Farmhouse Christmas Red Tobacco Basket

December 2, 2019

red tobacco basket farmhouse Christmas buffalo check ornaments

Mass produced reproduction tobacco baskets have been a part of farmhouse decor for at least a few years now. I love decorating with them. For Christmas I decided to create a red tobacco basket that would add some farmhouse style to my Christmas decor. It was easy and inexpensive -- all you need is a tobacco basket, some acrylic paint and a few Christmas tchotchkes for decoration. So let's get started.

square tobacco basket red painted

I forgot to take a true "before" picture of this Target Bullseye Playground tobacco basket before I started painting. Here it is, though, after I remembered to take one!

red farmhouse tobacco basket Christmas wall decor

Here it is after I finished painting the whole thing red. The color I used was Tuscan Red. I compared a number of red paints before buying one because I wanted a shade of red that reminded me of Christmas. I think I succeeded with this one. 

My original plan was to use some faux greens, a bottle brush tree, a Believe sign and a black and white checked bow. Here are the pieces laid out in preparation. It's always good to play around with styling before committing to a particular design. But the more I looked at it, the more I couldn't decide if I liked it or not.  

Ultimately I ended up going with more of a minimalist approach -- one I like better because the simple black and white allows the red to really pop. Which is what I was going for in the first place.

farmhouse red tobacco basket hanging wreath white bottle brush trees

Greenery was ultimately added in the form of the wreath it's hanging from, as well as the mini farmhouse cypress trees placed on either side. I frequently hang baskets (and wreaths) on my farmhouse ladder with metal hooks,

buffalo check Christmas ball ornament white bottle brush trees

I was very excited to introduce buffalo check into my decor this Christmas, and these oversized farmhouse buffalo check ornaments did not disappoint.

red tobacco basket farmhouse Christmas buffalo check ornaments

buffalo check Christmas stockings hoop wreath red tobacco basket ornaments bottle brush trees

I may still add a big old buffalo check bow to the top of the hoop wreath. I'm also planning on adding in some fresh greens from the yard but not yet. It's too early -- they'll be all dried out before Christmas. In a week or so I'll be bringing in a ton of greens to place all around the house. 

Overall I'm really happy with my pop of Christmas red over the fireplace!

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My thrift store addiction said...

I love how the red pops against the holiday greenery and buffalo check--well done!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! It looks so great with the buffalo check. And I love how you decorated!!

Kippi O'Hern said...

You are so creative painting the tobacco basket red. It turned out perfect for your fireplace decor.
Merry Christmas,

Carol said...

Such a cute idea! I love the black and white with the red. Such a good combination., but you should be able to reply.

Julie @ My Wee Abode said...

What a lovely idea for a tobacco basket! Painting it red makes such a big difference, and the white bottle brush trees are perfect! Hope you will share this at Tuesday Turn About this week, via!

Pamela ~ DIY vibes said...

This is adorable! I love the shade of red, perfect for Christmas. Pinning!

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