Looking for something?

In Standard

The Builder’s Wife DIY Christmas Tree Part Two

The Builder’s Wife DIY Christmas Tree Part Two

We’ve given you the step by step instructions to create your own Christmas tree base, now to the fun bit. The gathering and decorating. One of the most important parts of that first Christmas as a new family, was making sure everyone felt involved, therefore when designing our new DIY tree we needed to find a way that all of us could participate and have fun.

There is plenty of opportunity for this when constructing the tree, but even more when the fun bit of decorating begins. This always happens for us on a Sunday afternoon, when we head out with the ute and often a trailor, and forage through the bush for as many large dead branches we can find.

It’s a great fun afternoon, we all go, we all usually end up filthy dirty and laugh the whole time. Once home, The Builder works hard to decorate the tree with the sticks. This is where the two wire loops come in handy, one as a guide for the trees shape and one for the branches to have something to hold onto.



Once all your branches are in place, it’s time to put on the corny Christmas carols, pour a glass of wine, gather the children and decorate away. We have a rule, that our tree is mostly decorated with home made decorations. This ensures hours of reminiscing and laughter.







A short while later, our beautiful Christmas tree is made.


What kind of family traditions do you follow every year? Have you ever made your own Christmas tree?

Christmas was also in the air at Eva’s from The Multitasking Woman place last week, when she shared her DIY Christmas Wall Art


Nikki from nooks and cranny shared her Lounge Room Mood Board. I’m loving the colours and the chairs!


We welcome new linker Jenny from Jenny B Home Staging with a post about happiness in your home.



Welcome to #HIT or Home Improvement Thursdays.
Anyone can join in, no matter the niche of your blog, just as long as your linked post follows the few simple rules.
HIT Rules
1. Linkable posts, must centre around the topics of DIY, Renovations, Home Organisation, Home Improvement, Home Makeovers, Home Styling, or Home Maintenance.
2. You can share 1 post each week. Please make sure they are new to the “Home Improvement Thursday” party.
3. Linking is simple, find the little blue button at the end of the post that says, Add Your Link, and then pop in your URL, and follow the prompts. Your link only needs to be added once and it will automatically show up on both of our blogs… it’s that easy!
4. Grab our #HIT button and pop it on your sidebar. Don’t forget to share it with others.
5. Follow the blogs of your fellow #HIT family, and leave a comment. Please visit and comment on at least three blogs that are near you on the list.
6. Leave a comment on the post below so we can return the favour and comment on your post.
7. Don’t forget to follow The Plumbette and The Builder’s Wife
*Each week Bec and I will feature one of your posts onto our social media pages. By adding your link, you are giving The Builder’s Wife and The Plumbette permission to post one photo from your post with a link back to the full post for future roundups on our blogs and possibly share your image and link on social media.
For any questions please email myself [email protected] or Bec [email protected]
We’d love you to join in. xxx


Nicole xxx

11 Comments 16194 Views

Related Post

Signing Out For 2019

Simple Christmas Table

Simple Christmas Table


  1. Thanks so much for featuring my Christmas art! I absolutely love your tree. I’ve seen some different ones and this is by far the best!

    1. That’s my pleasure. xx Thank you for the lovely compliment, we love our tree. xx

  2. I absolutely love your Christmas tree Nicole! What a clever idea. We always put our tree up on the 1st of December, and the kids get to open one present on Christmas Eve – both of these traditions are what we did when I was growing up. Nice to keep it going for my own children.

    1. It is lovely to keep the traditions alive! We don’t usually put up our tree until it’s December, but the blog was calling so it went up super early this year ?

  3. I love the homemade decorations, it is a great thing to look back at all the beautiful things made from the kids.
    We make a fuss about the tree going up and start counting down the days, it’s very exciting times. Happy festive season to you and yours x

    1. Thank you lovely, and also to you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas in your new home xxx

  4. Ahh.. I wondered how the decorations would stay on with the branches facing downward, but stay on they do. What a lovely family tradition you have there. x

    1. Most of the decorations are put on with those little wire Christmas decoration hooks you can get from cheap shops. Otherwise we have to push the decoration up on the twig until a knot or knuckle to hold them in place. ?

  5. Thanks Nicole for sharing my mood board – much appreciated ?
    L.O.V.E your chrissie tree. So much love and cheer!

    1. Thank you Nik! xx

  6. […] of us have our Christmas trees up by now, goodness ours was up in November just so I could write a post about it One of my favourite things to do is to sticky beak into the lives of others and see how […]

Leave a Reply


Hungry for Inside Secrets on How to Give Your House A Makeover
Without Breaking The Bank?

Subscribe to The Builders Wife and Get Our Top 10 Makeover Hacks Now!
Great Work!
You'll be redirected in a second to download your free ebook!