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!

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

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