I am so excited to participate again in the 5th Annual My Home Style blog hop : Christmas Tree Edition! Plus, learn how to style a gorgeous Monochromatic Nature Inspired Christmas Tree for your home this holiday season.
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Often times, as soon as Thanksgiving is over I am so excited to get out all the Christmas decor. However, this year due to joining in on this fun blog hop, I was excited to put our tree up a little bit earlier!
I love Christmas and decorating the tree is one of my favorite things to do to kick off the holiday season. I am excited to share with you how I brought together this lovely Monochromatic Plant and Nature Inspired Christmas Tree.
And be sure to check out last year’s tree, I did a Modern Colorful Christmas Tree! It was just featured in December 2019’s edition of HGTV Magazine!!!
And a huge thank you to Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living for hosting this incredible Home Style Blog Hop with all our Christmas trees! Welcome if you are here from Kathy’s blog, Up to Date Interiors. At the end of my post, you can see the entire week’s schedule of amazing trees. Be sure to take a moment and check them all out – they are incredible.
What is need to create a Plant Inspired Christmas Tree:
If you know me at all, you know after practicing Landscape Architecture for 8 years – my love of both indoor plants and outdoor plants is REAL. I was so excited to put together a tree that celebrated the holiday with a nod to my favorite things – plants.
For this tree, I did a bit of foraging in my own backyard, as well as purchasing a slew of faux and fake greenery, leaves and palms.
Real + Faux Plants in a Christmas Tree:
For the plant portion of this tree, I used dried grasses from my yard, faux weeping willow branches, Sola Wood peach flowers, Eucalyptus leaves, gold plastic palm branches and frosted pine picks to add a little extra fullness to my tree.
Christmas Ball Ornaments:
The other thing I incorporated in this tree were glass ball ornaments, black and white ticking striped cloth balls and gold tin flower and leaf ornaments. I was crazy for these soft minty blue glass ornaments from Michaels. I thought they completed the silvery blue weeping willow branches so well!
And I finally caved this year and got a Split Willow Christmas Tree Collar Basket from Target. I love how it gives us more space in the room. I usually use a tree skirt and feel like we are always stepping on it.
How to put plants in your Christmas Tree:
For the grasses I cut from our yard, I was sure to hang them upside down for a week or so to let them dry out in preparation for the tree. Once they were dried, I simply cut them so there was about 3-4″ of stem and stuck them in the tree.
For the remainder of the faux greenery, leaves, branches and palms, I used a pair of floral wire cutters and similarly cut their stems about 3-4″ long and then stuck them in the Christmas tree.
I was pleased that they didn’t budge or move at all once stuck in the tree branches.
My finishing touch was adding two different paper star lanterns on the wall for a festive backdrop. ( Lantern one | Lantern Two)
I hope you enjoyed seeing how I brought this nature inspired tree all together! And if you are looking to recreate it, here are the supplies you will need:
Don’t forget to pin this tree for later inspiration.
Now be sure to hop over to check out the next blogger, Kevin from Thou Swell‘s Christmas tree!