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.
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In Canada it’s pretty standard to put your tree up after December 1, and bad form to put it up before Remembrance Day. By now I think most people with faux trees have started decorating, or at least planning and shopping. I hope this post inspires you I am sure there is going to be several trees in our blog hop to suit your decor.
Rustic Tree featuring Buffalo Check
This year I am trying something very different for our holiday decorating. Instead of glitz and sparkle, I am doing a more homespun look with birch branches, buffalo check plaid, and grain sack fabric. I love the process but because of cost, I am reusing what existing ornaments I can, and making others. More than ever this year I had to keep shopping to a minimum.
The DIY projects started with flocking the tree. I love the way it turned out but wish I had purchased more flocking powder. There’s always next year, right? You can read about how to flock a tree here.
To create a focal point I placed a large church and a pretty red barn on the front of the tree. Other years I have used reindeer, or stuffed bears, or even signs. It makes the tree a bit unique.
In Canada, red and black buffalo check is very traditional and much easier to find, but I chose black and white buffalo check because it’s lighter and brighter. The days are very short here now, we get less than 8 hours of daylight. You may notice it in the pictures.
The farmhouse theme is carried through using new white Christmas ornaments with different types of wagons and sleighs. One decor rule I follow is to put at least six of each type of ornament. I bought all the store had left, and just love them, I would have liked a few more.
When deciding what other kinds of DIY ornaments I could make for the tree, I chose to avoid any more ornaments with lettering. We have lots of Christmas signs with wording and I was afraid more lettering on the tree would be too much. Instead, I made simple wood ornaments painted red to match the barn and added horse prints as horses are our favorite farmhouse animal.
The large black and white buffalo check ornament in the back of the photo is also a DIY ornament idea made using dollar store Christmas ornaments.
The tree was finished with birch bark snowflakes, red berries, and red ornaments balls and glittery white snowball ornaments that I had in our stash.
When I was little they would hoist me way up in the air, so I could pin two little birds to the top of the Christmas tree. We always have at least two birds on our tree, up by the star.
Finally, the new tree stand Hubs built with me. The grain in the wood was too beautiful to cover up, so I just emphasized it with dark espresso stain.
Thank you for stopping by, and have a great Christmas.