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A Grove of Fresh Minimalist Christmas Trees

A Different Style of Christmas Tree

These kinds of Christmas trees may not be everyone’s cup of tea.  These minimalistic Christmas trees are fresh and unadorned for the most part.  Every year I have at least two trees and this year I chose to only do one traditional style Christmas tree and then this small grove of fresh trees.  The smell is wonderful.

We are almost done with the 12 days of Christmas, it has been such a blur of activity and its been really fun to work with this lovely group of creative ladies.

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On the first Day, we designed  Wreaths

On the Second Day, we made  DIY Christmas Gifts

On the Third Day, we created Christmas Countdown Calendars

On the Fourth Day, we put together Christmas Crafts for Kids

On the Fifth Day, cooked Party Food

On the Sixth Day, we did craft DIY Christmas Ornaments

On the Seventh day, we shared  Holiday Decor Ideas

On the Eighth day, we made Christmas in a Jar Ideas

On the Ninth day, we wrapped some Pretty Presents

It’s Day 10 and we are sharing our Christmas Trees! 

This year I moved away from having everything glitz and glam and chose more rustic, humble Christmas decorations, with buffalo check, birch bark, and tonnes of DIY projects.  The idea is to have a grove of tiny trees with simple sparkly lights, allowing the super cute oh so natural trees to stand out on their own.

Of course, you could go to a nursery and purchase small perfect little trees, but instead, I chose to bring back some childhood memories with rugged forest trees.

Natural minimalist Christmas trees in a grouping.

I grew up with this kind of Christmas tree and I hope you find them as pleasing as I do.   As it is Winter here we did chop these little guys down instead of digging them up.

After bringing your trees home, trim off the bottom branches so you have about a foot long trunk.  Make a fresh slice on the bottom of the tree.  Place the trees in buckets, these ones are DIY burnished buckets.  Then fill the bucket with potting soil to hold the tree straight, add water and pack the dirt down.  Refill with more soil if needed.

Fresh Christmas Trees with a DIY Farmhouse Sign focal point.

Place your trees in a grouping, these ones are at our front door with the DIY Tree Farm sign I will post soon.  My other idea was to put the trees in a very large bay window we have in the upstairs man cave.  The foyer won because it’s impossible to take nice pictures with the window because of all the neighbouring houses.  A group of trees would look gorgeous in the window though.

If you are using the wild trees instead of nursery trees I think you need some sort of focal point.  The wild trees don’t stand out like the gorgeous cultivated and pruned trees do.  These trees are lit with battery pack sparkle lights on little tiny copper wires  I chose these lights so that the small trees weren’t cluttered with the heavier wiring of plug-in mini lights.

Minimalist Christmas Tree Grove

If interested I did do a large fully decorated Christmas Tree featuring Buffalo Check.

Please let me know what you think about having a grove of small trees in your home.  Is it something you would consider doing?

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  1. Your photos of trees are beautiful. With all the fun decoration choices, it’s nice to remember that a simple tree alone is beautiful!

  2. What a showstopper. I am loving this vignette and those trees are right up my alley!
    Merry Christmas!

  3. I love your grove of trees, Leanna! It reminds me of growing up in Canada with evergreens everywhere. Now that I live in SC, I couldn’t find a tree like those to cut down if I tried 🙂

  4. A lot of rural people had those kinds of trees when I was growing up. Sometimes all you could afford was a tree you went out and cut down yourself along some abandoned road allowance. So your grove of tree made me smile. 🙂

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you, because that is exactly what we use to do growing up. I had to beg, plead and bribe my brothers to take me out and it was always so much fun.

  5. This grove of trees is so cute and unique. That sign is amazing! I love how different each one is and is so natural! Love it! Merry Christmas!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Jenny. The tree grove reminds me of home. So many memories gathering and putting up ugly fresh trees lol

  6. I love this idea, Leanna. It’s definitely something I’ll keep in mind. Your sign is awesome, too!

    1. LeannaForsythe says:

      Thank you Beverly. I don’t think there are lots of wild tree forests near Charleston, but the nursery ones would look beautiful.

  7. First, I can’t wait to read more about that adorable sign! Your natural minimalist real trees are wonderful, especially being potted in galvanized buckets. Don’t even get me started on that adorable vintage truck. A very welcoming vignette that I bet makes everyone feel right at home and your house must smell amazing!

  8. I would most definitely do this. It’s enchanting and looks amazing. Love that sign you made too. Can’t wait to see the tutorial for that one

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