My Rustic Farmhouse 2020 Christmas Tree and DIY Faux Wooden Box Collar


For my tree this year I wanted to go bigger, lusher and greener. I found the perfect tree at Target. It's 210cms high and a Noble Fir design. It has the skinny tinsel type branches mixed with thick bottle brush type branches. I tried to get as many tips as possible so it would be have a fuller appearance. And this tree did not disappoint!

For my tree topper I used a wooden star I purchased from Bed Bath n Table last year.

I made the white snowballs from Epsom Salts. You can see the how to here

The pinecones are from years past. 

I also added some pinecone flowers I made a few years back.

The air dry clay ornaments are also ornaments I made a a few years back. 

I mixed in a few wooden stars and some vintage bells. 

Lastly, I threaded in some large branch picks that I purchased from Bed Bath n Table.

My tree lights were the Lyworks ones I got at Bunnings a few years back. We plugged them into a Mirabella Genio adaptor and using the App have them set on a timer to automatically turn on and off each evening. 

For my new tree, I needed to either buy or construct a new collar for the base as it was larger than my previous tree bases. 

I've always wanted a wooden box collar, but I had the problem of the cost of the materials and having limited space to store it throughout the year. 

So after a bit of research on Pinterest, I decided to go with a faux box. 

Materials I used included: 

 A large old box, scissors, Stanley knife, ruler, tape measure, contact paper, glue and sticky tape.

Essentially I covered a large sheet of box cardboard in contact paper and folded it to the shape of a box to fit around the base of my tree. Then secured it with glue and tape. 

The contact paper I used is a white wooden plank design from Kmart. The roll was 2 metres long and 42cms wide and cost $3. I used the entire roll. 

The great thing about it is I can simple lay it flat to store it or, like I probably will, make a different one next year!

I'm loving our tree this year. Have you put your tree up yet?

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  1. Your tree turned out so cute and that tree box/collar is genius! I need to do this! Thanks for sharing it at the Farmhouse Friday Link Party. We are going to feature it this Friday. Hope you link up again soon. Merry Christmas!

    1. Thank you so much Cindy! So glad you liked it. Merry Christmas! Julie


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