Great DIY Christmas Tree Decorations
If you are someone who loves celebrating the Christmas season, it is time for you to think about how you want your tree to look. Christmas tree decorations are a big part of the holiday décor of your home, so think about what your options might be.
While you can purchase your Christmas tree decorations, you should also remember that it is simple to make quite a few on your own. Take a few moments to consider some of these simple and straightforward decorations that you can make.
Bit of snow on the Christmas tree
One of the best ways to invoke Christmas indoors is to put a little bit of snow on the Christmas tree. While outdoor Christmas decorations can be topped off with real snow, it is easy to put some faux snow on your indoor tree.
For example, you can simply grate up some white soap, which gives you lovely large flakes of snow.
If you don’t have soap, mix equal amounts of kosher salt and baby powder in a bowl and use it as snow instead. It’s important to note that the coarser the soap, the more realistic the snow.
Consider popcorn chains
If you want something that is both decorative and sensible, consider popcorn chains. These are perfect for use as outdoor Christmas decorations, though if you put them outside a little too close to Christmas, you might find that you need to replace them. String some yarn onto a large tapestry needle and then thread plain popcorn on to the yarn to make garlands.
After you have around ten or twelve yards of strung popcorn, take them outside and drape them over your nearest pine tree. These outdoor Christmas decorations can be made even more attractive to the birds by adding some dried fruit and berries for color.
Creating Christmas Tree Topper
When you are thinking about Christmas tree decorations, you must think about the top of the Christmas tree. Skip going out to buy a traditional star and get creative instead. For example, find a bouquet of silk flowers and tie them to the top of the tree with ribbon to make a flowery bouquet.
If you want something very simple, simply get a length of wired ribbon that is between two and three inches wide and tie it in a bow around the tree. This is a simple task, and if you are looking for outdoor Christmas decorations, it is a good way to set off your trees and shrubs.
Use Old Kids’ Toys to decorate your Christmas tree
If your kids have small toys that they have outgrown, you can use them to decorate the tree. Simply go through your kids’ collection and pull out all the small, colorful toys that you can find. Tie a loop of fishing line around one end of the toy and tie the other end in a loop that you can use to hang the toy from the tree.
Imagine Christmas tree decorations made from My Little Ponies or from tiny fighter jets. You can also use ribbons or replacement ornament hooks to suspend your new Christmas tree ornaments. This is a fantastic choice for a very kid-friendly holiday.
There are plenty of decorations you can make yourself, so go wild. In many cases, it only takes a little bit of creativity and some interest in color to make sure that your Christmas is bright and vibrant.
Marcus Pine is a writer and organizes a yearly display of Christmas Collections around the holiday season.