Happy holidays!!! I am so excited to share with you my Christmas tree for this year! I went away from the traditional red and green theme and decided to go with a navy theme! I absolutely love how it turned out! As soon as I got the deco mesh on, I knew it I loved it!
Typically, we buy a real tree so I am not able to put our tree up as early as I would like…but this year I decided to try something different! I happened to be looking through the Black Friday deals at Wal-mart and found this beautiful tree for ONLY $69. So, I bit the bullet and bought an artificial, flocked tree. It took my family awhile to get used to it as we have always had the real tree and the awesome Christmas smell that goes along with that but they adjusted well!
I knew I wanted to have some navy accents in my holiday decor this year so when I found this mesh at Hobby Lobby I grabbed a couple rolls. I only used one roll on my tree as I only decorated the front side but if you were to decorate the full tree you would need two.
To apply the mesh, I simply folded the mesh in half and used the branches of the tree to secure the mesh as shown. I did this about every 12 inches starting at the top.
Next, I strung some garland on the tree. This also came from Hobby Lobby. It has bells and the faux cotton pods on jute twine. After that I began filling in the tree with ornaments and picks. These all came from Wal-mart and Hobby Lobby.
I found a 4 pack of the navy, oversized, colored ball ornaments at Hobby Lobby and new they would go perfectly with the mesh I used. I simply placed them throughout the tree where there was a bare spot and they finished off the look perfectly!
Now for the tree topper! Is this not the cutest thing you’ve ever seen! I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it at Wal-mart! It’s not your traditional tree topper and that is exactly why I love it so much!
The first thing I did was paint my truck with my English Navy color and the tires with Jet Black. All of the colors I used on this project were the Apple Barrel brand.
Next I used Christmas Green for the trees and then used some of the Antique White to highlight the trees a bit.
While the paint was still wet I sprinkled on some green glitter.
I then used my POSCA pen to highlight my truck. If you do not have one of these you can just use a small paint brush and your white paint to get the same effect. Once dried I then took my sanding block to it to add a rustic touch to the truck.
Lastly, I glued one of the these rustic snowflakes on the door and went back with my POSCA pen add added a little more highlighting to the truck. You can find these snowflakes at Hobby Lobby.
I forgot to mention the truck lights up! How stinkin’ cute, right?
-letters to spell “ho ho ho”-I got mine at Hobby Lobby
-Apple Barrel paint-I used “Tuscan Red” and “Christmas Green”
-Embellishments of choice-I found the truck I used at Hobby Lobby
-Ribbon if a bow is desired
-Hot Glue Gun-Click HERE for the affiliate link for the one I use on my live videos.
The first thing I did was paint all of the “H” letters with my “Tuscan Red” color and all of the “O” letters with my “Christmas Green” color. Any paint will work for this.
Once my letters were dry I used E6000 and hot glue to secure them down. If you don’t plan on using your sign outside then you would be fine just using the hot glue, however, if you plan to use your sign outside, you will want to use the E6000 to adhere your letters. The reason for me using both is so that the hot glue will secure the letters down while the E6000 cures as it takes up to 24 hours to fully cure.
Once I had my letters and my truck glued down I moved on to the bow. You can watch my bow tutorial HERE or you can follow the pictures below to make it also.
Once I had my bow made I stapled it to my sign! If your not a bow maker or just don’t want to take the time to make one you could certainly just buy one to use. They have some super cute ones at the store for sure!
And just like that you have an adorable Christmas sign you can use outdoors as porch decor or indoors for wall decor.
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!
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!
Walmart definitely hit it out of the park when it comes to their 2020 Christmas goods! I wanted to share a sneak peek of some of my favorite items I spotted the other day when I was there. You better bet I stocked up on lots of these and more than likely be going back for more!
First off, I’m gonna start with their holiday ribbon! So stinkin’ cute you guys! My new favorite is definitely the sage green!
If you are a fan of gnomes, Walmart has got the cutest ones! I wanted to buy them all!
There are seriously so many different styles of decor so your sure to find the one that fits you best! Its so exciting to see the different color schemes and styles from year to year.
I’m a sucker for some cute greens. They have cutest wreaths, swags, and little decorative trees. These go great with any Christmas/Winter decor.
These mini ornaments make the cutest little embellishments on any project so I always stock up on these! Also, if your kiddos like to have their own mini tree in their bedroom these work perfectly for that as well.
Is this not the cutest little tree stand/collar for a little mini tree!
These cute little Christmas picks were calling my name! I like to use these as fillers in my tree and use them a lot as embellishments on projects also.
As always they have a ton of gift bags to choose from. Not only to I use these for gifts but I also craft with these a lot! In my eyes you can never have to many. A cute gift bag and some mod podge can do wonders. HaHa
I hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek and find some inspiration for the holiday season.
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!