We are so excited to be sharing two fun and unique Mini Christmas Trees that each reflect the parts of the country that we call home! Join us, along with several talented bloggers on a cross-country Christmas Tree hop!
Up first we are visiting Vanessa in the Pacific Northwest….
As soon as we started brainstorming ideas for our Christmas Trees I knew I wanted to pay homage to my beautiful Willamette Valley. Many don’t know that the Pacific NW, where I am privileged to live, is home to some of the most fabulous wineries in the country….dare I say world?
Oh yes, I dare!
And, I dared to decorate a Christmas Tree that I feel represents the beauty of this area.
In keeping with a more natural look, a bow of burlap ribbon at the top then winds it’s way around the tree to add softness and texture.
Grapevine branches make the perfect tree topper to honor wine country.
Twiggy garland with small gold berries add just the right pop of color and reflection almost making the tree look as though it’s lit up.
Wine cork ornaments are so easy to make! Almost so easy I’m embarrassed to explain it…but I will…cause this is a blog and that’s what we’re supposed to do right?
Either use corks you already have or buy some at your local craft store. Open up one end of an ornament hook and stick it into the middle of the cork.
See, told you I didn’t really need to explain it!
A galvanized bucket becomes the perfect Wine Country Christmas Tree stand.
And my tribute to the Willamette Valley Wine Country is complete!
This weekend we’ll be heading up into the mountains to cut down our fresh Christmas Tree and I can’t wait to get it decorated and share it with all of you!
Onto Heather’s home in the Bluegrass State….
Welcome to my country kitchen in the hills of Kentucky! I’ve always wanted to have a “kitchen tree” and I thought what would be more appropriate than a nod to nature with a “birds of a feather” themed tree!
Of course it wouldn’t be a nature tree unless it was a fresh tree. I found this darling little pine, the perfect size for the corner of my kitchen.
I created this simple little canvas pendant banner with pre-cut pendants from Hobby Lobby and wired twine. I hot glued the pendants onto the twine and wrote out the words “tweet tweet.” That’s the way birds say “Merry Christmas” after all. smile!
In addition to the metallic acorns and various feathered friends I’ve picked up over the years, I also mode these book page birds that seem quite at home in their little nests.
I picked up little wooden bird cut-outs for .29 each at Michael’s and after tracing out their shape onto book pages mod podged them and hot glued them into tiny nests. Of course it wouldn’t be a bird themed tree without a little birdseed! Using the same cut-outs as I used for the book page birds, I applied a thin layer of glue and lightly pressed them down into birdseed.
The sunflower seeds made perfect little beaks! I adore how this tree turned out. It’s a bright and cheery spot in my white kitchen and makes me happy every time I’m in there, which is often during the holidays! The fresh pine smells wonderful and my sweet little birds are there to keep me company during hours of baking and cooking.
I can’t wait to share more of my home decked out for Christmas next week…and as this hectic and sometimes stressful season gets underway, my little bird tree helps to remind me of this… “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6
Have you seen the other fabulous trees that our friends are sharing today! Be sure to visit Angela from Unexpected Elegance, the hostess with the mostess of this fun Christmas Tree Hop, KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm, Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Laura of Finding Home and Kelly of Eclectically Vintage!They are each sharing their gorgeous themed trees with you as well!
As always we love having you here with us, where the Christmas season is in full force…and we’ll see you tomorrow afternoon for Inspiration Friday, with some fabulous features! Thank you for joining us today…at the picket fence!
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