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How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

Today I'm joining my friends from the 31 Days of Christmas Ornaments blog hop to share some of our favorite Christmas tree inspiration with you!

Looking for some Christmas craft ideas? Check out how to make easy homemade christmas jar ornaments! Easy and budget friendly!!For that tour, I made these sweet jar ornaments. You can read the full tutorial on How to Make Easy Christmas Jar Ornaments here. But today we're talking trees!

I shared my main Christmas tree in all of its French Linen and Blue & White splendor here… but I have a soft spot in my heart for a whimsical and romantic, shabby chic Christmas too. By the way, have you seen my Shabby Christmas tree from last year? It landed in the magazine!

So this year, my daughter and I decided to put up a smaller tree in the sunroom that is positively shimmering in pink and gold!

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

The great thing about this style of tree is that you can blend ornaments old and new, store-bought and homemade with ease! Which is wonderful from both a sentimental standpoint as well as a budget-friendly side.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

We used a few new ball ornaments in pink and gold from Walmart. As well as some gold glitter icicles from the Dollar Tree.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

This miniature church ornament was found at Kohl's this season.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

This golden fairy/angel was also a Kohl's find this season.

My mom has been collecting Margaret Furlong ornaments (affiliate link) since the early 90's and this year she has blessed me with her collection!!!

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular, Margaret Furlong Seashell Angel Ornament

I adore these ornaments and am so happy to provide them with a loving home where all the family can continue to enjoy them!


How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular, Snow baby ornaments

I've also got a few of my Snowbabies on the tree! I just love all these white bisque ornaments!!

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular, Snowbabies ornaments


How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular, Mixing old and new ornaments, how to mix in kids ornaments with your Christmas decor

There is even room for handmade ornaments from my daughter on this tree! Mixing in kids Christmas ornaments can sometimes be tricky, but I love finding ways to include my daughter's hard work in our decor and I'm so happy it doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.

I've also woven some chunky pink yarn throughout the tree to add some homespun charm.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

Of course, I couldn't resist adding a bit of glitz and glamour. To do this I added some gorgeous rose-gold sprays found at Michaels Craft Store. The golden star is also from Michaels, but from a few seasons ago.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular, Decorating with Paper Christmas houses

I have a small collection of paper Christmas houses – which I love! I've tucked some around the base of the tree and on an antique chest in front of the tree.

I love the old-fashioned charm of these paper Christmas houses!


I used these houses around my Farmhouse inspired Christmas tree last year. I'm so pleased with how versatile they are! You can see them in this 5 Tips for How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Tree post here.

How to Make Your Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular

We have a bigger nativity in my dining room but I've always loved this petite porcelain nativity especially when paired with this glittery Silent Night sign! (affiliate link)


My daughter loved snuggling up one of her dollies on this cozy faux fur throw next to the tree.


How To Make Your Gifts Look Amazing, Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas to help your gifts be unforgettable! Pale pink buffalo check plaid wrapping paper

What's a tree without presents? I'm so excited to share a few of my very own designs (pinch me!) around the tree. This cream and soft pink plaid wrapping paper is Emma’s Buffalo Check in Pink. It’s a very soft blush pink – note: when you see it on my Spoonflower shop page it looks brighter than it is. The soft combination of pink, taupe, and white make this wrapping paper very romantic and flexible. It works well for a shabby chic Christmas style, as well as a shower gift or gift for a little princess in your life.

The gingham ribbon, pom-pom yarn, lace and vintage-inspired wreath add homespun charm!

How To Make Your Gifts Look Amazing, Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas to help your gifts be unforgettable! Pale pink floral, Emma's Floral wrapping paper

Here is another one of my wrapping paper designs from my Spoonflower collection titled Emma’s Floral. It is designed to perfectly coordinate with Emma’s Buffalo Check shown above.

How To Make Your Gifts Look Amazing, Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas to help your gifts be unforgettable!

Do you love wrapping gifts too? You can check out more gift wrapping ideas of mine here.

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How to Make Your Pink & Gold Shabby Chic Christmas Tree Spectacular on a budget. Tips for mixing ornaments old and new, as well as store-bought & homemade!

Want even more Christmas tree inspiration? Then please check out my friends on the links below – there is so much inspiration just waiting to be savored! I want to share a special THANK YOU to my friends Diane and Mary Beth for organizing this tour and inviting me to tag along!!

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Happy Celebrating,

Jennifer Carroll. Celebrating Everyday Life blog

For more extraordinary Christmas tree inspiration, please visit these lovely blogs…

Day 1Day 1 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourAn Extraordinary Day | My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Petticoat Junktion | The Crafting Nook

Day 2Day 2 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourLovely Etc. | Celebrating Everyday Life | Stone Gable | Sweet Pea | Atta Girl Says

Day 3Day 3 - An Extraordinary Christmas Tree TourI Should be Mopping the Floor | What Meegan Makes | Remodelando la Casa | Cupcakes & Crinoline

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8 Comments

  1. oh wow, your tree is stunning! I love the mix of old and new and it is so beautiful in it’s space! The gold an pink is perfect!

  2. Your tree is absolutely exquisite, Jennifer! I love every single thing about it. It is shabby chic perfection!

  3. Your tree is so pretty, Jennifer! I know your daughter loves to help you decorate at Christmas. I am going to check the Dollar Store today for those gold icicles. They would look great on my tree.

  4. You are the Christmas tree queen, Jennifer! Whimsical, exquisite, colorful and filled with memories… what could top that? I LOVE everything about your tree. Thank you for sharing it with us on our first extraordinary Christmas tree tour! xo

  5. Oh my what a pretty Christmas trees! So glamorous! So many cute details and I specially love those ornaments your daughter made. What a great way to her your appreciation. Great job!

    Hugs!

  6. Your Christmas tree is SO pretty! Love the pink and gold color palette and your mom’s Margaret Furlong ornaments, so delicate!

  7. Thank you for sharing this wonderful Christmas tree decorating idea. A properly decorated tree makes the whole affair more lively. Most of the times we don’t put that much effort into decorating a Christmas tree. But after reading this post I got a lot of info on how to make a christmas tree more appealing. Please keep on sharing more interesting tips & suggestions in the upcoming posts.

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