If you’re like me, Fall is your favorite time of the year. The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground all around us. It’s a perfect time for decorating your home for the harvest season. I love decorating with pumpkins, leaves, wreaths, scarecrows, and even Christmas Trees–Yep, that’s right, I decorate my Christmas tree (or one of them at least) for the fall season. This post is sponsored by Nearly Natural. All views expressed are that of my own.
Last year, I shared my super popular Fall tree that ended up getting shared by media outlets like Family Handyman, Country Living, Better Homes and Gardens, and Pioneer Woman to name a few. While I did repurpose some of the ornaments, and florals from last year’s tree, I purchased some new pieces at Dollar Tree and Hobby Lobby for the 2021 season. I also decided to skip the wooden bead garland and do a garland-free tree this time around.
The biggest update for this season is the tree. I decided to swap my flocked tree and upgrade it to a gorgeous 7’ North Carolina Fir Artificial Christmas Tree from Nearly Natural. I did several flocked trees in years past, but this year I wanted to go for a more natural green tree.
North Carolina Fir Artificial Christmas Tree
If you are looking for one of the most realistic-looking “green trees” for Christmas, Nearly Natural is the place to look. They have so many gorgeous trees to fit every style and budget. I had a hard time choosing a model that I wanted because they are all so alluring! I settled on the North Carolina Fir model because I love the different tones of green. Similar to a real tree, this tree has brown needles on the inside that almost look dry. They are the shade of brown that most evergreens shed making it look fresh and real.
There are a whopping 3,703 bendable branches that are a mix of both colors and textures adding to the realistic charm of this tree. The tree comes in 3 easy to attach pieces and does require lots of manipulation and fluffing to spread the branches out.
Unlike many trees I have had in the past, I do believe this tree fills in very nicely. It doesn’t have tons of bald spots like many other models I have had in the past. The base is very sturdy and opens up easily. It is secured by 3 thumbs screws and is a dark shade of green.
This tree has 12 inches of space from the bottom of the tree to the floor so a tree skirt or collar would look best.
Farmhouse Autumn Tree Decorations
As mentioned, I repurposed some of my Thanksgiving tree ornaments, and florals from last year which were mainly from Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and Dollar Tree. This year, I also found ornaments/florals that matched my farmhouse style those 3 stores as well. I was going for a cream, burlap, and burnt orange, look with some yellow hints. These are the colors I knew would really pop and complement to shades of green my Nearly Natural Tree had.
Overall, I stayed on my budget target with an additional $35 investment to spruce up my new tree. Since I have 3 trees planned this season, I had to be frugal with my fall tree look to save some cash!
Did you know that Nearly Natural has a lot of fall florals to choose from as well? We even received some beautiful 42″ Eucalyptus Artificial Plant sprays in a burnt orange color for a vase.
How to Decorate a Tree for Thanksgiving
Use different types of decorations to give your space a unique and personal feel. For instance, plaid or burlap ribbons are perfect for tying onto the branches with faux blooms attached so they’ll hang low enough not to distract from other aspects on display like artificial flowers.
You can also use leaves as well if you’d rather have something natural looking than fake ones that will eventually fall off after being up high in trees all season long!
Fall fruit such as Faux pumpkins make lovely additions when placed next to each other at eye level; just don’t forget about those berries too because some people might find them tastier than expected – hey there mister food critic over there…
Overall, I really love how pretty this fall tree looks when turned on. The lights are a soft white that are similar to that of old-fashioned trees. They do not have that bright LED glow that I loathe. I love how twinkly, cozy, and charming tree my autumn tree is. It is the perfect accent to my dining room that is always a centerpiece for conversation.
I hope you all are inspired to get your Christmas trees out early to decorate them for the fall season. Feel free to email me a picture or tag me on Instagram to share your creations. Be sure to visit Nearly Natural for all your Christmas Tree and floral decorating needs this season. You can even save 25% when you sign up for their email club.
Tara Pittman says
I love this concept. That way my tree can be used for a longer time.
I’m a little lazy with my fall decorating but this tree is so stunning that I might just get off my butt and DO IT!
I really love this. I thought about keeping my tree up all year and decorating it to each holiday. I really love the idea.
Fatima T says
This is such a great way to show off some holiday spirit during Thanksgiving. I love the little touches here and there.
Hi Amy this is so awsome I have said for years that there is nothing around to decorate and share the festive feeling for Thanksgiving thank you for being the one who came up with this idea I have a smaller tree that I will be decorating this year thanks Donnah
Amy Desrosiers says
Thank you, so much for your kind words! I appreciate them!