Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas 2014

Decorating the Christmas tree is really a tradition that most people enjoy and appear forward to year after year. However, if you've been using the same old tired decorations for the last decade, it may be time to freshen things up and try something new. If you're looking for some new Christmas tree decorating ideas, we have five unique themes which are based on your personality and hobbies. No matter who you are or what you like to do, these ideas can be adapted to reflect everyone's unique sense of style.

The Artist's Tree

This is a really fun theme for somebody who is passionate about art. If you enjoy a particular medium, such as sketching, consider decorating a tree with pencils, small sketch pads, sandpaper blocks, along with other tools of the trade. You may even consider making a few small sketches you could display on the tree, too. For somebody who enjoys painting, you can decorate with paintbrushes, paint trays, and small pots of paint (well sealed, of course). The Artist's Tree is often as fun and creative as you want it to be, and can be easily adapted to the type of art that you enjoy.

The Cook or Baker's Tree

For those who love cooking and/or baking, why don't you decorate a fun tree to show in or near the kitchen? Decorate it with spatulas, wooden spoons, along with other cooking utensils and implements. Cookie cutters will also be a fun touch for someone who enjoys baking. Other nice decorations include popcorn strings, empty spice jars, and favorite recipe cards having a hole punched in one end and tied having a ribbon.

Traditional Ideas
  • Lights
Lights provide a lot of sparkle and shine to your Christmas tree. You'll find options galore as far as lights for your tree are concerned. You can use electric lights that glow constantly or flickers. Leds or faceted glass bulbs may also be used. Whatever the means of lighting, the position is the crucial aspect to get the effect right. Start from the reduced branches, then move on to decorate top of the ones.
  • Flowers and Garlands
By using flowers or garlands, you can add that extra touch of beauty and festivity to Christmas. You need to use real flowers. However, if you're planning to have the Christmas tree browsing your home a week before the festival, then choosing silk flowers would be a good idea. Otherwise if you're ready to put in the efforts of fixing flowers everyday, choose flowers to decorate your Christmas tree. If you’re good with crafts, why don’t you improvise Christmas tree decoration with ribbons. Use ribbons to produce bows or flowers or simply drape some bright and interesting ones around the tree.