It was time for a brand new Christmas tree this year. I knew that I wanted a flocked tree, but I also didn’t want to spend hundreds of dollars. I shopped everywhere and settled on a tree that I found at Walmart. We went with a 7 1/2 foot tall pre-lit flocked tree. It was under $200! SCORE!
Adding Rustic Decorations
I wanted to go full-on rustic with my decorations. I’m talking plaids, burlap, black and white gingham ribbon; totally farmhouse in other words. I raided the craft room and grabbed a variety of country ribbon in various widths. The first layer is a wide burlap with a lace insert. Adding a 4″ wide black and chalk look ribbon added that great rustic feeling. (And you can see the board and batten wall along the stairway. It’s ready for paint!) Did I mention that a flocked tree snows?
Layers and Layers of Ribbon
Adding layers and layers of ribbon filled out the tree beautifully. In addition to the burlap and chalked ribbon, I added a 2″ red and black plaid ribbon as well as a traditional red and green check.
I filled in some areas with hand tied bows in the red and black plaid, a 2″ chalked ribbon, and a 1 1/2″ black and white gingham.
Some of my favorite bows were made from a wide Christmas burlap.
Filling in the Rest
Adding some traditional ornaments filled in all those open spaces. I actually placed some really big ornaments in some places. These were just placed on top of some of the limbs. Going with traditional reds, golds, and silvers added to that homey feeling. But I didn’t stop there! There are some pinks and blues also incorporated into the mix. Red berry picks were randomly stuck in between branches.