If you follow along on Instagram you may have see me going to one of my very favorite places last week-yes, IKEA. It’s been one of the highlights of moving to DC to be within easy driving distance to that store-it’s my happy place! I set out on a mission last Friday with one objective in mind-their amazing (and affordable) Buffalo Check fabric. In fact when I got there I was temporarily overwhelmed when I found that they had it in not one but THREE colors. Yes. I bought them all.
After I got home I pulled out the Christmas tree and cut the fabric into 3″ wide strips to use as garland. Y’all…you know when you have a vision and it just works out perfectly-that’s how this was, I knew I wanted a Buffalo Check Plaid Christmas Tree and I was tickled pink over the way it turned out!
I accented the plaid with pom poms from my DIY Giant PomPom Wreath from last year, as well as the some mercury glass ornaments I found at Homegoods last year.
The red ornaments are all leftover cheap plastic ornaments from the DIY Ornament Wreath I shared years ago and to really add a rustic look I even tucked some antlers into the boughs!
I’m lucky that my kids and husband tolerate my “visions” for changing our tree’s look each year! My sons were so excited to break out the decorations and I had a hard time getting them to put the antlers in the tree because they were holding on their own heads and pretending to be silly deer!
My oldest son wanted the banister decorated so I pulled out some old faux boxwood and wound it up the stairs, adding more of the buffalo check fabric strips in bows and some oversized mercury glass ornaments I found at Homegoods as well alst year. (Those giant ornaments hung from our dining room chandelier last year.)
We’re going to have another, live tree this year as soon as I can find one locally. I plan on hanging all of our sentimental ornaments on that one (as well as the travel themed ones I talked about last year.)
To top off the tree I added a glittered “JOY” sign I bought on clearance at Target last year just after Christmas. I wired it in so it wouldn’t fall and I loved the way it finished off the tree. I couldn’t seem to photograph it well int he evening, here is a daytime picture so you can see it better:
I have big plans for that fabric for some accent pillows and some other fun holiday projects so stay tuned! Has anyone else started their holiday decorating yet?