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Have Yourself a Very Rustic Christmas

Growing up in the country and on a farm one would say I’ve lived quite the rustic life. My mom had good taste in decor, but my Dad was the great white hunter type, so our TV room also doubled as big game trophy room (there are only so many ways you can fix up a room filled with animal heads).

When our Canadian Hop group decided to do a Rustic Christmas Hop, I had no other choice than to pay homage to my childhood Christmas and do up a very Rustic inspired Christmas Tree (since antlers and deer heads are all the rage my Dad is the hottest thing since sliced bread!).


Welcome to this little Rustic Christmas cabin. Won’t you stay for a sip of hot coco while your mittens toast on the wood stove?

Woodland inspired handmade ornaments

When I came across the new Herringbone wired ribbon from May Arts Ribbon, I knew that would be the leading lady for this Rustic Christmas Tree.

But when searching for Rustic Christmas Tree Ornaments I didn’t come across any that I loved /that were in my price range. So I needed to come up with a set of my own.

Rustic woodland Handmade Christmas Tree Ornaments

I made dangling birch sticks, glittered acorns, leather woodland creature hoop art, twig stars, glittered grapevine wreaths, snowy twig ornaments, and linen wrapped balls with deep red silk and feathers. I tried to use natural elements and give them a tiny glam touch with some cut glass glitter.

Rustic Christmas Tree

I have to say everything on this tree caught my husbands and little guys eye. I’m guessing its the hunting camp vibe the whole thing gives off.

Rustic Glittered accorns

Adding a little touch of glitter to acorns gives a bit of sparkle to your rustic christmas tree.

Rustic Christmas hunting lodge

Handmade Rustic Christmas Ornaments

A tiny hint of deep red gives this Christmas scene a touch of vintage charm. I love the leather woodland creature silhouettes (tutorial to come).

Vintage enamel kitchen wood stove

This vintage enamel wood stove lived in my Aunts house for years. The perfect setting for a rustic Christmas.

I hope you enjoyed my walk though this rustic Christmas. Be sure to follow along the hope for lots more Rustic Christmas ideas.

Check out these other Rustic ideas from the Creative Canadian Hop Group

13 Must see Rustic Christmas Ideas

Santa Cookies from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Deer Head String Art from Clean and Sentsible

Vintage Door Advent from The DIY Mommy

Rag Ribbon Christmas Trees from Craftberry Bush

Christmas Window Box from Echoes of Laughter

Ribbon Napkin Rings from Suburble

Vintage Table Setting from The Sweetest Digs

Twig Stars and Snowflakes from The DIY Dreamer

Pretty Gift Wrapping from The Sweetest Escape

Rustic Wreath from North Story

Wood Block Presents from The Happy Housie

Winter Swag from Satori Design for Living

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  1. Everything is absolutely PERFECT Virginia!! The decor is amazing!! Pinned!

  2. That stove, the tree, that barn…can I just move in???

  3. I can’t even stand how gorgeous this is…this needs to be published , honestly….gah.

  4. You are so amazing Virginia – I love everything you have done – the tree, the glitter acorns, the barn – SO SO beautiful!

  5. Where did you get those sweet acorns?

    1. I just picked them up off the ground! If you bake them in a 250 degree oven for about 20 mins then you can glitter them, they turn out so pretty!

      1. I love everything about this, so natural, really beautiful! Well done!

        How did you thread the base of the acorns without the sections coming apart? Did you have to glue them together at all? Also is the 250 degrees celcius?

        What did you put in the cloth baubles? Did you sew or glue the feathers on to the fabric?

        Also really looking forward to hearing how you did the animal silouettes also 🙂

        1. HI! THank you, the thread is just hot glued and a brush of school glue keeps them held together. 250 deg F. The cloth babbles are overtopped a styrofoam bulb, and the feathers are glued on. The animal silhouettes are cut from leather and glued to the fabric. Hope this helps! V

  6. Oh my goodness! I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this!!! Your tree is just gorgeous and I really need to come over and hang out in your barn! The stove is amazing and I love the potted plants on top of it. Love, love, love!

  7. Virginia – this is beautiful. Like… jaw-droppingly beautiful. You’ve done such a lovely job.

  8. OMG Virginia! That tree (and everything) looks beautiful! So much work and so so lovely! I adore all the ornaments, you have got talent! I’ll definitely be trying out a couple of the ornament ideas. 🙂

  9. This is so pretty!! I would like this scene, and that stove, and that barn in my backyard please!

  10. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    You are one talented lady, Virginia!! Wow and wow!! I grew up in the country too so my heart still loves rustic and anything country! So gorgeous! Please share these Christmasy posts (or ANY others) at our link party on Thursday. I’d love to feature these beautiful projects 🙂

  11. Um, this is one of the most gorgeous trees I have EVER seen! Amazing work, Virginia. I love the rustic look, this barn backdrop, and all of your handcrafted ornaments. Your photos are GORGEOUS!

    1. Thanks Christina, I’m so happy you like it! I had a lot of fun putting it together

  12. This is beautiful. I think one of my favorites part is the simple packaging under the tree. Even though I won’t recreate this scene, I can see myself using that idea for holiday wrapping this year.

    1. I love the tone on tone neutrals too! Thanks for stopping by

  13. Oh I absolutely LOVE this! I usually decorate my old house with somewhat rustic decor but I really love all the touches you put into it. The room was the perfect backdrop and I love that stove. So glad I found you!

    1. So glad you found me too! I’m glad you enjoyed my rustic Christmas -V

  14. Everything is lovely as always. I am sure I recognize the old stove. Had my feet in the oven a few times, but would never be able to count the times Mom did. Many babies were held while Mom was sitting in a chair warming her feet! The plaid tin cup looks familiar too. Especially inviting on a day like today. Is there a fire going??

  15. You did such a beautiful job with everything, thank you for sharing this! I’m going to feature your post next week on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage.

  16. I love all your rustic touches with a hint of sparkle. It’s a great balance.

  17. LOVE this…every single detail! It’s just fantastic 🙂 I love your blog my new friend…thanks so much for linking w/ Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

  18. I sooo love everything about this! I wish I had a rustic cabin to decorate like this one! The ornaments are my favourite part – especially the leather one! I’m on a bit of a leather kick…. lol. I wanted to say hi because I’m a [new!] fellow Canadian blogger 🙂 This blog hop has been so great for meeting new Canadians – thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Lindi, So happy to meet another Canadian, I must stop by your blog too!

  19. Love all your rustic decorations. That stove is amazing and I love your little painted pots that look like enamelware! Those hanging mittens brought back some winter memories…. I grew up in Minnesota but now live in Texas…not much need for hanging mittens any more. 🙂

  20. I love every bit of it but am dying here over that adorable stove…and I am going to visit all the thrift stores in town and find some mittens and gloves to hang on jute with clothes pins…just like yours. I love it ALL…
    Here from Katherines…..

  21. Oh my do the images of your cabin bring back memories of holidays at the lake, including the wood burning stove! Love all the rustic ornaments – handmade ones are the best!

  22. Love the glittered acorns! So cute. Your setup is so beautiful. Thanks for linking it up on Merry Monday.

  23. Oh my heart, this is so beautiful! I love your ornaments, the decor, everything about it! It’s so cozy. My boys want a real tree this year, so for the first time in forever, I’m considering going a more rustic route with decorations. This gives me lots of inspiration. I love it. Thanks so much for sharing at Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in this week’s issue.

  24. This is beautiful!!! Like Wow! Beautiful! Pinning every pic. So glad you linked this up to the Be. YOU. tiful link party this week.

  25. Oh my gosh… that setting doesn’t even look real. Truly amazing, girl! Jaw dropping, rustically amazing!

  26. Oh wow, this is just beyond beautiful! It all makes me feel like I am at my Grandmother’s home and we just came in from skating on the pond all day! This post is so beautiful and memory filled! Thank-you for the trip to the wonderful past! xo

  27. This is incredible!! Seriously, everything about it is soooo beyond gorgeous. Found you through The Scoop link party. 🙂 I’d be so honored if you’d share this at the link party my friends and I host on Saturday nights (8 central time) called Found & Foraged. You can find us tonight at http://www.averystreetdesign.com. Hope to see you! xo, Laura

  28. Kathy Hoover says:

    Oh my goodness…be still my heart!!! I love everything about this post!!! Please add me to your blog. I will also “Like” you on Facebook. Thank you for sharing such a warm and rustic Christmas scene.

  29. JaneEllen says:

    I Love every single thing I saw in those photos. The stove reminded me of one my Dad’s Mom had in their house in little mill town in PA many many years ago.
    Your tree is incredible, so simple and beautiful.
    When we lived out in country in KY I was trying to figure out to keep our tree natural. I had put birds nests and faux birds on tree but wanted something to go around as garland. I went out in side yard where there wild shrubs to pull vines out of them. I then wrapped them around tree, loved that tree that year more than many others. I also put little vine wreaths on tree. Pulled more vines out of shrubs tomakelittle wreaths out of them. Hubs was surprised when he came home off the road. We didn’t have money for things so anything we used were things I’d made. Had pine cones from our trees between our property and neighbors also. I painted some of cones for tree and baskets.
    So you know why I love your tree most. Enjoy that tree, it’s perfect and beautiful. Happy week and enjoy the season

    1. THank you. Your tree sounded lovely, I wish I would have added some pinecones to mine!

  30. I loved your posted and will be featuring it as one of my favorites this week on the Wednesday Whatsits Link Party. The new post goes live tonight at 8pm PST. Thanks for providing such great content! Yours definitely stood out!!! -Krissy

  31. This is right up my alley for sure! And I love your sparkly acorns, they are adorable. Adding several of these pics to my Rustic Christmas board on Pinterest now.

  32. Have you don’t a tutorial for the woodland creatures yet? I’d love to know how you made them! 🙂

    1. time ran out during the holidays, but I’ll definitely have it coming up soon

      1. Did you complete the tutorial for the woodland creatures yet??

  33. I hope you still plan on posting the tutorial for the woodland creatures, please!

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