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.

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