Woodland Enchanted Forest Christmas Decorating Ideas: mushrooms, pine cones, and mini Christmas trees create a rustic natural whimsical Christmas.
Welcome to my home all decorated for Christmas full of woodland christmas decorating ideas with lots of mushrooms and mini Christmas trees to create an indoor enchanted forest. I love the holiday season, and sharing my home all decorated for Christmas is always my favourite blog post of the year.
I’m joining in with some of my blogging friends as part of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Home Tours. If you’re coming from Modern Glam a special welcome. Be sure to check out all the other beautiful Christmas home tours linked at the bottom of this blog post.
In our entryway we have a console table that I love to decorate seasonally. The “Our cheeks are nice and rosy and comfy cozy are we.” is a fun DIY that’s part of The Cricut Course. If you are a Cricut owner and interested in learning how to make one, check out The Cricut Course, which includes a full tutorial on how to design it and create it.
I’ve used a vase of twigs and decorated them with some mini vintage ornaments. In front of them are a few mini Christmas trees, including a white flocked Christmas tree and some different mushrooms. I used lots of fun mushrooms in my decor this year. I love to repeat different elements to help everything flow well, so I knew I wanted to have a few mushrooms and moss by the front door as a great way set the woodland theme right from the start.
My color scheme for this year included lots of creams, whites, and wood tones, with some pretty green, pink, and iridescent added into. I wanted to make sure that my forest theme wasn’t too rustic, so the pink and iridescent helped to bring in the whimsy and enchanted feeling that I was hoping for.
This little bar cart is always a fun spot to decorate. I picked this pretty little faux Norfolk pine, and I love the addition of this woodland Christmas tree. I’ve also added lots of pretty little mini Christmas trees. I like mixing all the different ones together like wood, paper, and bottle brush. One single vintage Christmas ornaments looks gorgeous in a pink vintage champagne glass.
The Cheers banner is an old one, but looks festive, especially layered with pom pom garland and wood bead garland. On the lower shelf are more vintage glasses and Christmas trees. And beside the bar cart I have one small tree. It’s undecorated, with just some clear lights on it for some sparkle.
Dining Room Table
It’s always fun to decorate the dining room table. I used lots more mini trees and mushrooms here. The antique wood dough bowl is the centerpiece. It’s filled with floral foam, topped with moss, and has faux mushrooms tucked into it. I made some of the mushrooms with air dry clay -find the tutorial here, and some of the others were made of paper mache. I also tucked in lots of natural materials like acorns, and pine cones. And the whole bowl was sprinkled with faux snow and glitter. The final result is so beautiful, and will be a gorgeous centerpiece all winter long.
The buffet has a beautiful handmade wood candle holder filled with pink and white candles. The banner is a favourite one, that I keep up all year long, because there’s always something to celebrate. These pieces are the perfect backdrop for a Christmas village of handmade paper houses. I made these houses years ago out of old cereal boxes -see how here, and they look so sweet tucked into my forest of mini Christmas trees. The pastel colors of the houses add some holiday cheer.
On the stairs I kept the garland fairly simple with a macrame one that I keep up all year round -see the tutorial to make it here. On top of that I layered some faux evergreen garland, and new to me this year this gorgeous gold star garland. Again the stairs help add a little whimsy to our woodland theme.
I couldn’t resist adding some mushrooms to the stairs too. I love the scale of these large wood mushrooms with mini Christmas trees and then the little white ceramic houses. It make me things of fairies living in them, and I think they’re really adorable, especially with flickering battery operated tea lights in them at night.
This little table at the bottom of the stairs gets dressed up with rustic Christmas decorations this time of year too. If you dream of a white Christmas, you’ll love this spot. This little white box is perfect for displaying some woodland Christmas decorations. This small space is full of tiny decorations, like white bottle brush trees, wood trees, tiny houses, and the cutest vintage reindeer.
In front of this display is my favourite advent calendar. I got it last year and love that it’s reusable. Everyday you add different woodland creates.
Over in the living room the coffee table has more trees, mushrooms and vintage Christmas ornaments. Most of the Christmas ornaments in a beautiful footed wood bowl, have come from thrift stores, or antique shops. It’s fun collecting them over the years, and I’m always on the look out for them, especially pink ones.
There’s also lots of natural decorations. I used an antique ironstone small bowl and creamer that I filled with floral foam, moss, and more clay mushrooms. I love these snowy pinecone lights, that are a dollarama purchase, but so cute.
Over on the fireplace I’ve repeated the same garlands as on the staircase. I layered the handmade macrame garland with the evergreen garland, and the gold sparkly stars. The fireplace is actually a corner fireplace, so I used a vintage door as a backdrop, and then layered a curtain of mini lights. They really add the magical and cozy feel at night.
On the actual mantel I made a whole forest of mini Christmas trees and mushrooms surround by moss and faux snow. I love using some iridescent snow, glitter and stars to make it feel even more magical. I’ve also added natural elements like the real pinecones, and acorns.
The mini Christmas trees are a mix of ones I’ve collected over the years. I love the mix of wood rustic Christmas trees, with the sparkle of iridescent glass, as well as a bottle brush flocked tree, and pottery white Christmas tree. I love pink Christmas decor pieces, but the rustic touches help make it not feel like too sweet, like a baby girl’s nursery.
The best part of this mantel decor is probably the mushrooms. They are a mix of a large wood mushroom, some smaller ceramic mushrooms and some paper mache mushrooms that were part of my DIY projects this Christmas. The mushrooms really take this mantel to the next level, and the perfect addition to create our enchanted forest Christmas theme.
I also layered in a real birch tree. This one is in a tin pail of cement, and the perfect thing to add so much depth and magic to this fireplace display.
The Christmas Tree
Our woodland tree is one of my favourite things this year. I wanted to purchase a faux tree that was sparse, but tall enough for my 10 ft. ceilings. To save money I bought two smaller Ikea trees, and put them together by using the middle section twice. It worked really well.
The Christmas tree decorations are a combination of beautiful glass ones that add sparkle and more of the enchanted feeling, and assorted pink vintage ornaments and vintage white ornaments, including a pink vintage Christmas tree topper on the top of the tree. There’s also a combination of mushroom ornaments, including these homemade ornaments of velvet mushrooms -see the tutorial to make velvet mushrooms here. And to add a little more glass sparkle, there’s also a set of glass icicles on the tree. The garland on the tree is some simple Christmas tree ribbon, which is a frayed edge white velvet ribbon.
The star of the show for this Christmas tree though, has to be at the base of the tree. We created a woodland feel here by creating a skirt of preserved moss and more of our DIY paper mache mushrooms. I made these mushrooms with a base of chicken wire, tinfoil and newspaper. I topped them with strips of old book pages, and then painted them with watered down paint, and sealed them with mod podge. The mushrooms are nestled in the moss, and then they’re all sprinkled with faux snow and glitter for a woodland glam look. I created a cohesive look by nestling in some of the Christmas ornaments into the moss as well. There’s also more pine cones and acorns amidst the snowy moss. I absolutely love how this turned out. It’s one of my favorite things this year, and I hope it inspires you with lots of ideas and Christmas inspiration.
Pine Cone Collection
On our kitchen table there’s a collection of pine cones. I collected pine cones from 7 different tree species. It was so much fun to spend some time in the woods collecting them, and trying to find as many different varieties of cones that grow in my area. To display them, I bought a collection of vintage ironware. They’re mostly pudding bowls, but also some other bowls and a platter. I found them at different antique stores, and I think these beautiful simple white pieces will be great to use for entertaining or as decor afterward.
I sorted each variety of pine cone into a different bowl or container. If you’re worried about bringing in some woodland creatures with the pine cones, you can wash them with bleach, and then bake them in the oven at a low temperature which will also help them open more. I love the natural look of these holiday decorations. pine cones make really beautiful christmas décor, but they’ll be beautiful all winter long. I also added in one concrete mushroom to tie in with all my other mushrooms.
I also have a Christmas coffee bar in my kitchen. The Have A Cup Of Cheer poster is one I designed and had printed as a large color engineer print -see how I made it here. I love this way to add inexpensive holiday art to a space. I’ve layered some garland over the art -including this pretty DIY star garland, see the tutorial to make it here.
We have the space set up with our cappuccino maker and homemade gingerbread latte syrup, perfect for making a special seasonal drink. Find the recipe for the homemade gingerbread latte syrup here.
Open Kitchen Shelves
Decorating my open shelves has become one of my favourite holiday traditions. This year I wanted to continue the enchanted woodland theme here too, so I used more mushrooms and mini artificial Christmas trees. These reproduction vintage deer are a fun addition.
The pine cone Christmas wreath is a fun addition to the oven vent hood. Hung up the easy way, with a very strong magnet.
I have a small but hopefully growing collection of vintage Santa mugs. I’m always on the lookout for them and hope to find more. They look so cute grouped together here.
I found this adorable little vintage piece of Christmas art at an antique booth a few weeks ago, and it looks so sweet layered in a collection fo mushrooms.
On the other side of the kitchen, I’m cutting some homemade marshmallows to use as cup toppers for hot chocolate. Find the recipe to make them here. If you’ve never made homemade marshmallows they’re not that hard to make, and they really do taste amazing. They also make great gifts this time of year.
I always like to add a little Christmas beside the kitchen sink -more mushrooms and another cute mini tree.
The pass through to the living room is looking so gorgeous all dressed up for Christmas with some themed ornaments. These plain wood mushrooms got a little bit of a makeover with some white glue and different sized of iridescent glitter. I hung some real pine branches and then the mushroom garland, garlands of felt balls and wooden beads, as well as more whimsical star garland.
The house is all decorated for the big day, but we’ll be celebrating all month long, and I hope you will too. Wishing you and your whole family a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year. With all these woodland Christmas decorating ideas, life really is a party! Be sure to head to Confessions of a Serial DIYer for the next home tour.
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