Saturday, November 24, 2007

Christmas tree decoration

Once you have brought the tree home the next question that comes to your mind is how to decorate your tree for the celebration. Decoration of Christmas tree is an art but you should know the tricks of the art.

Christmas tree Ornaments

Stars :Mix stars of different shape, size and color.This is an essential part in Christmas tree decoration.

(Lighting does the trick in Christmas tree decoration)

Lights :Lights are an essential part of the decorations s, a lighted Christmas tree looks the best. For decorating the tree you should go for smaller bulbs instead huge bulbs. Use strands of multicolored lights. Start your lighting from the top and then move downwards. Use green wires to make the strings less visible. The lighting should be evenly distributed throughout the tree

Garlads :Instead of buying it from the market you can make it at home.Garlads of chocolate and popcorns also looks nice. It can be of anything depending on your imagination. The easiest way to wrap the garland is to do it in a spiral, staring from the top. You can attach long ribbon streamers to the top of the tree instead of the garland.This will add a flavour in your Christmas tree decoration.

(Satin flowers gives a classic look )

Flowers Silk flowers orb natural flowers gives a bright touch to more formal trees and can be clipped on to the branches

Stocking: Fill the stockings with candies and just hang them with ribbons. These can also be used as Christmas tree decoration.

Special ornaments : You can decorate your Christmas tree with a wide variety of things available in the market. Items like small dolls, teddies, pinecones, balls, painted fruits, music notes, toy alphabets, costume, jewelry pieces and other such things that can be used with candies, cookies, baubles, berries, glittery boughs and pinecones. etc. To add a little more color, replace the string or wire ornament-hanging loops with ribbon loops

(Cotton wool giving the perfect snow effect)

Cotton wool- Use bits of cotton wool spread on the treetops for a snowy effect.

Candles- Get some clip on candleholders and add small candles to your tree. Though these candles should never be lighted for safety reasons, they give a grand look to the tree

Old Christmas cards- Its an innovative way of decorating your Christmas tree

Christmas Tree Decorating with Birds and Beads

This is special than the usual Christmas tree decoration that will make your guests’ eyes light up and their lips utter that breathless “Wow!”?

Hang doves from the ceiling with strings of beads in their mouths as though they were flying in and decorating the tree. Use white thread to suspend the birds and pushpins to secure them to the ceiling. You can attach the beads to the birds’ beaks with hot glue or with straight pins. They can also be attached to the feet. The string of beads should be long enough to drape the end over a limb of the tree. Place the doves at different distances from the Christmas tree.
The end result should look like the doves are decorating the tree with beads. You can have one or two of the doves carrying Christmas ornaments attached to their feet.
Of course the Christmas tree is already decorated with several well-placed doves among the other Christmas ornaments.

In addition to hanging birds from the ceiling and placed throughout the tree, you can place bird nests filled with tiny decorative eggs.
For children its a special treat searching for the little bird’s nest with all the tiny little eggs.


Hope you liked these tips on Christmas tree decoration.

Tips For Christmas tree Decoration that you can use:

•Experiment with Christmas tree ornaments

Keep refilling lukewarm water in the tree stand frequently to keep the real tree fresh for longer period of time. At first, you may have to refill the stand quite frequently and the need tapers down slowly. You will know when to refill from the water level in the stand.

• Spray the needles with the wilt resistant spray to keep them fresh for several weeks.

• Arrange the lights from innermost branches to outside and from top to bottom for safety purposes.

• Mix special and more expensive ornaments with cheaper ones to make a greater impact. These special ornaments can include, bird nests, painted fruits, music notes, toy alphabets, costume jewelry pieces and other such things that can be used with candies, cookies, baubles, berries, glittery boughs and pinecones.

• Filler and special ornaments can be placed on tips of boughs. Put some inside the branches too, to add depth to Christmas tree decorations

Decorate Christmas tree with special memorable items , like your child’s first shoe or anything like that

Hope you liked these tips on Christmas tree decoration.


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