Woodland Christmas Tree: decorated with lots of easy DIY ornaments you’ll be inspired to create your own woodland Christmas tree.
I’m so excited to share my Woodland Themed Christmas Tree with you this year. I’ve had so much fun making and collecting all the woodland Christmas ornaments. I just love how it turned out. This rustic Christmas tree is perfect for celebrating the holiday season with a woodland theme.
When we finally finished renovating 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”.
This faux tree was found on Kijiji for a great deal. I wanted a skinny tree so I could fit it at the bottom of our stairway. It’s very nice 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 new ones 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. The silver adds a little sparkle and woodland glam.
DIY Woodland Animal Ornaments
My first idea for ornaments for my woodland themed tree was to buy a tube of cute woodland creatures plastic toy animals from the craft store and spray paint them white and hang them on the tree. I used little screw-in eye hooks on their backs, which worked great. They’re my new favourite. I love how these adorable woodland creatures turned out. The white color scheme really helps them to stand out against the green tree. These white ornaments are an easy DIY and not expensive to make.
Birch Bark Ornaments
I wanted to include lots of natural elements in our Christmas tree decorations. We also made some birch bark Christmas ball ornaments. I bought some empty glass balls at craft store, 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 on the beautiful tree. I really like how they turned out. They were simple to make, and their rustic style is perfect for our woodland-themed Christmas tree.
Another idea for some natural decorations was to incorporate some feathers. I made another set of glass ornaments with feathers inside. I picked up the feathers at the craft store too. They have lots of different colors and kinds, but I thought these dotted speckled ones were the perfect fun addition.
I also wanted to use some pinecones, as more natural materials on the the woodland themed tree. I made two types of pinecone ornaments. For the first one I used some pine cones leftover from making my white pine cone wreath, that had been spray painted white. I just added little round screw-in eye hooks to the tops, and then used a hook to hang them on the tree. This was a great way to turn them into ornaments and easily hang them on the tree. Adding ribbon would be a nice option too.
I also had these fun, large spruce cones. To decorate them I just added a little white paint to just 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 for a natural look on our woodland-themed tree.
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. They’re a perfect addition.
Rustic Decorative Balls
I also added a few different decorative balls. These birch balls where made by hot gluing strips of birch bark to styrofoam balls. I also used some twig balls, and fun moss balls. To add a little pop of color and texture to the moss balls, I wrapped them in some white, fuzzy yarn. Love how they turned out.
They look great tucked into the tree as holiday decorations.
Store Bought Woodland Ornaments
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.
1. White Owl 2. Book Page Nest 3. Glitter Acorn 4. Silver Mushroom
Silver, White, and Glass Balls
I mixed all these new ornaments, bought and handmade, in with the white, glass, and silver ones I already had for our woodland tree. Like these pretty little bird figurines, and lots of glass balls. The mix of different styles of rustic natural decorations and sparkly, silver, glass, and snowflake ornaments adds so much interest to this tree. We used a beautiful snowflake tree topper for the tree and it finishes it off perfectly.
And as a tree skirt at the base of the tree, I used beautiful, warm,and fuzzy sheepskin 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!
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