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DIY Farmhouse Christmas Tree

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Tree

I’m so excited to show you my tree this year!!  Isn’t it stinkin’ cute?  I adorned it with country and farmhouse ornaments, an adorable rusty windmill tree topper and a rustic wooden crate that I placed the tree in. The combination of burlap, buffalo checks and plaid ribbon was the frosting on the cake!  I had a lot of fun putting it all together.

After my tree was finished, I was amazed at how beautiful it looked, especially after turning on all the lights.  Lights always make a tree sparkle, don’t you agree?  So, if you would like to make one similar to this one, I have a list of all my supplies, including ornaments and ribbons, and where to find them.  I hope you like this tree as much as I do!!

I love the windmill at the top!  Isn’t it wonderful?

 

 

 

DIY Farmhouse Christmas Tree Tutorial:

Supplies:

I used the $79 flocked, lighted tree from Walmart.  It was cheap, but was really full and I loved the snow on it.

The wooden crate, I made special to fit my tree stand.  To see my tutorial on how to build a simple crate like mine, click HERE.

The tree topper is made of an old bed spring and the blades of a small windmill decoration.  To see my easy tutorial on how I made this adorable tree topper, click HERE.

I found the ‘Farm Sweet Farm’ sign at hobby lobby HERE.

Most of the ornaments I bought at Hobby Lobby, including the tractors (found in a separate year round section), the tobacco basket signs, the red lanterns, the horse drawn sleigh rides sign, the farmhouse metal milk cans, the fence picket signs, and many large bells.

I found the large round truck sign (Sweet Holiday Wishes), and the stamped cork jar lids at the 99 Cent Store, some bells Walmart and the car with the lights and tree on top at Target.

The 2 1/2 inch wide burlap bows were made from frayed ribbon I found at Michael’s HERE, but they also have it at Joann’s.  The 1 1/2 inch wide black and white buffalo check bows that were made from wired fabric ribbon found were found at Joann’s.

The 2 1/2 inch wide black, red and white plaid fabric ribbon I found at Sam’s Club.

 

 

Ribbon Rows:

To wire on the ribbon,  just pinch one end tightly, then secure it to a branch at the top with a white pipe cleaner, hiding it the best you can.  Next, measure down about 8 or ten inches of ribbon, scrunch and secure again to another branch a little lower on the tree, using another pipe cleaner.  Make sure the ribbon is making a small pouf in between each of the pipe cleaners. Continue with this method until you reach the bottom where you will cut the ribbon, scrunch and secure it to the last branch. Repeat making four sets of ribbon rows total, each going down the tree in this same manner.

 

 

Bows:

To make the bows, tie a bow  using the burlap ribbon as large as you wanted.  Then, clip each end at an angle, then place it on a branch.  Do the same with the black and white ribbon, and place this ribbon bow on top of the burlap bow.  You could hot glue the 2 bows together if you desire, but I left them unglued so I could use them in other projects later, if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

Burlap in Crate:

You can also tuck in a couple of yards of burlap, folded in half, around the bottom of the tree. Try to create a casual look by hanging the folded edge loosely over the edge of the crate with the raw edges tucked inside the rim.

There you have it!  Now you can make one like mine if you want to!

Merry Christmas!! 

I hope you enjoyed this post and would love to hear your comments!


DIY Farmhouse Christmas Tree

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41 Comments

  1. Really cute! Love the mini basket ornaments. Visiting from Vintage Charm party.

    • Tee

      Thank you so much for your kind words!

      • Alexis

        You’re free is so beautiful, I have tried doing the ribbons throughout the tree just can’t get the hang of it! Would you mind telling where you got the small galvanized vase ornaments?

        • Tee

          Hi Dee! Thank you! I found the galvanized milk cans at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas section where the Farmhouse ornaments were. The ribbons are so easy to make! Just start at the top and scrunch the end, then twist tie (using chenille stems) the end to a branch (hidden) to hold it, then go down a level of branches, poke the ribbon way in towards the center of the tree, scrunch it and twist tie it again. Repeat all the way down and cut it and tie it when you reach the bottom. I hope this helps!

  2. I love love love this tree! The untraditional ornaments are just wonderful and the crate for the base is just perfect.
    I have my tree up already…bummer! But what a great idea for next year and this post is perfect for my Pinterest board which I definitely pinned! Thanks so much for sharing. #featherednestfriday

    • Tee

      Thank you so much! I’m so glad you like it! You will have to post a picture of your tree next year! I would love to see it!

  3. I love your tree–it’s absolutely charming! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  4. Love all the farm ornaments!

  5. love the super cute tree, so home town style thanks for sharing
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  6. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable tree at Thursday Favorite Things! I featured you at this party: https://followtheyellowbrickhome.com/a-very-merry-christmas-at-thursday-favorite-things/

    I hope you will join us again for this week’s party. Happy New Year!

    • Tee

      Thank you for the sweet comments, Amber! I’m tickled to be featured on your site. Happy New Year to you and well!

  7. Kimberly

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this tree! Could you tell me how tall the tree is? Thanks!

  8. Kimberly Kowalik

    Do you remember what size the plaid ribbon was? Thanks!

  9. Hi Tiffany, I’m in love with this fun Farmhouse Christmas tree, the flocking and double plaid ribbon are perfect. I’ll be featuring this post tonight, thanks so much for coming by to All About Home.

  10. Hey, girl! Your tree looks amazing! Sure hope we get to see you at TTA this week! Hugs!

  11. Sandra Lowry

    Love everything about this tree! Just what I want to do this year. Love the windmill blades topper and I actually have one already. Plus, I have miniature tractors, burlap, donkey and chicken items I can incorporate, etc. Would you tell me where you found the small tobacco baskets? I really love them. I grew up on a tobacco farm and am retired from the tobacco industry so I use a lot of tobacco items in my decor but have never seen these small baskets. Thank you!

    • Tee

      I’m so glad you like it! I found the basket ornaments at Hobby Lobby. I also saw some at Kirklands the other day so maybe that will help. Post a picture of your tree when you are finished! We would all love to see it. Thanks!

  12. What a cute tree, really nice! Thanks so much for linking up with me at my party #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 19.

  13. Wow! This tree looks amazing!

  14. What a cute tree! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  15. Love your tree. It is beautifully decorated 🙂

  16. This is darling. I love it.

  17. Theresa

    Beautiful tree may I ask where you got the tractors and farm trucks.. I would really love to create a tree similar to this gorgeous work!

    • Tee

      Hi Theresa! I have everything listed (under the supplies section) specifically where I bought each and every single ornament on the tree so that you may be able to find them for your own tree. To view the supplies section all you have to do is enter your email (when prompted) to unlock the page. That’s it! I hope that helps and thanks for stopping by!

  18. So simple and beautiful! We love handmade gifts here too! Can’t wait to see the whole series unfold.Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family. I hope to have the time to make these. They would be perfect for Christmas Dinner place settings…and a nice take-home gift for everyone.

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