Looking for some new primitive Christmas tree decorating ideas for your home this year?
I have all types of great Christmas tree decorating styles and ideas that would work so well for a primitive, country, or even rustic theme.
For this type of style you want to make sure that you lean towards the antique and old fashioned style and avoid things like loud colors and modern appearances.
A primitive style Christmas tree can look absolutely beautiful when all put together. I’ve done all the work for you and come up with a whole guide of ideas and where to look for everything from primitive ornaments to primitive Christmas tree skirts and everything in between.
Primitive Christmas Tree Ornaments
Although there are all kinds of primitive ornaments that you can choose from, the most popular type would have to be the barn star Christmas ornaments.
The barn star is a staple in any type of prim, country or even rustic style of decorating you can find plenty of these types of ornaments for your Christmas tree.
The cool thing about these ornaments is that you can use them for other things besides your Christmas tree as well. They can be hung up to decorate your home all year round.
As I mentioned there are plenty of other prim style Christmas ornaments as well. Check out some of the best primitive Christmas tree ornaments below.
Tin Barn Star Ornament SetMini Mason Jar Ornament SetDancing Tin Angels Christmas Tree OrnamentsRusty Tin Stocking Shape OrnamentsRusty Metal Star Cutout Jingle BellsPrimitive Snowman Christmas Tree Ornament
These are just some of the wonderful prim style ornaments that you can buy for your tree. You can check out even more choices for ornaments at Amazon.
Primitive Christmas Tree Garland
There are a few different ways that you can go when it comes to a primitive Christmas tree garland.
You definitely would want to stay away from the more traditional shiny, plastic garlands or anything with bright colors. Instead you could go with something homemade like a cranberry and popcorn garland or something that has that old style feeling to it.
Here are a few prim Christmas tree garland ideas that I have come up with over the years.
Burlap Banner or Ribbon – For something a bit different on your prim or country Christmas tree, try a burlap banner or just plain burlap ribbon wrapped around your tree.
Burlap is often used in primitive style decorating and can be a neat way to add in some more texture into your tree.
There are banners that you can buy that read “Merry Christmas” or you can go with a simple roll of wide jute burlap ribbon for the tree. There is even red or green dyed burlap ribbon that you can use as well.
Vintage Merry Christmas BurlapBurlap Jute Ribbon RollRed Jute Burlap Ribbon
Fake Cranberry or Red Wood Beads – Another garland idea that you should consider for your tree is a string of fake cranberries or just a strand of red or burgundy wood beads that you often times find in primitive decor.
Burgundy Cranberry Color Wooden Bead StrandRed Wooden Bead Christmas Tree Garland
These strands are great for wrapping around the tree as garland but can also be used on other crafts and used as home decor for other times of the year. You can even place them in a basket or bowl if you decorate in a primitive style all year round.
Pip Berry Garland and Twig Garland – If you want to keep with more of a natural tone to your tree, then you may want to consider wrapping a pip berry garland around your tree.
You can find a few different styles of pip berry garlands. There are ones that simply have the twig garland with white or red berries while there are other ones that have other items on the garland such as stars.
Pip Berry and Star Garland (multiple colors)Red Single Ply Pip Berry Garland1/2-Inch Natural Twig Garland
To wrap these twig garlands around your tree you may have to play around with it a bit to make it look more natural and play around with the branches so that it sits on them properly.
But once you do that, these pip berry garlands can look simply beautiful on your tree.
Primitive Christmas Tree Toppers
There are all kinds of cool things that you can use as a primitive Christmas tree topper. In fact, I created a whole article just on this topic because I have seen so many neat ideas in the past.
You can choose from tin angels and barn stars to even more handmade toppers like a vintage looking gingerbread doll.
For even more ideas check out my recommendations on primitive Christmas tree toppers for all sorts of great finishing touches for your prim or country themed Christmas tree.
Primitive Christmas Tree Skirts
You can’t decorate your tree in a lovely prim style and then have a tree skirt that completely doesn’t match at the theme at all.
When it comes to primitive tree skirts look for something simple and something that looks handmade.
For example, a simple burlap tree skirt would really fit into any prim or rustic style tree.
You could also choose a skirt that has a heirloom quilted pattern in more natural and muted colors like burgundy, tan, and dark blue.
Here are a few ideas to choose from for your tree skirt.
Ruffle Trim Jute Burlap Christmas Tree SkirtPrimitive Star Quilted Christmas Tree SkirtPrimitive Snowman Embroidered Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt
These are just some of the wonderful tree skirts that would fit perfectly into a prim or country Christmas tree theme.
There are actually several other great choices including some burlap skirts that have ruffles all around and other quilted patterned skirts as well.
Check out Amazon as well as Etsy.com for the best choices in primitive Christmas tree skirts.
More Primitive Christmas Tree Ideas
Here are a few more tips and ideas when it comes to decorating your primitive Christmas tree.
Use Patterned Ribbon or Fabric to Cheaply Decorate Your Tree
A simple and inexpensive way to decorate your tree and fill in some space is to just tie some ribbon around the branches of the tree. You can tie them into simple bows or just tie them in a knot and let them hang off the branches.
Look for patterned fabric that represents the prim style like neutral colored plaids as well as gingham prints. If you can’t find a pattern you like or you just have some fabric or ribbon lying around at home you could use a plain color like burgundy as well.
You can even use the same fabric and make a large bow for the topper of the tree.
Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments Go Perfect with a Primitive Theme
Even if you have never made salt dough ornaments before you have probably at least seen or heard about them.
They are a really popular homemade Christmas ornament and are simple and inexpensive to make. In fact, they are a great craft that you can make with your kids or grand kids this holiday.
The key to making them look primitive is to make them with cinnamon to give them that darker brown coloring. Plus with the cinnamon they will make your tree spell delicious as well.
You could make anything from snowmen to stars or even stockings for the tree. Tie a gingham or plaid ribbon at the top of the ornament to hang them on the tree.
For a good cinnamon salt dough Christmas ornament recipe check out Where Your Treasure Is blog.
Don’t Forget To Use Items From Nature to Decorate Your Tree
If you are still looking for some decorations for your primitive tree it may be as easy as stepping out in your backyard or local park down the road.
Things like pine cones and branches make great additions to your prim tree. These work great for country themed Christmas trees as well.
You can go the simple route and string a pine cone up and hang it on your tree or get a little creative and add in some buttons, twigs, ribbon or other craft items to make your own unique ornament.
Remember that the basis behind primitive decorating is to keep things simple. Look for items that have a worn or aged look as well as ones that bring you back to nature.
These primitive Christmas tree ideas should be enough to get you started as you add your own flair and style to your family’s tree this year.