I always feel a sigh of relief when I finally get the Christmas tree up, partly because I’m not always sure what theme to do! This year, I went with a plaid Christmas tree, and I’m loving the classic and traditional vibe. If you’re mad for plaid, I hope you’ll like it too.
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Welcome to a Christmas Tree Decor Hop
If you haven’t started decorating your tree for Christmas yet, you’re in for a treat! I’m joining 19 other friends to bring you a variety of Christmas tree decorating ideas in this 5th annual Christmas tree decor hop.
Big thanks to Michelle from Our Crafty Mom who coordinates this tour of trees each year. Michelle is a talented blogger and a truly lovely person, so pay her a visit if you haven’t yet!
If you’re coming over from 2 Bees in a Pod, I’m sure you enjoyed the red and white Christmas tree Vicki and Jenn shared. Isn’t it cool they are a mother and daughter duo?!
I’m mixing red, white, and a splash of green in my tartan plaid Christmas tree decor. Let’s take a closer look.
A Plaid Christmas Tree Theme
When deciding on a theme for a Christmas tree, I have a simple formula that I like to use:
- Bold ribbon (or combo of ribbons)
- Sparkly floral picks and blooms
- Glitzy ornaments mixed with sentimental pieces
Oh, and there’s Christmas music playing in the background. That’s part of the formula, too.
If I still feel that the tree needs something more, I might add branches of berries, pine cones, or glittery stems. (What’s Christmas without glitter, right?)
1. It started with tartan plaid ribbon
This ribbon needed another 15 seconds of fame, so I gladly placed it on my tree to set the stage for my Christmas living room decor.
Shop Plaid Ribbon
2. Floral accents create more texture
To give a pop of white against the sea of green, I inserted a few large faux magnolia flowers around the Christmas tree. I didn’t even cut off the long stems because I’m sure I’ll be repurposing them again in the future!
I also like decorating my trees with sparkly floral stems for more texture. It makes all the difference!
I usually buy floral picks with a combination of textures and then break each pick into 2-3 mini stems. This helps me stretch it farther and also looks more cohesive on the tree.
To secure the picks to the tree, I use green pipe cleaner. You can barely see it in the photo above, but I promise no one notices from a distance!
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3. My go-to red, green, and gold ornaments
I’ve now used these ornaments for the past few years with different Christmas tree themes. I’m glad they also worked with this year’s plaid Christmas tree.
Of course, I also like to mix in a few ornaments I cherish from trips we’ve taken. The little church house you see at the bottom is from our babymoon vacation in Asheville, NC.
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Bringing the Christmas Tree Look Together
To finish the tree, I found this retro star tree topper that lights up. Honestly, I wouldn’t have purchased this unless I had seen how pretty it is in person.
The other piece of “decor” I like to add is gift wrapping! I found some fun options for wrapping paper that would complement the tartan plaid ribbon on the tree.
Now that the tree is dressed, I’m enjoying the glow of the lights in the evenings. I’m eagerly awaiting Christmas morning to share in our faith as a family and create more memories together.
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I hope you enjoyed this little trip around the plaid Christmas tree. Don’t forget to check out my fellow bloggers below!
Next on your list are Beverly and Gloria from Across the Blvd who are sharing a fun and whimsical Santa tree.
More Christmas Tree Decor Ideas
Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for decorating inspiration for your Christmas tree…