Rustic Woodlands Christmas Tree

When I was a little girl my mother would put the Christmas tree up in the front room and meticulously decorate it in silver and gold.  The white lights would twinkle against the metallic ornaments and big, beautiful flowing ribbons came down from a bow at the top.  It was beautiful.

And I hated it.

I would whine and complain. (I was good at that.) Finally one year she wised up and got two trees.  One for her beautiful decorations, one for me with bright colored lights and ornaments made by little hands.

Now I’m the mom and I knew that I wanted two trees this year-one to decorate with the boys and one for me.  You see…a blogger has certain obligations.  Certain expectations to meet.  And my expectation was to decorate a tree without spending one pretty penny. A beautiful tree.

So I picked up a Frasier Fir on Thanksgiving weekend and got to work.  I spray painted pine cones, clipped hydrangeas, and raided the decorations I already had (including vase fillers!)

And I created what I call my Woodlands Tree.

woodlands rustic christmas tree hydrangea pine cones

It’s neutral, it’s spare (for now), it’s me.  And I love it.

I’ll be adding more homemade decorations over the next couple of weeks and sharing them with you…stay tuned and we’ll finish decorating the tree together.

Here are all the posts about my tree:

drop cloth ruffle tree skirt diy no sew

DIY Ruffle Tree Skirt

Vintage Button Garland

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next post: DIY Ruffle Dropcloth Tree Skirt

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  1. says

    Oh my goodness, you smart lady! I love the hydrangeas! I usually do the two tree thing too, except this year I decided to just go with the one garish family tree since we’re getting a new table for the kitchen delivered in a week or so and I have no idea if there’s even going to be enough room in there for my usual kitchen tree. Oh, I just noticed your star too! Best tree ever!

    • Melissa says

      Thanks so much! I bought a ton of those little reindeer ornaments from Pottery Barn last year on sale and gave them out as gifts-they are so cute!


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