Best of … ideas to decorate a Christmas tree
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
Contributed by Jenna Scaglione, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
Chestnuts are roasting on an open fire and our homes are teeming with holiday Christmas spirit!
The time has come to set up the Christmas tree and adorn it with decorations and holiday cheer. This year try to do something a little different to express your creativity.
Need a little help? Here are some creative Christmas tree decorating ideas:
Festive and delicious
Pop pop pop! Popcorn garland encircling a Christmas tree has become the tried and true decoration that excites young and old alike! This Christmas tradition has evolved over the years and many have become very creative with it. To take your popcorn garland up a notch, add colored beads like the beautiful glass beads in between every 3 or 4 popcorn pieces to create a dramatic effect and inject vibrant color.
And for a very popular twist for the tiny tots, take the popcorn garland off the tree on Christmas Eve, put it in a bowl and leave it for the jolly man in the bright red suit. In the morning when the bowl is empty, the kids will squeal with delight! (Just make sure you pull out those glass beads first! Wouldn’t want Santa breaking a tooth!)
Get the entire family involved
Nothing says Christmas and family like a homemade-themed tree full of delightful paper and jeweled decorations made with love by members of your family! Getting the kids and even the grandparents involved in creating paper-chain garland, cardboard snowflakes, painted walnuts and popsicle-stick stars, bridges the generations and becomes one of the highlights of the Christmas season. Add paint and some glitter to your creations and the personal family touch will be the best and most exciting part of your season.
It’s Baby Time
Celebrate your new arrival
Expecting a baby or have a new addition to your family? Let the joy of this precious bundle reflect in your Christmas tree decorations with a baby-themed tree! Along with Christmas balls, add baby booties, rattles and pacifiers. Then, add a more elegant touch with the Handprint Ornament from Baby Box. The base of the tree can be wrapped in several infant blankets held together with large, brightly colored baby pins. To add the finishing touch, top the tree with a baby ornament such as an angel or stork.
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells
Jingle all the way
The sounds of Christmas are everywhere and what could be a better time than the present to decorate your tree with a Jingle Bell theme? A craft supply store sells jingle bells in a wide variety of colors and sizes perfect for attaching to the tree with colorful ribbon. Add a bit of whimsy by painting them and adding sparkles, beads and pearls. Top your masterpiece with a cowbell for fun. Finally, intermingle holiday candies in between the bells and let visiting children pick their favorites for dessert.
Travel Dreams and Memories
Oh, the places you will go
Turn your Christmas tree into a a dream machine when you decorate it with tokens of the places you’ve always wanted to go. If Paris is in your dreams, deck the boughs with tiny Eiffel towers or miniature croissants. Longing to head to Japan? Look for sushi or kimono ornaments. Watch travel videos like the ones from the Travel Video Store for inspiration for trinkets, colors and styles.
You can also add small items collected on past trips to make it a past and future travel tree.
Get creative this Christmas when deciding on your Christmas tree decorations. There are no limits. If you can create it, you can do it!