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I’m a firm believer that it’s never too early to put up the Christmas tree, but even I have to admit that putting it up in September is a bit of a stretch. Luckily, there’s a new fall decorating trend that will give you an excuse to bring out your tree from storage. People are putting up fall Christmas trees, which is exactly what it sounds like: A traditional Christmas tree decorated with pumpkins, fall leaves, and all things buffalo check. Sign me up!

The fall-theme trees started popping up last year, and we're already seeing people put them up this year. There are hundreds of new Instagram posts with #FallChristmasTree—and all the images are gorgeous. 

If you’ve been looking for a reason to break out the holiday decorations a few months early, here is your excuse. Here's a few of my favorite trees and products you need to recreate the looks.

Pumpkin-Patch Inspired

We love the farmhouse look of this gorgeous flocked tree. If you don't have a flocked tree, it's easy to flock an artificial tree yourself, or you can find relatively inexpensive versions to buy online like this 6.5-foot flocked tree ($150, Bed Bath & Beyond). Decorate with a wood bead garland ($11, Amazon) and faux fall flowers, then surround the base of the tree with live gourds and hay bales ($7, Amazon).

Sunflower-Studded

Sunflower Christmas trees are popular in the summer, but we love the way the yellow and white blooms look on this gorgeous harvest-inspired tree. To get the look, use craft wire ($2, Michaels) to attach faux flowers to branches of a flocked tree, then decorate with other fall-inspired accessories and top with a bow made from orange plaid ribbon ($6, Amazon). Faux flowers can be pricey, so watch for the sunflowers to go on sale and stock up when prices are low.

Fall Harvest Tree

This gorgeous fall display starts with a flocked Christmas tree, which I love because the lighter branches really make the orange and red decorations pop. Once you've got the tree, decorate it with faux flowers, dried corn stalks, and bows made from an orange plaid wire-edged ribbon ($7, Michaels). Using a wire-edged ribbon will help you create perfectly shaped bows, every time—no matter how big you tie them! Finish off the tree with faux pumpkins and felt leaves for a truly festive fall look. 

Plaid Pumpkin Tree

This pumpkin-theme tree has me craving a hot pumpkin spice latte! To make your own, wrap your tree with an orange or tan buffalo plaid ribbon ($15, Amazon) and add as many pumpkins as you can. To get the pumpkins on the tree, look for faux mini pumpkins ($13 for a 12-pack, Amazon) that are made out of lightweight foam. You can use florists wire to secure the pumpkins to the tree (if you insert the wire into the bottom of the pumpkin, you can re-use the pumpkins once the tree comes down). When you're done decorating, kick back with a steaming hot PSL—you've earned it! 

Fall Farmhouse Tree

We've been daydreaming of farmhouse Halloween decorations, and this farmhouse-inspired tree is a great way to transition from fall into the later holiday seasons. Since this tree is pretty neutral, you can leave it up through Thanksgiving and then just swap out the fall-specific pieces—like the fall-shape wood ornaments and faux pumpkins—for your traditional Christmas ornaments! All the other elements of this tree—the black and white buffalo check ribbon ($3, Etsy) and pinecones—can stay on the tree as you transform it from a pretty fall display to a farmhouse Christmas look

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