Not much beats the beauty of a warm country home during the cold holiday season. Banisters are wrapped with pine needle garlands, colorful wreaths are on every door, and the crackle of the roaring fireplace keeps the house alive. A country-style Christmas tree adds the finishing touch of perfection to a warm country home. You can get your own country Christmas tree with a few simple do it yourself ideas that won’t cost a lot but say style and warmth when viewed by family and friends. Decorate a country Christmas tree easily and simply.
Purchase two (or three, if your tree is large) grapevine wreaths and unwrap them onto your tree before you decorate it with anything else. Then follow your grapevine wreath with Christmas lights and burlap ribbon to add a little color. That is the best basis for a country Christmas tree, but you can, if you like use simple miniature lights and wind them inside the tree, so if you can’t find the grape vine lights, you’re still not out of the game.
Frosted Pine Cones
If you’re fortunate enough to live near pine cones, gather about 25 large ones. Dust the dirt off, if needed, and paint the tips of the arms with modge podge. Today, fortunately, most craft stores and even some large department stores sell pine cones of all sizes.
Shortly after, dip in a bowl of white shiny glitter. Once dried, place a dab of hot glue on the bottom and let a piece of fishing line sit in it until it dries.
Tie the ends together and you’ll have frosted pine cones to decorate your country Christmas tree with.
Plaid Christmas Ornaments
Go to your local craft store and buy a couple yards of plaid cloth and inexpensive Christmas ball ornaments. They can be glass or plastic. Set a ball on top of a piece of plaid and draw a large circle around it with a thin-point sharpie. Cut out the circle and wrap around the Christmas ball. Tie the excess cloth together tightly with binder twine or straw string and create a loop to hang on a branch.
This homemade cinnamon decoration will add a sweet smelling county touch to your country Christmas tree. Take ¾ cups of applesauce and a bottle of cinnamon (makes 12 ornaments) and mix them together. Roll the dough out and cut into Christmas shapes. With a skewer, make a hole at the top of them and let them cook for 2 ½ hours at 200̊F. Once they’re done, let them sit for a day or two to dry out. Then insert ribbon or string through the holes and hang them on the tree!
Alternatively, slightly score one or two cinnamon sticks and tie them together with great ribbon that matches your look. Hang them on the tree and the heat from your room will activate a gorgeous scent in the room.
These simple crafts will add the perfect finishing touch to any country Christmas tree; leaving your home a warm country haven waiting to entertain friends and family.
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