Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

We teamed up with Yahoo! to bring you a few s this week. Using simple and even everyday items you can bring a little bit of Christmas cheer home with these perfectly merry DIYs. Leave it to the Yahoo! DIY Team to share even more great DIY ideas! Check out these pretties:

Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

You can find a variety of fun ideas from monochromatic to multicolored and even a unique visual display using a mirror to give a 3-D appearance. This list is a great place to get inspired, but you are certainly not limited to what you find.

Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

Using supplies you probably have on hand or can grab while out walking the dog, add a little something unexpected to your holiday decorations. Seriously, a few tree branches, a string or two of Christmas lights and voila! We are smitten with these black shelves on a chalkboard wall. A few minutes with a drill and you can add a dramatic scene with a variety of textures and features. Chalkboards are so versatile and certainly provide a backdrop begging for Christmas cheer!

Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

Last Minute Christmas Tree Ideas

We love how a few supplies and great idea take this easy project to make something fabulous. A simple ball of yarn and bit of holiday-themed washi tape and you have tree that will beautifully display not only ornaments but holiday cards too! With , this is definitely the place for a last minute and ever-so-easy holiday project!

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration

What better venue could there be for a winter themed wedding shoot than a Christmas tree farm? Namely, this beautiful one in Elgin, TX. Emilie Anne Photography, Kindred by Karis, and Davy Gray pooled their creative talents to create a one-of-a-kind holiday-inspired shoot, complete with berry-topped cakes, decorated macarons, a festive fireplace mantel, and of course, a brilliant red bouquet.

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From the photographer, Emilie Anne: With the holiday season right around the corner, we wanted to translate classic Christmas icons into a rustic but elegant wedding. One of our biggest inspirations was the Christmas tree. We immediately knew we wanted to use the gorgeous Elgin Christmas Tree Farm. We envisioned rows of evergreen trees with our lovely bride right in the midst. The colors are simple and refined, classic deep reds and greens with gold accents. The simple paper elements with loose calligraphy that are edged in gold really set the mood for this shoot and give it an elegant charm.

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Christmas wedding invitations - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

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winter wedding tables - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

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Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

The dessert table makes you feel like you are at a holiday party with that luscious caramel drizzle cake, sugared cranberries and cheery gold-brushed macarons. The wood tones were another huge inspiration; being in the trees meant a woodsy rustic feel. Setting the tablescape right amongst the trees gives the feeling of dining in a winter wonderland. We love the bride’s non-traditional shimmering nude dress, giving off a real elegance and warmth to juxtapose the rustic rows of evergreens. The florals really bring the whole shoot together with the deep reds popping perfectly from the greens, not only in the centerpiece and garland, but also from the backdrop of trees. The vignette of the fireplace mantel and wingback armchairs gives you that warm and cozy feeling when you think of sitting around the fire during the holiday season. This shoot was truly a nod to all of our favorite Christmas traditions for a beautiful holiday wedding.

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winter wedding bouquet - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas day ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

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Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas stockings - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

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Christmas Tree Farm Wedding Inspiration - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

Christmas wedding ideas - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

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naked winter wedding cake - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration

wedding drinks - photo by Emilie Ann Photography http://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Elgin, TX / Photographer: Emilie Anne Photography / Event Design and Styling: Kindred by Karis / Florist: Davy Gray / Venue: Elgin Christmas Tree Farm / Hair: Katie Kelly of Pearl Studio / Makeup: Maris Malone / Assistant Stylist: Platinum Pair / Model: Haleigh / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Little Squirrel Bakery / Rentals: Loot Vintage Rentals / Calligraphy: Wondrous Whismy






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Purple Wedding at Philadelphia Horticultural Center

I’ve really started to love all shades of purple over the past year or so, and weddings like this one are certainly part of the reason why. Emily and Michael’s Philadelphia wedding was jam-packed with beautiful details and featured a true dream team including Sharyn Frenkel Photography, Sarah Kudlack of Juniper & Dash, and Love n’ Fresh Flowers. Just wait until you get a peek of Emily’s wild dahlia bouquet!

purple pink dahlia bouquet - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

From the bride, Emily: Our wedding story began after we got engaged, I started planning almost immediately. I am a big worrier/planner/nutcase. I knew almost right away that I would need a lot of help. A wonderful wedding planner, Sarah Kudlack, came to my rescue. She didn’t take over and plan my wedding but she helped me focus and talked me down when I needed some support. Michael and I spent a lot of time looking at different vendors and making some tough decisions. Our original venue fell through months before our wedding. That threw us for a huge loop. We ended up at the horticulture center in Fairmount Park and it was a complete blessing. The venue was incredible.

letterpress wedding cards - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple pink dahlia bouquet - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

bridal party boutonnieres - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

purple groom boutonnieres - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

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bridal parties - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

Originally Michael and I had wanted a very intimate small ceremony with close friends, maybe in a field somewhere with a picnic afterwards. Wellll… we ended up with a 160-person wedding in a greenhouse with a 5 star caterer. Not exactly what we originally thought but amazingly, with the help of our planner, it ended up being exactly what we wanted. Up until the day before, I was nervous that it would feel like we were attending someone else’s wedding. But as I was standing with my dad at the beginning of the aisle hearing Beyoncé’s “Halo” being played on the violin, I let out a sigh of relief because I knew at the end of the aisle was my almost husband waiting for me. After the ceremony, Michael and I took a moment for ourselves in the bridal suite and reflected on how well the ceremony went and how happy our friends and families looked. Now, it was time to party! Michael and I spent a lot of our reception saying hi to guests and eating delicious food. All the details we had planned payed off. We danced the night away to our incredible band and as the last song played, Michael looked at me and said “this has been the best day of my life”.

bridal processionals - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

ceremony wedding decor - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

ceremony recessionals - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

reception seating charts - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

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purple escort cards - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

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wedding favor ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding favor ideas - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

Best moment hands down was our first look. We decided to have a first look because I didn’t want to spend our reception and cocktail hour taking a bunch of pictures. Our first look was in the middle of the city hall courtyard in center city Philadelphia. It was a completely surreal experience to walk up to Michael in my wedding dress while a street performer played his flute impromptu and onlookers cheered. I was so excited and nervous, Michael says he could hear me hyperventilating well before I reached him. It was a perfect moment.

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purple floral centerpieces - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

wedding speeches - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center

salad served in clay pots - photo by Sharyn Frenkel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/detail-filled-wedding-at-philadelphia-horticultural-center


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Location: Philadelphia, PA / Photographer: Sharyn Frenkel Photography / Wedding Planner and Event Design: Sarah Kudlack of Juniper & Dash / Florist: Love n’ Fresh Flowers / Venue: Philadelphia Horticultural Center / Wedding Dress: Watters “Jacinda” / Wedding Shoes: Adrianna Papell Boutique / Hair: Hair by Meghan / Caterer: Stephen Starr Events / Band: Rich Posmontier Music / Lighting: Eventions / Celebrant: Beth Palubinsky / Hotel: Le Meridien Philadelphia

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