Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My First Christmas Tree

My sister and I saw this 6' pre-lit Christmas Tree from Target for $50 when we went shopping on Black Friday around 10am (we're not early risers even on big shopping days) and ended up paying $25 for it because of the sale. . . which was a great steal of a deal until we realized that I grabbed the multicolored lighted tree instead of the white lighted tree that I wanted. So you'll call me crazy but we decided to buy a string of white lights and spent 2 hours exchanging the colored bulbs we didn't want with the white bulbs, leaving only the red, green and yellow lights to match the red, gold and brown ornaments and ribbons that we got to decorate the tree with. My fingers started to hurt after the first hour and the white lights were a little smaller than the multicolored bulbs and so we had to tape those in . . . but you know how if one light goes out they all go out . . . needless to say this started to become a nightmare of a project. But once I got the lights the way I wanted them and finished decorating the tree with the red and gold ribbons, christmas balls and brown glittered stars I knew that this gorgeous tree was worth the pain and trouble. The artistic and homemaker side of me was in heaven and I'm really proud of my first christmas tree. So what do you think? Was it worth all that work?

7 comments:

colby said...

it did come out beautiful! I probably would have given up halfway through the project.

but that doesn't mean you two aren't just a little bit nutty for switching some of the bulbs :)

Jared and Ché said...

It is lovely my perfectionist friend! So pretty and festive!

Nik "the BoyWonder" said...

Cool story Hanzel

Lena said...

Oh my gosh!! Sami! you blogged! I'm so happy! And your tree looks beautiful. I am very jealous of your cheap tree, but I do think you are a little crazy for switching out your lights. But I love you anyway.

elise said...

Cute! I never would have thought to replace all the lights. You guys are brilliant! Love the tree. :)

Heidi & Derek said...

Seriously. . . you crack me up!!! The tree looks beautiful. I am so jealous!!! Happy December!!!

--Heidi

Vivian said...

It looks beautiful. I'm amazed at your patience... I don't think I would have taken the time. Maybe just tried to exchange it. I really like your decorations. Very pretty.