Decorating our Christmas tree is one of my favorite Christmas activities. It all starts with a family trip out to the tree farm where we cut down our own tree. We get all bundled up, pick up coffee along the way and hike through the fields of trees. We always go with a Noble Fir so it is somewhat easy to narrow down our pick. It’s such a fun day.
We are also one of those families that has a themed tree every year. Don’t get me wrong, I love all of the ornaments we have collected over the years but I need a theme. My husband and I both agree that when we move into a home with a little more space we would love to have two trees 1) with all of the sentimental ornaments and 2) a themed tree. But that will have to wait :)
This year I did something I’ve never done before and I added red into my Christmas decor. By adding a touch a color and some book pages, my I ended up with a Rustic Red & Gray Christmas Tree!
Our Christmas tree sits in our more formal living room (I haven’t shown this room on the blog yet), all nestled up to our fire-place. It’s such a cozy room and I have really enjoyed sitting in here at night blogging and looking at the beautiful lights glistening.
Most of my ornaments come from the Dollar Tree or Target and there are a few homemade ones in there too. When I decorate my trees I like to add several different shapes, textures and colors so your eye keeps moving around the whole thing. This year my tree is filled with red, silver and gray ornaments along with glittery snowflakes, berries, pine cone, branches, ribbon and book page garland.
I also like to add clusters that make a big impact. I created several of these clusters that include berries, faux eucalyptus, branches and pine cones.
Is it just me or could you sit and look at Christmas trees for hours? They are just so peaceful and I love looking at all of the ornaments on people’s trees.
The snowflakes on the tree were actually foam coasters I found at the Dollar Tree, I bought 12 for $1! All I did was add a hook and hung them on the tree. I love cheap and easy projects :)
Under the tree you can find brown paper packages tied up with string…
…and adorned with my Handmade Sharpie Gift Tags.
Just a few more days and all of those presents will be opened! Eeek!
I secretly wish we could keep our tree up year round :)