I love pre-lit trees; all the hard work is already done for you. When I get my Christmas tree down, I want to skip as many steps ahead and get to decorating as fast as possible. Sometimes, even pre-lit trees might beg for a bit more light. Maybe you want to layer on larger novelty lights, flashing lights or possibly lit tree toppers. Taking that little bit of extra time to get your tree lights just right before you start decorating is worth it in the end.
Wreaths and garlands are essential Christmas décor that impart joy and cheer to any holiday home. However, surrounded with other colorful, twinkling Christmas decorations, they can fade into the background if left bare and unadorned. Learn quick and easy ways to perk up your wreaths and garlands with these simple yet effective ideas from Treetopia.
Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired, and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.
Shape plays a major role in showing off your Christmas tree’s lovely profile. Some of you may love the glitz and glamour of an extravagantly decorated tree, but for Lindsay, the understated route is her preferred road to tree-decorating bliss. In a recent post, she showed us how she helped her dear friend Olivia properly, and beautifully, trim a stunning Oh Christmas Tree.
Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.
Having won a Treetopia Oh Christmas Tree in a blogger giveaway last year, Katrina of Chic Little House is no stranger to the stylish appeal of our artificial Christmas trees. As part of this year’s Design Council, Katrina indulged her long-time love for snow-covered trees by decorating our Frosty Flocked Christmas Tree. Check out her recent blog post and you’ll see how elegantly her Christmas tree echoes the green palette of her home décor.
Think of your Christmas tree as an ice cream sundae. The tree is the actual ice cream, the ornaments are the sprinkles, and your tree topper is the cherry on top. You eat the cherry first right? Well, same thing with a Christmas tree. Before anyone notices all the ornaments and garlands you strategically placed, they are going to notice your tree topper.
Now, unconventional colorful Christmas trees call for unconventional tree toppers. Here are some Christmas tree topper ideas that you can customize to fit your theme to really make your tree pop.
Miniature Christmas trees may be small but they provide plenty of style. Even if you already own a full-sized artificial Christmas tree, potted trees and tabletop trees are perfect for adding a touch of holiday cheer anywhere in your home. Here are some simple Christmas decorating ideas for brightening up your surroundings with mini Christmas trees.
Accentuate Your Mantel
Tabletop Christmas trees help complete the festive look of your mantelpiece, transforming your fireplace into a major focal point of your home. If you’re planning on having a sleek and sophisticated holiday mantel, use our Snow Capped Mini Flocked Trees to bring a lovely wintry touch to your display.
As tree-decorating parties go, Sacramento Street’s may just be one of the most stylish. Blogger and designer Caitlin invited two of her closest girlfriends, Crystal from Rue Mag and Jeanne fromShop Sweet Things, to spend an afternoon of friendly conversation and, of course, tree decorating.
When I was a jewelry designer I specialized in unusual findings in my one of a kind creations. Cracker Jack charms, baby rattles and eyeglasses filled the pages of magazines like Elle Accessories and Marie Claire with my designs. Often when interviewed, I would say that if something would sit still long enough I would eventually find a way to make it wearable. I seem to decorate a Christmas tree with the same attitude.
Large or Small: How to Decorate with Ornaments of any Size
The Oh Christmas Tree with Fisher Price toys and Peppermint Twist Candy Canes
Size is really the only thing you need to consider when decorating your tree (or making jewelry). When it comes to creative Christmas decorations for your tree, anything can become an ornament as long as it is not too large or too heavy. Even items on the heavier side can occasionally be wired to your tree. I’m not talking decorate a tree for your home gym with dumb bells, though I like the concept.
Quick tips for decorating with heavier ornaments:
- Try to keep items under 2lbs each. These items won’t weigh down your branches, but several of them will make your tree extra heavy.
- Consider wiring your tree to the wall, especially if you have small children. I often use zip ties around my trees for just this reason.
Anyone can decorate a Christmas tree, but it takes a special person to make a tree exceptional and inspiring. Treetopia has chosen their favorite holiday tastemakers from all over the blogosphere to be members of their 2014 Treetopia Design Council. These are bloggers with impeccable taste, a keen eye for design and the uncanny ability to decorate a mean Christmas tree. I am honored and thrilled to be working along side such a talented group of designers.
Centerpieces are par for the course when it comes to the dinner table, but did you know that they can also be used to decorate other parts of the home? On your mantel or in the sitting room, they’re extra elements you can use to match or complement your lovely Christmas ornaments and other holiday decorations. From mercury glass centerpieces to fall-inspired motifs, centerpieces are a great way to foster a festive mood in your home for the holidays.
Before you start with your Christmas decorating, read on to find out how you can make your home a Christmas wonderland with the help of centerpieces, and a bit of resourcefulness.
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