Sunday, December 5, 2021

Woodland Christmas DIYS

I have four basic themes that I like to use when I decorate for Christmas.  They are the themes that I seem to gravitate to year after year.  They are gingerbread, red trucks, gnomes and woodland animals. 

Some of my favorite Christmas decorations were from a few years ago when I had a Woodland Christmas Theme.  The ornaments I either made, bought on clearance or from the Dollar Tree.  

I made these snow owl ornaments that went viral a few years back, and painted animal faces on wooden circles. 

This JOY sign was fun to make. I cut the J and Y out of cardboard and covered it in buffalo plaid wrapping paper.  The O is the mini styrofoam wreath wrapped in a Dollar Tree Christma garland.


This reindeer picture was inexpensive and easy to make, and the look was perfect for the theme.  I wrapped the glass of a Dollar Tree frame with  a wrapping paper print that I loved.  I then glued on a wooden reindeer head and red pom pom.

This wreath was inspired by an more expensive wreath I saw at Target.  I glued on red pom poms to a Dollar Store wreath and added a glitter ribbon. It was simple, but fit the theme. 

Next to the tree, I set up a treat table with my favorite buffalo plaid items from Oriental Trading. A few years ago I was sent some items and I still love them to this day. They matched my decor and helped with the woodland feel.  I now have several buffalo plaid items from the Dollar Tree as well.  Every year they add more and more items to add to my collection.  In this picture you can see the plaid pails, plaid gift bags, and a ceramic plaid tiered tray.  While pails and tray are no longer available on Oriental Trading, they do have these charger plates at DT that look very similar. 

I filled each of the trays with different treats. 

My daughter and I made woodland animal cut out cookies and decorated with homemade royal icing. 

I made simple candy clusters, and added cherries and cashews. They are so yummy!  I served them in buffalo plaid cupcake liners, that were perfect size portions. 

We also made some marshmallow reindeer pops, and peanut butter cracker cookies. 

  Another favorite Christmas item of mine that is available is my buffalo plaid wooden tray  I used it every year.  I did not see the small wooden slices on the site this year, but did find something very similar here and here.

Do you have a favorite theme that you decorated with for Christmas?  I would love to hear in the comments below.  

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