Gingham and Popcorn Garland Christmas Tree

December 04, 2020

I've had so much fun decorating our basement for Christmas this year! It's already such a cozy space, so I went with that and used a lot of traditional holiday colors and softer textures. It has a slightly rustic vibe and we just love it! 

I got new ornaments for the tree down here because I've never loved what I had on there before. We have a flocked tree and for years I had metallic tones on here that felt cold. I found some really cute items that warmed it right up, and it's our favorite tree in the house this year (yes, there are numerous trees!). 

I've had this burlap Merry Christmas ribbon for years and draped that in the tree first: 
Merry Christmas burlap ribbon

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I've had it forever but found a similar one (in red, love it!) here! I bought red and black gingham fabric covered bulbs that instantly warmed up the tree as well. (I'll share similar products at the end of the post.)

I went through every bit of our Christmas decor this year and weeded out stuff we don't use anymore -- that's when I found these reindeer cut outs in the same gingham design: 
red black wood reindeer stickers

They are wood and sticky on the back -- I left the paper on the back and then drilled a hole into each one to use them as ornaments: 

red black gingham reindeer ornaments

I can't remember where I got those, but I think maybe it was the Target dollar spot years ago. 

My favorite find this year is this adorable berry and popcorn garland -- too cute!!: 
popcorn garland on tree

I found ours at Hobby Lobby but you can find it here and here as well. 

I filled in the rest of the tree with red, green and black ornaments and hung these large velvety stars behind it in the corner. I found those at Hob Lob as well:
flocked Christmas tree and bench

The stars are so beautiful! I just love them. I love all of it! :)

You can see how I made that Noel knock off art here (I made that forever ago!). That cute lumbar pillow was a HomeGoods find: 
gingham red and black ornaments on flocked tree

I'll show you the rest of this room next week -- it's just the best. We've spent every evening down here for the past couple of weeks. 

I believe this tree was from Walmart, but we've had it for a long time now. This flocked tree is super similar, it may be the same one. I finally love how it's decorated...only took me about six years! ;) 
black green and red ornaments on tree

If you have more than one tree, do you have a favorite? I love the traditional decor on this one, but I think the black accents are what really pulls it together. It's perfect down here with the moody wall color! (See more about that dark gray wall color here.)

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  1. Cute! I like to do a Victorian tree. Will post when up!

  2. Hey Sarah, LOVE the look of your basement decorations! We also use multiple trees in our decorating. I try to get at least one in every room. I have a woodland tree in our bedroom, a silver tinsel tree in the entry - goes with my villages/vintage vibe. I have several "stick" trees - skinny green trees with bark exposed that I use all over the house, and usually those are my favorites clumped together in a dark corner. The family tree is in the living room, which is my favorite this year. I pulled a color from the room (sage/dark mint green) and used that as my decorating theme. I built up mistletoe and lambs ear garlands along the mantel. I even found mistletoe/leaves tissue paper at the dollar store to make paper snowflakes to add to my theme. It feels peaceful and cozy, which is what I was going for, especially this year! Cheers to you and yours for a peaceful season!


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