I’m so excited to share my Woodland Themed Christmas Tree with you this year. When we finally finished our basement a few years ago, I was able to move the family tree, with all our homemade and vacation ornaments downstairs, and have a themed tree upstairs. The kids call it “Mom’s Tree”. I found it on Kijiji for a great deal. I wanted a skinny tree so I could fit it at the bottom of our stairway. I like it here since you can enjoy it from the living room, and the dining room. The first year I decorated it all in snowflakes, silver and white. When I decided to do a woodland theme this year, I knew I could use a lot of the ornaments I already had and just add a few for a woodland feel. All the glass, silver and glitter help my woodland theme take on a snowy, glitzy feel, which I really like, with just a little rustic added in.
My first idea for ornaments was to buy a tube of woodland animals from Michaels and spray paint them white and hang them on the tree. I used little screw-in round hooks on their backs, which worked great. They’re my new favourite. I love how they turned out.
I also made some birch bark Christmas ball ornaments. I bought glass balls at Michaels, and removed the tops from them.
Then I used small strips of birch bark, peeled off some birch wood, and curled them with scissors like you would ribbon. I just slipped them into the balls and put the tops back on.
They look so sweet. I really like how they turned out.
Along the same lines, I made a set with feathers as well.
I also wanted to use some pinecones. I made two types of pinecone ornaments. For the first one I used some pine cones left over from making my white pine cone wreath, that had been spray painted white. I just added little round screw-in hooks to the tops.
I also had these fun, large spruce cones. I just added a little white paint to the tips to make them look snow covered, since I wanted the tree to be a combination of silver, white, glass and glitter, but also mix in some natural brown.
Another natural element I added were the acorns made from Easter eggs that I made this fall, see the whole tutorial here. I just added some clear fishing line to the stem to hang them from.
I also added a few different decorative balls. I made these birch balls by hot gluing strips of birch bark to styrofoam balls. I also used some twig balls, and fun moss balls. To add to the moss balls, I wrapped them in a little white, fuzzy yarn. Love how they turned out.
They look great tucked into the tree.
When I decided to do a woodland theme, I started seeing so many cute decorations in stores. A lot of them are more of the red, felt, rustic lodge style that won’t work with my silver, and glitter winter woodland look. But here’s some that I found that really fit my look and that I couldn’t resist.
I mixed all these new ornaments, bought and handmade, in with the white, glass, and silver ones I already had. Like these pretty little birds, and lots of glass balls.
And as a tree skirt for our woodland tree, I used beautiful, warm,and fuzzy sheep skin rugs. The creamy one is real, from IKEA, and the white one is faux, a fun find at HomeSense. I love how they connect with the beautiful pillows on the couch.
With a fun woodland winter wonderland tree like this, life really is a party!
And a hope you noticed our little update around here. We’ve changed things up a bit, and I hope you like our new look. Also, I’m sharing daily updates of our Advent Activity Calender activities on Facebook, so follow along to see what we’re up too.
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