Using Your Christmas Tree as a Year-Round DecorationPosted by in Decorating Ideas for Every Christmas Tree
The holidays come but once a year but with a few adjustments, your Christmas tree doesn’t have to be in storage for 11 months. From Valentine’s Day to Halloween, there are many opportunities to wow your guests with your decorating prowess. Here are 8 year-round Christmas tree decorating ideas from Treetopia.
A Treetopia favorite, Valentine’s Day is as good a holiday as any to think and decorate outside the box. Look no further than our Brand Ambassador, Jennifer Perkins, for some inspiration. This year, she decorated her Some Like it Hot tree with silver metallic garlands and photos of her family in paper picado frames. For her Pretty in Pink Tree, she used red and pink Christmas balls and DIY clay ornaments. Black tree for the broken hearted, anyone? In her previous post, Jen proved that you can go Beyond Pink and Red for Valentine’s day. Check out trees and wreaths from our Valentine’s Day Blog Hop 2016 for more decorating inspiration.
The vibrant colors, unique ornaments, and absence of rules make decorating a tree for Easter a dream for most. We recommend transforming your white Tree into an Easter bunny at least once! Giant googly eyes, large bunny ears, and a few items from the craft store—simple yet guaranteed to impress! Calling it a “giant kitschy ode to Easter,” Jen’s Some Like it Hot Tree for Easter 2015 is filled with retro Easter collectibles. Craft store flowers, colorful eggs, and bunny ornaments are just the beginning when decorating for this much-adored spring holiday.
Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. is filled with vivid colors and patterns, making it perfect for decorating your artificial Christmas tree. For Cinco de Mayo 2015, Jen Perkins made a papel picado banner to complement her Winter White Potted tree. You won’t find tree ornaments specific to Cinco de Mayo, so it’s the best time to utilize your creativity and DIY skills. Use small decorative items that match the theme, like a fake cactus, mini piñatas, or paper lanterns. Then, fill your tree with faux flowers, patterned Christmas balls, and other items that match the colorful heritage of this Mexican holiday.
A fabulous tree styled with custom ornaments is a great way to honor the special ladies in our lives. Jen honored “all the moms in her life” with lit marquee letters, black and white decorations, and vintage-style photo ornaments that stand out against the foliage of her Pretty in Pink Potted Tree. Create a theme around your mom’s interests; her favorite sports team, TV shows, or hobbies should help you create your own Mother’s Day masterpiece.
Fourth of July
Celebrate Independence Day by dressing your tree in patriotic colors. On your white artificial Christmas tree, wrap red, white, and blue streamers, hang little American flags, and add the sparkle of fireworks through gold and silver tinsel. Check out these presidential spoon puppets and other red, white, and blue embellishments on Jen’s 4th of July Winter White Potted tree.
Black and White, Dia de Los Muertos, Bat Colonies on Candycorn, and Painted Pumpkin trees—it’s safe to say Halloween is one of the ultimate Treetopian holidays. Like the costumes, Christmas tree decorating ideas for October 31st are endless. From your favorite Halloween characters to your most eccentric ornament collection, forget the rules and go with a theme that speaks to you most!
Autumn-themed décor with vibrant hues and varied textures make fall a wonderful time to decorate your tree. Pinecones, acorns, leaves, birds, and pumpkin ornaments are available in stores during this time of year, so finding the right items will be a cinch.There’s a wide range of autumn palettes, so pick one that works well against your tree’s foliage. For example, Jen used deep browns and yellows with a touch of gold for her Thankful for Fall Tree featuring our Treetopia Basics – Orange.
Everything in Between
How about decorating your tree to express your love for music or show off your amazing thrift store finds? Celebrate World Friendship Day with photo ornaments of you and your closest friends, or World Ice Cream day with ice cream ornaments—don’t leave your tree bare while waiting for the next holiday. Like Jen, we believe that weight is your only tree decorating limit.
The next decorating opportunity is right around the corner, so storing your tree should be the last thing on your mind. Did we miss any Christmas tree decorating ideas for your favorite holiday? Tell us in the comments section below!