look awesome, but the white trees are a lot easier to find and as far as decorations go……do you know how many red Christmas tree ornaments there are???
I am going to start with the red tree, but you can jump ahead to the white if you wish.
Red Christmas Trees
There are lots of red Christmas trees available, but I’ve kept my selection to three for you. All of them are different in shape so you should see one that suits you.
This 6.5ft tall Christmas tree not only looks festive all lit up, it’s also a narrow tree which means it’s perfect if you’re living in an apartment and space is at a premium.
It’s a pre-lit tree with 300 red mini lights and the great thing about these lights is that if one of the bulbs stop working it doesn’t effect the others and as both the lights and tree are red you don’t really notice the odd ‘non-working’ bulbs like you do with some trees. If you find it ‘too red’ with the lights and tree you can add some clear or white lights to the tree before you add your ornaments, but I do like a little red holiday cheer myself!
This fir tree shaped Christmas tree is the type of traditional tree that my hubby prefers, although convincing him to get a red one will take a bit of doing!
Vickerman make a lot of artificial Christmas trees and have a great reputation as well.
This particular style of red tree comes in a range of sizes to suit so i the 3 foot one I’ve featured here isn’t the right size for you just click on it anyway and choose a different height from 3 ft up to 14 ft (if available at the time of clicking).
I do love the whimsical shape of this Christmas tree, there’s just something about it that appears almost magical and that’s before you even turn on it’s lights and add any ornaments!
Now all of these Christmas trees are pre-lit so there’s no need to worry about lights which is great. Just choose the one you prefer, personally I like the whimsical looking tree that I’ve featured last, but I know my hubby would go for one of the more traditional shaped trees.
Now it’s time to decorate which means…………….
White Christmas Decorations
The white of these ornaments against the red of the tree is going to make your Christmas tree ‘pop’ this year. Start off with finding your perfect white Christmas tree topper whether you prefer a Christmas star or Angel tree topper it’s up to you. Next it’s time to find some cool white Christmas ornaments to add to your red tree for a stunning red and white themed Christmas tree.
White Christmas Tree Toppers
I’ve included the more traditional Christmas angel tree topper for you to enjoy, but I’ve also found a fun snowman tree topper that is (mainly) white, but also has a red hat – what could be better for a red and white Christmas theme?!
I personally think the snowman head Christmas tree topper is priceless.
White Christmas Tree Ornaments
There are a lot of different white Christmas ornaments you can use from icicle style ornaments and snowflake ornaments to a range of others including traditional baubles, finials and more.
There are so many fun ornaments available in the classic white color that I’ve actually written a page that encompasses quite a few of them that you can check out below.
Adding white ornaments to a bold, red tree gives a great red and white Christmas tree effect which makes quite a statement.
- White Christmas Ornaments
I love hanging white Christmas ornaments on the tree because they make me think of snow! This selection of Christmas ornaments will help you to have a white Christmas if that’s what you’re dreaming of!
White Christmas Trees
If you’re thinking of going with a white Christmas tree instead of a red one you’ll certainly find them much easier to source, here’s some for you to choose from now –
Now if you’re thinking ahead for future Christmas tree themes I do have to say that a white Christmas tree does lend itself to a lot more theme ideas than the red Christmas tree does. If you want to see some of the other themes that you can use for future years then check out the page I wrote on white Christmas trees –
Red Christmas Tree Decorations
Now that you’ve chosen your white Christmas tree it’s time to find some red decorations to dress it up with. I’m going to first show you some red Christmas tree toppers which will add the finishing touch to your tree very nicely. Next I’m going to show you a range of red Christmas ornaments which will help to add their holiday brightness to your tree.
Red Christmas Tree Toppers
Red is one of the perfect colors for Christmas as it’s a very warm and cheery color as you can see in these gorgeous Christmas tree toppers I’ve found for you.
Red Christmas Tree Ornaments
A white Christmas tree can be used for lots of different colored ornaments, but to create that classic candy cane red and white look you’ll need to add red ornaments.
There are lots of different red Christmas ornaments to choose from including the traditional ball style of ornaments that I’ve selected here as well as icicles, snowflakes, finials and more.
There’s such a wide selection of ornaments available in this traditionally festive color that I’ve even compiled a collection of them on the page below which I think you’ll enjoy browsing through for ideas.
Red & White Christmas Tree
While we’re talking about red and white themed Christmas tree what about a combined red and white tree like the one above? This is actually for sale and I think it looks awesome, don’t you?
Now I think it’s awesome, but I’m not sure if I could add any ornaments to this tree, if I had room I would have this tree in the hallway and another one in the family room complete with ornaments galore (because I do love decorating my tree!)
This tree is described as a pop up tree which are usually really easy to assemble, but I haven’t actually seen this tree to be able to let you know whether or not it is as easy as most pop up trees.
The design is said to represent a candy cane swirl which is very festive, but it also reminds me a little of a light house so I’d love to use this in combination with lighthouse ornaments one year as I think it would make a great themed tree, but initially as I said above I’d just use it as it is.
Red & White Christmas Ornaments
Beautiful on Any Christmas Tree!
Now there are some ornaments which you can use on either your red or white Christmas tree and they are these beautiful red and white ones.
Using red and white Christmas ornaments is also a way in which you can ‘ease in to’ a red and white Christmas – pop these on to your tree and get the feel for the color scheme…..maybe next year? There are lots of different red and white Christmas ornaments to choose from and you can even add candy canes to your tree to fill it out along with plain red and plain white ornaments – so many different options.
Are you going to go for a red and white Christmas celebration this year?
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