A robin's egg blue and dull vintage teal Christmas tree with antique silver and mercury glass ornaments and tea dyed banners with DIY vintage Santa and typography printable ornaments. An inexpensive and budget friendly tree with so much charm.
This year, I wanted to decorate the tree in my room just a little bit differently than past years, with an emphasis on vintage, old world charm. I had run across a set of mercury glass ornaments in the most beautiful shades of blue a couple years ago and I just fell in love with them. I held onto them, hoping to add them to the tree in my room and it only took me a couple years to do it!
It is such an unexpected and different color than I usually use, but I just fell in love with the ornaments and built the rest of the tree around them. The fun thing about this Christmas tree is that so many of the elements are inexpensive/DIY/free printable items that I have tutorials and downloads available for you!
Flocked Christmas Tree
I purchased this Christmas tree new this year from here. It was so inexpensive and I love the vintage feel of it. It is a 6.5 foot tree, so it is smaller than my other trees, but in this stand (thrifted), it sits about a foot taller. This Christmas tree is perfect for a bedroom or smaller corner or space. It would also be perfect for an apartment, kitchen, playroom, child's room, etc.
Free Printables and DIY Ornaments
The unique thing about this Christmas tree is that I made the majority of the elements on it, and of course I have all of the tutorials and free printables I will link here for you!
I wanted to incorporate some vintage images into this tree, but they aren't necessarily easy to find on ornaments in the exact color scheme I was looking for. I decided to make my own and found the sweetest images from The Graphic Fairy. The Santa one, especially, matched just perfectly! I also made a coordinating free printable Merry Christmas banner that really pulled the whole tree together.
You can see the tutorials and free printables here:
- Free Printable Vintage Santa Ornaments and DIY tutorial (including glass glitter sources and tips)
- DIY Ceramic Glass Glitter Ornaments with velvet ribbon
- Free Printable Vintage Compliments of the Season card ornament
- Free Printable Calligraphy Merry Christmas Banner with tea dying tutorial
I had all of my ornaments printed down at a print shop because the quality of their laser printers is so much better than mine. The color and graphics end up looking so much better. There are tutorials and details in all of those posts linked above.
Ribbon and other details
- Ornaments: I found the original box of beautiful vintage blue and teal ornaments at home goods a couple years ago and collected various other mercury glass over the years.
- Ribbon: I found the beautiful ribbon HERE. It has linen on the outsides and a velvety ribbon stripe in the most perfectly coordinating color!
- glitter churches: The little glitter churches are from the dollar store this year! They are the most perfect shade of warm silver. I might spray them with a flat clear spray paint because they do shed quite a bit and I want them to last for future years.
- Pinecones and floral pics: I have had these glittery white floral picks for over a decade and have used them for a variety of things in our home over the years. I don't even remember where I bought them, but I do remember they were on clearance. The pinecone picks were just from Walmart this year in their Christmas decor- I checked online and it says it is an in-store purchase only.
I love how calming this tree feels in our bedroom. It is sweet and nostalgic, and the color scheme is muted and relaxing. I am so glad I took a risk with a color I don't normally use. It ended up being so much fun.
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