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

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

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