Winter Woodland Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
November 15, 2019
Story book page ornament for Christmas tree

Winter Woodland Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

There is magic in a Winter Woodland Christmas Tree! Well, there's magic in any Christmas tree really. Once you turn those lights on I'm completely smitten! How about you? For our final Day 12 of the 12 Days if Christmas we give you a couple of fun Christmas tree decorating ideas to get those wheels turning.

Winter woodland Christmas tree

Woodland Christmas Tree

Winter woodland Christmas tree - Salt Lake Party Stylist

When you've got a theme like “woodland” you have so much flexibility. As you are collecting your Christmas tree decor ask yourself a few questions:

  • Would you find it in nature?
  • Is it the right color scheme?
  • Do I have items in different sizes?

Would You Find It In Nature?

Reindeer on Winter woodland Christmas tree

White or Green Fir Tree: I started with a green Christmas tree. I WANTED a flocked tree but a new tree wasn't in the budget. SOOOO I cheated and purchased flocked branches so I was able to still get the look.

Woodland Animal Ornaments: Any animal you'd find in a forest works perfectly. I went with owls, birds, and deer. You can also use squirrels, foxes, moose, raccoons, skunks, hedgehogs, and even the mythical gnome! Did you see how well the hedgehog-gnome combo works on my entry table?

Snowflakes: Winter woodland obviously has snow and any type of snowflake ornament that fits your color scheme also works well. I picked these beaded snowflakes up at Target last year.

Bird nests: I am giddy about birds and their nests and love nestling them in the tree.

Ball Ornaments and Garlands 

Try Peace on Earth for your Woodland tree

Regular ball ornaments can be used in your color scheme.

Birch bark: Birch bark balls, sticks, and ribbon strengthens the theme and also lightens up our green tree. Any kind of wood and bark will work here too.

Pinecones: Pinecones are best displayed as garlands or on picks. The only spot of color on this tree are the red berries in a couple of the pinecone garlands.

Do The Christmas Ornaments Fit My Color Scheme? 

Story book page ornament for Christmas tree

There will be a time you come across something you love that isn't necessarily from nature. So now you just have to worry about the color scheme.

We made these book page ornaments as a youth group activity and I absolutely love them. They fit the white and natural color scheme, just tie on a feather and you've got a simple and affordable DIY woodland ornament.

Do I Have Woodland Christmas Ornaments In Different Sizes?

Winter woodland Christmas tree - Salt Lake Party Stylist

When purchasing, the last thing to remember is to VARY THE SIZES of your Christmas ornaments. The larger they are the fewer you need. Try to have at least TWO sizes of things:

  • 3 sizes of owls and a tiny bird
  • 2 different types of deer {you can try this fun DIY Mounted deer head ornament}
  • 3 sizes of ball ornaments in different colors
  • Even get two different types of garland and alternate them for the most natural look

Add A Few Christmas Extras

Antique train behind woodland Christmas tree

Now there will always be a few items that don't always fit. The traditional train around the tree is a must have no matter what the theme! My PEACE wood sign will also adorn any tree as a reminder of the “Prince of Peace” and the joy of the season. In years past we also interspersed some world globe ornaments.

Your theme is there as a guide but your family preferences and traditions take precedence. So hide that green pickle ornament and be proud of your Woodland Christmas tree!

Enjoy Your Woodland Christmas Tree This Season

Winter woodland Christmas tree

If you love this winter woodland Christmas tree and are ready for a change of decor, my biggest tip is to shop the Christmas sales. If you want a few tips on how to work the retail sale system I'll share my favorite holiday shopping tips soon!

Until then, enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday prep and I'll be back with a few Thanksgiving ideas just in time for the big feast. If you have any questions on Christmas tree design or Holiday decorating in general, please let me know.

I want to see your beautiful tree! snap a pic and email it over at hello{at}partieswithacause{dot}com or tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook and Instagram so we can share in your success!

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Winter woodland Christmas tree

Buffalo Plaid Tree from Jordan's Easy Entertaining


If you are just joining us, welcome! Here’s what you missed:

  1. DIY Christmas Ornament: Golden Snitch Ornament DIY
  2. Christmas Cookie Recipe: Grandma’s Thumbprint Cookies
  3. DIY Christmas Home Decor: Buffalo Plaid Christmas Coffee Table Tray
  4. Savory Christmas Recipe: Cranberry Brie Tart Easy Holiday Appetizer Recipe
  5. Hot Cocoa Bar: Gingerbread Themed Christmas Hot Chocolate Bar
  6. Gift Ideas: Toilet Paper Snowman Neighbor Gift
  7. Healthy Christmas Party Food: Fruit Christmas Tree Platter Tutorial
  8. Christmas Mantel Ideas: Rustic Woodland Christmas Mantel Design Ideas
  9. Kid Christmas Crafts: Children’s Craft Christmas Tree Snow Globe
  10. Christmas Traditions: Christmas Advent Story Book Calendar
  11. Christmas Table Decor: Entry Table Christmas Decorating Ideas

Until next time my friend, thanks for sticking with me!


    • Brianna Adams

      I find that hard to believe! But we have a family tree with all the ornaments my kids make and things we collect over the years and then mommy gets her own tree that gets to be themed and pretty. 🙂 Works pretty well so far.

  1. Beth

    Beautiful! You’ve captured the beauty of the winter season!

    • Brianna Adams

      Having the snowy trees and wintery tree skirts is a fun way to celebrate winter for sure. Thank you.

  2. Natalie Mayhew

    Squee! Love everything woodland and this is stunning! That owl!

    • Brianna Adams

      Woodland is my happy place for sure. Thank you so much. I love my owls.

  3. Lori

    Love the woodland theme!! Is so naturally beautiful!!

    • Brianna Adams

      It’s really peaceful and serene for sure. Thank you!

  4. Sarina Kinnunen

    Absolutely beautiful!! How clever to decorate with a woodland winter theme. The white decorations really stand out!

    • Brianna Adams

      The truth is I really wanted a flocked tree but it just wasn’t in the budget for Christmas this year. So I decided to use all white decor instead and I think it still gives you the look without the expense (or mess) of the new flocked tree.


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