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!!
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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!
Next up is From House to Home who has decorated a stunning Red, White and Blue Nutcracker themed Christmas tree, but be sure to visit all the gorgeous trees on the tour!