This year I decided to go with a rustic natural theme for our white christmas tree, with an emphasis on stars and pine cones.
I used some old and new store bought decorations, mixed with some old and new handmade decorations. Here is a look at them individually.
OLD HANDMADE DECORATIONS
1. Old sheet music folded fan decorations.
2. Pine cones hung with eyelet fabric lace.
3. Bells made from wrapped tissue paper, ribbon and glitter.
OLD STORE BOUGHT DECORATIONS
1. Silver glitter doves.
2. Large gold bauble type decorations,.
3. Clear ceramic glitter stars.
4. Cute feathery and glittery birdies.
5. Large tinsel wrapped stars.
6. My daughter's special Christmas ballerina.
7. My son's sliver Christmas train.
NEW HANDMADE DECORATIONS
1. Pine Cone Flowers
I made these sweet pine cone flowers from pine cone scales and used twine for the centres and to hang them from the tree.
Some of the pine cone flowers I also brushed with white paint. I love these! I had spare pine cones so these decorations cost nil to make.
2. 3D cardboard stars.
As an alternative to using round baubles, I decided to made approximately 30 3D stars from 2 sheets of cream coloured cardboard. Then punched a hole in the top of each and tied jute twine to each to hang them. The cardboard cost about $3 which was a very cheap and pretty alternative.
NEW EXTRAVAGANT STORE BOUGHT DECORATIONS
1. I purchased these cute white tin hearts from Target a few weeks ago for $3 each.
Total cost 6 x $3 = $18.
They are so cute and were on my watch out for list so I splurged a little. :)
2. I also splashed out on these cute twine stung bells from Myer for I think $3 each also.
Total cost 4 x $3 = $12.
OLD HANDMADE GARLANDS
1. Old Sheet Music Paper Chain
I added the old sheet music paper chain garlands I made with the kids last year around the bottom of the tree.
NEW HANDMADE GARLANDS
1. Doily Garland
And I made a doily garland by cutting circles from a bunch of spare paper doilies, then sewing them all together.
NEW STORE BOUGHT GARLANDS
1. I purchased this cute light gold star shaped garland for $3.
2. And a garland of silver tinsel with tinsel star shapes attached for $3 also.
I strung both garland towards the top of the tree as they were more delicate.
BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER
I used a white cane basket to sit the tree in, and covered the base of the tree with white wadding to simulate snow.
And I bought a large 10 metre roll of gold and white Christmas wrapping paper which works well with the theme of the tree. (Yes, those are real presents. I'm super organised this year!)
Finally I purchased a new set of 250 white string fairy lights for $20.
So a total of $39 was spent on this year's Christmas tree.
I really happy with all the decorations and the neutral colour scheme and rustic style decorations.
It works so well with the style of our home, while still being festive and pretty.