So I have developed a huge love for vintage “junk” the past few years. My husband and I go “antiquing” for vintage stuff when we have time. I have wanted to do more decorating at Christmas with vintage items and am finally getting it done this year. I made a DIY vintage Christmas tree and it turned out fabulous! Every time I walk past I am just tickled pink.
This is a really easy project for anyone to make! I got my vintage Christmas tree done in an hour!!
DIY Vintage Christmas Tree
Find the Right Tree
There is a small corner shelf in my hallway that was perfect for a small tree.
I didn't want to use a regular “green” tree for this DIY project. I decided that a silver tree had a really vintage feel to it. Despite looking for an actual vintage tree at yard sales and flea markets I didn't have any luck. Hobby Lobby had the best selection of smaller trees that I could find. I ended up getting a 4 foot tree.
You can decide what kind of tree will look best at your house!
Grab an Old Pail
I found an old vintage white enamel pail at an antique mall for a great price. This bucket makes a great “base” for my tree.
There are probably ways you could secure the tree “permanently” into the pail, but I decided not to do that. I just set it in the pail. That way I can use the pail for other things during the rest of the year if I want to.
Then I wanted to cover the base of the tree inside the pail. I dug in my tote of “unused” Christmas decorations and found an old garland I made 20 years ago for my first Christmas after I got married!! This hasn't been used in a while and it has a vintage feel to it.
I just put it in the bucket and wrapped it around and it looked great!
Decorate with Vintage Ornaments
I have been buying vintage ornaments at garage sales when I see them for a good price. They look amazing on the silver tree!! I still have some ornaments from when I was a little girl that are perfect for this DIY Vintage Christmas Tree.
One of my favorites is this little Santa ornament. It is a very close match to the one on Lampoons Christmas Vacation…after the tree catches on fire!!
I completed the tree by sitting my vintage elf at the base of the tree!
How Will You Decorate Your Vintage Tree?
So are you planning to create a DIY Vintage Christmas tree this year? What are your favorite vintage ornaments? Check out this Vintage Santa Ornament and my favorite….Wooden Spool Ornament. These are both really easy projects to make.