White and Wood Tabletop Christmas Tree

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White and wood tones decorate this simple tabletop Christmas tree, with a luxe faux fur skirt and a basket to finish off the look!

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Last year after Christmas, I donated our sad, sad, artificial Christmas tree that we had for years. This year, I was going to do something totally different in the Christmas tree department, but true to my style around the holidays, I ran out of time. I wanted to build a wooden Christmas tree that I could still hang ornaments on, but would be a bit more cat proof since our two like to chew on artificial greenery.

natural wood beads on christmas tree

Instead, I ordered this small pre-lit tabletop tree to decorate. To keep it up and hopefully away from the cats, I placed it on a table in our living room inside of a basket, to make it taller. Our boys are older, so they don’t jump as much. I’m hoping that with the tree being off the floor, and having the basekt around it, will keep them from chewing on this new tree. Only time will tell!

overview of wood and white christmas tree decor

To decorate this year, I still wanted to do something different than the reds and buffalo check I used in the last few years. I picked up a few mini white ball ornaments from Michaels, some neutral ribbon, and a pack of natural wooden beads. I also decided against flocking this new tree myself but decided to add a few flocked branches to fill out this white and wood tabletop Christmas tree.

christmas tree with jute ribbon

I strung some of the wooden beads on beading line to make a garland. With the remaining beads, I simply strung a few to make into these circular ornaments. I added a thin ribbon to hang them with and voila–new Christmas ornaments.

White glitter ball ornaments on christmas tree

Simple, yet elegant! The white and wood tones against the green tree and faux fur blanket really make this tree pop! To finish off the top, I hung a simple star-shaped ornament that I made.

o holy night star ornament on top of christmas tree

Perhaps my favorite part of this tree is that it’s sitting in a basket, with this fluffy faux fur throw around the base. It just looks so cozy and warm, yet it’s still serving a practical purpose of keeping the tree away from the cats.

close up tree in a basket for base

And aren’t you just in love with this sweet little camper I picked up at Michael’s too? I just couldn’t help myself!

camper christmas decor

How are you decorating your Christmas tree?

Don’t forget to pin it!

white and wood christmas tree decor pin


  1. What is it with cats and artificial tree branches. My daughter’s cats have done the same thing with their brand new tree. A smart idea to put one higher and I hope it works to deter them from their all you can get feline buffet! It’s been fun being part of this holiday tour with you, Amanda. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

    1. Thank you Marie!! I don’t know why cats are so strange, eating artificial greenery! So strange and frustrating! I hope you have a wonderful holiday too Marie!

  2. This tree is so cute and cozy Amanda! I hope your cats leave it along, thank goodness our cat doesn’t bother the tree. My cat when I was little loved to sleep in our tree and ended up breaking the branches, my mom wasn’t happy about that. Love the idea to add in some flock branches.

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