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14 December, 2013

A Farmhouse Christmas Tree with Super Easy DIY Galvanized Stars

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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  1. Debbie, Your farm house Christmas décor is so wonderful and inspiring! You were very creative in putting together your theme! I love how you painted the paper mache stars. They look very realistic! You absolutely fooled me with these.
    Have a wonderful and enjoyable holiday surrounded by these gems!

  2. I like that idea and I am going to give it a try. I am sure I have lots of the shiny gold things leftover from several years ago. Need to make a note so I can do that for next year. I love the galvanized look and your farmhouse tree is beautiful!

  3. love it all, your "galvanized" projects and pieces are perfect for a farmhouse Christmas. Baby Kitty is just so dang cute, I just want to squeeze him!

  4. I love your tree and the stars are fabulous. How fun is this. Hugs, Marty

  5. I just love how you made the stars look galvanized .... up until I read the post further, I really thought they were!
    The tree looks fabulous!!!
    Well done!
    diane @ aug's blog

  6. Hey Debbie, love your Farmhouse Christmas! Will file this away for Christmas decorating inspiration next year! You did a great job! Did you do your own bow on your wreath on your fireplace mirror? I'm trying to do a burlap ribbon for a wreath and have not been happy with my results. any tips or tutorial on bow tying! You have inspired me to look for the 3-D starts and spray paint and see what I can add to my tree this year! thanks so much for all your ideas and postings! Oh yea, and my fav--your potterybarn inspired jingle pillow--love it!

    1. Thanks, Mary...It's wired ribbon and I think that helps more than anything. I just looped it around several times. The loop in the middle is actually separate and added on last with florist wire. Hope that helps!

  7. I love all your beautiful pictures and thank you for so many great ideas. I will use some for next year! Merry Christmas.

  8. It all looks amazing! I love all the galvanized elements, especially those stars. Beautifully done!!

  9. Omgosh, that paint totally makes it look galvanized. You clever, clever lady, love the little Farmhouse tree and all of your touches. Great job Deb,

  10. I always love your projects and decor. I plan to get a sewing machine in 2014! Hope to make a few pillows too.

  11. Debbie, The stars look just like galvanized metal and I love the little ornaments you made. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!



  12. Debbie, every aspect of your farmhouse Christmas has been so special. Love the tree and how clever of you to make those stars! Wishing you and the kitties a happy Christmas.

  13. Debbie,
    ADORABLE Farmhouse Christmas Tree!!!
    I'll be watching for your tutorial on the ornaments, dear friend!!!
    Those 3~D stars are very clever, indeed!
    A warm fire has been welcomed here on the Prairie, as well, this past week!!!
    Cuddle up with the Staff and enJOY your lovely home!!!

  14. I love the farmhouse style! Last year I did my kitchen Christmas décor farmhouse and it was one of my favorites! Love your grain sack ornaments and the stars turned out fabulous! Your mantel looks beautiful and everything is so festive and cozy. I agree with the cat!

  15. Love your rustic decor and I especially love that egg basket.

  16. You are so brilliant to think of spray painting inexpensive stars with hammered metal paint! I love anything galvanized, and now I can't wait to hit up the craft store tomorrow. I always get the BEST ideas from you!

  17. This will be my first Christmas without my best furry friend, Texas. Miss him a lot. :(

    1. I am so sorry, Susan. I know how that feels. Sending hugs...Debbie

  18. I just recently stumbles upon your absolutely WONDERFUL blog. It is so lovely. I love seeing others who have come to love the rustic and vintage country lifestyle. I have just started myself and am looking for inspiration wherever I can find it. I look forward to reading more of your posts. :)

  19. You do such a great job with your space! Where did you find your little cone shaped topiaries on your hutch? Too cute!!!


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