A buffalo check Christmas tree. A beautiful way to turn your tree into a farmhouse Christmas tree.
Buffalo check has been by obsession the past couple of years. In fact last year I also did a buffalo check Christmas tree. Growing up I always loved houses that had more than one Christmas tree. I knew when I bought this house part of my decorations was going to be to put a second tree on the sunporch. You can see it from the road and everyone comes through the side door into my house.
Now I never do the same tree twice. I like to switch it up a bit and change out some ornaments every year. This year I wanted to incorporate black and white buffalo check. I had a hard time finding ornaments so I decided to make them. Check out how I made these with fabric here. I made 8 of them to really bring the black and white buffalo check to life.
Now I don't go crazy with buying new each year. I just edit the ornaments I already own. So this year I choose to use reds, birds and ornaments with natural elements. Since this tree is almost outside I love having a woodsy feel. The ONLY thing that could make it better would be to get a flocked tree! Maybe next year. This mercury glass owl has been with me for years and is one of my favorite ornaments.
Now owls might be my favorite. I have a few of them on both trees. Infact my two year old nephew calls me auntie blue owl because of an owl I have out on my sunporch that is his favorite. I love these brush ornaments. The textures being some dimension to the tree.
Years ago I bought several of these big flowers. They are perfect they dress the trees up and make them feel a bit more upscale or prominent. If I ever stray from burlap I will have to find something equally as stunning.
Besides buffalo check do you sense a theme here? The birds on my tree remind me of the birds in my neighborhood. In the spring there is a hedge a cross the street from me that at least 100 birds live in. I spend my mornings on the sunporch eating breakfast listening to their song.
The last thing that I do is add the pine cone sprigs. This year I did two different sizes to mix it up. It fills in any bare spots of an older tree and makes the tree look fuller. Also I didn't but a tree skirt for out here I just got maybe two yards of burlap and tuck it around loosely. Now I would love to get another tree collar but maybe next year.
Now here is the question! Any ideas on how I should switch it up next year? I like to purchase Christmas decor right after the season is over. That way I get all the best deals!