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My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

by | Nov 20, 2012 | Christmas Decorating | 56 comments

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

Woodland Christmas Tree

Other than the fact that we had the absolute gloomiest day of the year and 5 inches of rain the day I was taking pictures, our little Woodland Tree made even the darkest day a little warmer and brighter.

And isn’t that what a Christmas tree should do?

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

How could we resist smiling with all these woodland creatures staring back at us, peeking through the trees and pinecones?

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

My Woodland Christmas Tree Reveal

Here are the other posts I wrote about the process of shopping for themed ornaments and choosing the theme, so much fun!

We are quite pleased with how it turned out and we had a blast hanging out together decorating our tree. It really got us in the festive holiday spirit!

We have a few more trees in mind for this year, so I think this one kicked off the season quite nicely!

Enjoy all the pics, and then scurry on over like little woodland creatures to see the other themes that bloggers put together for the Michaels Dream Tree Challenge! Give this little Woodland Tree a few thumbs up and repins while you are there, and do the same for your other favorite trees! Visit Michaels Facebook and their Pinterest board for pictures of all the trees.

Thanks so much to Michaels Craft for allowing us the fun of this tree challenge by supplying the tree and gift card!

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56 Comments

  1. Sara {House Bella}

    Beautiful Melissa! I have some of those bottle brush animals, too.

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  2. Centsational Girl

    So beautiful my friend, you picked the perfect theme for your home, it surely does brighten the space, Merry Christmas! xo Kate

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    • Melissa

      Thank you, you are so sweet! xoxo

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  3. Kim

    This is adorable! I’ve been seeing trees in baskets a lot this year and I want to give it a try. So, I have a couple questions…is your tree real? If so, how did you manage the basket, water, etc. Thanks so much for adding to my inspiration file!

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    • Melissa

      Nope, faux tree :-) Got the basket from World Market so no watering needed :-)

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      • Beth

        LOVE LOVE LOVE the tree, and all the decorations, Melissa! What a talent you have!!! Is the basket the Meagan Square from WM? Large or small?
        Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

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  4. Sandy

    I love the tree, Melissa. You are so talented and fun. Now, I really want to come and see your home during the holidays!

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    • Melissa

      Thanks Sandy, one tree down….rest of the house to go :-)

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  5. Linda Harms

    I rarely comment; but your tree prompts a “GREAT JOB!”

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    • Melissa

      Thanks for delurking to comment, I appreciate it :-) Thanks.

      Reply
  6. Pat

    Since we are downsizing trees this year, we are only doing one and that is in J’s lodge. We decided to keep the tree downstairs. Less to worry with when time to take it down.
    Anyway, your beautiful tree is exactly how I envision the tree for the lodge. I love how you’ve done the woodland theme, with a little glitz mixed in.
    Happy Thanksgiving Melissa!

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    • Melissa

      Yeah, it does have a little glitz with the woodland creatures :-)

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  7. Elaine

    Cute, cute! I love animals and nature so this tree is right up my alley. Love the burlap.
    Nicely done!

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    • Melissa

      Thank you Elaine!

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  8. Glenda Childers

    How fun to have your cute themed tree done already … so much time to enjoy it.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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  9. elizabeth

    love it. where did you find the burlap ribbon/garland? thanks!!

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    • Melissa

      All the decorations came from Michaels!

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    • Melissa

      At Michaels, it comes on a roll. I found it over by the wreath making supplies!

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  10. Gina

    That looks incredibly cozy and beautiful! i, too, favor the natural over the comemercial and Kitschy. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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    • Melissa

      I am loving the look too, just seems right this year!

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  11. Sarah

    Adorable. I really like the look of the tree sitting in the basket.

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  12. Maria

    What a beautiful tree! Those little woodland creatures are just too cute — and I am loving the pinecone ornaments, too. Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Melissa! Such a pretty tree — you did not disappoint! ;-)

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  13. Dawn

    Your tree turned out so cute:) I bet the family sure is enjoying it!

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  14. Leslie Stewart

    It’s absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the basket that its in! So clever! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Leslie

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  15. Shirley

    Starting to decorate my home for Christmas and just love your woodland themed tree…the basket is beautiful and so perfect…just love the shape of it.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  16. Gail

    What a beautiful tree! I think woodland creatures will be the rage this year! I love that commercial with the little hedgehog walking and getting a haircut. You did a fantastic job and I love that basket tree stand instead a skirt. How fitting is that! Michaels should have your tree featured, #1, front and center!

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  17. Gina

    Love your tree!! I have had several animal ornaments like these for many years…would love to get more and decorate a whole tree like you did!

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  18. Sherri

    OUTSTANDING tree!! Love your theme and the way you’ve put it together is special indeed, makes me want to put one up myself and I haven’t for some time. You win, hands down, over the other themed trees in Michael’s, even if it’s not a “contest”! So enjoy your blog each and every day.

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  19. KATHYSUE

    melissa, It is perfect for the Northwest!! Love it and how fun to have it in your newly decorated home. Perfect choices in the ornaments. I am using a basket this year to put my tree it!! Love that idea, especially since I am such a basket lover!! My theme this year is going to be Monravian stars!! Happy Thanksgiving to You and yours,
    xo Kathysue

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  20. Tanya

    Your woodland tree is beautiful! I love the little animals, fun without being tacky and not too serious either :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  21. Cynthia

    This tree is adorable. I love all the animals and that basket on the bottom of the tree. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Cynthia

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  22. Jen

    So cute!

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  23. Brenda

    You just gave me the nudge I needed. That beautiful tree filled me with the Christmas Spirit!
    Thanks!

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  24. Beth

    This is a great tree! I love what you did with the base – I never know how to cover it up so that it’s not just a metal pole at the bottom – thanks for the super cute idea!

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  25. Whitney

    I love that you put the tree in a basket! Was it hard to find one to fit? How did you get the tree in there? I really want to steal that idea this weekend when we decorate! I can’t wait!

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  26. teresa

    Perfect little tree that looks perfect with your new floor.
    Happy Day

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  27. Gail

    Your tree put a smile on my face

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  28. Erica

    Warm, cozy & perfect! You inspire me! Did you purchase the large basket, the tree is in, at Michaels also? How large is your tree? What was the cost of the basket? Love this idea. Thanks :) Have a blessed day.

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  29. Stephanie

    How absolutely cute is that tree…great job Melissa :)

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  30. Jeanne

    It’s really beautiful! Thank you.

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  31. Donna K

    I absolutely ADORE this tree..so much so that I want to make one too!! I’ve searched my local Michaels for those particular ornaments and even tried online without any luck. Can you help me with a link online? Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  32. Diane

    Perfectly whimsical! What a wonderful greeting for your guests at they enter. I love how it perfectly compliments your home and those beeeuuuutiful floors! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  33. Debbie

    BEAUTIFUL!!! I have to ask, where did you fine the squirrel ornament??? I love squirrels and would love to have one of these… Again love the tree…

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  34. Luci

    I love this natural look! But I also love to use all my shiny vintage glass ornaments as well… Oh what to do, what to do???

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    • Melissa

      Two trees :-)!

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  35. Staci

    The tree is adorable!! I went to Michael’s today to get a few of my own little animals and there were hardly any left!! Darn! I did get a cute little penguin and a moose! I’m making a new Christmas wreath for my front door so they will find a home there! So excited for the reveal of your new floors! Hope that will be soon :)

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  36. Joni Webb

    makes me want to change religions just so i can have a tree like this~!!! sooooo adoerable!!!!! can’t wait to see what else you come up with this year.
    hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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  37. Karen

    This tree is just lovely and sweet. I adore that it’s in a basket….perfect for the woodland theme!

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  38. Kerry

    Truly lovely-thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. Linda Bates

    This is beautiful Melissa, I absolutely love it! x

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  40. Deb

    I love your tree – the basket is the perfect touch!!

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  41. melissa owczarzak

    Melissa this is perfect!! I love natural materials so the basket is awesome and my kids would adore those animal ornaments. I saw similar ones at Target and Pier One. So cute!!

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  42. Jen

    tHIS Tree is just adorable!! I love it! Now how did you get the tree to stand in the basket??

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    • Melissa

      I kept the stand it came with on the tree and just found a basket that would fit with the stand inside it. By some miracle the tree stands up straight and isn’t wobbly in spite of being in the basket! :-) Yay!

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  43. Alison Fennell

    Adorable and very evocative – that natural look just makes Christmas for me – love it.

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  44. Kristen

    I absolutely love this rustic look! Great post!

    Reply

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