30 Country Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Create a cozy, classic holiday tree with our favorite DIY ornament projects, color palettes and design ideas.

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December 06, 2016
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Rustic Luxury

For a warm monochromatic look, Fixer Upper's Joanna Gaines adorned this lush tree with white and silver ornaments, simple white lights and a thick off-white ribbon garland. See more Fixer Upper Christmas decor ideas >>

Upcycled Quilt Tree Skirt

Some old quilts are too fragile or tattered to use as bedding, but they're too precious to throw away. Repurpose one into a charming, cottage-style Christmas tree skirt by using the largest intact portion of the quilt. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Cookie Dough Ornaments

Sweeten your seasonal decor by making these beautiful ornaments from cookie dough. Get the instructions + 9 more handmade ornament ideas >>

Lovely in Yarn

Cover inexpensive foam balls with yarn to create these trendy, rustic Christmas ornaments. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Layers of White

Tired of green and red? Go lighter without stepping into the realm of ultra-modern by layering traditional ornaments in shades of beige, cream and gold on a festive frosted tree. 

Top With Stars

Clustered together with rustic jingle bells, brass stars create a visually-interesting tree topper that sparkles day and night. 

Upcycled Charm

Donna Williams of Funky Junk Interiors decorated her tree with upcycled household items for a charming, rustic look. Vintage license plates and wooden ornaments add country flair and are complement by garland made from old bed sheets and burlap.

Sweet & Simple

This classic tree is decked out in simple red ball ornaments, warm twinkle lights and sprigs of fresh sage-colored evergreen greenery.

Picture-Perfect Memories

Family photos framed in pretty gold add sparkle and sentimentality to this vintage-inspired tree.

Wine Crate Base

A rustic, mobile base made from an old wine crate and casters is the perfect fit for a tall, thin cypress tree.

Illuminated Houndstooth Garland

Combine lights and fabric for a festive, sparkling garland. To make it, choose several different fabrics in coordinating patterns or colors and cut them into thin strips. Next, tie the strips to twinkle lights until the cord is completely covered. Once finished, the garland can be used to dress up your Christmas tree, staircase banister or front door.

Steampunk Vintage

Classy, industrial and funky, steampunk style mixes vintage 19th-century hardware with elegant Victorian fabrics and ornamentation. See more steampunk holiday decorating ideas >>

Glitzy Gold Berries

Tucking sprigs of gold-painted berries throughout your tree is an easy way to add glitz and color without fussing with difficult garland. It's also much easier to take down and store!

Country Coastal

For a traditional look with a seaside flair, designer Stacey Vuduris dressed this stunning tree in seashells, starfish, pineapples and tropical red flowers.

Rustic Ruffles

Every country girl loves ruffles! Make this elegant linen tree skirt yourself with just scissors, glue and fabric. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Tree on Wheels

A silver wash tub and baby pram base were combined to create this lovely vintage-inspired mobile container for a red and green-dressed mini tree.

All-Natural Trimmings

Go natural by trimming your tree with dried citrus fruit, bundles of cinnamon sticks and strands of cranberry garland.

Crafty Christmas

Enlist the kiddos to help craft these pretty DIY snowflake ornaments. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Holiday Plaid

This classic, cozy material adds texture and color to tree skirts, gifts, ornaments and much more.

Cookie Cutter Decorations

Create beautiful, rustic Christmas ornaments out of metal cookie cutters and pretty paper. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Button Snow Ball Ornament

To make this pretty ornament, gather buttons in various shapes, sizes and colors. Then, starting at the center of a three-inch foam sphere, attach the buttons by inserting a tailor's pin through one hole of each button until secured. Continue this process around the entire sphere, covering it one row at a time. Once the entire surface is covered, add a second layer of buttons to any sections where foam is still visible. Finally, tie ribbon into a loop, attach to the top of the sphere with a tailor's pin and hang on your tree.

Scandinavian Simplicity

Known for its simplicity and warmth, Scandinavian design is all about uncomplicated coziness. Decorate for the holidays in Scandinavian style >>

Add an Advent Calendar

Linen, ribbon and vintage printables come together in this beautiful advent calendar, which is sure to become a family tradition. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

Christmas Candy

Add a sweet touch to your decorations by gluing or stitching up this playful felt Christmas tree skirt. Felt is perfect for this project because it's inexpensive and doesn't fray when cut. Learn how easy it is to make one of your own with these step-by-step instructions >>

Burlap + Twigs

Create a country-style look on the front porch this holiday season with some indoor/outdoor materials and a few gifts from nature. Recreate this front porch tree >>

Warm & Welcoming

Decked with classic silver and gold ornaments, this elegant tree is a perfect complement to a greenery topped red brick fireplace in this cozy, traditional living room.

Craft a Twig Garland

Give basic greenery garland a rustic boost by layering it with a DIY twig garland. To make, simply gather twigs from your yard and cut them into sections of approximately the same length. Tie small bunches of two or three twigs together with yarn or twine, then repeat along the length of the yarn.

Handmade Paint Stick Ornaments

Go festive with these adorable, personalized ornaments made from paint stir sticks and free downloadable templates. Get the step-by-step instructions here >> 

Rope + Bell Garland

Put a fresh spin on traditional garland by creating a handmade sisal and bell garland. Slide bells onto sisal rope, spacing them about four inches apart, and secure in place with contrasting rope or twine.

Galvanized Tree Skirt

Turn an old galvanized wash tub upside down to create this rustic, pretty tree collar. Get the step-by-step instructions >>

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