If you have been following me for a while, then you know about my tradition of creating fall-themed Christmas Trees! If you know…you know! Today, I am sharing my new Pumpkin-Themed Christmas Tree for Thanksgiving for this year.
I started this tradition four years ago because I had a whole bunch of fall decorations left over after I wrapped up decorating our home for fall/Thanksgiving. I thought…why not use all of this to decorate a Christmas Tree?!
My daughter has always been irked at me for doing this because she says that I am “ruining her Christmas” by putting one up so early. Fortunately, she will be spared from this stress since she is away at college. Insert smiley face!
To see the first Thanksgiving tree I created and hear the story of how it came to be, you can see the whole post HERE.
Several images of my trees from years past have gone viral on Pinterest. You can follow me HERE on Pinterest! Be sure to stay tuned to the end of the post to see the tree lit up! And, I would love to hear your comments!
NOTE: I apologize for some of these photos being a bit blurry. This is a dark area in our dining room that was backlit by my windows so I had to shoot this with a really open aperture. 🙁
Three reasons to create a Thanksgiving Tree
- To reuse, recycle, and repurpose unused fall decorations from previous years.
2. To coordinate with the rest of the fall decorations being featured.
3. To be “ahead of the game” when it comes to decorating for the holiday season. Just remove all of the pumpkins and leave the rest of the items on the tree for your Christmas Tree.
How I created this Pumpkin-Themed Christmas Tree for Thankgiving
To start the tree for this year, I bought a new tree (that I am so obsessed with!). It is a 7.5′ birch fir tree with pre-lit LED lighting (with 8 different light settings!!) from Hobby Lobby. It has a very open, natural feel to it with two types of foliage.
Once the tree was set up, I started with the tree topper. I used a combination of curly willow sticks and the faux foliage branches (also from Hobby Lobby…I wish I could link them for you, but I can’t). The topper really adds some nice girth to the tree.
For this tree, I utilized neutral fall tones, but you could really use any color palette that suits your fancy!
Next, I started layering in the pumpkins from large to small. The larger pumpkins were placed first next to the trunk of the trees. Then, I layered in the rest of the pumpkins building from the inside out. The more variety…the better!
After all the pumpkins were loaded into the tree, I started adding the larger foliage branches randomly throughout the tree. The faux maple leaves and pheasant feathers were added last.
I really wanted to add some warmth that coordinates with what is going on outdoors with the leaves changing.
To finish things up, I skirted the tree with a faux fur skirt and then featured a few extra pumpkins below the tree for a cozy fall look.
You can shop this look here…
Here are a few shots of the tree lit up!
You can see my other “Thanksgiving Trees” by clicking on these posts…
Ideas for Christmas Trees Decorated for Thanksgiving
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I hope you enjoy the details of our new Pumpkin-Themed Christmas Tree for Thanksgiving. Do you think I am crazy or do you have plans to do one for yourself?!