Christmas tree decorations
Most Christmas decorating starts with the Christmas tree. Whether you decorate your tree traditionally each year or you’re looking for new ideas, this first set of tips will help you to make that Christmas tree shine.
1. Have more than one Christmas tree
If you have room in your house, it’s fun to put smaller trees in other rooms. A smaller tree in the kitchen, bathroom or bedroom can really unify your home. If you don’t want to buy more trees, you can just save some branches from your big tree and put them in a flowerpot or decorated coffee can. Hang ornaments on the branches and you instantly have a mini Christmas tree.
2. The more decorations the better
There’s no such thing as too many decorations on your tree. If your ornaments are carefully selected and spaced, the more decorated the better looking the tree.
3. Silk flowers
Silk flowers are a great way to add color and beauty to your tree. You can choose different colors, or make them all-white for a beautiful snowy effect.
4. Metallic spray
You can paint pinecones, leaves and seedpods with a metallic spray that can really add to your decorations. Then you can evenly space them on your tree for a great new look.
5. Miniature wreaths
You can find all kinds of miniature wreaths at craft stores. Add greenery, ribbons or berries with a glue gun, and tie a ribbon for hanging and you have a great homemade tree decoration.
6. Ribbon streamers
Instead of garland, try using ribbon streamers. All you do is attach Christmas-colored ribbon or raffia to the top of the tree, then wind them down, and around the tree until you get to the bottom.
7. Tree Topper
Traditional Christmas trees are usually topped with a star or an angel, but don’t let this stop you from getting creative. Try to find a family heirloom or an important object that represents your family and use that as your tree topper.
8. Replace wire hangers
A simple way to make your tree look better is to replace all of your wire hangers on your ornaments with ribbon loops. You can choose just one color to unify all of them, or you can use lots of ribbon colors to add variety to your tree.