Tuesday, December 5, 2017

My Home Style Christmas Tree Edition

Hello! Happy December. I cannot believe it's here! Thank you so much to sweet Stephanie at Casa Watkins Living, for including me in her 'My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition'.

If you're here from seeing Sarah's tree at Little Red Brick House, welcome and thanks for being here! I'm Jessica and I get really excited about creating a cozy, welcoming home through DIY projects, using what you already have and love, thrifting and maybe a clearance aisle here and there. 

Today, I'm going to give you a tour of our Christmas tree. This kind of tour is great. No need to pick up the whole house. Just zoom in and shoot. : ) Ta da!

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
Painted basket DIY

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Our tree is new this year. We ordered the 7.5 Royal Fir Slim Quick Shape Unlit Tree from King of Christmas. It's so beautiful and realistic looking. It's also still in the packaging because it took a little too long to get here. Like, everything that could have gone wrong with my order, did...also, I MUST DECORATE IN NOVEMBER... So, while I'm so thankful to them for providing it to me, and will proudly decorate it next year, at the last minute I picked up this 7' unlit tree from Target.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
Area Rug
I always pick unlit because I hear about people's lit trees going out and leaving big ole dark spots.  I also always think I might, just maybe, want to change from nostalgic colored lights to white ones. I probably won't. I just can't. I'm just a colored lights kinda girl. But at least I have the option without buying a whole new tree.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
Last years tree. Click here for the 2016 Christmas Tour

When I was thinking about this year's tree, I didn't want to change it up too much from last year. I made these great embroidery hoop ornaments. The fabric can be changed up from year to year so this year I modified the color scheme and bit and came up with this inspiration board.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree


The fabric for the embroidery hoops was provided by Fabric.com and I worked with Consumer Crafts on some of the other goodies you see. Ok without further ado. One billion Christmas tree pictures.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
repurposed triangle artwork
The blue and red ribbon was on clearance at the end of last year. I like how it pulls in the little bit of blue in the rug I moved in here and brought in again by the gift wrap.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
light box sign

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

I made these thick yarn tassels for the tree last year. They add softness and a little bit of boho to the tree. The disco balls are from the Hob Lob and make a shiny, shimmery statement that makes me smile.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree
Succulents (the ones I didn't paint) (ones already painted gold)

The succulents, from Consumer Crafts are so beautiful and realistic looking. However they were hard to see so I spray painted them gold.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

Next year, maybe I'll use a lighter green and see how they work on the tree again. I just bent the branches around the stem of the plant and they are held in there pretty tight. I love decorating with things that I can use at other times. Not just Christmas. The unpainted succulents can be "planted" and enjoyed all year. SCORE!

I love the tree and, of course, it's magical with the lights on but, I am so in love with how it looks when the lights are off.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

I originally decorated it in the normal evenly-placed-ornaments kind of way but one night inspiration struck and by the next morning the tree looked like this.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

I packed the ornaments in there tight so that it would look like one, big, eclectic-y, boho-ish, granny-esque, artsy-fartsy garland wrapped around the tree.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

It worked and it makes me so happy! To be fair. This was not my idea. I have been inspired by this gem for a couple years now so I kinda sorta made it happen in my own way.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

The tree didn't turn out as colorful as I had planned but I'm really into changing stuff at any given moment so you never know if things might turn out different. (For the constant modifications I make, be sure to follow me for daily posts on Instagram.) 

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

It also turned out that I'm really thankful to have a $45 tree. It shows that you can make something beautiful with what you've got. Don't get me wrong, I'll be super proud to show off our expensive tree next year but it's not a big deal either way.

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My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

I cannot wait to celebrate Christmas morning under the tree with my sweet family.

My Home Style: Artsy, Eclectic, Homemade Christmas Tree

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure you come back on Friday to see the rest of our Christmasy digs. If you're coming through on the blog hop, make sure you head over to Boxy Colonial to see Gretchen's tree.

Also, big thanks so Stephanie for having me! It's been fun!!

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27 comments:

  1. I really love your tree! The succulents are such a unique and fun idea.

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    1. Thank you Julia!! I'm excited for how I can change them up with spray paint every year

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  2. I love the clustered ornament look. That is so unique! I've seen a lot of non evergreen greenery on trees this year and I just love that!

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    1. Thanks Corrina! I'm such a fan of them being clustered too. It's a fun change

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  3. Jessica, your tree is fantastic with the tone on tone color scheme. Spray painting the succulents was such a clever idea.

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    1. Thank you! Can't wait to see yours. I'm glad I spray painted them too. They just didnt pop enough before.

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  4. The tree of dreams... Congratulations!

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  5. ha--so true about not having to clean the whole room; when my husband came home the night I shot mine I was all, "look, honey--half the sunroom is clean!" :). Your tree is lovely--I'm really liking all the red!

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    1. SCore! It's way better than picking up everything.

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  6. It's so beautiful and cheerful! Love the embroidery hoop ornaments!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! They are good for filling larger holes. : )

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  7. love your tree, jessica~ the hoops are so fun and those gold succulents are genius!

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    1. Thank you Cassie!! Cant wait to paint them a different color for next year....(ps i can wait.. ; ).)

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  8. This tree is SO YOU! I love all the handmade details and touches. Happy holidays friend!

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    1. Yay! we said that about each others tree so we must be doing something right! Happy Holidays!

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  9. I love the big tassels and the succulents. The tree skirt is so fun, too!

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    1. Thank you so much!! The blanket was thrifted. My kiddo was sad when it went under the tree for a while. : )

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  10. I love it, Jessica! I also have to pull out my favorite ornaments every year and don't want to switch it up too much either! I think it's so awesome that you can change up the fabric in those mini embroidery hoops! Brilliant!

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    1. Thank you Brynne!! Love using what we've got, right?!

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  11. What a fun, colorful tree! I love all your DIY ornaments but especially the painted succulents! So clever!

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    1. Thanks Cindy!! Those succulents will make another appearance!

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  12. What a gorgeous tree! I love how you placed the decor in sections. Brilliant!

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    1. Thanks!! I've been wanting to do it since last year. Just had to try and see if it worked.

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  13. Jessica this is amazing!!! I love all these amazing ornaments and decor pieces. Totally you and your style!

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    1. Yay!! Thanks for hosting, Stephanie!

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  14. Jessica - your tree is so cheery and just oozes festive fun!! Love your style!

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