Rustic Christmas Tree Decor

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Blog Hop 2018

 

Welcome To The 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

 

We have 24 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with us!  So grab a cup of your favorite beverage and get comfortable, because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared over the next two days. 

Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Michelle from Our Crafty Mom | Allison from Upright and Caffeinated

 Angela from Simply Beautiful By Angela  | Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate

Michelle from Weekend Craft   | Jeanie from Create and Babble

Cindy from County Road 407 | Erlene from My Pinterventures 

Jaclyn from The Dotted Nest   | Vicki from 2 Bees In A Pod 

Leanna from Faeries and Fauna  | Maria from Simple Nature Decor

Marie from The Inspiration Vault | Beverly from Across the Blvd.

Dru from Polka Dot Poplars

Melissa from Welcome To The Woods | Donna from Modern On Monticello

 Nancy from Adams And Elm Home |  Sam from Raggedy Bits

Shirley from Intelligent Domestications  | Wanda from From House To Home

Libbie from A Life Unfolding  |  Jaclyn from One Thousand Oaks  

 

Hello! I’m thrilled to be a part of this Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop. I have been so inspired by the other decor I’m seeing here and I know you will be, too.

Farmhouse Style Christmas Trees

I am not a professional Christmas Tree decorator by any means, but I sure enjoy putting things together that I think will work. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. It’s just trial and error and I keep trying until I like it. If you are looking for inspiration and ideas I hope this gives you some.

I live in the country in a cabin like farmhouse, so I’ve chosen decor that goes with that vibe. Let me show you the process I took to get this look.

Decorating a Rustic Christmas Tree 

 

I have never put three trees together for Christmas, but when I found the “Tree Farm” sign I decided three is what I needed to create a tree farm of my own. I went with different sizes for each tree to create interest and not overtake the room with three large trees.

Using three Christmas trees

The large tree has a wood box around it that I made last year. Here’s the tutorial for that if you’d like to make your own.

wood tree stand

Wood Christmas Tree Stand Tutorial

I used a variety of scarves, blankets, and tablecloths for tree skirts to create a warm and comfortable look. I used a fake cow skin to add interest, too.

I started decorating the large tree with two types of ribbon, a buffalo check and a burlap. I like cutting the ribbon in 6 – 7 feet lengths rather than wrapping the ribbon around and around the tree. Starting with the burlap ribbon pieces I draped them at an angle to make the appearance that the ribbon is wrapped all the way around the tree. I also like pushing parts of the ribbon into the tree rather than letting it just sit on the outside. My feeling is that the ribbon looks better showing here and there rather than being the only thing you see when it’s totally decorated.

Owl Christmas Tree Decor

Rather than use a tree topper like a star or angel I wired an owl ornament at the top. We have a resident owl that lives on our property and creates the sweetest noises that sometimes gets annoying at night, but it’s fun to see him every so often. This owl seemed perfect.

Christmas ornaments

After the ribbon I added the largest ornaments first and staggered them around the tree. I like using multiple sizes of ornaments and decor. I then followed with the smaller ornaments. I like to place ornaments inside the branches, as well as on the outside.

Christmas around the fireplace

I decided to only decorate the large tree and leave the smaller two just plain with lights. The tree is pretty busy and I didn’t want to go overboard.

I decided to add a few items to create a larger scene. I added a sled that my husband used as a child, some blankets and pillows to add softness and a comfortable look, and star wreaths on the cabinets. 

Christmas Scene

I’m really happy with how it turned out and it’s added a fun atmosphere to the room and our home.

Now let’s check out the rest of the beautiful Christmas Trees!

 

Lots of Christmas Trees

SUNDAY

 

My Family Christmas Tree: The Treequel – The Inspiration Vault

Four Traditional Christmas Tree – Intelligent Domestications

Blue and Silver Christmas Tree – 2 Bees In A Pod

A Christmas Tree Without Charisma – County Road 407

Rustic Christmas Tree Decor – Polka Dot Poplars

2018 Christmas Tree – Welcome To The Woods

Candy Themed Christmas Tree – Celebrate And Decorate

A Christmas Tree Filled With Memories – Across the Blvd.

Flocked Buffalo Check Christmas Tree – Weekend Craft

Christmas Tree Blog Hop

MONDAY

 

Elegant Christmas Tree With Blush And Metallics – Our Crafty Mom

Vintage Christmas – Upright And Caffeinated

The Perfect Christmas Tree For A Small Space – Create & Babble

Rustic Modern Christmas Tree- Modern On Monticello

Christmas Tree – Adams And Elm Home

Handcrafted Coastal Holiday Tree – Simple Nature Decor

A Rustic Christmas Tree Featuring Buffalo Check – Faeries And Fauna

Christmas Tree Blog Hop – Simply Beautiful By Angela

Plaid Christmas Tree Decorations – One Thousand Oaks

Blush, White and Black Christmas Tree – From House To Home

Farmhouse Bingo Vintage Clock Christmas Tree – Raggedy Bits

Tropical Ocean Christmas Tree – My Pinterventures

Simple Christmas Tree – The Dotted Nest

 


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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

Comments

  1. How fun to create your own Christmas Tree farm! The trees all look lovely and grouping them together this way is such a unique idea. I love the cohesive look they all have.

  2. Your rustic tree is perfectly Christmas! I especially like the big signs and how you’ve clustered other trees around it. I hope to put that in my memory bank until next year. So cute.

  3. You’re Tree and the entire display is amazing! So warm and welcoming. I would love to sit there with a cup of hot cocoa! Thank you so much for participating in this tree hop! Happy Holiday!

    • Michelle, thanks so very much. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the blog hop. I do these blog hops to get me moving and get it done. I’m a terrible procrastinator. Thanks for all you did to put this together.

  4. How fun to have the 2 trees, what a great idea! I spotted your Target Candy Cane sign, I used the same one for a swag on my pantry door. I love the buffalo check ribbon and all of the styling you did at the base of your tree! Gorgeous!

  5. Your tree is beautiful. I love the tree farm idea and having them in a grouping. Our trees are a similar style so I really enjoyed seeing your design. It’s both casual and beautiful. Pinning

    • Leanna, thank you. I noticed we had similar styles so was thrilled when I saw yours. Yours made me so happy looking at it.

  6. Your rustic Christmas tree is so pretty! I love the gold ribbon with the plaid, and the owl tree topper is perfect 🙂

  7. Uhm….you sure look like a professional tree decorator to me! You’re entire display is gorgeous and totally gives off a tree farm feel 🙂

  8. I want to come sit by the tree and fireplace with a cup of hot cocoa and just stare at everything. It’s so warm and inviting and festive and beautiful. You won’t convince me you couldn’t be a professional decorator. You certainly have the knack and a keen eye for details. Your porch is gorgeous too.

  9. Your tree definitely makes me think rustic and charming. I can tell you put a lot of time into decorating and it looks beautiful!
    Melissa

  10. Bestill my heart! I think we may be kindred spirits. I love this tree so much from the buffalo check to the owl! I have to try using multiple ribbons that is so unique.

  11. The white owl is stunning as a tree topper. And I love how you put the three trees together as a tree farm. I’m definitely going shopping for new trees after the holiday. Have a fabulous holiday!

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