Decorating a primative tree

I have a 3 foot pine tree on my hearth...I want to decorate it with primitive things..but I don't know how...I don't want it like Christmas...any suggestions or pictures you can show me?
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  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Jan 06, 2016
    Daughter has a Christmas tree for her man's (hunter/fisherman) man cave. She bought deer and elk ornaments from Cabella's to decorate it as she didn't want to disassemble it after Christmas. Perhaps you could find some jungle animals or such.
  • Glenda Glenda on Jan 06, 2016
    My daughter calls them Friendship trees, You could decorate them primitive for each season. I like the nature idea myself.
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Jan 06, 2016
    Primitive can include many things especially natural elements. You could try small dried hydrangea blooms, pine cones, even snippets of ribbons tied to some of the branches. I made up a primitive arrangement using all artificial floral pieces , maybe something in it would spark an idea?
  • Donna Donna on Jan 07, 2016
    How about a mixture of natural items (dried seed pods, pine cones) and old kitchen items (cookie cutters, metal measuring spoons, wooden utensils), maybe add some ribbon for more color.
  • Dfm Dfm on Jan 07, 2016
    I worked in a day care center for a while....the "Christmas 'tree became the "new years tree"- banners and babies, then the "valentine" tree hearts of different reds and pinks. the the shamrocks etc.
  • For inspiration I would go to a craft store to look at burlap - at Hobby Lobby (even go online and look) they have flowers, birds, and ribbon which can be either rustic or primitive. Walking the aisles of a craft store can inspire and this is what you may need to do.
  • Sherry Fram Sherry Fram on Jan 07, 2016
    You can use burlap to make stars or birds. You can use sticks to form stars using raffia to tie them together. You can use wooden shapes that you can find at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. Post pictures when you get it decorated!
  • Victoria Noble Victoria Noble on Jan 07, 2016
    You can use sea shells and sea glass too.
  • Ann Ann on Jan 07, 2016
    Nothing is more primitive than rusty items. I spray paint plastic garlands with brown paint then sprinkle them with cinnamon while the paint is still wet. Add just a little bit of dry brushing with orange craft paint. You can do this with just about any surface. I have done this to make accessories for my prim Santas. In this photo I've done star garlands in just this way.
  • DORLIS DORLIS on Jan 07, 2016
    Natural things, pinecones, etc. What about h9ome made ornaments? That is what pioneers did.
  • Snapoutofit Snapoutofit on Jan 07, 2016
    Seasonal decorations? like little hearts for Valentines Day?