I can’t believe it’s already the holiday season with Thanksgiving next week and Christmas only five weeks away! This week we have been busy decorating our nine foot Christmas Tree. I like to always start a little early on Christmas decorating since this season seems to go by so fast. The tree was the only Christmas decoration that we were able to accomplish this week so be on the look out for a lot more rustic Christmas decorating ideas. Today I want to give you a closer look at our Christmas tree, plus show you how to decorate your own rustic Christmas tree.
My favorite thing about this time of year, is having the tree decorated and the lights on. It’s so warm and cozy and I love spending the evenings on the couch with my family playing games.
How to decorate a rustic christmas tree
This is the nine foot Yuletide Pine Christmas Tree from Hobby Lobby. We purchased the tree with no lights so I could choose what color of lights that we wanted each year. We bought this tree three years ago and we are still loving it. I love having a decorated tree that isn’t completely covered and you can still see the lovely green branches.
The first step to decorating a tree after you assemble it, is fluffing the branches. This tree is so full and easy to fluff. After the tree is fluffed the fun part begins.
steps to decorating a rustic christmas tree
To start decorating, I add the lights. Most trees are pre-lit but I wanted one without lights so I could add different colors. This year we chose the multi-colored lights. These colored lights are one of my favorites and add such a cozy vibe to a rustic Christmas tree. Since this tree is so large this was a job for both my husband and I. Always start at the top of the tree and work your way down with lights and garland.
The next step to decorating a Christmas tree is adding garland or ribbon. There are so many ways to do this. I’ve seen people use a couple different kinds of garland or couple different kinds of ribbon. I wanted to keep our tree pretty simple and still wanted to be able to see the branches.
I used a red and black buffalo check ribbon from Hobby Lobby to decorate the tree this year.
After the garland is added I like to start placing ornaments on the tree. If you start with the larger ones first it makes it a littler easier to space everything out. To keep with the rustic theme, I used lots of textured ornaments. The snowballs, mittens, and fir stars came from Dollar General last year. Always check your local Dollar General for seasonal décor. It is always super reasonable and I can usually find really neat items there.
To bring in a little more white to match the snowballs, I added several white glittery Christmas balls to the tree. Once all the ornaments were on the tree I filled in a few empty holes with more Christmas balls.
To top it off, I placed a rustic twig star on the top of the tree. I bought this star three years ago at Hobby Lobby when we purchased the tree. I wasn’t able to find the one we have this year. There are ones that are similar to the one we have on our Christmas tree.
The last and final step is adding a skirt around the bottom of the tree. There are also so many different ideas. You can use a wooden box or galvanized bucket. For our tree I found this beautiful tree skirt at Hobby Lobby that matches our home so well with the moose on it. Hobby Lobby also sales the same tree skirt with a bear on it.
I love how our rustic Christmas tree turned out. It is so cozy and warm. I hope this was helpful and will show you how to accomplish the task of how to decorate a rustic Christmas tree. There are so many beautiful ideas and none of them are wrong so enjoy being creative with your tree!
I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving next week and a great start to the Christmas season! I will be enjoying family time next Thursday with my family but I will be back the following week with more rustic Christmas décor.