Our Farmhouse Inspired Christmas Tree is the focal point of our home this year. Simple, handmade Christmas decorations and a few inexpensive additions bring life and beauty to our family Christmas tree. In this post, you can find all of the tutorials on how to make the farmhouse style ornaments as well as links to where you can purchase the additional elements. Our beautiful Christmas tree is also a part of the third annual Christmas Tree Blog Hop! Follow this post to the end to see 40 different and gorgeous Christmas tree ideas from some very talented bloggers.
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Welcome To The 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!
I am super excited to be a part of the 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop this year. You can see all 40 beautiful trees at the end of this post. I will start the tour off with my very own Farmhouse Inspired Christmas Tree.
Over the last few years, I have been putting on my creative thinking cap and creating my very own farmhouse inspired Christmas ornaments. Some are very simple, and others took a little more time to achieve the look I was going for. Either way, I have linked to each of them throughout this article so you can make them yourself if you like them.
Real Tree Or Fake Tree?
When I was growing up, we always had a real tree in our house for Christmas. Not many people I knew had an artificial Christmas tree. It wasn’t as common back in the 70’s and 80’s to have an artificial tree. Nowadays, some of the fake trees are even more beautiful than a real tree and are very common. We choose to put up a fake tree, not only because it is convenient for us, but because I am super selfish and want my tree up extra early most years. With an artificial tree, I could have my tree up before Halloween if I wanted to. Don’t worry I won’t … not yet anyway!
White Lights or Colored Lights?
I have always been a solid color lights kinda gal. I do prefer all white lights on my “grown-up” Christmas tree. If I don’t use white, I do use one solid color. You can even find solid lights in all Pink or all Blue! I love that there are so many choices! When the boys were young, I almost always used colored twinkling lights. Colored lights just add that extra fun whimsical feeling to your home around the holidays.
Farmhouse Inspired Christmas Ornaments
Over the last few years, I have started creating my own decorations for my Christmas tree. Last year I wanted a farmhouse-inspired Christmas tree but I only had “fancy” ornaments. It was about 9 pm, I was already in my pajamas but I was in a crafty kind of mood. I started my farmhouse ornament crafts with the Mini Snow Bucket Ornaments. Quick and simple to make using supplies from the dollar tree.
Don’t have a Dollar Tree close by? You can find the same mini buckets right on Amazon.
Creating projects with my Cricut Explore Air 2 for the holidays is something I love to do. Making the Reverse Canvas Mini Ornaments was not only simple but a great way to add a rustic look to an otherwise put together tree. I only made six of them, you could make as many as you like. Try changing out the holiday words and use the names of your family members. Everyone can have their own personalized ornament.
The Buffalo Check ornaments were an upcycle of some ornaments that had seen better days. Any bulb will do, just find your favorite fabric, cut out a square large enough to cover the bulb with a little extra on top. Tie it with a coordinating ribbon and you have a whole new look to something that may have seen the donation pile.
Add Solid Colored Ornaments to fill in the blanks
After all of the Farmhouse Style Ornaments were added to the tree, I used some simple white trees and snowflakes that I found at my local dollar tree to fill in any gaps around the tree. Plain white ornaments keep the focus on the adorable farmhouse ornaments. I also took the advice of my friend Michelle from Our Crafty Mom and used poly-fil randomly between the branches to add a little more dimension. Not too much, just a little bit to give it a snow-kissed look. Add a few decorative floral picks and a buffalo check ball garland. You can make the ball garland simply by wrapping inexpensive bulbs with buffalo check fabric. Secure with twine between each of the bulbs and on the ends.
From Top To Bottom
Everyone has a different opinion about what should go on the top of a Christmas tree. Some say an angel, others a star. I say whatever makes your heart happy is what you should put on the top of your tree.
This year I did another quick upcycle. Using an old star tree topper I had in my decorations, I covered just the points with brown twine to add a little more of the rustic look. The light still shines through the twine to give it a soft glow.
As for my tree skirt, I actually used a buffalo check vinyl table cloth I picked up after Halloween on clearance. This matches the ornaments and adds to the farmhouse style that I was going for. Don’t have a table cloth or fabric that you want to use? Try using an inexpensive throw blanket or a large scarf will work as well.
Next to my tree, I added an old set of shutters I had in the storage room. These shutters are the perfect display area for the Rae Dunn Inspired Reindeer Ornaments! They look so cute sitting next to the Christmas tree.
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I hope you have enjoyed looking at our wonderful Christmas tree as much as I have enjoyed sharing it with you. Pin the image below for later. Don’t forget to follow this post to the end to see all 40 unique and incredible Christmas Tree Decor Ideas from your favorite bloggers!
Welcome To Our Third Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!
Looking for Christmas Tree decorating ideas? We are sharing 40 absolutely beautiful Christmas Trees from some of your favorite home decor bloggers. It’s the third year of the Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop hosted by Our Crafty Mom.
The fun starts on Friday, November 29th and continues through Saturday, November 30th.
We hope you will visit the talented bloggers linked below. This blog hop is something we look forward to every year and we hope you do too.
Grab your favorite beverage and settle in for some beautiful Christmas Tree decor inspiration!
Let’s Meet The Hosts!
- Christmas Home Tour from Kippi at Home
- Christmas Tree With Traditional And Rustic Colors from Tribe of Burton
- Blue and White Chinoiserie Holiday Tree from Simple Nature Decor
- Colorful White Christmas Tree from Creative Ramblings
- A Farmhouse Style Christmas Tree from Simply Beautiful by Angela
- Christmas Trees 2019 from Virginia Sweet Pea
- Red Plaid Christmas Tree from 2 Bees in a Pod
- Christmas Tree Decor from Create and Babble
- DIY Luke 2 Christmas Tree from To Work with My Hands
- How To Decorate A Rustic Neutral Christmas Tree from One Thousand Oaks
- Simple and Elegant Country Class Christmas Tree Redneck Rhapsody
- Traditional Family Christmas Tree from Sustain My Craft Habit
- Christmas Tree Inspiration Ideas from My Life On Kaydeross Creek
- How To Put Ribbon On A Christmas Tree from Upright and Caffeinated
- Beautiful Minimal Christmas Tree Decor from Sonya Burgess
- Christmas Tree Ideas from Welcome to the Woods
- Christmas Tree Decor from Teadoddles
- Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Celebrate and Decorate
- Rustic Plaid Woodland Christmas Tree from Zucchini Sisters
- A Buffalo Check Flocked Christmas Tree from Weekend Craft
- Cozy Minimal Christmas Tree from Northern Feeling
- A Peppermint Striped Christmas Tree from County Road 407
- Elegant Flocked Christmas Tree With Blue and Silver from Our Crafty Mom
- Fabulous Tree in Blue, Rose Gold and Copper from Across the Boulevard
- Mini Beachmas Tree from My Pinterventures
- Plaid Decorated Christmas Tree from Intelligent Domestications
- Red Truck Buffalo Plaid Christmas Tree from Modern on Monticello
- Christmas Tree Decor from Southern Yankee DIY
- Christmas Tree Decorating Tips from First Day of Home
- Christmas Tree Decorating Tips from From House to Home
- Christmas Tree Home Tour from Just That Perfect Piece
- Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Red Cottage Chronicles
- Farmhouse Inspired Christmas Tree from Daily DIY Life
- Decorated Flocked Christmas Tree With Homemade Ornaments from Thrifted Nest
- Farmhouse Christmas Tree from Domestic Deadline
- Christmas Tree Decor from A Life Unfolding
- Christmas Tree from Oh Fiddle Dee Dee
- Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas from Happily Ever After, etc.
Thank you all for visiting! I hope you have been inspired to create a stunning and beautiful Christmas tree. I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!