Red and Green Christmas Tree

This year is the first in almost 30 year that we have a faux Christmas tree, and I couldn’t be more pleased! I was so happy to bring my vision of a Tartan inspired traditional Christmas tree to live with red and green Christmas tree decorations!

red and green Christmas tree decorations

I am also participating for the first time in a Christmas Tree blog hop hosted by Michelle from Our Crafty Mom. You will find links below to 39 other bloggers sharing their Christmas trees all decorated for the season!

red and green Christmas tree decorations

It is also the first year ever that we have had two full size trees to decorate! We are also putting a live tree up in our new family room and will share that with you next week!

Now that the television has been moved into the family room and there will be less “hustle and bustle” in the living room, I wanted to create a classic tree using red and green decorations.

red and green Christmas tree decorations

Whenever I think of a classic Christmas for some reason my mind goes to plaid! It just feels like it can transport any room to feeling like a cozy dwelling in a snowy landscape.

Although I wanted this tree to be full of red and green, I also didn’t relish the thought of spending a fortune on new red and green Christmas tree decorations to decorated a 7 1/2 foot tree.

red and green Christmas tree decorations

Thanks to some bargain shopping, I was able to spend less than $100. It helps that our tree is set into the corner of the room and the back is not visible from any side.

It also helps that the tree itself is really full with 3 or different kinds of branches, so you can’t see through to the back of the tree either. It also came pre-lit with 900 lights! Best part, we paid just around $200 at Rona earlier in November!

red and green Christmas tree decorations

The ribbon and shatter proof ornaments were purchased at Michaels, either during a sale or using a coupon. I purchased 2 boxes of 50 ornaments, each containing a mixture of assorted red, green and silver shatterproof balls. Also included were green glitter snowflake shapes and tiny clear colored balls.

Red and green Christmas tree decorations

The wide tartan ribbon caught my eye straight away. I used two 25 foot rolls, but if I were to decorate the back of the tree I would have needed three rolls.

The berry branches were purchased at the dollar store. I simply bent the wire stems back and tucked them amongst the tree branches.

Red and green Christmas decorations

I absolutely love how beautiful it looks when it is all lit up at night. The warm glow it casts is so cozy and Christmas-y! Just like a pictured it!

This weekend we are off to buy our real tree for the family room. This tree will be decorated with all our favorite ornaments collected over the years! Tim has decided he wants multicolored lights on it this year, so I am excited to see how it looks, and to share it with you all next week.

Now, it’s time to scroll down and visit all the other beautiful trees all decked out in their Christmas finest!

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Red Cottage Chronicles

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    1. Your tree is so pretty! I love a traditional red and green tree and you cannot go wrong with a tartan plaid!

      Happy holidays my friend!


  1. I love a traditional tree and your’s is no exception and that ribbon is fantastic! Sounds like a need a Rona in our neck of the woods. That tree seems like a steal. It’s so beautiful! I can’t imagine decorating three trees either. I barely have enough time for one! Enjoy.

  2. Your tree is so pretty, Maureen! I’m a huge fan of tartan and the tartan pattern that you used is a beautiful one. The ornaments that you use complement the ribbon beautifully creating a stunning tree. Love it!

  3. Maureen, I’m loving the red and green Christmas tree. It is so classic and inviting! The ribbon is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for participating in the Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop! Happy Holidays!