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Inspired by handmade ornaments, colorful lights, and hand-strung popcorn garland, my family room Christmas tree celebrates the holiday season with personality and fun! This post isn’t full of links for you to buy a whole new set of Christmas tree decorations. In fact, the only product link I’m sharing is to my actual Christmas tree which you can find HERE.

While I have many great tree designs from Christmases past, I’m loving this one for it’s meaningful homemade touches. This phrase has come up a lot in my head the past several months as I planned for and implemented my Christmas decor. Recently, as I’ve mentioned in a few previous posts, I’ve wanted to embrace the decor that I have (instead of going out and spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on a new decor) AND take time to focus on handmade.

I know I’m way off in regards to all the trendy Christmas tree decor, but I honestly couldn’t be happier with the way this design came together. It’s a wonderful way to tie the tree together, it adds movement, and fills in the gaps.

If you’re curious about my method, you can check out this post HERE that discusses my tips and tricks for adding ribbon to a tree.

Typically color leads my way, but sometimes the theme will be inspired by a dress Adele wore or feelings of nostalgia.

With anything I do or decorate, I always like to do things a bit differently and/or with an element of unexpectedness. In fact, I loved the colored lights so much that I even added them to my mantel garland to bring it all together.

(My mantel is decorated similarly to how I did it last year with my collection of vintage Putz houses. I also incorporated some of my favorite glass ornaments which include mini thermoses and red trucks. As I mentioned above, I knew going into this tree design that I wanted my handmade elements to shine.

I’ve found such joy in slowing down and making things this year that I really wanted those handmade elements to take center stage.

DIY Clay Cookie Cutter Ornaments – These were SO easy to make and really fun too. Handmade Embroidery Hoop Ornaments – I wanted this project to be budget-friendly, so I used old plaid shirts that no longer wear and a couple of thrifted finds to craft these fun embroidery hoop ornaments.

Plus, it gave me an excuse to slow down and sit and watch a movie. In fact, I loved the results so much that I strung even more popcorn to use on my staircase banister garland. Check out this post HERE for 26+ of my unique Christmas designs that I’ve created over the past 12 years.

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Handmade Holiday Christmas Tree
Handmade Holiday Christmas Tree
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
presents under a christmas tree in red colors.
presents under a christmas tree in red colors.
close up of hot cocoa christmas tree ornament and popcorn garland.
close up of hot cocoa christmas tree ornament and popcorn garland.
decorated foyer with christmas tree in the background.
decorated foyer with christmas tree in the background.
popcorn garland strung on a decorated christmas tree.
popcorn garland strung on a decorated christmas tree.
close up of decorated Christmas tree.
close up of decorated Christmas tree.
decorated christmas tree with popcorn garland and red ornaments.
decorated christmas tree with popcorn garland and red ornaments.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas tree with colored lights and ornaments.
christmas tree with colored lights and ornaments.
christmas tree with red decorations and popcorn garland.
christmas tree with red decorations and popcorn garland.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
glas red truck ornament.
glas red truck ornament.
diy clay christmas tree ornament on a tree.
diy clay christmas tree ornament on a tree.
close up of embroidery hoop ornaments.
close up of embroidery hoop ornaments.
popcorn garland hung on christmas tree.
popcorn garland hung on christmas tree.
decorated foyer with christmas tree in the background.
decorated foyer with christmas tree in the background.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas tree with colored lights in living room.
christmas presents under a christmas tree.
christmas presents under a christmas tree.
christmas tree with red decorations and popcorn garland.
christmas tree with red decorations and popcorn garland.
large pinecone in christmas tree.
large pinecone in christmas tree.

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