At the time I played with this treeless ladder Christmas tree, I wasn’t sure on a few things.
I prefer real trees, but after having gone through two real Christmas trees that died within a week each the last time I had real, I debated on dragging out the faux in storage.
But I didn’t want to do a faux one either! Yet I wanted something now. I stared at a ladder leaning against the wall, opened it up and grinned. Why not make a treeless Christmas tree, even if for now?
Inspired by Kelly from Eclectically Vintage’s version a couple years back, I applied my own twist to this one.
Kelly’s post on her own treeless tree is HERE.
The good ‘ol hydrangeas I’ve been using so much this year were a big part of the direction I ultimately chose to go. I just loved those paper bag tones!
As luck would have it, I was sent this sweet banner by blog reader Sandra. It says Funky Junk and it is darling! Thanks again Sandra! It is perfect for this funky little number! You can find the banner at her Etsy shop HERE.
And here is my crazy little treeless Christmas tree. For now. Maybe. Maybe it’ll just stay. I don’t quite know yet. But I like it just fine!
Even if my son begs to differ. 🙂
Would you like to see how glowy a treeless tree looks in the evening with no branches in the way of the light?
Here you go!
It’s a wonderful lamp. 🙂
The ladder is decked out with just lights and other fun trinket kind of things. No rhyme or reason, just things I liked. Little tarnished looking pots, a vintage hanger or two, cookie looking ornaments, just tone on tone things with a whisper of fresh greens.
I was practising some night shots thanks to Unskinny Boppy Beth’s amazing tutorial on how to take glowy pictures of your Christmas tree. Trust me when I say this is the first batch of photos at night that have ever turned out for me! Thanks Beth!
Beth’s AMAZING night picture taking advice is HERE.
Hydrangeas, twiggy garlands and a few greens are the main decorations.
Charlie Brown, look what you can do with no branches! Snoopy had the right idea all along. Decorate what you already have right under your nose. 🙂
And just for kicks, here’s my last year’s stepladder Christmas tree.
Ready for the rest of the tour? Visit my friends to see what they created today!
See you tomorrow for Day 11!
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42 thoughts on “A treeless ladder Christmas tree – Day 10”
Grin! Only you, only you!
I so could not get away with this in my house, but it looks stunning in yours.
And I echo myself. I am so sorry I can’t enter the giveaway. I have the perfect spot for that sign. They will be elbowing each other to win this one.
It is simply amazing that what looks like junk in my house looks outstandingly clever in yours!! Your creative juices are running over!! Thank you for a chance to win that gorgeous sign!
Oh how fun! I think it goes perfect with your style!
We had a treeless Christmas the year we were remodeling our living room and sitting room so my husband and the kids decorated the green stepladder. They put lights, ribbons, ornaments and a star on top of the ladder. It still is the Christmas everyone remembers and laughs about.
Love this Donna! You are such an inspiration!!
Donna, I love this so much. I think you could absolutely leave this up through the entire winter!! It’s perfect!! Now if only I had an old ladder!! Thank you for sharing!! ~ Lori
Donna..I love your style! So unique!! My favorite Christmas memory was when I was about 4 years old and my brother was 1-our hearing “Santa” ho ho ho-ing on the roof and jingle bells- I years later learned it was my precious daddy!! My Momma has a photo of the two of us at that moment..our faces are so dear!! What a magical memory :)!! Becky J firstname.lastname@example.org
I love the ladder tree…I loved it with the tree last year too. I’ve been waiting on pins and needles to see what you would come up with this year…I wasn’t disappointed. It’s wonderful 🙂
I can seriously go straight to heaven knowing that I inspired you! What a thrill!
Let’s get our Christmas Ladder Trees together. I think they’d fall in love, get married and have the cutest little step ladders!
Your ladder tree and Kelly’s are just beyond creative…They just make me smile and smile!!!
I love this year’s and last year’s – both perfectly you!
This is such a pretty Christmas tree, Donna–I just love it! I would totally keep it 🙂 Mine is one I created out of stuff I had on hand, too, this year–necessity is the Mother of invention (smart Mother:), because we don’t have room for a regular tree, so a table-topper one it was, and I think it turned out really fun!
That is so cool! Thanks for linking up! Merry Christmas to you!
I love the ladder tree for Christmas. Very cuteok
I love this idea!… The craftiest ever! Pining and featuring it on my Weekly Round up post today!
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My mother did this in 1969. We moved to a new house on December 23 and nothing was unpacked yet. She unearthed one box of holiday ornaments that contained a few packs of silver tinsel garland and a dozen silver Mondavian starburst ornaments. She wrapped a ladder that belonged to one of the painters painting the house with the tinsel garland and hung the stars from it in the sunroom which was all French doors and windows on three sides. My little brother received a model sailboat from Santa that year and she put that on top of the ladder as the topper and put some presents on the rungs of the ladder. The house had been vacant for almost 20 years and sits on 11 1/2 acres. Christmas Eve we got about a foot of snow and on Christmas morning while we were opening presents 25 deer came and looked in the windows at us. My siblings were very young (under a year old 4 and 5). It was magical. I’m not sure to this day whether my brother could say seeing Santa’s reindeer up close and personal or having a Christmas tree he could climb was better.
What an absolute magical memory, Donna! Wow… that scene belongs in a movie or storybook! Thank-you for sharing this! Now I REALLY want to bypass fall and decorate for Christmas instead! 😀