Themed Christmas tree idea and inspiration!

It’s true…I’VE GOT MY TREE UP! Before anyone tells me it’s too early, it’s never too early if it brings you joy!

Come take a look at my themed Christmas tree for some ideas and inspiration for your own home this year! Plus some of my best tips!

Themed Christmas tree idea

I do want to take a minute to share my heart and what’s going on around here this Christmas. As a lot of you know, it is going to be our LAST Christmas in our current home. Because of that, I have decided to make it extra special for my family and I will not be putting up my “fancy tree” in my living room like usual. Instead…I put it up at Wilshire place!

Themed Christmas tree idea
If hugging your tree in October is wrong, I definitely don’t want to be right! PURE JOY!!!

This year, we will be doing our family tree that we normally put in our bonus room right in our living room. It will be full of family ornaments, probably colored lights and a tree topper that’s too small. And that’s exactly how I want it to be this year! And my boys are so excited too!

However, I am so blessed to have Wilshire place where I can still have my themed Christmas tree to be able to enjoy all season long! I decided to truly keep it simple and use the exact same ribbons I used last year from Hobby Lobby since I loved them so much. You can see last years blog post here for all the details on my tree, specific ribbons, etc.

Most years I change things up a bit because I always want to give you new ideas and inspiration. But I hope the fact that I’ve chosen to use the same things is even more proof that it’s OK (and actually normal) to not change things all the time! Buying ribbon can be an investment, so if you want to use the same stuff year after year after year…YOU SHOULD!

Let’s get into it this year…As always, I start with a blank tree that I fluff, then I add my base ribbon! Don’t ask me why I always wear a black shirt when I’m doing this. haha!

Themed Christmas tree idea

Next up, it was time for the fun red and white accent ribbons. I just love the look of this themed tree and I knew it would look so great at Wilshire place too!

Themed Christmas tree idea

I love to see the progression of this! PS…You can get my tree collar box here! I LOVE IT!

Of course I had to add the ornaments next! This joy one from Hobby Lobby is a few years old, but one of my favs!

Themed Christmas tree idea

This year I added some new DIY ornaments that we will be making in my Deck the Halls workshop this year!

Themed Christmas tree idea

Here’s what my themed Christmas tree looks like all done! I’m in love and it’s making me so happy to see the twinkling of the lights when I’m there working! Wonder how I decorate my tree like this?! KEEP READING!

I’ve got a tree tutorial video that walks you through my 5 step process to get a look like this. I have helped thousands of people over the years up their tree decorating game, and I can help you too! I promise it’s easier than it may look and anyone can do this!

Themed Christmas tree idea
Themed Christmas tree idea
Themed Christmas tree idea

I still need to decorate the rest of the room, but this is a great start! Let me know what you think and if this makes you excited for the holiday fun to come?! I’m excited for all of it! The decorating, the crafting, the shopping, the family time and MORE!

Themed Christmas tree idea

If you are wanting to do a themed Christmas tree for the first time, here are my 3 best tips!

  1. Pick a color scheme that consists of at least 2 main colors, and possibly even one or two accent colors!
  2. Shop for ribbon, filler, etc. that fit into those color schemes and coordinate well. Don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns too!
  3. When it comes to ornaments, if you want to fully keep with the theme…keep the ornaments in your color scheme or pretty neutral. BUT…I do think it’s ok to use family ornaments, etc. if you don’t want to go ALL IN with the theme!

Until next time…


You might also find this Ribbon Buying Guide helpful!


  1. Judy Cline

    I love your tree. I watched your video of the tree last year and used some of your tops to decorate our tree. It does excite me for Christmas but I’m not anywhere near ready to start decorating yet. I’m an after Thanksgiving girl!

    • Kaitlin

      Hi Stacey, I love your tree this year it is so beautiful! I wanted to ask where some of the ornaments are from like the wooden one that looks like a giant button, the cute ones with the wooden frame around them like the “Merry Christmas and the one that says Joy but it’s in a tobacco basket. I love following your page and getting fun inspiration for holidays!

  2. Kathy

    I’ve been planning my tree decor since October 1st. I’m excited to put my tree up in a few weeks. It’s never too early in my opinion. Beautiful Stacey! Enjoy those twinkle lights.

    • Stacey Collins

      Thank you! And yes- have fun with it!

      • Sally England

        I just love this tree! I was so inspired by this tree last year that I did ours just like it. I got so many compliments! Someone said it looked like a mall tree! I was so happy I used yours as my guide. It’s beautiful but so doable. Thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial!!

        • Stacey Collins

          Oh you don’t know how happy that makes me! THANK YOU!!

        • Michelle Roberson

          I did the same! I had friends & family comment that it looks like a tree that could be in a catalog❤️❤️

      • Vanessa Buller

        Where did you get the round wooden buttons?

        • Stacey Collins

          Hobby lobby a few years ago!

    • Jen

      Would love to know how you decorate the top of the tree.

      • Stacey Collins

        Those are just picks from Hobby Lobby and I go over it more in my tutorial!

  3. Sandy Penny

    Oh Stacey, it is beautiful! I love it. You are so talented. It looks so gorgeous with the beautiful ribbon you have used.

    • Stacey Collins

      You’re too kind, thank you so much!

    • Gail

      This is hard for me to believe but I’m actually thinking of not putting up a tree this year. Being sick for 3 years has taken it toll on me. The tree is beautiful ❤️❤️

      • Stacey Collins

        I’m so sorry, know that must be so hard! Prayers!

  4. Dee Williams

    I love your tree! It’s beautiful!! I knew it would be, everything you do is just gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the rest of the room and you are right it’s never too early. I’m thinking about putting mine up the end of the month. Merry Christmas! Happy Decorating!!!

    • Stacey Collins

      If it makes you happy you should! And thank you!!

      • Kay

        Your tree is gorgeous. It makes me want to decorate now myself. Can’t wait to see the rest that you decorate and can’t wait to do the workshop crafts

  5. Dee Thomas

    Love your tree.I have everything for the work shop next month, cant wait.

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! So excited

    • Carol Starkie

      Stacey your tree is beautiful as usual!! I love your ribbon and I think that I am going with a red and white tree this year . I always love to wait and see your tree before I Buy any more ribbon for my tree. You always inspire me. You have wonderful taste and your home is always beautiful.

      • Stacey Collins

        aww yay! thanks!

  6. Pamela Santana

    The Tree is Awesome! I can’t wait to do ours! Only thing is. I will be leaving Christmas Day to be with my grandson for 2 weeks!

    • Stacey Collins

      Sounds like you need to put it up early to enjoy it longer haha!

  7. Melissa

    I love it! I normally do red, white, and green with some gold but am trying to transition to red and white. Where did you find the button ornaments? Very unique on the tree and so cute too!

    • Stacey Collins

      Thanks! Those came from Hobby Lobby a few years ago- haven’t seen them this year yet!

      • Amy Lammers

        This puts me in the holiday mood to get going on mine. I agree with whatever brings you joy that’s what you do. I did your fall workshop & plan to do this next one too! I’m a PC girl & you inspire me & bring me joy! Thank you for being you!!

        • Stacey Collins

          aww, yay! Thank you and can’t wait!

  8. Mary McClure

    Love it as always!!!! I’m trying to wait until after Halloween to start the main tree, but you’ve got me wanting to start tomorrow! Thanks for sharing!!!

    • Stacey Collins

      lol thank you!!

  9. Penny Fitzpatrick

    It’s beautiful, Stacey as always. You are such an inspiration and I can’t wait to the Christmas workshops. I’ve picked out my colors for the tree and have purchased the ribbon.

    • Stacey Collins

      Yay! Can’t wait and thank you!

  10. Reba

    Love your tree and watched your tree tutorial last year. I thought my tree turned out so pretty using your ideas. Thanks for sharing. Your tree is just beautiful!!!

    • Stacey Collins

      So so glad to hear it!!

  11. Angie

    Beautiful! I would expect nothing less from you. I don’t decorate anymore due to bad health. I so enjoy seeing other’s decorations though. I really love the “whisper shopping” also as I don’t make it to the larger cities 60+ miles away much. Do more “whisper shopping”. Thanks for sharing your vacation too! Can’t wait to see your house when you get moved in!

    • Stacey Collins

      thanks so very much!!

  12. Dee Myers

    I used your tutorial last year to decorate my tree and I loved it. It was the prettiest one I have ever done. Some of my friends from church asked me if I worked for our local garden shop. When I told them no they said “well, you should! this is a beautiful tree”. Thank you, Stacey, for always being my inspiration! I am already excited for Christmas!

    • Stacey Collins

      That’s amazing! Love it!

  13. Terri

    This is my third year watching your tree go up. You never disappoint! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Stacey Collins

      thank you soooo much!

  14. Becca Hill

    Such a pretty, creative tree. It’s sensational and motivational! Plus, I am crazy about red, Perfection!

  15. Polly caughron

    Love the tree

  16. Jeannine S.

    I had so much fun participating in last years holiday workshop. I made many custom ornaments for our family to cherish. During the process of making them I shared the progress with mom who adored the finish product and expressed to me how creative they turned out. The ornaments now have more of a sentimental meaning as a result of my mom passing away during Christmas last year.

    • Stacey Collins

      aww, so sweet! thanks for sharing that with me!

  17. Connie

    Your trees are always beautiful!!

  18. Barbara

    love the tree….I like to decorate early, so I can truly enjoy December and our decor. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Xochitl Lizardi

    Thank you so much for this Stacy ?? Double D girl here ? I so look forward to this every year. I want to make everything exactly as you did because it was my face reaction when I first saw something you made and I would want to make the same as you to make my heart feel amazing. Love you so much and thank you because of you I have found that amazing nitch I thought I had but you helped to bring it out in me ?? It has become my passion. I’m so looking forward to this in November. Awesome job Stacy ??

    • Stacey Collins

      You’re so sweet! Thanks so much- thankful for you!

  20. Pam McCraw

    Is there a way to watch your tutorial without Facebook? I don’t use Facebook or IG. I would love to see how to make the ribbons that are on your tree. I’ve already purchased the ribbon for a red and white themed tree.

    • Stacey Collins

      yes! You can purchase it here-

  21. Angela Stout

    Of course your tree is beautiful, everything you do is absolutely stunning! I can’t wait to open my bins and pull my workshop ornaments out from last year and decorate! You have been so inspiring over the last year! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!