Woodland Inspired Christmas Tree

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Today I’m sharing my woodland-inspired Christmas tree decked out with red and rustic Christmas tree decorations!

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas! I can’t tell you how much I love participating in this series each year. Honestly, it’s one of the things I look forward to the most when the holiday season rolls around. Not only do I get to share inspiration with all of you, but I get to team up with some of my favorite bloggers. Be sure to check out all of their Day 1 projects at the end of this post.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

Also, if you’d like to join us in this 12 Day adventure, we’d love to have you. If you are inspired to recreate anything we make, share it with us on social media using the hashtag #12days72ideas. We can’t wait to see what inspires you!

Technically, I’m cheating on today’s post because I’m sharing a tree I decorated back in October. It turned out super cute, and it is a Christmas tree after all so I hope it’s OK to post about it. Please know that I also will be sharing some techniques and unique touches that you can use to make your tree extra special. Sound fair?

Woodland Inspired Christmas Tree with Rustic Christmas Tree Decorations

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I started with a standard green tree. (This one here.). I always think it’s wise to invest in a quality tree. Not only will a good tree last for years, but you get what you pay for. You want a full tree so you can’t see through it. Realistic branches are also always a plus. I opted for the pre-lit variety because it saves so much time.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

Whenever I’m decorating a tree, I like to begin with a ribbon. Ribbon offers a bit of a backdrop for your decorations. It also helps to fill up the tree if you happen to be light on ornaments. I chose this thick black and red gingham flannel. I could spend all winter in a shirt with this pattern, so why not wrap my tree in it?

For this particular tree, I opted for an “Into the Woods” theme. Although the tree bears no resemblance, the theme was inspired by the movie of that name that’s coming out soon and Taylor Swift’s new song. (People, you have to take whatever inspiration you can get wherever you can get it, no questions asked.)

As much as I love traditional ornaments, it’s always fun to think outside the box when it comes to Christmas tree decor. (Donna of Funky Junk Interiors is the queen of unique tree trimmings.)

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These red lanterns are the perfect non-traditional ornament! Not only do they go with the tree, but you can put smaller ornaments, battery operated tea lights, or other treasures inside the lanterns.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

I also found an inexpensive Christmas village, so I just tucked several of the houses right inside the tree.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

Lastly, I picked up these adorable woodland creatures (a.k.a. squirrels) and added them as well.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas
Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

I then threw on some traditional ornaments to fill in anywhere things looked a little sparse.

Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas
Into the Woods | Inspired by Charm #12day72ideas

Finally, to bring my “Into the Woods” theme home, I added some icy red berry picks and a few snow covered pinecones.

What to see more Christmas Trees? Check out these:

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With that, my tree was complete! Colorful, warm, and cozy. I think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?


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  1. I have always had an extreme fascination with Christmas Trees
    ever since I can remember. There has always been something magical about them for me.
    I still believe in an adult version of Santa Claus because I think it to be a state of mind.
    This is likely where I have such strong feelings regarding the word “believe”.
    Thank You

  2. Our Christmas tree only has 12 days of Christmas decorations on it. Actually all my decorations are just 12 days of Christmas from dinnerware, glasses, pillows, trays and bowls.

  3. I love putting up my Christmas Tree, I have ornaments from my Grandmother’s tree, my mom’s tree, from my youth and childhood, ornaments that friends and children have given me over the years. Each ornament is special to me, even if they are a little funky!

  4. I’ve never had a big tree, as I was usually not home around Christmas. I have two small 3-feet trees. Adorable, great accent, but not the “real” Christmassy feeling. However, I have tons of decorations.

    My niece asked my parents “Is Santa not coming to your house?” when they didn’t have their tree up a week or so before Christmas. She explained to them that Santa is coming to their house, as their tree is already up. Makes sense, right? Cute.

  5. Our tree is special because of all the ornaments the kids have made over the years bring back memories for them and me when we place them on the tree every year.

  6. This is the first year we set up our Christmas tree since we’ve had our son! He’s a toddler now and is fascinated! It’s so much fun to see his face light up every time he goes into the living room!

  7. The handmade ornaments. Especially the ones from my nephew who passed away last week after an 18 month battle against cancer…he was only 15. This Christmas will have many moments filled with tears, but also many moments dedicated to honoring him through fun-filled random acts of kindness.

  8. Our Christmas tree is special this year because it is the first one we’ve had as a family. Since my husband I were living out of state, we never had one because we were always traveling home job Christmas to be with family. This year we moved closer to family and it was the first time my kids got to put their own ornaments on their own tree.

  9. My Christmas tree is super special! It is a tree of memories! Filled with ornaments that commemorate a special part in mine and my famalies life. It is filled with love and happiness hope and joy, and each ornament is special. It’s like a time capsule to the past, or a photograph of our lives. It captures all the milestones that my family has shared together, and reflects the love we have given each other. It reflects the light of our lives. It remembers those lives list, and the oh so special new ones just beginning, it is my favorite thing in the house at Christmas, and it is extra special!!

  10. The most pecial ornaments o my tree are my kids’ 1st Christmas ornaments. I have boy/girl twins & when they were born, I picked out matching Lenox giraffe ornaments. Hers has light pink dots on it & his has light blue. Each giraffe has a ribbon it it with the kids’ names and year on it. They are my very favorite ornaments & they have a prominent spot on our tree!

  11. Just found you for the first time! Subscribed! Love the tree! Great colors and theme! I would also love to know where you got your little red lanterns and the little house village?! Our tree is now decorated in a Whatever is on my heart this year theme. Our children are all grown and have their own trees with all the ornaments they received growing up. The yearly ornament tradition continues with our children and now their children.

  12. All of our ornaments have special memories. Some were homemade, some are meaningful gifts from family and friends, some are special mementos from our kids’ younger years.