Looking for easy and creative Christmas tree decorating ideas? Here are nine–including a ship lap tree and pinecone ornaments.

Once upon a time there was a girl who lived in a farmhouse in Kentucky who loved a tree.

This tree.

This wonderful, handmade ornament, decorated with all my littles, glowing, happy and sparkling Christmas tree.

And then one day, the girl and the tree left Kentucky and moved back to Texas.

The handmade ornaments and the tree came with them in giant tubs. It was unpacked and decorated and festooned with handmade ornaments.

Same tree. Same ornaments. New house.

And now?

The tree looks like this.

9 Unique and Creative Christmas Tree Ideas

1. Handmade ornament tree

Decorating a tree doesn’t have to be expensive.

I love making my own ornaments and coming up with creative ideas for a Christmas tree (bingo cards I’m looking at you).

I’m actually working on a fun spin on the photo ornaments for the tree this year.

You can see all the details on this tree and the ornaments here.

2. Rustic Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Doesn’t this tree look like it came out of the pages of a magazine?

And it’s so easy to recreate with these Christmas tree ornament projects.

You can see all 17 Christmas decorating ideas here.

3. Wood Shiplap Christmas Tree

The only thing that’s cuter than a Christmas tree is one made of wood.

Ship lap to be exact.

Isn’t it so cute and such a clever project.

See the shiplap Christmas tree DIY here.

4. Classic Red and Green Christmas Tree

There’s nothing like the Christmas colors of red and green.

This tree is full of family and heirloom ornaments with tons of classic decorating ideas.

You can see all the details on the tree here.

5. DIY Pinecone Tree Ornaments

You know how much I love pinecones.

They can transform themselves into almost anything—like these amazing star ornaments.

See how to make pinecone tree ornaments here.

6. DIY Architectural Salvage Ornaments

Vintage and salvage are two of my favorite words in the English language.

Especially when they are decorating for Christmas.

See how to make these ornaments here.

7. Ideas for Decorating a Neutral Natural Christmas Tree

Here’s a tree you can decorate with things you may already have around the house.

Every detail is perfection with this cream and wood Christmas tree.

See all the ideas and inspiration here.

8. Winter Wonderland Tree

Look at the beautiful details on this winter Christmas tree.

The flocked branches. The pinecones. The ribbons. The gold ornaments all work together to create a tree that looks like it stepped out of the forest.

See all the tree details here.

9. Easy DIY Wood Bead Ornaments

Making your own ornaments is a fun way to decorate a tree.

And this is one of the easiest tutorials ever.

See how to make the ornaments here.

And speaking of Christmas trees? This one just showed up at my house and it’s SUCH an incredible bargain. It’s flocked and lighted and only $25. It’s four feet tall and perfect for a smaller space, urns outside or even a table top display.

You can see it here.

The flocked tree is linked here along with some of my other favorite flocked decor.

If you are waiting to decorate after Thanksgiving?

No worries.

I get it.

You can pin all these ideas to save for December. 🙂

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  1. Image for Kris Kris

    Fun ideas. I keep looking at those Scandinavian-style brown paper stars (like in your 4th photograph) and thinking I might try them. Wouldn't mini-versions be fun on a tree?

  2. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    How did you know I was in the market for a new Christmas tree?? We have 8-foot ceilings now, so guess what? The 9-foot tree (that I've been wanting to replace FOREVER) doesn't fit!! Thanks for the tips!

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