Christmas Decorating Ideas Using Christmas TreesOctober 27th, 2011 // Christmas Trees

If you are looking for novel Christmas decoration ideas this year, consider using your Christmas tree as a base for decorations. Perhaps not the whole tree, just parts of it. There’s nothing like a fresh cut Christmas tree gracing a living room, decorated with coloured baubles, twinkling lights, and little nick-knacks. Most trees are neatly trimmed before you purchase them, however, that doesn’t mean you can’t take a little here and there to use elsewhere.  If you don’t want to thin out the upper areas of your tree, then consider taking one or two of the lower branches – just cut them off flush at the trunk.

These will be the longest branches on the tree, yet the least noticed when trimmed away. So what can you do with these branches? How good is your imagination? There’s no limit to what you could do with parts trimmed from a real live Christmas tree. Here are a few suggestions that may help to trigger other ideas.

  • Mantle decoration – string a branch along your mantle and hang Christmas baubles as decorations, or better yet, use the Metal Snowman Card Holder Pegs to hang your Christmas cards.
  • Mini Christmas tree – cut a piece around 12-18 inches from the tip of the branch. Anchor it in clay or plasticine then decorate with small ornaments and tinsel – makes for a novel little table top Christmas tree.
  • Wreath or Garland – try your hand at making a wreath or garland. For a simple Christmas wreath, bend the branch into a circle wrapping the thinner around the circle to gain the right size. Tie the ends in place then decorate with your favourite decorations
  • Flower arrangement – use short lengths, 12-18 inches long as the back drop to a flower arrangement. Pink and red flowers looking stunning with the green Christmas tree backdrop.

Those are just a few ideas. I am sure you could come up with many more. Just remember, these are branches from a real Christmas tree so to keep them fresh, mist them occasionally with water. Otherwise, they will soon shed their needles. Whatever you make, you can at least say that you made it.

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