We Love the Christmas Tree Flower Decor Trend—and You Will, Too

This trend has us swapping garland for gardenias, and we may never go back.

Move over, tinsel and bulbs, flowers are coming through—and we're not just talking about poinsettias. Some people are opting for flowers instead of traditional Christmas tree embellishments, and we're totally into it. Flowers bring life and vibrant color to your home in a way that ornaments can't. And we're not the only ones obsessed with the trend: Check out the gorgeous Instagram posts with the hashtag #floralChristmas.

Whether you choose real or artificial flowers, they're sure to make a splash on your tree this year. Check out our favorite DIY floral Christmas tree designs.

Christmas tree decorated with paper crafts
Courtesy of Rifle Paper Co.

Paper Petals

This insanely pretty tree from Rifle Paper Co. is what Christmas dreams are made of. We're seriously crushing on the gorgeous blooms—all made out of paper and inspired by gorgeous floral gift wrap ($11, Rifle Paper. Co.). We love how the paper blooms pop on the otherwise bare tree. This is one Christmas decorating look we're totally going to recreate this season.

Twist on Traditional

A swirl of flowers twisting around this decorated Christmas tree has us wishing we could wrap up in a blanket and lay on the couch all day long. These bright colors bring cheer inside during the chilly holiday season. Twinkly lights add a touch of magic and a hot pink carnation is the perfect final pop of color.

gray armchair next to christmas tree decorated with flowers
Adam Albright

Flocked in Floral

While we love bright flowers against a dark green tree, sometimes a subtle look fits a space better. The pastel faux flowers on this large, flocked Christmas tree pop against the white branches without overwhelming the room. If you don't have a flocked tree and don't want to buy one, we'll show you how to flock one yourself.

Subtle Stunner

This tree is for the skeptic of the floral tree trend. While it maintains elements of the traditional Christmas tree—glitter bulbs, exposed pine needles, and a golden star tree topper—it also incorporates subtle modern touches, like soft flowers and white branches.

A Very Glittery Christmas

Glitter overload? Never! We're drooling over this pink, silver, and gold glitter Christmas tree. Snow-dusted pine needles are the perfect backdrop for white hydrangeas and all things glitter—owls, butterflies, presents—yes, please!

A Touch of Nature

This Christmas tree is dressed to the nines, and we can't get enough of it. Light pink peonies and giant golden poinsettias aren't the only natural element in this tree. Pine cones and fake deer antlers add a rustic cabin feel that we adore. A banner reading "Merry Christmas" strung across the middle of the tree is a warm finishing touch.

Sunflower Trees

Sunflower Christmas trees are right on trend, and we can't wait to start making our own this year. A DIY galvanized tree collar is the perfect way to complete this look.

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