2020 Christmas Tree

Our tree this year is definitely one of of my favorites we have ever had. As many of you know, we get a real tree every year. Now, usually we have our tree up way before now, but we didn’t have fresh trees available to us until this week. So you better bet we were one of the first people to get one when they finally did show up! Haha!

This year our tree looks a little different than usual. Each year I get my kiddos a new ornament for the tree. This year instead of them putting their ornaments on our main tree in our family room we decided they would put their ornaments on their little trees in their bedrooms. So that meant that I got the main tree all to myself and of course I had to write about it! Now, don’t get me wrong, I love seeing all of the kids’ ornaments hanging on our main tree but as you can imagine we are getting quite the collection of ornaments so they decided they are just gonna pick a few of their favorites to add to the trees in their rooms.

So…onto our main tree. I simply started off by using this beautiful deco mesh that I found at Hobby Lobby. I started at the top and worked my way down to the bottom just tucking and twisting the deco mesh until I got it the way I wanted it.

Yes, I know…it doesn’t look like anything special at this point…But, just wait!

Next, I added the lights. I use LED lights that can change from white to multi-colored depending what my theme is each year.

Now, its time to fill in the holes and make the tree look full. I like to use a variety of different picks and ornaments. The ones I used this year I found at Hobby Lobby and Walmart. I also used this Dollar Tree Truck that I made over to fill the big hole in the front of the tree. You can find the blog post with on how I created the truck HERE!

This may just be my favorite part of the tree!

Next, I just continued filling in the tree with my picks.

I also added this “Farmhouse Greetings” ornament that I made on a live. You can find that video HERE.

And to finish the tree off we added our star! I found this at Wal-mart a few years back.

I absolutely LOVE how our tree turned out this year!

DIY Twig Christmas Tree Decor

I did this craft live on my Facebook page and thought it was to cute not to put on the blog! So, just in cased you missed it live you can see it here!

Isn’t this just the cutest? I know a lot of people don’t like to decorate with the traditional reds and greens for Christmas so I thought this would be great for those who prefer the more rustic, farmhouse look!

Buffalo Check Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

Supplies:

*Scrap Wood

*Mod Podge

*Scrap Book Paper-Buffalo Check

*Waverly Chalk Paint-Agave

*Apple Barrel Paint-Bright White

*Wood Star-Wal-Mart

*Paint Brush

*Hot Glue Gun

I’m sure you all think my scrap wood pile is never ending! HaHa! I wish that was the case! I just happened to score big last time I was at my parents place so I am taking full advantage of it and figured why not make a Christmas tree since I just happened to have the perfect pieces to do so.

I started off by painting my pieces as shown in the picture. My longest piece is 11.5 inches, my second piece is 9 inches, third piece is 7.5 inches, and my top piece is 4 inches. Now, like I said this is just what I had laying around so don’t feel like you have to have these exact lengths to make this work! Remember it’s a “scrap wood” project so it does not have to be perfect!

Next I took my bottom board and my third board and traced them on my scrapbook paper. I then cut my paper pieces out and mod podged them on my pieces of wood.

I put one layer of mod lodge on my board and the layer on top of my scrapbook paper. The mod podge will dry clear so don’t worry about that.

Once all of your paint and your mod podge is dry you can take your sanding block and distress your wood if you desire. I of course distressed mine!

Next I hit glued all my pieces together and added my wood star at the top. I found these stars at Walmart in the craft section and knew I had to buy them! They come in a bag of 4 or 5.

It’s cute just like this but I thought it was still missing something…so I added a bow of course! I just used some buffalo check ribbon and burlap I had on hand and made a quick little bow to finish it off! Love how this turned out! I think I’m officially ready to decorate for Christmas! HaHa!

Reverse Canvas Button Christmas Tree

I could seriously do Christmas crafts all year long if I had the time!  Christmas is my favorite holiday and as far as I’m concerned you can never have too much Christmas décor!

Supplies:

*12×12 Burlap Canvas(Mine came from Hobby Lobby)

*Crimson Waverly Chalk Paint(Wal-Mart)

*Paint Brush

*Assortment of Red and Green Buttons(Wal-Mart)

*Various Christmas Ribbon(most of mine came from Hobby Lobby)

*Staple Remover(optional)

*Scissors

*Hot Glue Gun-click here for my affiliate link

*Raffia(optional)

*Small Twigs

If you have never done a reverse canvas before this will walk you through how to do it step by step.  They are seriously so easy to do and turn out awesome every time!

I first start out my removing all of the staples from the back of the canvas.  If you don’t have a staple remover you can a pair of scissor or a knife to do so as well.

Once all of the staples are out you can go ahead and paint the frame so it can be drying as you do the next step.  If you want a more rustic look you can also try staining the frame.  I do this often as well as I love the rustic look for certain projects!  Isn’t it crazy how nice of frame is actually under the canvas?

While the frame dries you will want to cut your canvas down to fit the frame.  I simply just follow along the fold lines from where the canvas was on the frame.

Next you will hot glue your canvas back to your frame.  Be sure you have the front side of the canvas face down when you are gluing your canvas to the back of the frame.  I like to do one side at a time so i can be sure I am getting the canvas pulled tight when gluing it down.

Now your ready to start the fun part.   I thought it would be cute to add some ribbon to my tree to give it a little more color but you could certainly just do the buttons if you wanted.  I started at the top with one button and worked my way down alternating one row of ribbon then one row of buttons.

Once you have your tree completed you will then glue your twigs on for the base of the tree.

Of course this is cute just like it is but you know me….I have to add a bow!  If you have followed me for long you probably already know how I like to make my bows but if not I’ll show you again!  Or maybe you have your own type of bows you like to use and that is perfectly fine too!

I simply just take a few different pieces of ribbon and layer them on top of each other and criss cross them. Next, I always like to bunch up a little bit of raffia and stick it in the center of my bows.  Then, to tie off the bow I take a couple extra strands of raffia and wrap it around the center, tie it as tight as you can on the back of the bow and then cut off the excess flyaways.

After I get my bow tied I turn it over and mess with it a bit to get it to look just the way I want it.  I decided I liked my bow centered on this project so I put a dab of hot glue and stuck it down.  It would look cute on the side as well.  Totally up to you!  What do you all think?