Our Woodland Christmas Tree

I decided to do something a little different this year.
Instead of Santa's and snowmen, I decided to do a woodland themed Christmas tree.

I already had this twiggy star for the top of the tree and it fir with the theme.
I love the owl at the top of the tree with the plaid belly.
Kirkland's had their ornaments half off and he was only $2.50!

Someone put this ladder in the trash and I snagged it. hee, hee!
Love free!
I was tempted to paint it red (wouldn't that have been cute?).
But then I wouldn't use it the rest of the year so I kept it as is.
For now.

For the last couple of years I've placed the tree in this bucket I got from Lowes.
There is a Christmas tree stand inside the bucket.
I bought the bucket and stand at the same time and made sure the stand fit inside.
The last couple of years I never noticed there is a label on the front (doy!).
I like the way it looks and had it face out this year.

I have all kinds of fun woodland ornaments on the tree.
They were very cheap and I made some of them.
I plan to do a separate post on the ornaments soon.
I hope I don't run out of time.
This month is flying by!

I meant to take a photo of the tree with the whole mantel, but I keep forgetting.
If I ever get around to it I'll add it into this post.

My teenage son has been complaining a lot about the tree.
(Teenager's like to complain.)
After I photographed it for the blog he wanted me to take it apart and decorate
 it the traditional way.
I said no.
He has finally come around and likes the tree except for the sprays of berries (which I love).

The tree is best all lit up at night!

If you'd like to know how I put together this woodland tree on a budget click HERE.

Linking up to:
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch To Yours
The annual Christmas tree party @ Thrifty Décor Chic


  1. I love your woodland themed tree and the bucket it sits in too! The addition of the tags is a great idea. Happy Holidays!

  2. Your tree is so pretty. I have that same washtub for my tree too (I recognize the sticker). LOL! I love all of your Christmas décor this year. I would be very happy there!

  3. Hi Lisa! I love your tree! I kind of went for a different style from what I was used to this year too! Funny, you mentioned Kirkland's, I used to LOVE going to that store in Las Vegas. Now that we are living in Kirkland, Washington, we don't have a Kirkland's! Go figure! LOL Have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Your woodland tree is perfect Lisa!

  5. I soooo wanted to put my tree in an old tub too, but it didn't fit...arggggg....beautuful tree

  6. Lisa,
    Your tree and decor are beautiful. So pretty lit up at night. Lovely.

  7. I love your tree and it's 'woodland' theme!

  8. Beautiful, lovely, gorgeous Lisa


  9. Beautiful! Your tree looks so pretty in the galvanized tub.....and I love the berries :o)
    Merry Christmas!

  10. Very nice tree! I think my family would be bummed if I didn't keep my trees the same too, but it's hard when you want to switch it up! I have a little one downstairs that I did a bit differently this year. I figured it was one that would be safe to mess with :) I so get the teen boy thing - funny!

  11. What a beautiful tree Lisa! Love how it looks in that old washtub too!

  12. I love the woodland theme - so fitting on an evergreen tree!

  13. beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!

  14. What a big and beautiful tree! I've never seen Christmas tree lights that white and bright before :)

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