Earlier this week, I decorated a Disney Frozen Christmas tree as a fundraiser in my kids’ school, inspired by the movie.
For the past 4 years, I’ve decorated a tree that is put up on tickets at the school’s annual bake sale. The lucky winner has the tree delivered to them fully decorated in mid-December, and the funds raised go toward school initiatives.. It’s a sweet deal for the winner. It’s also a sweet deal for me because I get to choose the ‘theme’, shop for the decorations, and decorate it. It’s a tonne of fun.
I thought I’d share some photos of this Disney Frozen Christmas tree here on the blog in case your kids (or you!) are still Frozen-frenzied, and would like to recreate a similar look. The thing I really love about this tree is that it has lots of Elsa and Anna and Olaf touches that the kids will love.
But without those, it would still be a beautiful formal tree because it has lots of bling and sparkle. Removing the Disney Frozen Christmas tree decorations would still leave a sparkly winter wonderland-themed tree. Mixing two types of decorations is a great idea if you have young kids, but still want to invest in decorations that you’ll love when they get older.
Creating a Disney Frozen Christmas tree isn’t as hard as you might think. I wanted the tree to be inspired by Frozen but not kitschy or too theme-y. I searched for icy blue, white and silver ribbon and ball ornaments, and anything decorated with snowflakes. I also wanted to find ribbon that resembled Elsa’s blue dress, but I couldn’t find exactly what I imagined in holiday ribbon displays. I was lucky enough to find the perfect icy blue satin ribbon in the regular ribbon section at Michael’s.
To add the ribbon to the tree, I mixed it with sheer white ribbon and silver glittery ribbon using the same method I shared a few years back in this now highly popular tutorial on how to add ribbon to a Christmas tree.
I also found these giant icy snowflakes that were perfect for a Disney Frozen Christmas tree. Actually, I think I might have let out an audible squeal in the store when I spotted them.
And, here’s another fun tip. The official Disney Frozen character Christmas tree ornaments are beautiful, but quite pricey. Given that this was a fundraiser tree, I was challenged with a budget, so I tried to be creative where I could. I purchased silver frames in the dollar section at Michael’s, and filled them with a variety of photos of the characters. I think they turned out quite sweet.
I also created another series of handmade Frozen decorations using quotes from the movie. I designed the quotes in Photoshop, and then applied them to small canvases and covered them with glitter. I wish I had made a bunch for my own tree. Hmmm, maybe I’ll still do that, and post the tutorial and the artwork here for you to use as well.
The top of the tree is stuffed with silver branches and snowball stems. This is one of my favourite ways to top a tree because it gives a tree height and presence than it would not otherwise have.
So are you or your kids big fans of Frozen? My daughter still loves the movie so much. If so, maybe you can use some of these tips and ideas to create a similar tree for your home.
Do you like ‘theme trees’? If so, you might also enjoy my Dr. Seuss Christmas Tree that I created a few years back.
Until next time,