If you’re looking to add a little more magic to your holiday decorating this season, consider the sparkle of a charming fairy light tree! Fairy light trees are perfect for children’s bedrooms and so much more.
Get all the magic of twinkling Christmas lights with none of the hassle of decorating a giant tree. A fairy light tree is sure to bring the magic this year – read on to see why!
One of the things we love to do at Christmas is decorate the bedrooms in our home. I know that’s not for everyone, but there’s just something about waking up or going to sleep with a little extra Christmas magic in your room!
Whether that means adding cozy and cute flannel sheets, a greenery garland over a bed or on a dresser, or even a Christmas tree, a little goes a long way. Read this post to find out more about adding Christmas lights in bedrooms here!
Several years ago, we purchased the prettiest birch style fairy light trees for the girls’ bedrooms and we’ve never looked back! I love that they are mess free, easy to store and easy to set up. Something about them just speaks to the magic of the season – they have a wintry, sparkling effect that we just adore!
In fact, we love to keep ours out all winter long for soft, magical winter decor. Keep reading to find out all about these sweet magical little trees, and why you might want to add one to your own home this year!
What is a Fairy Light Tree?
Fairy light trees are inspired by the fairy trees that date back to Celtic times in Irish folklore. Fairy trees are still a sacred part of Irish folklore today, in fact!
It has long been believed that fairies used these special stand alone trees to enter and exit the other-world. Many superstitions surround these trees in Ireland and around the world.
Luckily, we can now bring a little of the magic home with us! A fairy light tree is beautiful all year long, but especially so at Christmas. Consider adding one to playrooms, kids’ rooms, and anywhere you’d like a little rustic, magical touch this season.
Fairy Light Trees and Branches
After several years of readers asking about where we found our little fairy light trees, I’m so thrilled that there are so many options on the market today!
In fact, you can use individual branches to get a similar look. You can add them to large vases, outdoor garden pots and more! (Of course, just ensure they are rated for weather if you intend to use outside.)
They are available in a wide variety of sizes – everything from 12 inches up to seven feet. You can find the right size for any room or corner of your home.
Of course, because I love a neutral home, I tend to gravitate towards the natural looking birch tree style of fairy light trees. I love natural Christmas decor so much! However, keep in mind that they are available in a white variety of finishes, from faux trees to dark irons and other metals.
Where to Use a Fairy Light Tree
- As a lamp on a Bedside Desk
- In a child’s room – you can even add it to the inside of their DIY Teepee
- Use them to hold jewelry on your vanity
- Perfect for weddings and events
- Use them for a Winter Birthday Party
- Outdoors – consider one for part of your Christmas front porch decor, or use branches in your DIY outdoor container arrangements
- On a bar or countertop for extra decor during a holiday party
- In an entry for a little magic as guests arrive
- Anywhere you’d like to replace a traditional or sparse Christmas tree
Warm White 4, 6, and 8 ft Birch Tree Set (Rated for Indoor and Outdoor Use)
Lighted White Pair of Trees 6FT and 5FT Warm White
Fairy Light Tree Branches for Vases or Garden Pots
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