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!
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.
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.
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.
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:
- Tree: 4.5 Pre-Lit Balsam Hill Alpine Balsam Fir
- Garland: Beaded Snowberry Garland
- Gingerbread Ornaments: Handmade using my gingerbread recipe
- Tidbits Linen: All Natural 1″ Ribbon
- Picnic Basket and Metal Thermos: Vintage
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
And with that, my final tree of 2020 is complete. To my eye, it turned out wonderfully well! What do you think?
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!
See more of my 2020 Christmas decor here:
- Christmas Home Tour at Night
- Festive Christmas Kitchen Decor
- Butler’s Pantry Christmas Decor
- Red and White Christmas Tree
- Family Room Fireplace Decor
- My Christmas Ribbon Cabinet
- Living Room Mantel / Bookcase Decor
- Living Room Christmas Tree
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