Plaid Christmas Tree

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A beautiful plaid Christmas tree with multicolor plaid ribbon and felt garland on the sunporch.

Plaid Christmas Tree

One of my favorite Christmas trees to decorate is my sunporch. This year I decided to go with a plaid Christmas tree. I am embracing more color and red this year. It’s a bit of a change to me but I am loving how it feels more traditional. 

My sunporch is the main entrance to my house and also it’s a room full of window so you can see the tree from the street. I love having it set on a timer so when I get home after dark I can see the glow of the tree as I come down the street.

Today I am joining some of my favorite other bloggers in sharing our porches. Make sure you stick until the end to see their beautiful spaces decorated for Christmas. So grab a Christmas margarita and let’s start decorating. 

Need a step by step tutorial on how I decorate all my Christmas trees? Also love plaid Christmas trees? Check out this buffalo check flocked Christmas tree for details. 

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Plaid Christmas Tree

How to decorate a Christmas tree with plaid ribbon

When I first saw this plaid ribbon at Joanns I immediately knew it had to be on one of my trees this year. To know me is to know my love for buffalo check. I mean have you seen my curtains?! Or even my chair in the living room, lol. This ribbon reminded me of buffalo check but just with an additional color. It’s a great modern plaid. 

I used just about 1.25 rolls of ribbon to wrap this 6 foot tree. I also left room for additional felt garland between each section of ribbon. It’s important to put your ribbon on before any ornaments. Also to work it at a slight diagonal and your want to snuggle your ribbon into the branches rather than just wrapping the tree. You want it to look a bit more organic. 

Mirrored Star Ornament

UNCONVENTIONAL TREE TOPPERS

I don’t usually like the traditional tree toppers you find in the store. In fact I usually try to find something else to repurpose as a tree topper. This star is actually a wall hanging I found at a local antiques shop. I modified it to become a tree topper. Then this year at Michaels I found these coordinating mirrored star ornaments

  Plaid Ribbon

PUT A BIRD ON IT

Growing up my parents always had two white doves on their Christmas tree and they were connected by a ring they both were carrying with their beaks. To me every tree I have needs a bird or 12. It’s just something that makes me nostalgic for that family tree.

When I recently gave the sunroom a bit of a refresh and bought these chairs. I knew it would be perfect to nestle a Christmas tree in between. I spend a lot of time in this space in the Spring and Summer. We have been lucky enough to have a warm November. Maybe I’ll be able to come out here and curl up with a book in the glow of the Christmas tree.

Love the chairs? You can find them here. You can also find the curtains here

Plaid Christmas Tree

 

MORE CHRISTMAS PORCH INSPIRATION

Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for festive decorating inspiration for your front porch, patio, sunroom and screened-in porch.

collage showing eight different porches decorated for Christmas

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This Worthy Life // Marty’s Musings // Sweet Pea // Our Crafty Mom

Major Hoff Takes a Wife // Today’s Creative Life //

 

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15 Comments

  1. Your plaid tree is so pretty! I love your idea to use wall art for a star instead of a traditional tree star. Like you, we use our sunroom as our main entrance and it’s so nice to have it decorated. I love your new chairs and I hope that you get to spend bunches of time in one of them this Christmas season.

  2. Seeing your pretty sunporch makes me wish that we’d done that rather than a screened porch! Your glowing tree looks fabulous against the black and white curtains!

  3. I’m with you on the timers- handiest thing ever- and I bet it looks fantastic shining out the window onto the street. Such a pretty sun room! Love the plaid, I’m a sucker for it every time!
    It was fun hopping with you- have a wonderful holiday season!

    1. Thank you so much! This is one of my favorites to decorate every year. I love my sunporch now that I gave it a bit of a face lift.

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