Rustic Christmas Tree

INSIDE : Learn how to make a Rustic Christmas Tree from upcycled and recycled materials.  A lovely holiday decor item to set on display in your home.

Rustic Christmas Tree Decor-1

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I am so excited about today’s post!  Alice from, Thoughts From Alice asked me to participate in a Thrift Store Holiday challenge along with 24 other super talented ladies.  We were asked to head to our local thrift store, find an item under $25 and transform it into something lovely used in our Christmas decorating.  So, today I am sharing my new Rustic Christmas Tree with you!

Rustic Christmas Tree decor

Check out my Modern, Colorful Christmas tree if you are looking more tree inspiration.

I went to my local thrift store and found this awesome candle holder for a steal at $3.99.  This was the basis of my entire design.

Thrift Candleholder

What supplies do you need for a Rustic Christmas Tree?

The other supplies I needed for this project was a cone shape for my tree (I used this tree form covered in fabric from my Valentine’s Day tree decor), collected twigs from a nearby park, a hot glue gun and assorted Wood Sheets.

Rustic Christmas Tree supplies,

I found these Assorted Wood Sheets at Jo Ann Fabric but they are also available online.  They are paper thin and have an adhesive back.  So many potential uses for them and they were a perfect fit for this project.

Rustic Christmas Tree Wood Sheets

How do I make a Rustic Christmas Tree home decor item?

I started by using hot glue to secure the tops of the twigs together.  The cone form helped me keep the nice circular shape.

Rustic Christmas Tree creation steps

Next I cut a piece of cardboard down as the base for my tree to rest on.  I used the wood sheet to cover the cardboard circle.  Then, I added some small red pom poms to the underside.  I also secured the cardboard base to the candle base using hot glue.

Rustic Christmas Tree pom poms

Lastly, I used spray adhesive glue on the top 3″ of the twig tree and added gold glitter.  It gives a subtle nod to a star on top of a Christmas tree.

Rustic Christmas Tree glitter

Paired with a few additional items and my Rustic Christmas Tree is ready for the holidays!

Rustic Christmas Tree creation

 Be sure to hop around and check out the other AMAZING ladies who participated in this Thrift Store challenge!


Glam Christmas Throw Pillows by Thoughts from Alice
A Deer Thrift Store Makeover by Ciburbanity

A Deerly Beloved Thrift Store Vignette by Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
Christmas Cloche by Craftberry Bush
A Vintage Mantel for Winter by Finding Silver Pennies
DIY Holiday Walling Hanging by House of Hipsters
Christmas Decor from Thrifty Find by Town and Country Living
The Trellis Tree by Cozy Little House
DIY Centerpiece Tray by Cherished Bliss
Rustic Christmas Tree by Delineate Your Dwelling
Simple Elegant Winter Vignette | Holiday Thrift Store Challenge by Cloth and Patina
DIY Crocks by So Much Better With Age
Thrift Store Christmas Decor Challenge by BrocanteuseRose

45 thoughts on “Rustic Christmas Tree

  1. This is so cool! I just did a thrift store holiday craft with a few ladies too! I love thrift store finds 🙂 If you have a moment I would love you to come over to my blog and link up to the link party to show everyone this too!
    have a great week!

  2. Amazing! I see those big candlesticks all the time and would never in a million years thought to do… THIS! Love it. Also… thanks for the adhesive wood intel. Never heard of it, but looking for it asap! xxCharlotte

    1. Thanks so much for stopping in, Charlotte. I was pretty excited for those wood sheets, I have so many fun ideas for them.

  3. This is so creative and adorable! I honestly always love everything you do which is why I was so thrilled when you said yes to my challenge! Thanks for joining in and inspiring me over and over again!

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