Rustic Christmas Tree 2012

Christmas is officially 13 days away. Can you believe it? I feel like this month is flying by!

I showed you our Christmas mantel last week. Thought this week I would show you guys some pictures of our Christmas tree all decorated, since it’s almost Christmas and all.

Our tree matches our mantel theme, very earthy and rustic.

Rustic Christmas Tree

Last year I knew I wanted to change up my Christmas decor. So the day after Christmas I bought up tons of ornaments all marked down. I would say 95% of the ornaments you see I bought last year on December 26.

Here’s a shot of the other side of the tree.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Side View

I knew I wanted to go with a more earthy look. I found the burlap ribbon at a store in downtown Franklin. I actually ran out and didn’t have enough so I did have to go out and buy another spool this year.

Some of the ornaments came from shops in downtown Franklin, but a large majority of them came from Target {I love me some Tar-jay}.

Rustic Christmas Tree-Ornaments

I can’t remember where these little birdhouses came from (I think Target), but I just thought they were fun.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Birdhouse

This glittery pinecone ball came from Target.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Pinecone Bunch

As did this twig snowflake.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Star Ornament

I picked up this little wooden sand dollar ornament as a souvenir from my trip to Charleston this summer.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Charleston Ornament

The brown snowflake tree topper came from Target.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Tree Topper

As did the pinecone ornaments you see at the bottom of the picture.

I used some leftover burlap fabric for the tree skirt (I actually used the fabric in my little basket filled with pumpkins from my fall mantel).

Burlap Tree Skirt

I really love the new look of my tree this year. Reflects more of my taste and style.

I think I might pick up a few more ornaments this year after Christmas though. Maybe some more white ornaments or shinier ornaments…just so it’s not so brown. I think it feels so brown partially because our walls are brown, so maybe in a different place it will feel different.

I also went with a natural look for my Christmas wrapping too…to match of course.

DIY Presents- Gold Ornaments

My mom is an excellent bow maker. I’m talking super fancy bows. No matter how hard I try, I am just not able to produce pretty bows. So instead of attempting to make pretty bows to use with my wrapping {and failing}, I figured I would wrap in my own creative/quirky way that feels more like ‘me.’

I wrapped all my presents in brown Kraft paper that I got at the dollar store (which equals way cheaper than the wrapping paper I’ve bought in the past).

DIY Presents- Ornaments

I bought some little ornaments last year after Christmas thinking I could incorporate them into my wrapping this year. I just tied them to some raffia and tied it all into a bow on the presents. Super simple!

DIY Presents- Pinecones

I bought the little tags you see on the presents from and just customized them with my initial.

On a few of the presents I attached these little snowflake wooden stickers instead of using ornaments.

DIY Presents- Snowflakes

Love how both my presents and tree turned out. Glad I decided to switch things up this year.

Rustic Christmas Tree- Full

What about you? Do you keep the same theme every year, or switch it up every now and then? Anyone else as crazy as me and knew what your theme was going to be last year on Dec. 26?

Linking up to: Thrifty Decor Chick, Kelly’s Korner, Liz Marie

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  1. says

    Hi Megan, We too opted for a more natural and rustic christmas tree and I am in enjoying it’s quiet subtlety.

    I love your tree πŸ™‚ Since you have mentioned my love affair Tar- Jay, you got me missing it… badly (I no longer live in the USA) Merry Christmas- Jileen

    • says

      Thanks so much! Loving the rustic and natural look.

      And yes, I do love the Tar-jay. Sorry I got you missing it though. At least you can admire it’s goodness from afar online. πŸ™‚

      Hope you have a Merry Merry Christmas!

  2. says

    I love your tree! I too decided to go rustic with my tree this year. (I clicked on this because I saw your post on Thrifty Decor Chick’s link party.) And then I was excited to see that you’re in Franklin/Nashville. I’m from Franklin and my parents still live there. My most favorite place on earth. And I love finding fellow bloggers who live there. πŸ™‚

    • says

      Love your tree too Laura! (Hopped on over to your blog). I am in Nashville. Actually moving at the end of this month though to SC. Super excited for a new adventure. My parents live here too though so planning to come back and visit lots! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  3. says

    I really like your wrapping paper and accessories! We are getting Target in Canada in March and I CANNOT wait!!! My tree theme this year is “My husband and I did the top half and my 3 year old did the bottom half and my 18 month old undecorated it.” It’s the in thing this year, I hear πŸ™‚


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