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Tree Decor Blog Hop – Rustic Tartan Tree

Wow this year is racing by and the holidays are coming all too fast.   It’s a very exciting and oh so busy time for all bloggers.  Special thanks going out to my friend Michelle from Our Crafty Mom for organizing this large blog hop with so many Christmas tree ideas.

Welcome To Our First Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

We have 47 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with you! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in and get comfortable because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared today!

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Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Michelle | Our Crafty Mom | Allison | Upright and Caffeinated

Angela | Simply Beautiful By Angela 

 Annie | All Things Big and Small

Brittany | Our Home Made Easy | Chloe | Celebrate and Decorate

Cindy | County Road 407 | Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek

Denise | My Thrifty House | Eileen | Sand Dollar Lane

Erlene | My Pinterventures |

Jaclyn | The Dotted Nest | Jeannee | Centsably Creative

Vicki | 2 Bees In A Pod |Jennifer | Oh Fiddle Dee Dee

 Jolene | Create Pray Love

 Kim | Day to Day Adventures

Kim | Made In A Day | Kristie | Teadoddles

Leanna | Faeries and Fauna 

 Maria | Simple Nature Decor

Marie | The Inspiration Vault | Mary | The Boondocks Blog

Meegan | What Meegan Makes | Meg | Green With Decor

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

Morgan | Charleston Crafted | Nancy | Slightly Coastal

Nicole | Madness and Method | Pam | P.S. I Love You Crafts

Sam | Raggedy Bits 

Shirley | Intelligent Domestications | Stephanie | Abbotts At Home

 Wanda | From House To Home

Yami | The Latina Next Door | Jenn | Loveland Lodge

Christene | Keys To Inspiration | Libbie | A Life Unfolding

Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks | Jennifer | 2 Bees In A Pod | Sarah | The Project Pile

Rustic Tartan Tree

This tree is accidentally large and I chose to place all my trees out of the corners so it uses up all kinds of lights and ornaments.  Because of the size of this tree I am able to decorate it with very large ornaments.

Ever go shopping knowing exactly what your looking for and then changing your mind?  We went to the Christmas store to purchase winter animals and snow themed decor in all white and then I saw this reindeer ornament.  So not my usual taste but it was love at first sight.

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I  purchased six of these reindeer heads and then came home to look through my ornaments for what I could use to go with them.    They look so woodsy and natural but were a challenge for me to use with my  existing decorations.

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My favorite part of this woodsy tree is how natural everything looks, I love the muted tones of the decorations.

There is a little bit of glitter coming from the lights, the white snowflakes and the very large snowball ornaments. I picked these to make the upstairs tree cohesive with the all white Christmas decorations on the main floor.  Here is my Christmas home tour.

As the tree is so large I made various ornaments for it to save on cost including these bird houses.  The little brown bird is from four or five years ago.


When I purchase or make an ornament I always hang at least six of each kind.  This makes the tree more cohesive.  I will have the odd ornament that was a gift, or holding a special memory, but decor ornaments six is my minimum number.


While searching several places for birch bark ribbon I found this chocolate brown tartan ribbon,  I am glad I chose it as the dark brown gives depth and contrast to the whites on  the tree.  The large reindeer is from last year and the little polar bear in the corner is a  craft project.

There are also some simple galvanized onraments and snowflakes snuggled in the branches.  These were chosen at I used galvanized items throughout the other home decor like the hot chocolate station and the table centerpieces.


To add a cozy feel I took the blanket ladder from the guest room and added  winter themed cushions and throws  that will stay out until Spring.

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This year I wrapped a super bulky throw around the bottom of the tree and its perfect.  The large knit makes it look rustic and  of course it looks warm and cozy as well.  My boys were still little when I first started to place teddy bears under our tree when the presents were gone.  These are the two scruffiest bears we have in the collection, they are 20 plus years old now.

I hope you enjoyed our tree. Would you ever consider having a rustic tree, or one with so few colours?  Let me know in the comments.

Enjoy the rest of the  Christmas tree posts.  I am certainly looking forward to seeing them.


  1. Loving your rustic tree Leanna! Going to have to get some ribbon lessons from you on how to get it all nicely sitting in the tree!

  2. What a stunning tree! How did you so delicately weave in the tartan ribbon? #MM

  3. Leanna, your rustic tartan tree is simply lovely!! The ornaments perfectly blend with the gorgeous tartan ribbon. You gave great tips for decorating a tree as well. I love the idea of using 6 to give it a cohesive look. Thank you so much for joining us on this hop!

  4. I love your tree! It’s right up my alley with all of the Adirondack and rustic touches. 🙂

  5. I love your rustic tree! I think you’re right about the brown ribbon adding some depth of color and it’s perfect. Pinned to my Christmas tree board.

  6. Your tree is so pretty! I love it Leanna. So cozy, but refined and charming. Thanks for sharing at our link party!

  7. It’s beautiful, Leanna! Love the woodsy ornaments with the snowballs and plaid ribbon and especially love the bulky throw you used for the skirt. I bought the same wood reindeer but I’m swooning over your woodsy word ornaments too. Greenland?

  8. I really like your woodsy tree, especially that brown tartan. I want a roll of that! I like your suggestion on always having six of each type of ornament. It really gives the whole tree a cohesive look. It is beautiful in your home.

  9. Great tree. I love all the woodsy ornaments and the brown plaid ribbon is perfect!

  10. I love the reindeer heads you purchased they make the tree pop! Perfect Holiday tree! Love the warmth of the knitted skirt. Happy Holidays

  11. I love the rustic tree, and you’re right, it is large! I thought of doing something rustic this year, but ended up going opposite – maybe next time 🙂

  12. There are so many things to love about your Christmas tree. Everything from the rustic ornaments to the soft touches of tartan ribbon.
    Thanks for sharing your talented style.

  13. I really love the natural tone of this tree. The plaid ribbon just pulls it all together!

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