Plumed Christmas Tree

Christmas is my FAVORITE time of year as many of you know. I love to decorate my Christmas trees with a special twist each year and this year is no different.

I have been playing around with where holiday decor fits best as this is our first year in the Pennsylvania house. I am strictly trying to reuse what I already have~ it is personal challenge I’ve given myself this year.

I have been playing with a large Christmas tree in our entryway.

I reused a generous red and black Buffalo check ribbon topper to coordinate with the ribbon affixed to my prelit garlands going up the stair case. I added ornament and red bulbs to make the look cohesive but I felt like it was missing something.

For a month this fall I drove around with scissors in my car hoping to score some pampas grass plumes to decorate with. I had an enormous vase full {this is what’s left after} of dried plumes and thought hmmmm. Maybe these would be cute plunked in the tree!??

I love to add a touch a nature to my trees. It makes your tree unique to your geography, covers any bare spots and it’s free! The fluffy plumes add texture and fill the gaps perfectly.

Here’s a Birdseye view from upstairs… .

I have a few alternate ideas for using nature to accessories your tree. I gathered and wired pinecone garlands in Japan for our Christmas tree. I used sprigs of magnolia from the backyard in the Florida house both au naturale and sprayed painted in gold.

Last year I made orange slice garlands for my tree and they are dried beautifully. A year later and they are decking out my laundry room doors.

2020 is my year of the PLUME.

I encourage you to use your natural resources and be creative with your tree. I would love to hear what you use that’s plentiful and adds beauty to your tree. Happy Holidays everyone!Kristen

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Making a house into a home one room at a time.

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