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.
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 with little surface around it, will keep them from chewing on this new tree. Only time will tell!
To decorate this year, I still wanted to do something different than the reds and buffalo check I used 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.
I strung some of the wooden beads on beading line to make a garland. With the remaining beads, I simple strung a few to make into these circular ornaments. I added a thin ribbon to hang them with and voila–new Christmas ornaments.
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.
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.
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!
How are you decorating your Christmas tree?
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12 Days of Holidays Ideas Hop:
- Day 1–Gift Ideas- Gift Ideas for the Foodie
- Day 2–Survival Guides– Guide to Surviving the Holidays as an Introvert
- Day 3– Kid’s Crafts
- Day 4– Advent Calendars
- Day 5– Games
- Day 6– Wreaths–Simple Evergreen Hoop Wreath DIY Project
- Day 7– Ornaments–Paint Pour Christmas Ornaments
- Day 8– Printables–Printable Funny Hand Lettered Gift Tags for Handmade Gifts
- Day 9– Pot Luck Recipes–Creamy Skillet Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
- Day 10– Desserts–Dark Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Cream Cheese Glaze
- Day 11– Breakfast Recipes–Homestyle Sausage Gravy and Biscuits
- Day 12– Christmas Trees -YOU’RE HERE
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