How to Design a Beautiful and Unique Christmas Tree

Add a personality to your holiday decor this year with these simple tips for creating a beautiful and unique Christmas tree.

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only one week away. I hope you have your decorations up and your shopping is done. Now you can sit back and enjoy the holidays over the next week. If not, I am here to cheer you on. I still have a few loose ends to wrap up and lots of grocery shopping that still needs to be done.

Over the past few weeks, I have seen so many beautiful and unique Christmas trees on the web that I would be remiss If I did not share all of my favorites with you, Including my third and final tree in the living room. Honestly, I do not know where the month of December has gone. It feels like it was just Thanksgiving.

I have gathered several of my blogging friends to share with you today.

If you are coming over from my friend Susan’s blog @henandhorsedesigns, welcome. Isn’t her tree gorgeous? I love the beautiful green velvet ribbon she has used with her gold ornaments.

If you are new to my blog, I am Wendy from WM Desighhouse, and my motto is to make your home life your best life, one project at a time, or maybe two. My blog is about home decor and DIY projects, and I love to get out in the garden in the spring and get my hands dirty. Christmas is one of my favorite seasons, and I especially love to decorate Christmas trees.

My 3 Unique Christmas Trees

I eagerly look forward to choosing a theme for my Christmas tree every year. The thrill of selecting the perfect decorations and coordinating color scheme adds another layer of festive cheer! However, the holiday season takes on extra importance now that blogging has become part of my life.

I know this is not for everybody. There were many years when I used the same decorations repeatedly, and nothing was wrong with that. But, just in case you may be looking for some new tree inspiration or want to look at some gorgeous trees, I have gathered some fantastic trees to show you. Many of the items I put on my trees I had at home, or I make the decorations.

Creating beautiful and unique trees brings me so much joy. My family room tree is garden-themed in a wheel barrel decorated with all things related to gardening. We started with an 8′ flocked tree from King of Christmas. Then I hung large watering cans, birdhouses, garden tools, and so much more on this tree. You can click on the link to read more of the details on this tree. Unfortunately, I do not think that the photos do it justice.

My second Unique Christmas tree is a king of Christmas nine-foot King Douglas fir slim tree in my dining room. I took my collection of blue flow china and hung it on the tree. Don’t cringe, lol. I wired the tree to the wall. In addition, I was also cautious when attaching these items to the tree. You can read about how I decorated my blue and white Christmas tree here.

My Family Room and Dining Room Trees

Garden themed tree in an unusual artifical christmas tree stand
Christmas Tree in the dining room with a unique artificial Chrismtas tree stand

My Living Room Christmas Tree

I am not sure which is my favorite tree, but this one may be it.

This is the King of Christmas eight foot King Noble Fir. It is so beautiful. It doesn’t even need decorations. So it was important for me to keep this tree simple.

Living room Blue and white christmas tree with candles and lampshades
WM Design House

I was inspired by two of my dear IG friends. Bobbi @rollinghillscottageandstudio and Suzanne @suzannezingstyle. They are two of the most talented people I know. These two ladies came up with the idea for Paper shades of Joy. You can read their unique story here and learn about paper shades. Paper shades are just one of the many fabulous products that Bobbi designs, so you must be sure to visit her blog. Supporting small women-owned businesses like Bobbi’s has always been a passion of mine.

Immediately, I ordered the kit and made a few shades in the spring for some candles, and then I had the ah-ha moment and thought wouldn’t it be fun to do an entire Christmas tree with these shades?

I Cut out all of my shades, assembled them, and added a bit of trim. I wanted a touch of red, so I used red paper behind my blue and white chinoiserie papers. However, the red paper did not allow much light to come through, so I would not suggest using a dark color. The white worked much better; honestly, you can do them with just one layer of paper.

paper to make paper shades for christmas tree
cut out patterns for paper shades on candles
trim to add to paper shades
shades glued together and read to have trim added

Paper Shades of Joy

After all my efforts, I was thrilled with how this festive tree turned out. Adding simple white amaranthus sprigs, 3D snowflakes, and poinsettias created a magical winter wonderland effect, while the dainty red velvet ribbon gave it that perfect touch of elegance!


Bobbi got creative and transformed last year’s Christmas tree into an adorable Valentine’s Day masterpiece. She sprinkled in sweet accents of candle shades, hearts, and other decorations to make it look extra sweet – who says you can’t be romantic with a festive holiday twist?

Unique Christmas Tree

Other Unique and Beautiful Christmas Trees

I’m excited to show you the most beautiful holiday trees my talented blogger friends have created! From glitzy glam to traditional elegance, these nine unique and festive trees will spark your seasonal imagination for next year. ( It’s never too early) . Get ready for some serious décor inspiration – Click on each blog name at the end of this post for a complete look at all their fabulous work!

In the meantime, don’t forget to pin it!

Unique and beautiful christmas trees

I didn’t want to overwhelm you with too many dreamy Christmas trees, but trust me—it’s worth it! I’ve got an abundance of beautiful and unique Christmas tree styles to share. I am glad you have joined me on this magical tree-filled journey! And please be sure to comment and let me know which one is your favorite.

Bright and Cheery Trees

If you love bright and Cheery, you need to meet my friend Jen @tatertotsandjello. She has decorated some of the most beautiful trees I have seen. Turquoise and red, Disco Balls and Falalalalla trees to make you smile. Jen has a great blog post on fifteen trees she has created over the years. You don’t want to miss this; I promise you will love it.

Unique White Christmas Trees

With wintery whites and festive florals, Michele @vintagehomedesigns has creatively captured the magical essence of the season with her all-white trees. Meanwhile, Jenn and Josh @downshiloaroad created a genuinely awe-inspiring holiday display with pinecones galore! It’s no surprise that these trees resemble a magazine cover.

Bright and Blue Christmas Trees

You all know how much I love blue. And this delightful tree from Lynn @livinglargeinasmallhouse is no exception! Coco’s soft sweet treat tree brings a gentle pastel palette to any space. I’m smitten with its simple beauty. The glow of Kylie’s tree is so pretty with the tradition of tinsel and its bright-colored ornaments.

Christmas Trees with a Natural look

Mother Nature never fails! From Rachel’s eco-friendly tree decorations, dried oranges ( you can see how to dry them here), and Robyn, Jennifer, Stacy, and Kim’s natural looks, my gifted friends are a true present this holiday season. With their inspiring ideas at the ready. Let them inspire you for next year.

Tree with dried oranges
Touches of Time by Design

Farmhouse Christmas Trees

Jessica from Itty Bitty Farmhouse and Rachel from The Ponds Farm House are two inspiring bloggers who have transformed their farmhouses into wonderlands this festive season. Jessica has brought the charm of a ski lodge to her guest bedroom through a lovely tree! Meanwhile, Rachel’s bold choice of decorating with turquoise & dried hydrangeas is sure to make you swoon.

Next up on our Christmas Tree Tour is my friend Kristy @athomewithkristy. She is sharing her gorgeous French Country Coastal Christmas Tree, and it is lovely. The soft white feathers add such a delicate touch.

I hope you enjoyed the collection of 33 unique and beautiful-inspired Christmas trees. Then, get a head start and pin this post for next year – that way, when it’s time to trim the tree once again, all your favorite styles will still be right where you left them. I’m taking some time off over the holidays but don’t worry: wait until January rolls around; my website and blog will have an entirely new look waiting for you then – trust me, it’ll be worth the wait!

I wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.

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how to make paper shades of joy

Don’t forget to stop by and see these other eight amazingly talented bloggers and their gorgeous trees.

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  1. Wow! My brain is firing on all cylinders!!! These trees are so wonderful — every one of them. But all so different! Do I really have to choose just one???? I surrender, it’s just not possible,

    Oodles of thanks for including me in the tree blog hop. As always, it’s such fun working with you and all these ladies.

    1. LOL, I agree. Very hard to choose. However, you had me with the nutcrackers this year. I am sorry I did not buy them when I saw them.

  2. Each one is prettier than the next. I love those little shades Wendy! They add the perfect finishing touch to your tree. Thank you for inviting me to join you on this fun hop.

    1. Thank you so much, Susan. These shades were so fun to create.

  3. Oh my goodness, Wendy, all of your Christmas trees are fabulous! I can see why it’s difficult to choose a favorite, as I love them all too! Those little shades are adorable and just might have to try this next year! Thanks so much for gathering all of us together for such a beautiful and inspiring blog hop!

  4. Wendy,
    Your trees are gorgeous. I love every detail. Thanks for sharing my trees.

    1. You are so welcome Rachel. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas. I have enjoyed hopping with you this year.

  5. Wendy, you have some gorgeous trees! I used to always have a themed tree. Such fun planning. The shades you made are lovely, too! Thanks for gathering us together! A very Merry Christmas to you!!

    1. Thank you Kim. I think Christmas tree decorating is one of my all-time favorite things to do. Thanks for hopping along with us today.

  6. So much inspiration in one place! Thanks for arranging this blog hop Wendy!

  7. Clever girl! I adore the paper shades on the Christmas tree! The pattern, the color…in love with it all! Thank you so much for getting us all together for the fun blog hop! Merry Christmas, my friend!

    1. Thank you Missy! It was a bit of a last-minute throw-together hop, but we did it!!! now we can relax a little bit.

  8. Wendy, your trees are absolutely fabulous!! I love how you’ve created each tree to reflect something or someone that you love!! You are amazingly talented, my friend!! Thank so much for organizing our tour of trees, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!

    1. Thank you so much, Kim. I do love dreaming up these tree themes. However, I may go for sweet and simple next year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  9. Wendy, you have such the touch for design. I love every one of your Christmas Trees. It’s so much fun to come up with unique designs on trees. Love how you provide so much inspiration. The sled with the tree and the wheelbarrow to hold the tree are wonderful ways to display a Christmas tree. You are so talented, my dear friend. Thank you for including me on this hop. I enjoyed it.

    1. You are so kind Tammy. Thank you for all of your thoughtful and kind words. It was a fun year for tree decorating. However, I may simplify life a bit next year. haha

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