Decorating the humble Christmas tree has been a tradition since time immemorial. If just a few simple guidelines are followed for these Christmas tree decoration ideas, decorating the yearly Christmas tree can be a fun, family activity that kids will really get a kick out of and remember for years to come.
The trick for any Christmas tree decoration idea is to try to get the string of lights on the tree first. Start as far inside the tree as you can – towards the trunk – and work your way out to the edges.
Traditional Christmas tree decoration ideas
After the lights are in place, it is a good idea to work on the garlands of tinsel next, and then finish off with ornaments and baubles. Try not to place all of the baubles on the tips of the branches – this is taking the easy route and will ultimately see your potentially beautiful tree starting to sag under the relative weight at the ends of the branches. Use a pair of gloves to avoid getting pricked if decorating a real tree, but don’t be afraid of delving in to the middle of the tree to place those pretty shiny things in there. This will really make the tree appear more three-dimensional and add a real feeling of depth to it, which will become much more obvious when you have the lights switched on.
Trendy Christmas tree decoration ideas
A new trend this year for Christmas tree decoration ideas is to use over-sized baubles. Even having their own term, ‘overscaling’ your decorations is what all self-respecting trees will be sporting this season. Really large balls, stars, and angels are what it’s all about for a really beautiful and ‘with it’ tree that will have the neighbors green with envy as you switch on the lights and stand back to take it all in. If you can, try and stick with a general ‘theme’ for the whole tree. Sticking with complementing colors and patterns will really enhance the overall appeal of your final masterpiece.
Another Christmas tree decoration ideas trend is to start with an all white tree, or a tree that appears mostly covered in snow, and then decorate it rather minimally – that is, use a theme of only 1 or 2 colors, such as all silver, or silver and blue ornaments and tinsel. This can create quite a striking, beautiful tree that really stands out from your basic Christmas tree decoration ideas.
Nature theme Christmas tree decoration idea
For this idea, you can utilize any type of standard Christmas tree, real or artificial, but the key is to decorate with ornaments that somewhat reflect nature. Use ornaments such as glittery apples and pears, icicles and pinecones, birds that can be perched upon branches with clips, and garlands of twigs and berries, and holly. Most of these can be purchased at craft stores, and much more can be found that can really make your nature-themed tree a work of art!
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