My DIY Rustic Christmas Tree {in blues & browns}

DIY rustic christmas tree

In our new neutral living space, with little hints and pops of blue, I couldn’t imagine a tree in any other color palette. Being that I’ve never done a tree in these tones though, I only had a few ornaments that I could use. I grabbed some vintage ornaments in blue and teal, a few Pug and Frenchie danglers and a handful of silver and white balls and snowflakes for the in between. But that wasn’t nearly enough to decorate the entire tree with, so I had to get crafty.

rustic christmas tree

I found an old piece of burlap remnant, gathered a few small pinecones, and found some bunches of plastic leaves that would become my new ornaments this year. I also used curly sticks and dried eucalyptus branches sporadically throughout for texture and color.

rustic christmas tree

Separating my faux leaf sprigs into singles, I pulled threads from the sides of my burlap, cut them in half and tied them into bows at the tops of my sprigs. There is already a hole at the tops of faux plants, so I simply ran my hook through it and hung these all over the tree.

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree ornaments


I also took pipe cleaners, wrapped them through and around the tops of small pinecones, twisted them to stay in place and then twisted them onto the tree as well.

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

I found brown stick decorative balls which I tied onto the tree with burlap strings as well.

rustic christmas tree


I cut about 3 x 3/4inch sections of craggy burlap and tied them to the ends of my branches…

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

rustic christmas tree

Voila…

DIY rustic christmas tree

I made the tree topper out of an old wrapping paper roll. You can find the DIY Tutorial HERE. I used and old champagne colored satin sheet as my tree skirt. I love not spending a dime and getting the desired results… I love our rustic tree this year {and have to say that it looks even better in person ;}

DIY rustic christmas tree

I have now decorated three trees this year. And that’s a little insane. See my Holiday Dream Tree Challenge tree in our old house, which I had to take down and put up again in our new master bedroom. Next year we’ll get a bigger/taller tree to fit our new space. While we were at the tree lot, we couldn’t remember how high our ceilings were.

Happy Holidays!

 

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, and home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life with her husband and adorable dogs, two Frenchies & an old Pug in wheels. Here you will find her talking about their journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation up to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life.

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