Last year, we had a real tree in this room and I loved it. But because I need to get my trees up early, it was dry & brittle by Christmas Eve. So this year I decided to go back to an artificial tree. I never had a flocked tree before so I also thought it would be fun to try something new.
Snowy Everland Tree. We purchased ours at Amazon, but it is no longer available there. Right out of the box, I loved the natural look of the tree, without ornaments, and I contemplated leaving it undecorated. On the negative side, the flocking gets all over everything. It is a real pain. Plus, I kept moving it around the room trying to figure out where I liked it best. It was a flocking mess. But now that everything is situated, it has been good.
I needed some ornaments for this book tree. And what would be better to use than actual books? I had a stack of small scale books on display in my family room, so I borrowed them to use. I simply wrapped them with some ribbon from the Target Dollar Spot. Therefore, after Christmas, they haven't been damaged at all. I also found chalkboard ribbon at AC Moore and cut pieces of it into banner shapes and added some meaningful words with a chalk pen.