Saturday, December 17, 2016

Farmhouse Christmas Tree 2016- The Candy Cane Forest

 As I mentioned in our Christmas mantel reveal I tried to limit digging thru our holiday bins this year. I used mostly what I had collected over the past few months which was Ric-Rac Ribbon and Jingle Bell Garland. I placed it on the tree and decided that I was going to take it all off and start over because I was not loving it. One morning before school Littlest said hey mom I really like the tree. I was like what!? I told him I was not feeling it and he said well I love it mom. That started the quest of me completing the tree that I had started.
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Candy Cane Forest- From My Front Porch To Yours
After Littlest declared his love I looked around to see what else I could work with. I had a bag of batting so I decided to try it out as snow. He has always wanted a flocked tree so I figured this was as close as he was going to get to a flocked tree this year.
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Ric Rac Ribbon-Bottle Brush Tree- From My Front Porch To Yours
The tree still was not calling to me but my bag of bottle brush trees was.
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes-DIY-Jingle Bell Garland- From My Front Porch To Yours
I placed them thru out the tree on the batting but the tree still needed more and then it dawned on me.

 “I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.” - Elf

Elf is one of our favorite holiday movies!
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Jingle Bell Garland-Classic Bulbs-DIY Candy Canes- From My Front Porch To Yours
I went and dug through a bin that I knew held the DIY candy canes from a few years back and we had The Candy Cane Forest!
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Chalk Board Sign- From My Front Porch To Yours
Farmhouse Christmas Tree-Vintage-Tree Skirt- From My Front Porch To Yours
Farmhouse Christmas Tree- Candy Cane Forest-Batting For Snow-From My Front Porch To Yours
 Our tree is a Balsam Hill Silverado Slim which came pre-lit.  I could not resist adding some twinkling lights to it as well. No tree is complete without some twinkling lights! The tree looks pretty magical in person because some of the twinkling lights lay underneath the snow so the snow lights up.  

So there ya have our 2016 Christmas tree.
Source List-
Tree-Balsam Hill
Ric Rac Ribbon/Jingle Bell Garland-Michaels
Bottle Brush Trees- Collected over the years
Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes- DIY
Capiz Shell Star- Lowes
Tree Skirt- Lowes
Chalkboard Sign-HomeGoods

This weekend we need to fix a few things outside and then I will snap pics of our Christmas porch. We put wreaths up last weekend on the upper windows of the house and they fell off and are laying on the roof. Grrr. I should probably just take pics as it and call it a keeping it real reveal!LOL. 

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  1. I adore that ric-rac ribbon! Such a clever idea to have an Elf themed tree! That is one of my favorite Christmas movies too! Love your back and white sign too!

  2. Beautiful Pamela. Have a wonderful week leading up to the big day.

  3. Precious. Most of the time I think my kids don't notice anything and it surprises me when they do. I love that movie too.


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