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Natural - Rustic Christmas Tree

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Hey there,

I've been waiting patiently for the clouds to roll out so I could take some pics of my home all decked out for the holidays and it looks like the sunny days are finally here!

Pffft so many grey days. :/

It's so good I'm using a bright palette for my decor.

This is the first year to have the tree in the family room, by the fireplace. We're enjoying it even more than in past years when it was left alone in the living room.

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I really wanted to use a wooden box or container to hold the tree, I didn't want to use a tree skirt to cover the base, so the hunt was on...

After looking in stores without any luck for a wooden container that I liked, and at a good price, the idea of building one was closer to finding the perfect one. However, on our last outing to the neighborhood flea market, we found this vintage galvanized tub for only 10 bucks, we immediately pictured it holding the tree!

Mr. RLC  had to make some adjustments because the base of the tree was a tad bigger than the base of the tub. Once he was done, the decorating part began.

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The embroidery hoop ornaments I made in October were the first ones to make it to the tree. Talk about a natural palette. ;)

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The plain wooden ornaments I got at Michel's worked perfectly too...

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Wooden deer silhouette ornaments...

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Wooden trees, stars...

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And snowflakes...
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I have them all, scattered in between deer antlers, denim stars, cotton balls...

Oh, I also hung many of those wooden chalkboard ornaments from Target, that I might or might not add some words.

Topping the tree is a galvanized 3D star that relates to the tub holding the tree.

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The tree came with some pinecones but of course, I added some more.

Some fellows are calling this, their temporary home. ;)

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Mr. Bear, my son's favorite stuffed animal when he was little, is keeping an eye on those presents.

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I really like my tree this year and it was very easy to decorate!

Have you done a natural theme holiday decor? This is my first year doing it and I'm loving it!

If you want to check the mantel click HERE.

For more Christmas DIY ideas check these out:

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Enjoy what you read today?



  1. I love it! Natural just appeals to me, and I love the tub it is sitting in! Cristina you photos are so pretty, amazing work!

  2. Your tree looks beautiful and so many lovely ornaments. I did a neutral Christmas living room and tree plus dining room two years ago and really loved it. I am thinking next year that I may go that route again.

  3. Your tree is so pretty, and I love the galvanized tub you found to hold it...Perfect!!
    Mary Alice

  4. Our home is full of rustic decor, so our tree always has rustic touches to it. We always have fun, family ornaments though!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  5. It's absolutely gorgeous Cristina! I want to do rustic for my next year's theme so I'm taking pointer from you! Love it!

  6. It is so pretty! I like the addition of the galvanized tub and star and the grain sack bench and your rustic packages. Just lovely! One year I decorated my tree with dried hydrangeas from my garden, birds' nests, clusters of red berries and snowy pine cones. That was my favorite tree ever. I wish I still had hydrangeas so I could do it again.
    Sue P.

  7. Your tree looks beautiful! I admire your decorations. I will definitely try some of the ideas. Thanks! With the white colour your home looks so clean and bright.

  8. Now that picture belongs in a magazine!!! Just stunning my friend! Have a great weekend.

  9. Just stunning! Your photography is magazine-worthy! Love, love, love it all!!!!

    :) Linda

  10. Wow, I love the flocked tree and the monochromatic color pretty!

  11. The tree is so soft and pretty. I love the calming neutral color scheme!

  12. Hello, I'm in love with your tree and I'm attempting to decorate mine similar to yours. Do you mind sharing where you purchased your tree and galvanized star? So happy I found your blog! Looking forward to what you do this year.

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! I bought the tree last year over at Walmart, It's a Pre-Lit 7.5' Winter Frost Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, Green, Clear lights. $125 before taxes.
      The galvanized star is from Michaels, they must bring it again this year. Good luck with them!

  13. Thank you so much for replying, I'm honored :) Your tree is picture perfect and belongs in a magazine. I searched online and they no longer sell your tree, fingers crossed they sell a similar one to yours. One more question. What did you add to the tree are they brown branches of some sort? I can't make if out in the photo. Thanks

    1. You're so sweet, thanks! Search under "Flocked Christmas Trees" that's how this type of tree is commonly called. I saw very similar ones but a bit pricier. No, I didn't add branches, only the ornaments, some extra pine cones and a long piece of ribbon/thick jute rope.

    2. Thanks again :D for replying. I would have never thought of using thick jute rope, I'll have to try that. So the hunt begins for an affordable flocked Christmas tree. Hope you have a blessed day.

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