It’s that time of year again! With the holidays fast approaching, it can be hard to find festive decorations for your home. This year, why not shake things up with this unique take on the traditional Christmas tree? Inspired by my love of baking, this tree represents the joy of baking. This was gifted by Nearly Natural, but the views expressed are my own.
Decorating for Christmas is always a fun time of the year for me. You all know I love farmhouse-inspired Christmas décor, so it was only natural that I stick with that type of styling for one of my 2021 Christmas Tree ideas.
Last month, I partnered with the folks at Nearly Natural and created a beautiful Thanksgiving Tree with their 7’ North Carolina Fir Artificial Christmas Tree. Well, I was also tasked to create a holiday look for this very same, gorgeous artificial tree. Dawn over at Cutefetti and I have once again partnered up this year to create some pretty tree looks. You can scroll down below to see her Nearly Natural tree glow up.
Normally I don’t like to plan my tree themes much in advance. For me, I like to be inspired by a piece of décor whether it be an ornament or accessory. Letting my imagination take flight is important when it comes to tree styling. This year, I was motivated to create this baking tree when I first laid eyes upon the red gingham garland I found at Hobby Lobby. This ruffled garland was the perfect staple to transform my Carolina Fir into a cozy baking tree! The pattern reminded me of the trim on my grandmother’s old-fashioned apron.
At first glance, this tree emanates a homey, rustic, and charming feel that makes me want to get into the kitchen for some baking spirits bright therapy. I just love how it all came together to represent my favorite activity–baking in the kitchen!
How to Make a Baking Christmas Tree
To recreate this baking-inspired tree, first, you’ll need the perfect artificial Christmas tree. Our tree is a 7′ Carolina Fir from Nearly Natural. If you’re not familiar with this online brand, they have many gorgeous trees, plants, and wreaths to fit every style and budget. I love the different tones of green, and the multi-textured branches my tree is made up of. Similar to a real tree, this artificial pine tree has brown needles on the inside making it super realistic.
Once you find the perfect tree, you will need a mix of ornaments. I wanted to tie in some baked goods like donuts, cookies, and gingerbread cookies. I found some adorable choices at Hobby Lobby. The little cookies on baking tins were just so adorable!
I also found some peppermint candy in mini jars, clay cookie ornaments that were snowflake shaped, gingerbread house ornaments, mini rolling pins, and cookie cutters. We even have some mini stand mixers, and baking tools in the mix because baking cannot be done without the essentials. Cookie cutters tied off with raffia or twine make for the best farmhouse style ornaments.
I love how the ornaments primarily followed a red and white color scheme with some natural browns. As mentioned, the gingham ruffled garland really was my inspiration for the ornament colors. I wanted to stay pretty natural and not go too colorful since that is not my style.
The warm glow of the lights complements the tones of green the branches of this tree showcase. I love how the ornaments are gently illuminated for some pretty ambiance in my dining room area.
Peppermint-style Merry Christmas ornaments fill in any gaps and tie the theme together. Normally, I like to incorporate floral accents into my trees, but I do not believe this tree needed any. A red tree collar, and a rustic tin Merry Christmas sign round out the look which is very cozy, and country.
Does this tree make you want to bake? If you too want to recreate this look, be sure to head on over to Nearly Natural for the BEST assortment of realistic artificial trees available! You can even save some money off your next purchase if you sign up for their emails!
More Farmhouse Tree Ideas
Want more color? Check out this Black Christmas Tree
We are once again partnering with Dawn over at Cutefetti for a styled Christmas Tree look. The folks at Nearly Natural Challenged her to style a Black Christmas Tree and I think she knocked it out of the park! The contrasting, bold colors of her metallic décor accent the black tree branches which pop against her white walls. Super cool, huh?!