I’ve loved their simplicity.
So after getting our tree home, I honestly did attempt to decorate it to the hilt.
But… everything just felt wrong.
Spindly trees look strange with lots on them.
I love this real tree’s quirkiness, and wished to highlight that instead.
Then proceeded to decorate the base of the tree, and deem it,
“A natural cabin in the snow Christmas tree”.
My son did not approve, at first.
“WHERE ARE THE DECORATIONS?!”
But I did invite him to fill’er up as desired!
Slightly pull apart some cotton balls.
Mound on the tree in a random fashion, creating drifts.
Spritz with spray snow, allowing the spray to build up on the cotton.
Mist the surrounding branches.
Another post on making realistic snow indoors is HERE.
Re-using the Cabin Resort sign you saw on my fall mantel HERE (full tutorial), it worked perfectly to hide the tree stand.
The sign is made with a Cabin Resort stencil found HERE.
Then natural elements such as branches, lantern, some gifts, and a hat kinda spins the story that Santa just may have landed here for a short break in between his many duties this time of year.
I wish the pictures captured how pretty it is in real life. It’s a tough room to photograph.
Christmas mantel post is HERE
I may fit in more decorated rooms as they get done. But I won’t panic if they don’t. I’m actually busy painting my front entry.
What Christmas baking? oops…
Something I always tell my son when he freaks out about us running out of something…
“The stores have lots! We’ll just get more!”
Good thing they stock cookies, huh?
Hey… at least we have a carrots… 🙂
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Did you go real or faux this year? What’s the theme of your tree?