Homespun Christmas Tree
I am so in love with my Christmas tree this year, it is like nothing I have ever done before.
Now that I am officially an “Empty Nester” I figured I could really go all out with
a themed tree. I decided I wanted something subdued, with natural materials.
Subdued and Natural are not usually words used to describe me….
I started by making a garland with burlap and tulle.
With that as my base to build upon, I went to Michaels to see what I could find
in the way of ornaments. I wasn’t sure what I wanted but figured I would recognize it
when I saw it -and I did! I found a section of DIY ornaments, and I chose some
of these unpainted wooden ones.
I thought the natural finish went quite well with the look of the burlap.
Then, in the same section of Michaels, I found some unfinished ceramic ornaments.
They were also meant to be painted, but I loved the simple white look they had.
All of these ornaments were 60% off clearance, so they were all around 40 cents apiece!
I filled the tree with them, and then put some white silk poinsettias in here and there.
When it came to the tree topper, I just took an unfinished wooden horse
and glued it onto a dowel, then put it on top.
I don’t believe I have ever seen a horse on top of a Christmas tree
before, but it seemed to work well on mine!
So here is my “natural” Christmas tree.
Made with unfinished, rough materials – and not terribly colorful..
But it suits me and our home this year quite well!
It makes the whole room look so pretty!
And it goes so well with my mantel – which you can find here.
Thank you so much for stopping by – I hope you are enjoying your holiday season!