My Wonderful Woodland Autumn Tree

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen my fall pictures or if you’ve seen a couple of previous posts like here and here, you’ve heard me say – I love me some fall.  Well I do because it’s all fantabulous!  I’ve also mentioned that it looks like Hobby Lobby vomited all over my house during the fall season too.  Well, one of those decor items is my wonderful woodland autumn tree.  It’s so adorable and festive and rustic and fun and glitzy and woodsy and shiny all at the same time.  Aaaaahhhhh – I love it!

Here’s how you can make one too!

Use a Christmas Tree and turn it into a wonderful woodland autumn tree

Start off with a Christmas tree.  I know this one isn’t much to look at.  It even has a broken leg on the stand.  But about 3 years ago it was marked so cheap that it hopped right into my basket.  Hello and thank ya very much.

I’d always wanted an Autumn Tree.  Just like the one you see as you enter Hobby Lobby at Easter time (just kidding it’s more like July 4th – LOL).

Step 2 for decorating an Autumn Tree

 

Next is to wrap it with leaf garland.  This 4 foot tree took two strands.

Now tuck or hang the woodland creatures.   Some people would add the decor picks right after the garland but I want some of the little cuties to look like they are peeking out of the branches.

 

Hegehog in Woodland Autumn Tree by County Road 407

Large owl with picks in an Autumn Tree by County Road 407

 

I also use a mix of rustic and glam together for added interest.  So add things that shine and sparkle to rough and natural.  Besides the animals, my stems are pumpkins, sunflowers, berries, etc.  All different in texture and color.

 

Glitzy bird in a woodland autumn tree by Countyroad407.com

Animals in woodland tree by countyroad407.com

 

Who doesn’t love little raccoons, birds, hedgehogs, squirrels, owls and a fox or two?  Okay, if you don’t, don’t tell me.  🙁

 

Fox in woodland autumn tree by countyroad407.com



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Last is the crazy hair I put on top.  It’s not really hair but it looks almost like a Rooster tail.  Actually, now that I see it in a picture, it kinda looks like fire.  Oh well, you can add whatever you want.  At the “end of season” sales, I’ll pick up things to add to it next year.  It makes me look forward to fighting with the small attic door and dragging it out again next year!

 

Wonderful Woodland Creature Autumn Tree by Countyroad407.com

There you go.  Simple as that.  My Wonderful Woodland Autumn Tree!

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14 Comments

  1. September 6, 2017 / 7:46 am

    Your tree is really cute! I do like the rooster hair. 🙂

    • September 6, 2017 / 11:03 am

      HAHA I know right – total hair! Thanks for visiting.

  2. Barbara Doeler
    September 6, 2017 / 9:19 am

    This is so darling lol rally it is ! This is such a good idea you can leave the tree up through the Christmas season too. It was worth all the trouble getting it from the attic (easy for me to say) keep the fall coming.

  3. September 6, 2017 / 4:15 pm

    Your Autumn Tree is beautiful! I really like this idea. I get excited when Fall comes, too. The only problem is, Fall is followed by Winter which I am not so excited about! Glad I found your blog!

    • September 6, 2017 / 4:46 pm

      Well I’m glad you found my blog too Debbie and that you like the fall tree! Thanks for commenting. They make my day!

  4. Jean
    September 7, 2017 / 12:40 pm

    I especially like the fox. What a fun display!

  5. September 9, 2017 / 1:54 am

    That little hedgehog and raccoon are just tooo adorable Cindy. I’d have them out all year long

    • September 9, 2017 / 10:08 am

      Thank you Michelle. They are cute. Hope you have a great weekend.

  6. September 10, 2017 / 3:14 pm

    How so very beautiful!!! I love to see decorated trees for each season! This one is exceptional!! Have a great week!

    • September 10, 2017 / 4:22 pm

      Thank you Shirley for the kind words and visiting my blog! 🙂

  7. September 14, 2017 / 2:53 pm

    That is such an unexpected surprise Cindy. Sometimes these trees that are not of Christmas can seem a little forced. But I think you pulled it off beautifully adding all the right elements and those gorgeous colors.

    • September 14, 2017 / 3:28 pm

      Awww, Thank you Mary! Glad you liked it. It makes me smile each time I walk by and look at those little critters. 😉