Ombre Christmas Tree

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I love decorating my tree with fresh artistic themes each year. But let’s face it. I don’t always have the time to reinvent the wheel. So this year, I decided to create an ombre Christmas tree using nothing but Dollar Store ornaments. Inexpensive? Yep. Simple? Yep. The results? Well, take a look for yourself.

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supplies needed:
  • ball ornaments
  • spray paint
  • ornament hooks

step 1 – paint ornaments

I found Christmas ball ornaments at the Dollar Store for only $5 for a pack of 20. For my narrow 7 foot tree, I used 120 ornaments. A total of $30, which isn’t bad.

The spray paint cost considerably more than the ornaments, but much of the paint I already owned. I used the following colors: metallic gold, yellow, olive green, teal, light aqua, light blue, lavender, purple, and red.

step 2 – hang ornaments

I began by hanging the gold and yellow ornaments around the top section of the tree. For the next section I began with olive green, followed by turquoise, light aqua, then light blue. For the final section, I led with lavender, then purple, and finished with red.

In keeping with the ball theme, I topped the tree with three glitter floral embellishments and a burlap & gold polka dot ribbon.

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  • Angela Lozito Rogers Angela Lozito Rogers on Dec 02, 2021

    When i first read ombre i thought hmm I don’t think so but I was pleasantly surprised. Really really nice.

  • Carol Carol on Dec 26, 2021

    Wow Wendy, your tree is sooo beautiful. You made it look easy, but you put a lot of work and yourself into this tree!! And it’s absolutely stunning!! Well done. Thanks for sharing…,,,