This year at Christmas we are keeping things cozy! Starting with a Cozy Cabin Christmas Tree in our master bedroom.
We interrupt our regular recipe posts to bring you a fun Christmas Tree Blog Hop with links to 20 uniquely decorated Christmas trees!!
But, if you really missing a yummy recipe, I’ve got you covered! Check out my 5 most popular Christmas Cookie recipes!
If you are stopping by from our gracious host of this blog hop, Michelle from Our Crafty Mom, a very warm and cozy welcome to you!
How many trees do you decorate each year? This year we added our third tree to the mix! We already have our living room Christmas tree, which is more formal, and full of glass ornaments and beautiful ribbon. And, one in our family room that is decorated with all the ornaments we have collected over the years.
This year I added a Christmas tree in the bedroom too! Before I even had the tree itself, I already had a cozy cabin theme planned. What is more cozy than a little cabin on a snowy winter day?
Choosing a rustic faux Christmas Tree
Goodness knows that one could spend a small fortune on a faux tree and all the ornaments, but that was the exact opposite of my goal!
This tree isn’t as grand and formal as our tree in the living room, but it is the perfect size for our little bedroom. It fits right on the top of a dresser, and adds such a warm cozy feel.
I didn’t want to spend any more than $150, tree and ornaments included! And, I am happy to report I came in way under that!
First, I needed to find the perfect tree. I wanted a tree that was, well, rustic. I didn’t want a perfectly shaped, perfectly full tree, but rather something that had random branches sticking out here and there. Some fullness of course, but with a look like it could’ve been freshly chopped from the forest.
Oh, I also wanted something that was already either in a basket or would fit in a basket.
I found lots that fit the bill, but only one that was in my budget!! This Home Accents Holiday 4 foot pre-lit tree from Home Depot not only came in at just under $100, but also came in a rattan basket.
Simple ornaments for a Cozy Cabin Christmas tree
Ornaments need not be expensive or over-the-top. Choose a few statement ornaments, like the skies and the mittens on this tree, and then look to nature to fill in the rest.
- String fresh cranberries and/or popcorn to create a garland, then after Christmas put it out on the trees for the birds to enjoy!
- Dry orange slices in a 200 degree oven for about 2 to 3 hours, until edges are dry and pulp are dry.
- Wooden ski ornaments are very cozy cabin!
- Red and black buffalo check mittens…need I say more!
- Woodland animals. I picked up these wooden bear shapes at Michael’s for 75 cents each!
- Tuck magnolia leaves into the branches with the golden side up
- Burlap ribbon would also make an inexpensive garland.
- Collect some pinecones and nestle them amongst the branches
Choosing the perfect tree topper
When it came to deciding on a tree topper, it was my husband who knew exactly what he wanted to sit atop the tree. And, while we don’t often agree on Christmas decor, he was spot-on in keeping with our cozy cabin theme!
Meet Oliver the Owl!
We saw this faux fur owl few weeks ago when we were at a local garden centre that gets all decked out for Christmas. It came in a few different sizes and this one is perfect for our little tree.
We have to keep a close eye on the pup because he thinks it is a chew toy for him! Good thing it is all the way at the top of the tree!
Be sure to visit all the gorgeous trees on the tour!
More Christmas Tree Decor Ideas
Our Crafty Mom // Red Cottage Chronicles// Simple Nature Decor
Virginia Sweet Pea// 2 Bees in a Pod// First Day of Home// Across the Boulevard
Simply Beautiful by Angela // Happily Ever After, etc.// Madness and Method// Zucchini Sisters
Purple Hues and Me// Tribe of Burton// My Pinterventures// Modern on Monticello
Jenron Designs// Design Morsels// Oh Fiddle Dee Dee // Redneck Rhapsody
The tree was a great find. It looks perfect for your cozy cabin styled tree. The owl is a great finishing touch. I’ve done three trees this year and I think I’m calling it done. But, seeing your bedroom tree makes me think about adding one to ours.
Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
I love your cozy cabin themed tree, Maureen! And like how you used natural elements to help decorate it. I bet you love walking into your bedroom and getting that warm cozy feeling each time you look at your adorable tree!
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
Maureen – we love your Christmas tree! It is perfectly cozy, rustic and beautiful. You are not kidding about tree prices. Real or faux…the prices have really skyrocketed this year. Thanks for sharing your budget friendly tips and ideas! The owl is a perfect tree topper – so creative!
Wanda | From House To Home says
I love all your cozy cabin Christmas tree ornaments, Maureen! I have never thought to use dried oranges as ornaments, but they’re perfect. And your owl tree topper is so cute.
Nicole Q-Schmitz says
Such a cute little tree, and you’re right – the owl is perfect 🙂
Jen @ JENRON DESIGNS says
I love the cranberries and dried oranges for a rustic tree and your owl tree topper is perfection. I feel like he is just perched there ready to head off to the barn. Love it.
You have all my favorite things such as that beautiful owl and orange slices. It turned out just lovely.
Your cozy cabin Christmas tree is so pretty!
I just love your cozy cabin tree, Maureen! Stringing cranberries and then putting them outside after Christmas is such a great idea. Love the owl tree topper too!
I love that you put a tree in your bedroom. I would love to do that someday…goodness knows I have enough ornaments 🙂 My favorite is the owl topper, he’s adorable.
Maureen, I absolutely love your tree! Oliver the owl is particularly adorable… I almost picked up a white snowy owl tree topper last year and now I’m kicking myself. Your tree looks so sweet in your bedroom, I bet you’ll love having the lights as you go to sleep. I love how it turned out!
I love the owl on top. Really original. Your natural looking tree is so pretty. I love the collection of ornaments and oranges and red berries. It looks so cozy. It was fun hopping with you
When my littles were babies I loved using dried oranges for ornaments as they were both safe and unbreakable. I am happy to see them trending again. Your beautiful cabin themed tree totally inspired me to try making some again
Maureen, your cozy cabin tree is so perfect for a bedroom. It doesn’t look like a faux tree, either. I bet the orange slices make it smell great! The owl on top is the perfect finishing touch. It was fun hopping with you! Pinned 🙂
Trina Welch says
This rustic theme tree fits the bill perfectly for a bedroom. I love that you found a tree in the basket included. I will be keeping my eyes open for one of them for sure. Pinned.
Michelle James says
Maureen, your cozy cabin tree it’s just gorgeous. It’s so warm and and fighting. I love the tree topper and a little ski ornaments. Thank you so much for joining in the fun hop. Happy holidays.
Donna @ Modern on Monticello says
Your tree is so charming! Hopefully the pups stay away from the owl. So glad you were part of the hop this year.