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38 Rustic Christmas Tree Ideas For Your Country Farmhouse
Outfit your evergreen for a down-home celebration.
From yummy home-cooked meals to small towns full of good cheer, there are so many reasons to love Christmas in the country. On top of our list: country Christmas decorations. Nothing says “welcome home for the holidays” quite like farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas, the homemade touch of DIY Christmas crafts, and, at the heart of it all, a rustic Christmas tree. Your celebration will be centered around this evergreen, so naturally you’ll want it to fit in with your farmhouse aesthetic. Not sure where to begin when it comes to decorating yours? There are many ways to personalize a country Christmas tree, and in this handy guide we’ve got you covered with nearly everything you’ll need— including easy-to-make Christmas ornaments, sweet Christmas tree toppers, and even the most unique vintage Christmas tree stands.
When you're thinking about how to trim your farmhouse Christmas tree, we suggest you look at your evergreen as a blank canvas that you can fill with your favorite country-inspired touches. Searching for the perfect Christmas garland? Wrap your Christmas tree with burlap or plaid ribbon. When it comes to tree stands, go for the unexpected with a vintage bucket or wicker basket. There are so many ways to turn any old evergreen into the tree of your dreams. To inspire you, we've rounded up some of our favorite rustic Christmas tree ideas right here. Be sure to check out our ideas of other ways to round out the festive seasons with the top Christmas movies, holiday craft projects, and homemade food gifts, too.
It doesn't get any more homespun than DIY popcorn garland. Add some oversized bulbs, pop the tree into a makeshift wooden crate stand, and voila, a country Christmas tree at its finest.
Painted pine cones and dried orange slices pair perfectly with the rustic charm of galvanized tin bells and stars. The overall look is cheerfully chippy, and will weather the elements an outdoor Christmas tree may face.
Skinnier branches can be just as pretty as a full-blown fir, and don't feel overwhelming in cozy corners. Add woodland creature and felt mushroom ornaments to bring the outdoors in.
Candy ornaments are a sweet (literally!) style for a kitchen countertop Christmas tree, and so easy to make. Pair with cranberry garland for an allover edible-inspired design.
There's something to be said for a Christmas tree where a tiny white glow seems to emit from every branch. It's especially comforting to spot in the living room corner when you sneak downstairs to catch a peek of Santa.
This timeless tree incorporates classic touches like red balls and plaid accents, as well as natural elements like a dried citrus garland and a stunning rattan star topper.
See more of this New England farmhouse here.
This tree features details that harken back to earlier times, like a gingerbread garland, electric candles (a nod to the early way trees were illuminated), and a straw star on top. A quilted tree skirt rounds out the homespun vibe.
This 200-year-old farmhouse's Christmas decor includes a tree decorated with festive balls and paper ephemera—like sentimental numbers—found at flea markets and antique shops.
What better excuse to eat an entire tin of all your favorite Christmas treats? Ribbon-candy ornaments tie the sweets motif together here.
Handmade ornaments are always more "rustic" than store-bought—and a lot more visually interesting too. Simply use dried citrus and nylon string to create your very own "ornaments," then pair them with twinkling lights. Talk about understated elegance!
Tour more of this farmhouse here.
Rather than topping your rustic tree with an angel, we think you should go for the unexpected. A gingerbread house is just the thing to create a farmhouse feel.
Tour more of this rustic Tennessee cabin here.
Any entryway table would look lovely with this tree placed atop it. Here, a mini balsam fir is decorated with a simple plaid bow, a DIY cranberry garland, and clip-on candlesticks—all sitting on a stoneware crock.
Now this is a rustic tree! Layer galvanized funnels in assorted sizes on top of one another, then place the makeshift "tree" on a counter or open shelf in your home. Wooden beads, strung on baker's twine, make for a fitting trimming.
Whether your tree is large or small, you can easily spruce it up—and give it a bona fide rustic twist—with the addition of a citrus garland. Just thread dried citrus on a piece of wire, twine, or nylon thread, then string it along the tree's branches.
Make a small Christmas tree stand out with a vintage candy container. It's definitely a sweet addition!
Nothing says "old-fashioned Christmas" quite like a toy train to place under the tree. It may even tempt you take a holiday train ride yourself!
There's something so seasonal about plaid, which makes it the perfect garland for your tree. Not only will it add a rustic feel, but also a burst of color.
Tour more of this rustic farmhouse here.
With a stand as rustic as this one, we suggest you ditch the tree skirt and use a galvanized tub instead. For holiday flair, paint with red stripes. Tour more of Holly Williams and Chris Coleman's rustic Tennessee cabin here.
Cascade burlap ribbon down the complete length of your tree and finish with poinsettias fashioned from sackcloth for a look that feels country from top to bottom.
Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to upgrade the tree decorations you already own, a string of wood beads is an inexpensive way to add texture and interest all over.
Outfit your tree for your country celebrations in a flash with burlap bunting, a wood star tree topper, and a weathered galvanized bucket.
Antique gift tags that look like they belong in your local country or general store give this tree some interesting color and texture.
Your holiday guests will pine over this beauty that's dripping with rustic cones in a variety of colors, including a special star fashioned from—you guessed it—more pinecones.
Take a lead from the Junk Gypsies and wow your neighbors and holiday visitors with a stunner fashioned entirely from bundles of straw. It doesn't get more country than that!
Take a cue from the forest and cover your tree with owl and deer ornaments, snowflake and pinecone pieces, and flickering lights that will remind you of stars in the nighttime sky.
Carved ornaments made from reclaimed wood make this tree the perfect complement to cozy cabin decor.
Use up your leftover canning jars and add another tree to your holiday lineup with this easy mason jar creation.
Go for refined rustic with this elegant tree, which features white baubles, ivory flowers, fluffy pinecone-like ornaments, and pinecone-shaped string lights.
Just a few oversized wooden stars nestled in this beauty's branches make an otherwise basic tree feel extra special.
Bring the outdoor winter fun inside with skis, sleds, and Christmas signage in vintage wood and red finishes. With this many accessories, you don't even need lights!
Get the tutorial at Liz Marie Blog.