I’m not a big fan of the gingerbread flavor. But, I’m a huge fan of the smell and this holiday theme.
In my hunt to explore the realm of themed Christmas trees, I came across a gingerbread theme that I thought would be perfect for my kitchen/dining area. There’s something very traditionally-Christmas about this look… so I made my way to the nearest Michaels and did a mega haul that included two skinny trees and enough themed decor for both. That year, Michael’s had an entire gingerbread ornament/decor section… I found plenty of gingerbread boys and girls, little gingerbread houses, gingerbread cookie ornaments, etc. A year ago, I went back in hopes of scoring a few more trinkets, but they had none… I guess I purchased it all the year before?
When I realized Michael’s had pretty much wiped the theme from their shelves, I decided to move on to other fillers… with the candy stripe look being common during the holidays, I was able to snag a few extra touches last Christmas from Walmart and even HomeGoods. Those cute, plush gingerbreads I scored at Hobby Lobby and they even smell like gingerbread (let’s see how long that lasts)!
My mother-in-law fashioned that cute bow for the top of the tree for me, while I added in the deco mesh and multi-sized ornaments. Getting large items to fit on a skinny tree is a pain… thus, deco mesh!
By the time I got to my elf tree, I had mastered the tuck-pouf-tuck technique with my deco mesh ribbon, and so this could of been a bit fuller… I just wasn’t willing to go back and start over. Otherwise, I loved the look and the Christmas-fun that it brought to my dining/kitchen area.
There are about 12-16 gingerbread girls and boys, and 8-10 gingerbread houses tucked into this tree. I had so many, I ended up decorating the back of the tree, too. But, really – who needs to decorate the back of the tree if it’s facing a wall unless they have way too many ornaments?
I can’t think of a better holiday theme for a kitchen/dining area!