Inspired by my newfound love for baking and decorating gingerbread, I’ve styled a gingerbread-inspired Christmas tree in my dining room and I’m thrilled to show you how it looks!

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Well friends, we did it! I’m fairly certain that this Gingerbread-Inspired Christmas Tree will be my final new post before Christmas 2020 arrives. (I have another post scheduled for tomorrow; it’s an amazing update to one of my all-time favorite Christmas posts.)

I may have a few final holiday moments to share with you between Christmas and the New Year, but we will see how that all plays out. To be honest, as I look at the amount of content I created and shared, this may have been my busiest Christmas season ever. I feel like a break is in order.

With that being said, this is my favorite time of year to create and share. I also know that for many of you, it’s one of your favorite times to follow along. I hope that what I’ve shared this season inspired a little holiday magic in your hearts, homes, and tummies. Honestly, it’s such a joy to share stylings and ideas with you and I’m forever grateful for your kindness, support, and general merriment along the way. Thank you!

Now, “back to our regularly scheduled program!”

Gingerbread-Inspired Christmas Tree

Let me give you a closer look at this adorable little tree and then I will tell you more about it.

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Gingerbread-Inspired Christmas Tree #christmas #tree #christmastree #gingerbread #decor #decoratings #diningroom #holiday #christmasdecor #ornament

Back at the end of October, I told myself I was only going to create two new Christmas trees this year. Well, as you can see, I surpassed my goal. I’m officially up to three. (Well, technically four if you count my 3-ft kitchen Christmas tree.)

The idea for a Gingerbread-Inspired Christmas Tree came to me one afternoon and there was no stopping me. Originally I had envisioned something a little different. I had wanted to use dried orange slices, but that trend went bananas this year. Everyone seemed to be doing it, so I hopped off that bandwagon right away. (I LOVE the look; I just wanted to do something different.) Instead, I went with a gingerbread theme and the design came together from there.

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If you were following along last year, I went with a vintage-modern look in this space with bright reds and green. (You can see how that looked HERE and HERE.)

As the photos reveal, this year is the complete opposite. It’s almost a bit neutral, but there are still beautiful pops of color: the burgundy ornaments, the rich golden browns in the gingerbread, and a speckling of rust colors in the garland.

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Now, I typically like to share sources with you, but unfortunately, I don’t have many for this tree. Things are either sold out or I found them locally.

Here’s is the info I have to share with you:

The tree I selected is 4.5 feet, even though my plans called for something just a bit taller. Consequently, I decided to put the tree into this vintage picnic basket. (Fun fact, there is a picnic basket under all three of my trees this year. You can see my other trees HERE and HERE if you missed them.) Inside the picnic basket there is a box which raises the height of my tree, so the base of the tree is just an inch from the top of the basket. It added almost an extra foot to this tree making it the perfect height for this little corner of my dining room.

I covered the base of the tree with a piece of linen fabric. Then on top of that I filled in with some extra ornaments and a ball of twine. Around the picnic basket I added in some wrapped gifts and some unusual treasures like this vintage thermos and a little metal house bottle of maple syrup. It’s the cutest and holds my favorite maple syrup from Finding Home Farms.

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As I mentioned above, all of the gingerbread ornaments on the tree were made by me. You can learn more about that process HERE. I can’t get over how much I love the look of gingerbread ornaments on the tree. I may have to leave this tree up through the month of January!

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If you look closely, you’ll also see my gingerbread “snow globe” sitting on the sideboard. It’s one of my new favorite Christmas decorations. I just love the way it turned out!

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In fact, the whole dining room has somewhat of a gingerbread theme as my DIY gingerbread wreath is hanging on the French doors on the opposite side of the room.

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Other items included on this tree are extra large pinecones (a nod to my living room tree), some burgundy ornaments, a few gold ornaments for a little sparkle, and some paper snowflake ornaments. I also used one of my favorite new ribbons from Tidbits Linens on this tree. This particular ribbon is the All Natural 1″ Ribbon.

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To complete the look, I wrapped the tree with this beautiful beaded garland. I had ordered this garland months ago in hopes that it would match. It was on backorder for the longest time. I was overjoyed when it arrived and matched my tree perfectly.

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I also scored this vintage spoon rack from House of Harvest. I think it looks perfect here on the wall adorned with some wooden spoons and coordinating ornaments.

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And with that, my final tree of 2020 is complete. To my eye, it turned out wonderfully well! What do you think?

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As always, I hope you enjoyed another detailed look at one of my trees. I assume it’s a little late in the season for you recreate a similar look, but you can always use it as a springboard when planning for next year.

It’s been such a joy having you in my home all season and all year long. Merry Christmas, my friends!


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  • Amy Marty at

    Another fantastic tree. You just have such a special touch when it comes to decorating and well, baking too. After seeing your post I just had to order the maple syrup. Thanks for always inspiring us.

  • Rhonda at

    Absolutely wonderful. May we find out where you ordered your beaded garland from…thanks.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes. It’s actually linked above. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

      • Barb Cage at

        Your posts bring joy AND inspiration! Thank you for every beautiful idea that you share! Merry Christmas and may 2021 be full of creativity and happiness! Stay healthy! We all need you to brighten our lives!!
        Barb from California

    • Laura at

      Just gorgeous!

  • Jeanne Larson at

    Another amazing creation! Especially this year, it’s been so wonderful to have you bring so much joy and inspiration! Absolutely the best! Thank you so much!

  • Karen at

    FIVE STARS! Everything is beautifully done on your site! It is my favorite! Thank you for sharing your talent and hard work! Merry Christmas!

  • Marla at

    You’ve outdone yourself this year, Michael. Every inch of your house is beautiful, warm, and inviting. You provide us with so many great ideas, recipes and inspiration all year round. Thank you for sharing your many talents with us. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  • Rikki at

    I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every day of your Christmas-sharing season. I delight in the pictures, creativity, recipes, and the novel ways of doing sweet simple things with an overall feeling that YOU are having a ball while entertaining US! I’m grateful for the daily event of stopping by your blog for a few minutes or an hour, knowing I will leave with a new recipe or just a happy warm feeling. Merry Christmas to you Michael and may 2021 bring you all the happiness your heart desires.

  • Rita C at Panoply at

    That is so fresh and a great new look for 2020! You are so right about the orange slice thing this year. I kept wondering if all the bloggers went to the same conference or what??? Love that vintage thermos – it’s a beast! Merry Christmas, Michael.

  • Toni at

    Darling tree and I love that it is in the red vintage picnic basket! Brilliant!!

  • Anne at

    Love this tree! You are so talented and creative! Thanks for the links to your materials. I really appreciate that.

    Your blog is just the BEST! Thanks again for all of the work you put into it.

    Merry Christmas

  • David Beagin at

    Thank you for creating this beautiful blog! Your photos and descriptive text are excellent! You are the best of home decor and decorating bloggers! I am stealing all of your ideas!

  • Julie at

    Michael, I’m again blown away with your creativity and resourcefulness! I LOVE THIS TREE!!! In a recent post of yours I saw that gingerbread under the cloche and smiled thinking where did he buy the gingerbread as it looks so ‘perfect.’ Then it wasn’t bought but made…….I’ve never been a fan of gingerbread to eat, and yet like the smell and LOVE the look you have created. And yes, Friend, as I’ve already mentioned in another post, PLEASE take a well deserved break for all that you have done and shared with your readers. All of you bloggers deserve a break for the many hours worked in sharing creative ideas and inspiration with your readers. Again, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you/family and enjoy your holiday!! Hugs

  • Lor Wagner at

    As always just beautiful it is the little extra touches you add that make everything so special. Love your blog and never miss a post with your email reminders. I am not sure how I originally landed on your site a couple years ago but so glad I did. Happy Holidays

  • Landrie at

    Thanks for making the holidays (and every day) more beautiful. Your work truly inspires!

  • Linda at

    Love this tree. It is adorable. Merry Christmas.

  • Kristin at

    Perfectly decorated. I love all the details you added. So thoughtfully decorated as all your trees are. Thank you for sharing your tips and talents with us.

  • Shellie Pearl at

    Thanks for another feast for the eyes (and may I say, the soul). Love your creativity—you are an inspiration.

  • jillian at

    Hi Michael,
    New around here and busy pinning and reading some back stories. Love that gingerbread tree. I have the same tree in my kitchen decorated with etsy glittery stuffed snowmen and little red balls. I call it the Charle Brown tree. So…your style is wonderful, creative, unique and warm. I have also figured out your secret! While the rest of us are sleeping you are busy all night!!! This must be the only way you could accomplish so much. I did manage to put up five trees, but had to lay down for two weeks to recover 🙂 Thanks for all of the inspiration.

  • Debra at

    Dear Michael,

    How I love seeing a post from you in my in-box! I have enjoyed baking and decorating for many decades now and I am in awe of your fresh, creative, and beautiful talent. Please keep up the good work! You are bringing entertaining and decorating happiness to so many! Happy Holidays!

  • Kristene Rodrigues at

    Absolutely stupendous! This is my favorite of all I have seen of yours. Love the simplicity and nostalgia. Thanks so much for sharing all the photos…much appreciated.

  • Amy Kaminski at

    I have loved all of your posts this holiday season and waited eagerly for each one. Your ideas are so on par with my style. I hope to use more of your ideas next year. Thank you Michael and Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  • Stacy M. at

    Every tree you create is my new favorite! Thank you for all you do and share! Merry Christmas!

  • Claudi at

    Das sieht so wunderschön aus 🙂
    Das hätte ich jetzt auch gerne bei mir stehen.

  • Damara at

    Wow! I love it all – everything is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing – I am definitely inspired. I am making the cream wafers today. Merry Christmas Michael ❤️🎄

  • Teddee Grace at

    This may be my favorite tree this year. And I read a lot of decorating blogs.

  • Patti at

    So fun! Did I miss the source of those awesome pinecones? I need them!

  • Dawn at

    This little tree is the cutest thing!! Oh my goodness, it is adorable! Wow, that garland is literally the perfect touch. If I had to choose my favorite tree of yours from this year, it would be impossible! Sooo many cute ornaments, beautiful decor, perfect colors and unique details. Thank you so for sharing! Merry Christmas to you!

  • Caroline at

    Just marvelous, Michael. Full of nostalgia and charm but also gorgeous!

  • Karen at

    Every room has been beautiful. A total treat to look at! I have definitely stolen some ideas. Thank you so much for the tours. Now take a rest. You deserve it!!

  • Darla Hall Emmendorfer at

    😍😍😍 I’m in love! You have created my favorite tree of 2020 – maybe of all time!
    Thx for your inspiration Michael. Merry Christmas!

  • Pat at

    Oh that is my favorite tree, gingerbread and red plaid, you just can not get any better that!
    Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

  • Carol at

    the best time for which

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