Kid-Friendly Pink Christmas Tree

Our home is a bit of a mess right now since we’re going through the basement remodel, but we do at least have our pink Christmas tree up. Eleanor is a year and half old now and we weren’t sure how she would be with the tree, so we decorated it entirely with unbreakable ornaments. We’ve been reminding her to look but not touch, and she hasn’t touched them since the first day. She’s happy just pointing at the tree and exclaiming “birds!”.

I know a pink tree isn’t for everybody, and it’s pretty close to Christmas now, but I put together a design board to show you how I made our tree kid-friendly. Not all of the items on our tree are available because we’re using things we’ve had for years, but if you’re looking to do a pretty and unbreakable tree at some point, I hope you’ll find some ideas here. With our without pink.

  • Gold Pailettes Pick, Martha Stewart for Kmart (2009)
  • Pink & Red Pailettes Pick, Pier 1 (2007)
  • Clear Plastic Ornaments, Amazon
  • Silver Starburst Ornaments, available individually at Crate & Barrel stores
  • Barcana Wooden Tree Stand, Amazon
  • Feather Bird Clip Ornament, Pottery Barn
  • German Glitter Star Tree Topper, Pottery Barn
  • Pretty in Pink 6′ Christmas Tree, Treetopia

And if you want to see more of our pink tree (bedecked with lovely but delicate ornaments), be sure to check out our home decorated for Christmas last year.

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  • tracy
    December 23, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    We put all plastic Christmas ornaments on our tree this year too. My son is two, and we’ve taught him that he can touch an ornament with 1 finger. It’s working out pretty well! We also got him his own little tree so as to stay away from ours! I just WOULD NOT NOT have a tree this year. I think it’s just important to teach your kids limits.

    It’s pretty surprising how many ornaments out there are plastic! (THANK GOD!)

    Happy Holidays! From this White Christmas tree family!

  • Redlilocks {Swoon Worthy}
    December 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I couldn’t imagine having a pink tree in my own home but I just couldn’t imagine you having anything but. It’s just absolutely exquisite and perfect in your space! Love. Have a wonderful Christmas x

  • christine {bijouandboheme}
    December 23, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I have a pink tree too so I am sooo with you on that one. I adore how you made it kid friendly and the white birds look gorgeous! My parents had ones just like them when we were growing up and next year, I’m going to try and find some for our tree- I think they look so so pretty on the pink tree. Merry pink Christmas!! xo

  • Melissa
    December 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I adore that pink tree. I think I need one for next year. The tree stand is very very cool also!

  • Tressa
    December 23, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful! Love it!

  • Jamie @ Happy House, Happy Home
    December 23, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    oh my gosh, I absolutely love it! Looks beautiful! I wish I had seen this sooner, so I could’ve put one up in my office at work! I’ll have to remember for next year! Merry Christmas!!

  • Holly G
    December 23, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Its gorgeous! I don’t think my boyfriend would like a pink tree but it is a lovely idea!

  • Didi
    December 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    What a wonderful fairy tale tree. Pure little girl fantasy.

  • Tina
    December 23, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I love your tree and everything on it. I have a 4ft pink tree.

  • Lisa
    December 24, 2010 at 12:23 am

    I really like the bird near the topper.

  • Gwendolyn Wise
    December 24, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Very pretty!

  • Jessie
    December 25, 2010 at 7:34 am

    I love love love pink trees and yours is one of the best I have seen!!!

  • Jihan S.
    December 26, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    That tree is just gorgeous!

  • Sam
    December 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

    How lovely!

    That is, hands down, my dream Christmas Tree.

  • Sara Rose
    December 27, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Ahem. We currently have a mini pink tree. We decorated it this year with red birds, and white or clear ornaments, plus TONS of ‘crystal’ (read: plastic) garland. We plan on upgrading next year to a BIG pink Christmas tree. Thats the fab thing about Christmas, you can take any color scheme and run with it! P.S. The pink Christmas tree also doubles as a valentines day tree with red lights and magenta heart ornaments. It. Is. AWESOME.

  • teresa
    December 28, 2010 at 8:47 am

    That pink tree is so perfect! Happy holidays to you all! Thanks for sharing all of your ideas and inspirations!

  • orangesugar
    December 28, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Pink tree is awesome. Don’t know if I would be so daring.

  • fashionable palette
    December 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I am in love with this Christmas tree! Perhaps a bit too much ;) There is always next year!

  • Alana
    December 29, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Hey! So I picked up a vintage rotating music box tree stand earlier this year. I got so excited about the star you found at PB and that it would “show” at every angle that I tracked one down. Love it! It’s so-so-so pretty!
    ::happy dance::

  • Erin @ Slipcover Your Life
    January 1, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    the only thing that I think i would like better than my white xmas tree, is your pink one!

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