Dragging out the 7 foot pre-lit tree. This was an awesome purchase at Wal-Mart 7 years ago. It only cost around $70 and has been a fantastic tree. I haven't even had the troubles of the lights not working (knock on wood) that some of my friends have with their pre-lits over the years. I love my tree!
The minute I opened the box this year my cat Sylvester hopped in and starting eating the tree. He does this EVERY year. For the life of me I do not understand why he eats the Christmas tree...but he does. It's so annoying. Because it eventually comes back up and I'm given the all too gross chore of cleaning it up. He ended up being locked in the bedroom so I could decorate.
All set up. Time to spread out the branches. That's my LEAST fav part.
Four crates hold my Christmas decor. They are busting at the seams though and that doesn't even included my wreath or the random knick knacks I didn't pack away and found around the apt after the fact. They ended up in random boxes in storage.
This year I tried something a little different. Instead of wrapping my beads around the tree (which I despise doing) I tied them to the top the tree and just let them fall down the sides and I kind of wound them around the branches some. This was much easier. I decided to do the same thing with some ribbon as well. I think it added a cute touch. And as you can see I use a star and huge bow at the top.