Christmas is for the kids, right? Well, this year I wanted to do something they would enjoy. So, I took some cues from Santa Clause himself and created this Santa Clause inspired Christmas tree. Here’s what I included.
I used my flocked pencil tree and placed it in the entryway on a table between two chairs. This is the first thing that greats you at the front door.
I pulled my end chairs from the dining room and used them on either side of this table I pulled from my living room.
Santa Clause Artwork
I have built up a collection of signs and artwork, so I decided to group those things together. The Santa Clause artwork you see are all by my mom. Do you see Santa Clause on the phone and the black and white portrait of Santa Clause on the floor? What about the cat rubbing Santa’s boot? Well, that’s our cat, Mittens! All done by Nana!
Santa’s In The Tree
In the top of this tree, I included a Santa Clause. I simply attached him to the branches with a little wire.
Wooden Toy Collection
Santa Clause always brings toys to good little boys and girls, so I brought in my wooden toy collection that my dad has made over the years. He made the wooden train, and most of the other toys I displayed under the tree and in a basket on the floor. Again, I just attached the train to the tree with a little wire.
This year I used everything I had. I didn’t really get the inspiration for this tree until the end of my decorating. I knew I was going to do something on this tree, but I didn’t know exactly what it was going to be. So, as I was decorating my other trees, I set aside ornaments I thought would go together. This tree ended up with black, green, silver, and red, gold, and white.
Running all the ribbons together, I used a solid black on top, a plaid, a solid forest green, and a red and black buffalo check.
What do you think? I was really hoping this would turn out to be traditional and nostalgic with a modern twist. Did I pull it off?