Dream Catcher Tree & DIY Rustic Tree Box
This year I opted for a rustic Christmas Tree Box as the stand for our master bedroom Dream Catcher tree, so Ron used some old pallet wood to create this easy holiday DIY.
This year I wanted something cozy to promote a dreamlike vibe for our master bedroom tree theme. I was completely inspired by some beautiful Native American Dream catchers I found over the summer. They were so beautiful with a rustic quality and beautiful feathers, I immediately could invasion this trees, in the middle of June, and I just knew they would be the primary focal point of the master bedroom tree.
I added in shimmery ivory ribbon loops, icy pine branches and filled the tree up with rustic pine cones and luscious silk lambs ear to create the perfect base for our collection of bottle brush woodland ornaments that were the prefect addition to these beautiful Native American works of art. Just the right amount of feathers and twine to catch all of our holiday dreams and make them a reality.
For the rest of the bedroom I decided to just, for simplicity and comfort, to keep our basic white comforter and coverlet set and accent with seasonal throws and pillows. This design technique is much easier to pack away or transition into other holidays depending on the patterns and colors that you choose. Plus I am really picky about sheets and thread count, so I am not one to pick up any old set of holiday print sheets to toss on the bed.
I continue with the color story of natural green tones by adding a few lush dark hunter green velvet pillows. Then added a few of these great tartan plaid pillows that are all the rage this year, which adds just a pop of color to make the room feel like Christmas. I found the fantastic nubby hunter green and ivory throw at my local Pottery Barn Outlet. Which is having some great sales right now. Be sure to Shop My Style to see more available steals and deals.
This tree was beautiful, the perfect thing to fall asleep under during the magical holiday season and weak up to each beautiful morning. However, I remembered that I did not want to spend my magical season pulling my handmade tree skirt out of the Roomba again like I did last year. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Roomba but tree skirts and Roomba’s are not a great mix, so I had planned that all the trees in the house would get new bases that were raised platforms or solid without skirts.
DIY TREE BOX STAND TUTORIAL:
This tree was slated to have a DIY rustic style box or crate that would be made out of our leftover pallet pieces. We had a ton of bits and pieces left over from various projects, such as the DIY Pallet Bed for the Sleeping Porch or the Wheelbarrow O’Plenty Garden. So this was a freebie project that literally cost us nothing to make but time and some nails for the trusty nail gun.
I decided that since the tree would be cornered it really only needed to be a 3 sided piece so it could be possible to collapsible for easy storage, when not in use for the off season.
The panels were very simple to make; cute three boards the same length then create two side boards to hold them together.
Then use a bevel to find the correct angle to cut the cross board for a decorative look on the box. You can do a single or make an X, it is completely up to you and your taste. Then you just repeat the process for two more sets of panels or three if you want a full box.
Next you will want to either hinge the three sides together for a collapsible box, or if you are like me this is where you change the design completely and drive your husband nuts! Since I decided that I liked the decorative edge across the top of the box, it is not actually collapsible anymore, and is now stationary. So you can totally make it four sided if you wish, but again since it is going in a corner we still opted to keep it three sided; which leaves a great place to hide all the cords.
Then place under you tree and hide all your cords and plug strips behind the box and I promise, no Roomba will be gobbling them up this season. It also deters your pets from messing with the cords and tree skirts as well. Which having four mischievous cats at my house, someone is always romping in the tree skirts, this year problem solved.