We all eagerly look forward for Christmas, and with the festival just around the corner, everyone is busy looking for new ideas and themes for Christmas decorations.
Be it at home or at stores, the Christmas tree is an important aspect of celebrations. Decorating it is something that is enjoyed by both the young and grown ups. This write-up has some great themes, some are traditional, whereas, others are not so conventional.
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
The Winter Snow Theme
It isn't very difficult to associate snow and Christmas, is it? Even Santa comes riding down the snow. Though traditional, this theme is still a favorite among many of us. In keeping with the idea, decorate the tree with white lights, and it would add a zing to your tree if you use twinkling lights.
You can hang them directly or buy light, flat wooden pieces and paste pictures of family members on it. Hang this piece with small strips of golden string so that as the wooden piece rotates, faces of different family members come into view. You can also use the occasion to appreciate a particular family member's achievements.
Say, your grandpa is a war veteran. You could choose the 'patriotic theme' for the tree. Or in case your aunt made some special achievement with her talent in music, decorate the tree with miniature musical instruments. Cut thin strips of photocopies of notes of her music and drape it around the tree.
Or is it Hawaii that you had been to on your last vacation? The tropics in the winters? Why not? What better than to remember the sun and the sand of the tropical country during the winter months!
Movie Theater Theme
Are you a complete movie buff? Use your passion to decorate the Christmas tree this year. Use old tickets, empty popcorn boxes, 3D glasses, and old movie reels for decorating around this theme.
The Food Theme
Nuts about the Chinese cuisine? Decorate your Christmas tree with chopsticks, Chinese fortunes, and Chinese good luck symbols. But it is about the cuisine, right? Then, what about the noodles? Not difficult, is it?
You could use some wool taken out from some old sweater or use any kind of ribbon that can provide the spiral effect of the noodles. This theme can also be used by Chinese restaurants in this festive season.
Want to do something unusual yet appealing this time while decorating your Christmas tree? Go the rustic way. For that, you can utilize old household items. As an example, use old bed sheet strips for making garlands.
A galvanized tub may act as the tree base. Added to that, make use of old license plates and wooden jewelry to add to the rustic feel. And finally, replace stockings with sacks. Great theme isn't it? And it is budget-friendly too! Do try it out.
A simple theme, if you don't have much time or are in search of an uncomplicated theme. All you have to gather is spoons and forks and decorate your christmas tree, and to create a classic look, use jute to tie the spoons and forks. That's it! It would in fact be a perfect theme for your dining room.
Sounds interesting, right? Give a westernized look to your Christmas tree by adorning it with cowboys hats. Leather and red accents in the form of strips will do the trick. What a sight it would be! Perfect, if it is placed in a cowboy-themed room too!
Themes for Children
Garland and Candy Cane Theme
This Christmas, drop the fancy ways of decorating your Christmas tree, instead make it a craft activity. Still not clear? Search for some old pipe cleaners and Perler beads to craft out colorful candy canes, garlands, and snowflake ornaments.
While decorating the tree, use white or clear lights, and have them twined around the outer branches of the tree. If you do not want white or any subtle colors of lights, then use multicolored lights. You even have the option of preparing a garland with multicolored beads that will add to the enchanting beauty of the tree.
Fairy Tale Theme
This is another theme that children would be very excited about. Choose your child's favorite fairytale. What about Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs? Suits the winter season fine, doesn't it? Cut pictures or draw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and use them to decorate the Christmas tree.
In case you are calling friends over with kids, you could plan it out in advance and arrange a little play on the fairytale with the kids acting out the character.
Sports theme is apt for older children. Be it hockey or baseball, if it is the sports theme, decorate the tree with miniature equipment of the particular sport. For baseball, hang miniature versions of the bat, cap, gloves, and ball.
Do not forget to include your child's favorite star. If he has made some special achievement in the sport, put the certificate on one of the branches or place the trophy on the Christmas tree skirt. Well, this theme would also give you a chance to boot for your favorite team (provided you and your boy support the same one).
From traditional to non-conventional, when it comes to Christmas tree themes, there are options galore for the young and the young at heart. However, it is best to plan and prepare beforehand for the decorations so that you can have loads of fun decorating your Christmas tree. Merry Christmas to all!