+ This Old World Charm Christmas Tree post is brought to you by Michaels +
A few years ago my family was lucky enough to spend the month of December in Germany and France. We fell in love with the way they celebrate Christmas in Europe. They keep it simple, natural and all about family. I was enchanted with all of the simple decor that our friends in Germany used to decorate their homes.
Every year when the kiddos and I bring out the Christmas decorations we’ve always felt a little let-down, it just didn’t have that magical old world feel. It has been my dream to bring that same feeling to our home here in Lincoln. This year is the year! I have been working on all kinds of fun simple projects to bring that old world charm to our home for the holidays.
The very first project and the heart of the Holiday home is the Christmas Tree.
I started with the 7.5 ft Hartford Pine Christmas Tree from Michaels and then I found some fantastic natural wood elements that are perfect to create that rustic European look.
I added all kinds of texture with sprigs of berries and pine cones, perfect for that old world look. Michaels has these fun metal ornaments that you can decorate with all kinds of goodies. I wanted to keep the natural feel so I glued some wooden snowflakes in some and added some buffalo check ribbon to a few and it looked perfect.
I even drilled some holes in some candles from Michaels and fed some floral wire through the hole and wired them onto the tree to get that true old world feel. We won’t light them of course, they are just there for the effect.
I LOVE how this simple tree turned out. At the base of the tree I added a sign that I had painted to add a little pizzaz before the tree gets filled with presents.
So what’s your dream Christmas? Do you like old and rustic or are you all glitter and glam?
Inspired to start decorating your own tree? Make sure you visit Michaels’ blog, The Glue String, to see the other 49 Michaels Makers’ dream holiday trees that were created this year.
- From now until November 14, you can get FREE shippingon all Christmas trees that are 6ft or taller on Michaels.com!
- If you’re just getting started on your holiday decor, you can also check out some of the ornament projects and tutorials available on Michaels.com.
Disclaimer // This post is brought to you by Michaels however, all thoughts and ideas are my very own.