This week it’s time again for “My homestyle bloghop Christmas Tree edition” hosted by my friend Stephanie of Casa Watkins Living. I decided to go with a boho Christmas tree this year loaded with my own macrame Christmas ornament creations and other projects I have made.
I always love participating in this blog hop because it gives so much inspiration to those of you who are looking for ideas on what to do with your Christmas trees. Isn’t Stephanie’s botanical tree just amazing? I really want to do something similar one of those years.
Also welcome to everyone coming from my friend Kyla’s blog of the House of Hipsters. Kyla has the most amazing style and I know you enjoyed her Christmas tree decorating tips.
Neutral boho Christmas tree with macrame, grasses, and orange slices
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I’m sharing one of my small trees with you today. The larger one to the left isn’t finished yet but will be hopefully soon. Good thing is that it looks nice just with the snow and lights on it already.
For this year’s version, I wanted to make sure that I got to use as many of the items I made myself as possible. I didn’t have enough items to fill the big tree which is why it all ended up on the small tree instead.
Decorations used on my neutral boho Christmas tree:
- I used the half-moon tassel embellishments I made this summer for baskets and purses. Even in the summer I already had Christmas in mind because I thought they’d look great hanging on a tree.
- The pole wrap from my fluted dresser makeover and DIY fluted planter was perfect to make a tree basket that is also covered with my easy macrame garland.
- And the ivory vase fillers balls from last year made a reappearance this year again too.
- On a recent trip to Joann’s fabric, I found the faux pampas grass garland in the fall clearance section for 97 cents each. You can head to your local Joann’s to see if you can find any left because they aren’t available online anymore. Even if you can’t find them in the store, you can easily make your own with some pampas grass. We have it growing here by the river for free. I think I will be using some of it in the big tree too.
- The grass topper on the tree is also from Joann’s fall clearance.
- And the orange slices were simply dried in my dehydrator last year. Super simple and no oven baking involved. I love my food dehydrator.
At the beginning of spring this year, I decided to paint over the light gray that was in our living room for years. The new warm white/cream color called Quail Egg is the perfect match for the new curtains that I added last Christmas and also goes so well with the accessories on the tree.
Below is a video of how I made the macrame tassel Halfmoon embellishments which you can use for so many different things:
Making most of the accessories myself really lowered the cost of this year’s Christmas tree decor. This is always something I strive for.
My tutorials used in today’s Christmas tree decor:
Now hop on over to my friend Amy of Delineate Your Dwelling so you can check out her beautiful tree.
Here is who else is participating this week;