Y’all this year my hydrangeas showed up big time and I couldn’t resist drying several of the gorgeous blooms. As they were drying, I decided right then that I’d use them on my Christmas Tree this year.
I’m excited to share How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas.
This years tree is a combination of the rust and blue colors that are pulled from the dried hydrangeas.
Christmas Tree with Dried Hydrangeas
It all began with all those beautiful hydrangea blooms this summer. I couldn’t resist drying as many as possible to have available after the season.
As I watched them dry, I began to imagine them on a Christmas tree.
I pulled as many colors from the dried hydrangeas as possible to decorate this years tree.
I gathered all my vintage shiny brights, and separated all the shades of blue and green.
In addition, I found some rust colored stems with just the right amount of sparkle.
When I found this rag ball garland from Piper Classics, it was the icing on the cake or tree! LOL
How to Decorate a Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Hydrangeas
I couldn’t resist placing the tree inside the Antique European Grape Gathering Hod, that I’ve used for a few years now.
I began with rag ball garland and draped it around the tree.
Next, I added the rust colored stems by tucking them into the branches of the tree.
To add the hydrangea stems, I left the long stems in place and used them to secure the dried stems to the tree branches.
Finally, I added the blue and green shiny brite ornaments to the tree and everything came together.
Rustic Christmas Tree
Instead of an actual tree topper, I used a combination of stems and hydrangeas gathered at the top of the tree.
Farmhouse Christmas Tree
The colors in the ornaments and hydrangeas compliment the rusty, crusty finish on the container as well.
Because these hods are so difficult to find, my husband and I made a faux one from plywood. You can see the tutorial here.
In addition to the large tree, I added a small tree in a vintage sap bucket.
It sits inside a vintage green crate and is surrounded by old Christmas story books.
I have always used red at Christmas so the color combination is very different from previous Christmas themes. However, you will still see touches of red through out the farmhouse especially on the porches.
Adding to the Room theme
Then you add those colors within the rooms accessories, the rug really pops.
Night Time View
These warm colors really create a cozy feel in the farmhouse at night.
The rustic, farmhouse Christmas Tree has quickly become one of my favorites.
I hope you like this little corner of the farmhouse.
Be sure to check back next week for a full Farmhouse Christmas Tour.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.