Rustic & Simple DIY Christmas Trees

Rustic DIY Christmas Trees

We’re super excited to announce our lat­est con­trib­u­tor, designer & rock­star styl­ist Ginny Branch Stelling. Wel­come to the team, Ginny!

I’m a huge sucker for a Scan­di­na­vian twist on the hol­i­days! I love their sim­ple approach that often incor­po­rates nat­ural ele­ments. These ideas are per­fect for folks short on time, funds, and patience. I find I’d rather spend the hol­i­days cozy­ing up to a mug of hot choco­late than tack­ling a chal­leng­ing craft project! Here are a few ways to make your home mer­rier with­out break­ing the bank(or your sanity).

DIY Chalkboard Christmas Tree

I love this lit­tle chalk­board Christ­mas tree. I have a few of these lying around. And think it would be adorable to make a lit­tle gallery wall of trees. A chalk­board for­est! Here is a source for hand­held slates. (via cana­dian house & home)

DIY Birch Christmas Tree Ornaments

How clever are these birch tree orna­ments? All you need is some birch paper, some scis­sors, and per­haps a Christ­mas cookie cut­ter to use as a sten­cil. (via noralill)

DIY Christmas Tree Silhouette

Out­line a clas­sic Christ­mas tree sil­hou­ette like this one on a blank wall in your home with washi tape or even hum­ble mask­ing tape. String up a gar­land atop and insta-festivity! (via vos­ges­paris)

Cupcake Liner Christmas Tree

Dig into your kitchen draw­ers and dust off those cup­cake lin­ers. Add a lit­tle low-tack dou­ble stick tape to the backs and build a Christ­mas tree of lin­ers on a blank wall. Sim­ple and unfussy. (via sweet paul)

DIY Tree Branch Christmas Tree

Scrounge up a few scraps of tree branches and arrange into a decon­structed sil­hou­ette of a Christ­mas tree. Sus­pend some orna­ments off the branches and voila! Image by Sarah Hogan. (via delight by design)

DIY Tea Light Christmas Tree

This might be the most genius. Take a plain tea light, matches, and a lit­tle bit of thread and make a wee tree. So charm­ing and utterly adorable! (via emmas design­blogg)

  • http://www.facebook.com/deborah.beau.9 Deb­o­rah Beau

    The sim­plest ideas are always the best! Love the birch tree dec­o­ra­tions and the cup­cake case tree. Just shows that you really don’t need to spend a lot of money to cre­ate a styl­ish Christ­mas decor.

  • https://twitter.com/papernstitch Brit­tni Mehlhoff

    cute roundup ginny! love the chalk­board idea, epsecially.

  • true­blue­me­andyou

    Hi, the match­stick tree has been all over the inter­net with­out proper credit. I wanted to put it on my own blog and so finally tracked it down. It is titled Ashes to ashes, Melanie Szymkiewiez, 2006 and was in an exhi­bi­tion at the Goethe-Institut. http://esensja.pl/varia/galeria/tekst.html?id=13080

  • Kara Cole

    Absolutely love this round-up. Super sim­ple, thought­ful, and so so lovely!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bliss.foster Bliss Fos­ter

    Wow, these have a ton of char­ac­ter to them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bliss.foster Bliss Fos­ter

    So true!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bliss.foster Bliss Fos­ter

    Whoa, I wish I could read Polish.

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Kara,

    I absolutely adore the round-up! Ginny is so tal­ented and i’m so excited to have her on board!

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Bliss,

    I’m in love with the cup­cake lingers! My kids are going to love this.

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Agreed!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    I’m so excited we have Ginny!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi Bliss.

    Rosetta Stone?:)

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    Hi,

    Thanks so much for the info! That tree is really cool and always love to give proper credit!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ hand­made charlotte

    I love those sweet lit­tle birch trees…I grew up in sur­rounded by those beau­ti­ful trees. :)

    Thanks,

    Rachel

  • true­blue­me­andyou

    I use google chrome and it trans­lates all for­eign pages automatically :)

  • true­blue­me­andyou

    Also, a reader of mine did the tree with thread as pic­tured and the thread burned, and the matches col­lapsed unburned. She then wired the tree together and it worked! Photo of it on my blog — but Tum­blr is down again.