A rustic Christmas tree is easy to pull together. From the ornaments to the garland to the topper… this tutorial will show you how.
Every year I look forward to coming up with a theme for our Christmas tree. This year we decided on a rustic/woodland theme. You can interpret the term rustic in many different ways but we decided that we wanted a tree that looked like it could be in a lodge.
I did not have to purchase too many new ornaments for this tree. I got a few at the dollar store and a few more at Michaels during Black Friday sales. When I look for ornaments, I like to find a few that are big so they fill up a lot of space.
RUSTIC CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS
I fell in love with these skis the minute I saw them. They literally just jumped right into my cart.
There are a few sleds on the tree. A few that I bought new and a few that are very old from when I was in elementary school. You can’t have a rustic tree without a sled.
These felt stars jumped into my cart along with the skis.
Each year we buy a family ornament. We got this one on our summer vacation to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s the perfect fit for a rustic Christmas tree.
Deer heads are a must.Put together a rustic Christmas tree the easy way!
I found these cute little sacks of reindeer food and knew they had to come home with me.
For the garland, I used burlap and then layered plaid ribbon on top of it. I feel it looks best to drape the garland around the tree diagonally starting from the top and going down.
I used a bow for a topper that matched the ribbon. This bow was a great find. Ive tried so many tree toppers and none of them have worked. Most of them are too heavy and just topple over when I try to stick them on the top. With the bow, all I had to do was use the twist tie that came with it to attach it to the top branch. Viola…instant tree topper.
For balls, I chose red and gold. You could also add in green but since a lot of the other ornaments were red, I stuck with red and gold. One of my favorite additions to our ornament collection this year are the wood slice ornaments that I made. I love the way the red reflects the light.
Other ornaments that I included were pinecones, stockings, felt candy ornaments and any wooden Christmas decorations.
The last thing that I added was this BELIEVE banner. I was going to hang it elsewhere but then remembered how much I love banners that are hung on trees. So up it went. I think it really finished off the rustic Christmas decor look.
I’m excited to celebrate our rustic Christmas this year!
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