54 Decorated Potted Christmas tree ideas for an eco-friendly holiday. Are you looking for creative ways to decorate a live-rooted Christmas tree but you’re short on ideas? These elegant and minimalist suggestions will help you decorate your potted Norway spruce without much effort or spending any money.
Christmas is one of the most beautiful and exciting holidays of the year, at least that’s how I fell about it. But, it can also require a lot of work. Between shopping, cooking, and decorating, it can be hard to find time to enjoy all the festivities. One way to cut down on some of that stress is by choosing a potted Christmas tree for your home this year.
There’s nothing wrong reusing the same Christmas tree and decorations over and over every year. In fact, some or all the Christmas decorations hold fond memories or have been crafted with great care by you and your family, therefore is normal to preserve them. Besides, reusing the same festive decorations every year, it helps to save money and be more eco-conscious.
Eco-Friendly Christmas tree ideas
If you are savy like me, you know that Christmas season is the time of the year when we spend the most, so reusing is wonderful if you can, but if the stuff get damaged, then is time to rethink your choices.
For the last 6 years, I had a beautiful tall Christmas tree that lasted for more than 6 years and I could use it again even this year, but sadly, the base of the tree got damaged pretty bad and now I’m debating whether I should buy a live potted Xmas tree or an artificial one.
Real Vs Artificial Christmas Trees
If you’ve been wondering what is more environmentally friendly a real Christmas tree or a fake one, the short answer is the real one. A real Christmas tree is one of the greatest solutions for fighting climate change and a way for reducing the waste compared with articial Christmas trees.
The amount of waste is producing a plastic Christmas tree is enourmous, not to mention the decorations, packages and the energy that is needed to lit an artificial Christmas tree. If you still find it hard to belive, make your way to your local skip/recycling centre after Christmas and New Years’ eve and see how many articial Christmas trees are being dumped. After you convinced yourself, you will re-think your choice when planning to buy a Christmas tree.
Now, we all try our best to protect the planet and make our space greener, therefore, if you have been using the same old artificial tree for the past decade or so, then why not try and make a change this year and order or rent a live potted Xmas tree and spoil the whole family.
Why choosing a live potted Christmas tree
I think you already know the answer to this question, but to add another benefit for choosing a real potted Christmas tree is that you can actually keep the tree live for the whole year.
Conifere rooted trees sustain life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases, while releasing oxygen. It will make your home smell amazing and fresh without the need of pine scented room spray.
Another great benefit of buying a rooted Christmas tree, is that you can choose the pot you want to have it delivered. Ceramic, clay, glass, or wicker basket, it will look great either way. But if you are more into a rustic festive decor, then choose a pine tree in a seagrass or wicker basket.
If you have knitting skills, you can even make a knitted basket that will cover nicely the pot of the tree. In this post you can get lots of inspiration for knitted baskets. For how to care for your potted Christmas tree, see the paragraph at the end of this post.
54 Decorated Potted Christmas tree ideas for an eco-friendly holiday
Now get ready to explore this round-up of decorated potted Christmas tree ideas to make this festive season eco friendly. It will be something unique, for you, your family and the planet. Enjoy!
1. Nordic potted Christmas tree with string lights
This first potted Christmas tree is the ultimate goals for an eco-conscious Christmas decor. The beauty of the tree require minimal to no decorations at all, but if you still want to decorate the live tree, choose an aesthetic cover for the pot, place nearby a few paper lamps, or LED lights and a fluffy rug and that will do it.
2. Beautiful fir live Christmas tree with potted wicker basket
One main advantage of choosing a small potted Christmas tree is that you can move it freely anywhere in the house. You can have one or more trees placed around the house and will surely bring positive vibe and cheer to your home this festive season.
3. Farmhouse potted Christmas tree decor idea
4. Simple potted Christmas tree wrapped in burlap
If you’re stuck on Christmas gift ideas, then this cute tree is a cool and eco-friendly gift that your friends will absolutely love. Wrap the pot with textured burlap and secure it with a red ribbon and voila… Besides, is a good opportunity to teach your family close friends how to be more ecconscious. Maybe they will follow your trend and together we will fight climate change.
5. Festive christmas tree ideas for small spaces
6. Simple Christmas tree in wicker pot
7. Small potted Christmas tree decorating idea
8. Scandinavian Christmas decor with natural Christmas tree decorated with white baubles
9. Natural Christmas tree
10. Scandinavian Christmas tree decor idea
11. Zero-waste Natural Christmas tree decorated with rosemary and beautiful pot wrapped with brow paper
12. Fresh potted Christmas tree for decorating the porch
13. Boho potted Christmas tree decorated with macrame ornaments and seagrass basket
14. Minimalist Christmas tree with beautifully wrapped pot
15. Rustic Christmas tree with wooden crate that serves as a pot
16. Festive decor with natural Christmas tree in rope basket
17. Minimalist fir tree in flower pot decorated with Christmas lights
18. Elegant potted Christmas tree
19. Nordmann fir potted tree for Christmas decor
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20. Tiny farmhouse potted Christmas tree
21. Minimalist way to decorate a natural potted pine tree for Kitchen
22. Small Christmas tree in white pot decorated with traditional baubles
23. Christmas tree with roots decorated with string lights and small baubles
24. Mini natural Christmas tree in small pot decorated with dried citrus slices
25. Zero waste eco Christmas decor – Live Pine Christmas tree with paper bag pot
26. Elegant nordic live Christmas tree in seagrass basket decorated with white candle in the middle
27. Minimalist Scandi Christmas tree and wreath
28. Eco-conscious Christmas tree decorating idea
29. Live Christmas tree wrapped with brown kraft paper
30. Eco-friendly Christmas tree decorated with handmade ornaments
31. Small live pine tree decorated with Christmas lights
32. Elegant Nordic Christmas in wicker pot
33. Baby pine tree in flower pot wrapped with craft paper
34. Elegant live Christmas tree in handmade rope basket
35. Mini live Christmas tree in pot wrapped in burlap
36. Decorated potted Christmas tree with baubles and brown craft paper wrapped around the pot
37. Real Christmas tree in flower pot
38. Decorated Scandinavian potted Christmas tree
39. Decorated fir tree in flower pot
40. Natural blue spruce tree in cute plant pot wrapped in burlap
41. Large potted Christmas tree decorated with handmade festive ornaments
42. Mini Christmas tree in festively painted pot
43. Scandinavian fir tree with minimal decorations
44. Small size natural Christmas tree
45. Nordic potted Christmas tree decorated with dried orange citrus slices
46. Rooted nordmann fir tree
47. Mini potted pine tree in seagrass basket
48. Modern farmhouse festive decor with potted Christmas tree
49. Cozy kitchen decor with small potted Christmas trees
50. Pot Grown Nordman Fir
51. Minimalist pot grown pine tree
52. Pre-lit potted Christmas tree decorated idea
53. Beautiful potted Christmas tree with string lights
54. Cute decorated potted Christmas tree
How to care for your potted Christmas tree
Rooted pine trees, are a great choice for becoming eco-friendly this Christmas. Instead of a cut or artificial tree, a rooted potted Xmas tree is authentic, environmentally friendly that produces zero waste.
Although the initial cost for buying a potted Christmas tree will be higher, over the years, you will save plenty of money, not to mention that natural Christmas trees are less prove to causing fire hazards, comparing with artificial trees.Psst… there is the option to rent a live potted Christmas tree from local nurserries, so you might want to look into this option before jumping to buying one.
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Now you might wonder how to look after your potted Christmas tree. Well after I did a bit of research, turns out that a pine tree, or Christmas tree should be kept indoors for not more than 8-9 days. Although that might be true or not, from my experience, I can tell that pine trees can live indoors if you take proper care of them. See below a few pictures with my tiny Christmas tree from last year.
First thing first, do not overwater the tree. Is better to watering the rooted Christmas tree once a week, small amount of water and make sure that the pot has drainage holes. You do not want to drawn the tree and grow mould on the roots. Also, never let the soil get completely dry. Check the soil every day with your fingers and if you feel that it gets dry, then add a bit more water to keep it moisturised.
Next, try to keep the tree somewhere close to a window to reach as much light as possible, but far away from the radiator, or fireplace. In the natural habitat of a pine tree, there is no heating source, other than the sun, therefore we want to have the ambient temperature close to the natural habitat or at least as close to its natural habitat.
Once you decided where to place the potted tree, is time to decorate it. You can make your own Christmas decorations, or buy LED Christmas lights to add a bit of extra charm to your festive tree. Is best to avoid traditional Christmas lights, as they produce heat and it might harm your tree.
Being a live tree require extra care, therefore, when place the ornaments in the tree, do gentle moves and avoid shaking the tree. That way it will prevent from dropping needles, or breaking its beautiful baby branches.
When you bring the tree at home, leave it outside on your patio or deck for a night or two, or if you have space on the hallway, near the door entrance, so it can get used to higher temperature. The same applies after the Christmas is over and you need to remove the decorations.
If you prefer to keep it indoors, is best to place it on the balcony, or patio if you have any, otherwise, you might want to return the tree to the nursery where you purchased, or rented.
Another option is to plant the tree in your garden if that is the case. When you plant the tree, gently loosen the roots before placing it in the ground. The hole where you place the tree should be large enough to allow the roots to spread naturally.
Once you planted the tree outside, don’t forget to water it and clean/trim the dried branches. It will help to flourish and grow more beautiful. For next Christmas, you can bring it again indoors and enjoy the freshness of the live Christmas tree and being proud that you contribute to a cleaner environment.
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My tiny potted Christmas tree that thrived indoors for a long time
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