CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Farmhouse Christmas TreeI am really excited about my little Christmas tree this year…so excited, in fact, that I made all new ornaments in keeping with my rustic Farmhouse Christmas theme!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT A Farmhouse Christmas Tree It is a small table top tree...just the right size for the Plate Addicts…and I used the same three elements that I have used throughout my Farmhouse Christmas decorations this year…burlap, grain sack and galvanized accents!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY Grain Sack Ornaments Since grain sack ornaments can be so expensive, I made my own and I will be showing you next week just how I did it.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Burlap Tassel Ornaments Next, I wanted some touches of burlap, but really didn’t have room on my little tree for large ornaments so, inspired by Angela at Number Fifty-Three, I made these rustic burlap tassels…super easy and fun!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY 3-D Galvanized StarsI actually looked online for 3-D galvanized stars, but I am impatient and hate to wait for things to come in the mail, so I decided to make my own. And this is so easy that I hardly dare to call it a tutorial…it’s more of a tip!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT DIY 3-D Galvanized Stars I just took the 3-D paper mâché stars from Hobby Lobby…which were on sale and were only a little over $1.00 each…and spray-painted them with Rust-oleum hammered spray paint in silver…and that’s it! I love the result! (Another tip…one coat works best. More than that and it seems to lose the hammered effect.) Once they were dry, I removed the little gold thread hanger and hot-glued jute twine instead. Here it is next to the little galvanized tub from Tractor Supply Company that I am using as a Christmas tree stand. Looks like the real thing, doesn’t it? You can see more of the galvanized goodies that I found at TSC by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Christmas Egg Basket Under the tree, my vintage-y egg basket filled with ornaments and more “galvanized” stars! The basket came from the Farmhouse Décor Shop at The Everyday Home…love it! You can get all the details and see more of the fabulously vintage and frenchy farmhouse décor items in the shop by clicking here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Pewter Sugar with Candy Canes I am also finding that my pewter pieces, most of which were wedding presents many moons ago, are fitting in nicely with the galvanized farmhouse look. I like the way the stripes on the candy canes reflect the stripes on the grain sack ornaments.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Vintage SpindlesAnd to add even more vintage Christmas charm, I have placed some red and green spools in a little silver tray…love them!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Mantel And just in case you would like to see more of my Farmhouse Christmas décor, here’s my mantel…starring a pair of rustic, chunky galvanized lanterns…my new favorites! You can get a closer look here.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT Farmhouse Christmas Tablescape And there is more Farmhouse Christmas going on in the dining room…with a vintage galvanized toolbox serving as a centerpiece and lots of transferware and greenery on the hutch! You can see more by clicking here.

Baby KittyBut Baby Kitty says that the best thing is not the decorations, but the fire in the fireplace on the gray, rainy day! And I have to admit that I am enjoying it, too...especially now that the house is completely decorated and I can just relax! And stay tuned...I still have more little peeks into my Christmas décor planned for you!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas tree! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party , Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday , The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday , Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday , A Stroll thru Life for Inspire Me Tuesday , My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays , The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays , No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays, French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday , Common Ground for Be Inspired on Fridays , The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday , Craftberry Bush for the Inspiration Gallery on Friday
See you next time! À la prochaine!

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