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Do you have a theme for your Christmas tree or do you decorate from a collection of things?
When we started having children, I put away the vintage breakable ornaments and moved towards a rustic country theme with ornaments they could not break.
Through the years, I focused on ornaments with lots of neutral, natural and organic textures with pops of red.
Lots of red.
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We put our tree up pretty early this year.
So we left it undecorated until after Thanksgiving.
I love how it looks without the ornaments.
Rustic Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
I’ve been collecting rustic Christmas tree ornaments for about 20 years now.
Every year I pick up a few more and add to the collection.
Since my husband and I have been celebrating Christmas together, we have always had a real tree.
But this year, we changed things up and went with this faux tree.
Because we want to have the tree up for longer without the care.
And we wanted it to be a little less of a family fuss.
Traditionally, every year we would take the kids out to breakfast, then head to a local tree farm to cut down a tree.
Sounds pretty fun right?
Except without fail, we could never agree on a tree and it would take hours to pick one.
So we’d be out there standing in the cold field, arguing over which tree fits, doesn’t fit, looks good, doesn’t look good, is too fat or too skinny.
Last year, we visited a new tree farm.
And while we were there, we tried to avoid disagreements and picked one quickly that we thought would work.
It did not look perfect in the field, but no one had any real issues with it.
So we went with it.
When we got it home, it was really misshapen, had huge holes in it and I literally have no idea why we picked it. LOL!
Has that ever happened to you before?
So anyway, here we were with this tree.
And all the ornaments in the world could not fix it.
I tried trimming the branches to help shape it a little more, but it was just not good.
And it bothered me all season long.
Which is why you don’t see many pics of last year’s tree.
But that wasn’t the only reason we decided to move to faux.
We went to Vermont to ski more last year.
And when we arrived home after a ski trip all of the needles were on the ground.
From that moment on, we decided we were going with a faux tree.
And I could not be happier with our choice!
It’s the perfect size,
The perfect shape.
And best of all?
No needle drop!
With the New Tree, Comes New Christmas Decor
Since we moved to a faux tree, I wanted to changed the look of the base.
So I bought this gorgeous barnwood box tree collar.
Isn’t it so pretty?
I love the rustic vibe it adds to my faux tree!
When I was shopping at Big Lots recently, I picked up this cool Merry Christmas tree skirt.
I thought I might use it at the Vermont cabin.
But the I used it as a table runner in this tablescape.
And then decided to layer it under my tree with this cool boho rug.
I love the layers, don’t you?
It adds a lot of dimension and texture.
What do you like to use under your tree?
It was fun try something a little different this year.
I don’t always change things up, but the faux tree inspired me.
Christmas Decorating with a Rustic Tree Topper
But the coolest addition to our tree is the DIY wood pallet star tree topper my husband made on the fly last weekend.
Doesn’t it look great???
Whenever we decorate the tree we add the tree topper first.
And when we put the angel on top that we have been using for the last 25 or so years, it just did not look right,
It was something was missing.
The bottom of the tree has this cool, boho rustic vibe and then as your eye draws up, you just see this angel.
Gosh I love him because we both looked at each other, looked at the tree and he just said, “I’m making a star out of the leftover wood pallet.”
And off he went.
It wasn’t part of the plan by any means.
But I’m so glad he did that because now our new tree looks complete.
I love the look of the wood pallet star, don’t you?
It’s times like these when I am thankful that my husband is handy around the house.
Cause he just does stuff like this.
And it always turns out amazing!
Just like he is.
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