Choosing, Nurturing & Flocking Your Tree

How many of you will be heading out to get your Christmas tree as soon as those Thanksgiving leftovers are stowed away in the refrigerator and your checkbook is exhausted from Black Friday?

For us, the weekend of Thanksgiving means college football and Christmas Vacation so no tree for us quite yet.

As much as I love my Christmas trees, we have to do things in order around here.  So the first weekend in December it is.  Always has been.

Getting your tree early requires the motivation to keep it healthy so it is young-at-heart on Christmas morning.

And what kind of tree you get matters as well.

Christmas Tree 2011

I am a creature of habit and our go-to tree is the Noble Fir.  Last year, I gave you the ins and outs, pros and cons of the most common species of Christmas trees.

What is the best fit for you and where you live? Do you have a go-to favorite or do you switch it up?


Now, when it comes to caring for your tree, there areall kinds of methods, tips and how-to’s.

dog christmas


Do you have any other tree-care secrets that you want to share?


Finally, if once you get your tree, you start dreaming of a white Christmas, I give you a full tutorial on how to make, and apply, your own “snow.”

DIY Tree Flocking Tutorial

So, to wrap it all up…

Get your Christmas tree specie facts HERE.

Get your Christmas tree care suggestions HERE.

Get an easy peasy Christmas tree flocking tutorial HERE.

Be inspired,



Here are the sites that I enjoy linking my projects to on a weekly basis:

Cowgirl Up! at Crafty Texas Girls
Get Your Craft On – Today’s Creative Blog
Metamorphosis Monday
Home Stories A To Z
Thrifty Decor Chick – First Monday of Every Month

TDC Before and After


Tip Junkie handmade projects

DIY By Design
Project Queen
Tip Junkie
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
House of Grace – Twice Owned Tuesday
A Stroll Through Life
Primitive and Proper
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Restore Interiors
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
 Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps On The Porch   
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths 
36th avenue





Southern Hospitality – Thrifty Treasures
Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence
Miss Mustard Seed
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Freckled Laundry
Tater Tots and Jello
stuff and nonsense


Funky Junk Interiors
The DIY Showoff
Be Different Act Normal

Sisters of the Wild West – Sister Sunday Link Party
Nifty Thrifty Things
Under The Table And Dreaming
Simply Klassic Home

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  1. I’ve been thinking of giving my tree a snowy facelift!

  2. Pretty pretty! I have no tree secrets at all..nadda!


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