Glamping Christmas Tree Decor

by Alli

I’m planning a Glamping Christmas party (you can see all party details here) and this Glamping Christmas Tree Decor is perfect for the party and for the entire holiday season. 

Glamping Christmas Tree Decor is sponsored by BurlapFabric. All opinions are my own. 

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What is Glamping?

I never really cared for camping when I was a kid. It just isn’t my thing. I tried to like it. I promise!

Glamping, however, is another story. If you’re not familiar with the term, glamping is an elevated, luxurious form of camping. It’s glamorous camping! 

When the family embarks on a ski vacation, I’m perfectly fine to hang out at the ski lodge with a good book in one hand and a cup of hot cocoa in the other. I’ll glance out the window occasionally to watch the snowfall. 

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I always tell the family that they can camp all they want to. You’ll find me at the nearest hotel with all the modern amenities. 

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Glamping Christmas Tree Decor

Today is all about Christmas tree decor and I’m actually showcasing a tree I decorate for our church. You’ve seen my main tree plenty of times before. The grandkids are loving the mini tree I decorated with a fishing theme in memory of mom. This decor for this glamping farmhouse style Christmas tree is so pretty.

Christmas Tree Decor

On the first Friday night of December, I host an annual Christmas party for ladies only. Last year was a pajama party and we had a blast. The decor was whimsical and the party was so much fun.

This time around, (tonight!) I’m hosting a Gone Glamping party. I’m going with a rustic theme and vintage campers are part of the decor.

Buffalo Plaid Decor

You can’t have a glamping (or camping) party without a whole lot of Buffalo plaid (or check) decor. So, I changed up the Christmas tree decor a bit for this one. 

Glamping Tree - Camper Ornaments

I’m that person who likes to save money and I reuse my Christmas tree decor each year. For this tree, we needed more of a rustic feel instead of the traditional tree so I added new decor and left some of the more traditional decorations in the storage boxes for next year. 

Steps to Decorating a Christmas Tree

When I look back at some of my earlier Christmas trees (30 something years ago) I just laugh and laugh. I had no clue how to decorate a tree. 

First of all, you need to pick out what type of tree you want. For years, I only used the real deal. The smell of a real Christmas tree reminds me of my childhood. 

About 10 or so years ago, I switched to prelit artificial trees. It’s just easier and I don’t have to string lights and remember to water the tree. 

Lanterns on Tree - Glamping Christmas Decor

  • Buy a tree and plan your color scheme, decor, etc. 
  • Add a tree skirt first. (I do this first because it’s hard to crawl up under a fully decorated tree to place a tree skirt)
  • Fluff and shape the branches. 
  • Add lights (if it’s not prelit). Here’s a wonderful tutorial on how to add lights. Yes, there’s a proper way. 
  • Add ribbon before adding the ornaments.
  • Add ornaments and tree topper. I always have my husband stand back and tell me if the topper is straight. When it comes to ornaments, I always start with the largest ornaments to fill up any holes in the tree. 

Burlap Ribbon is Perfect for This Tree

When I think about glamping or camping, I think this burlap (jute) ribbon is perfect for this tree. It adds the rustic touch I’m going for. 

Burlap-Ribbon

There are so many decorating techniques when it comes to adding ribbon to a tree. I like the cascading ribbon look the best. 

Cascading Ribbon Is My Favorite Look

To get the look of a cascading ribbon, you’ll need to start at the top of the tree. You can use floral wire to tie the end of the ribbon to a tree branch deep within the tree. Or, you can just twist the fabric and push it way back into the tree.

Cascading Ribbon on Christmas Tree

Position the ribbon so that it drapes in and out of the tree in waves. You can also use floral wire to anchor the ribbon to the tree at intervals (I didn’t). To keep your ribbon from looking flat make sure to go way out and then in and up into the tree with the ribbon.

Cascading Ribbon on Tree

Helpful Hint: Make sure you use wired ribbon. A wired ribbon is easier to work with when you’re creating cascades. 

You can also layer ribbons but since my ribbon has a pattern, I didn’t need to add another layer.

Below are some items I love for a Glamping Christmas Tree! 

Glamping Christmas Tree Decor

This ornaments and ribbons are perfect for a Glamping Themed Christmas Tree.

Check out all the beautiful Christmas trees below! 

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7 comments

Kristie December 6, 2019 - 4:11 am

I love your tree, and the cascading ribbon. I think I’m going to try that next year.

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Jenny December 6, 2019 - 6:51 am

The cascading ribbons are my favorite part and the buffalo check complements the ribbon beautifully. I wanted to do cascading ribbon on our tree, but my husband doesn’t like the look, I told him he has no taste lol. I love all of it!

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Cherryl Ehlenburg December 6, 2019 - 1:12 pm

I love the colors and ornaments you chose for your tree! It turned out beautifully!

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Rachelle December 6, 2019 - 5:07 pm

You hit the perfect crafts, ribbon and colors for a glamping tree! Those little 50s style camper are adorable 🙂

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Marie December 6, 2019 - 6:10 pm

A glamping tree, how fun is that! Have fun tonight – I bet they get a real kick out of your tree. It’s been fun doing this holiday tour with you, Alli. Wishing you a beautiful Christmas!

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Super Mom - No Cape! December 7, 2019 - 10:59 pm

Love you Glamping themed tree!

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Marie | DIY Adulation December 10, 2019 - 8:55 am

Your tree is beautiful! I love how you mixed the plaid, the fluffy, and the glamorous elements together so seamlessly. I’m also totally in love with those camper ornaments! They are the cutest!

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