Flat Back Christmas Tree
This post is sponsored by Tree Classics. All opinions are my own. This is part of Tree Classics’ 12 Days of Christmas. Today I’m featuring a flat back Christmas tree. What’s a flat back Christmas tree? It is one that is flat on the back, so that it can be used against a wall. It takes up half the space of a conventional Christmas tree. Does it still look great? Judge for yourself.
Decorating the Christmas tree is a big family tradition at our house. We drink wassail, play Christmas music and have fun while we decorate the tree. It’s a relaxed time that we enjoy together as a family. I make fudge every year and it’s a great time for us to taste the fudge too.
This year I chose a flat back tree with clear lights. We have limited space in our living room, and I was thrilled that this tree would fit without requiring me to rearrange the room. Here’s a picture of the tree when I got the cords all plugged in. I hadn’t done much fluffing yet.
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The tree comes in 3 pieces that fit easily together. It also comes with the flat back tree stand. The next step is to plug in the light cords on the back of the tree. Setup was super easy. I love that you can just tap the on/off switch with your foot to turn the lights on or off. Then I fluffed the tree. It’s very compact when you pull it out of the box, so you’ll need to do a lot of fluffing. It looks a lot more full once you separate all of the branches.
I also selected this charming angel tree topper from Tree Classics, you can find it HERE. I think the angel is quite regal looking.
I also selected the Heirloom ornament set, CLICK HERE. These ornaments look like vintage Christmas tree ornaments. See the stocking and candy cane below? They are a part of this set.
There’s also an angel and several more styles in this set.
I used these ornaments and then added some mercury glass ornaments, silver ornaments and pink and purple ornaments.
I think the colors work rather well together. Evie said it looked like a tree at the mall and she snapchatted the tree for her friends. I will take that as a compliment.
I’ve taken a side shot below so you can see how little real estate this tree takes up. You can easily walk behind the chair in my living room.
I’ve got a lot more presents to wrap, so I need to get the paper out.
You can see the tree behind my settee in the living room below. The flatback tree fits perfectly here even though it’s a tall tree.
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Rebecca M says
I like it from the front better than the side view.??♀️ You’ve decorated it beautifully though!
JoEllyn Martin says
Hello, I know you have posted before your paint color in this room, but can you please tell me what the paint color is? I am having such a hard time deciding. Love you half tree!!!! And I love your blog! Thanks for all of your inspirations!
Tona in Bama
It’s agreeable gray sherwin williams Tona.
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
I LOVE this tree! I have seen them years ago but not so much lately..how great that Tree Classics is offering them as they are the best….and yes, what a compliment that Evie put your tree on her Snapchat. When our kids take the time to compliment, then you know that you did good and you did!! The tree looks so beautiful in the room and so perfect! Have a Very Merry Weekend Anita!
You are such a kind soul Shirley. Thank you.
Ginger Valdes says
Such a cool idea! Great for tight spaces. Evie knows what’s cool, and what is not!
Ha! She’s definitely in the know Ginger.
Ha! She’s definitely in the know Ginger.
Susie @thechelseaproject says
Oh my! What a great idea! Now that I think about it, I have so many places where a flat back tree would fit perfectly. Also love the ornament selection and combination. The colors ad textures are so fun and fresh. It’s such a great look. Wishing you and yours all the best for the Holidays and beyond. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project
Thanks sweet Susie!!!
Mary lathrop says
Love the look but do you put the ribbon first , then work around it or what? Merry Christmas ?.
Well yes you should add the ribbon first. I did it later, and it was difficult to do.
Haha, when I first saw the title to this post I thought it said Flat Black tree! Didn’t think I was going to like that at all. Too much spray painting going on at my house this week. This is a great idea and yours is decorated elegantly as I would expect!
I love this. I have a 10′ tree that I am getting older and tired to try to decorate. This is a great idea!!
Karen Hobson says
Not my favorite tree from the side, but from the front it really is very pretty. I believe you have covered every branch with an ornament.
Norma Rolader says
Now I love that tree and your room is decorated beautifully
Gorgeous – my favorite colors!
The tree is decorated beautifully….I’m going to use my imagination to think the “other side of the tree” is on the outside of your home for the neighborhood to see it’s beauty! How does that sound?! Merry Christmas!
You are too cute Allison. Great imagination!!
Lory at Designthusiasm says
Anita, wow, I never heard of a flat back tree. It looks awesome! You have it so fluffed and beautifully decorated, you’d never know if wasn’t a full round tree. Love it!
Marie Batson says
Do you have to anchor the tree to the wall in the back? It seems it would be out of balance and fall otherwise. It is beautiful but I am at the age where I do “simple” so haven’t gotten most of my decor out of the storage for past couple of years. My this year tree is simply white, silver and gold theme and I enjoy the “new” antique hobnail clear glass tear drop balls I found at local thrift store. Thanks for sharing.