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Last Updated on November 18, 2019 by Maria Brittis

branch and pine cone decorated christmas tree
 If you know me by now, I love taking nature walks to get inspired. On one of my walks, I found a large fallen branch filled with acorns very similar to the centerpiece I made for Thanksgiving. Bingo! So this idea of using the fallen branch, also led me to my pine cone collection. I felt I needed some glamour, so I experimented with using gold.

pine cone and branch holiday tree

I am big on sparkling lights for my Christmas tree, so I added lots of them and then broke up the acorn-filled branch and stuck them in the tree.

branch and tree holiday tree

To add color to the tree I sprayed painted the pine cones and added gold ornaments. I wanted the ornaments and everything to blend well together, and not too much gold to avoid taking away from the green tree. I was running out of gold ornaments, so I sprayed painted some random ornaments gold. I was relieved that I did not have to run out to the store. tree 8

The tree is in my outdoor living area, and I look forward to the family gathering there Christmas morning. It will be the perfect place to spend Christmas day cuddling up on a cold day with blankets opening gifts. I also love the way the tree illuminates at night in this area, with the glamorous gold, bright lights and evergreen coloring.

simple nature decor 2015 christmas tree

So when it comes to the presents under the Christmas tree, I want it to all blend as part of the theme I have going. So being the recycle chick I am, I used my paper bags for wrapping paper and added the burlap and gold ribbon with matching gold ornaments. In Love!

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    1. I hope we don’t freeze, but the weather is pretty mild in December here! Have a wonderful week

  1. Poussière d'Argence says:

    Tout simplement SUPERBE
    Bonne soirée

  2. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature on Monday

    1. What a pleasant surprise to wake up to. Thanks so much and hope you are welll.

  3. I believe I will start collecting pinecones! Beautiful Thanks for sharing 🙂

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