Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree

How is your Christmas decorating going? Are you all finished? This is the first year that we ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own to add a personal touch with a lodge feel. I have always dreamed of spending Christmas in a log cabin surrounded by snow, so I guess you could say that’s what I was inspired by this year.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

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So today I am excited to share some photos of our rustic cabin inspired Christmas tree with you! I would show you the rest of our house but it’s kinda decorated with boxes since we are moving soon and had to start packing. Fun.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree

Despite moving and the fact that we will be out of town for Christmas, a real tree is a must for us! So here are the photos, enjoy!

Oh and you may notice a lack of ornaments at the bottom of the tree, thanks to our fun loving kitties that think the bottom ornaments are fun toys for them to play with, ha.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

I actually used some burlap runners leftover from our wedding reception to make some burlap and ribbon tree garland. I simply cut the burlap into 2 super long strips and then glued some tartan ribbon onto one of them. Super easy and I love the sentiment it brings to the tree as well.

I hung up some chalkboard wooden tags that were originally going to be used to display table numbers at our wedding reception. We wound up not even using table numbers, but that’s okay because these tags made for simple ornaments. Plus they can easily be tweaked, which is a good thing because my snowman and snowflake could use some work, lol.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

I took the clothespins that were used for our postcard time capsule guestbook, and made them into snowflakes. You may have recently seen the tutorials I posted on our DIY twig tree and Wood Slice Christmas ornaments, and of course we added lots of tartan ribbon bows :)

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Pinecone ornaments are super easy to make and I love the rustic feel they bring to the tree. I added a little glitter spray paint and some pretty ribbon to jazz them up a bit.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

My sister-in-law recently gave me a ton of these carriage hinges, so I turned a few of them into ornaments. I just added some gold nail polish and then hung them with metallic sting that came with the wedding bells we used for our DIY wedding wands.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

And of course as a huge fan of scrabble, words with friends and bananagrams, I had to make some scrabble ornaments! I went the super simple route using pieces from an extra game someone gave us a while back.Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Here are some more photos of our wood slice ornaments, which I LOVE!

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

I hung up some of my framed chalkboards that I transferred some Christmas images onto. You can download my FREE Christmas Printables Here, and I just LOVE the holiday placemat pillows I recently made! As for the tree skirt, I ditched our usual one and just layered some extra burlap fabric down.

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

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And as much as I love the tree topper I picked up from Target a couple years ago, we have never been able to get it to sit straight on our tree. Does anyone else have this problem? We didn’t have enough branches to stick through the springy part either, so we simply removed it and then it worked perfectly!

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

So what do you think? Do you decorate your tree the same every year or like to change it up a bit?

I shared this photo of  our little Bailey in her Christmas pj’s on Facebook earlier today and asked for caption ideas.  Shelly of Minettes Maze came up with the perfect one, which is also perfect for this post! Thanks Shelly!

Rustic Cabin Inspired Christmas Tree! We ditched most of our usual ornaments, and made our own using leftover materials from our wedding

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Christmas Home Tour 2014

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Happy Holidays!

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26 Comments
  • Dad
    Reply

    Hi sweetie,
    I like the wood slice ornaments the best (I want one) but all of them are pretty cool.
    Is it too late to add a Bailey caption?

    “hmmm as soon as those sugar plums stops dancing its dinner time.”

    December 10, 2013 at 8:28 pm
    • Glad you like them, they are my favorite too :) I’ll have to keep that quote in mind for the next photo. Can’t wait to see you guys!

      December 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm
  • What a fabulous job you did on your tree. I love that you reused items you had. Love the wood tags, and the burlap/ribbon. Very pretty!

    December 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm
    • Thanks Kathy! I still can’t believe how much of this wedding decor we have been able to re-use, it’s awesome and nice to see the money stretching even further :) Thanks for stopping by!

      December 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm
  • Love the log cabin look also. I love all your decorating for that matter. Your friend, Linda

    December 11, 2013 at 8:59 am
  • I love your tree decor! We use the same ornaments every year, but I did up-cycle mine this year by wrapping them with fabric. I LOVE how they came out. =]

    December 11, 2013 at 10:04 am
    • Oooh I LOVE fabric ornaments and will have to make some next year. Yay for upcycling! We have always added new ornaments to the tree every year, but this is my first year making most of them and it was so much fun. Thanks for stopping by, I’m off to check out your ornaments :)

      December 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm
  • I ADORE your tree!!!! :) Not that I’m surprised or anything!

    December 12, 2013 at 12:45 am
  • Katie
    Reply

    Love your tree it looks amazing as one would expect. I especially like the chalk sign ornaments and well all…of it! :) I hope you all are having a nice holiday, and say hi to Kathy for me!

    December 12, 2013 at 1:32 am
    • Thanks for stopping by and checking it out! I miss you and hope you and your family are enjoying the holidays! My Mom says hi :)

      December 17, 2013 at 10:39 am
  • I just love your theme! That layered plaid and burlap garland is perfect. Never thought to put chalkboard ornaments on the tree, but I love it! I found you at From my Front Porch and am a new follower. I’d love it if you shared this at my Party, What We Accomplished Wednesdays, if you would like. Have a very merry Christmas!

    December 12, 2013 at 11:32 am
    • Thank you so much Deborah! I’m late to the party but will definitely join up tomorrow :) Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

      December 17, 2013 at 10:41 am
  • So beautiful and I LOVE the wood chalk board ornaments! Thanx for partying at THT. I hope to see you Saturday for the mantle party!

    December 12, 2013 at 11:40 am
    • Thank you so much Pamela! I don’t have a mantel, but am going to hop over to check out the party. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

      December 17, 2013 at 10:45 am
  • Katie it is so warm and pretty- I love your burlap and plaid garland and all your rustic handmade ornaments. I love this tree!! Pinning it:)

    December 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm
  • love it so charming I prefer the rustic look myself
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    December 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm
  • I love your tree! The wood slice ornaments are beautiful!

    December 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm
  • The tree looks great. My kids were asking when we were going to get more grown up looking ornaments so I can start planning for something more grown up for next year. I especially like your clothespin snowflakes.

    December 17, 2013 at 2:34 pm
  • Oh my…this is one of the prettiest Christmas trees I’ve seen! I have the same tree topper as you, but I wish I had your tree to go with it! lol! I’m pinning it for sure!

    December 18, 2013 at 10:25 pm
  • It looks just beautiful! I love all your decorations but I think my favorite are the wood slices and the clothespin stars!

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Tania

    December 21, 2013 at 11:10 am
  • Wanted to let you know I featured your burlap garland as one of my favorite Christmas ideas on my blog. Love the whole tree! Hope you are enjoying your Christmas holiday!

    http://www.andersonandgrant.com/2013/12/some-of-my-favorite-christmas-ideas.html

    December 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

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