The customary red and green colors of Christmas decorations create a festive ambience of Christmas. The magic of the Christmas is contagious. Twinkling lights, the aroma of gingerbread cookies filled in the air and snow covered lawns exhume enthusiasm.
There is a sound of Christmas carols and laughter which also compels you to sing a carol yourself and participate in the fun and gambol.
In case of Christmas decorations let your imagination flow. The Christmas trees which are gaining popularity of late are the exclusively themed ones.
Your hobbies usually reflect the way you decorate your Christmas tree such as angel or teddy-bear collecting, or boating. Create a theme like this adding your personal touch to it and enjoy your Christmas holiday by sitting back and relishing your creation.
Also a theme can rotate around your area of interests, activities and family occasions which will remind of the old family memories when seen in the photo albums later.
Christmas Decoration ideas
- Baby Celebration: Think childish! A fun theme. Hunt for baby colors like mint, pink, lavender, blue, yellow snowy balls; plastic small rattles in different patterns and pastel shades, interweaved baby booties, alphabet blocks made of timber and baby bottles can be dangled on the tree along with pink and blue ribbons. Team them up with pastel shaded lavish toys, such as teddy bears. Mix and match them with pink and blue mesh and an angel. Utilize a cute baby blanket for the tree bottom.
- Snowman display: Exclusive but customary this theme celebrates the reputation of snowmen. You can tie a gold and white decorative ribbon, gold beaded wreath and lusterless gold spheres to your snowman. Snowflakes include the wintery feel to the room.
- Beach Holiday: Thinking of this theme would permit you to have fun with colors. Use copper and silver, gold and silver or green and blue along with most of the beach accessories which can be spray coated in order to go with the theme. Star fish, seahorse, shell and sand dollar ornaments, real shells will add the real touch to your beach setting. Tie the real shells to the tree with gold or silver threads. Hunt for a net or ribbon to cover the tree and affix crystal balls to reprise the bubble effect.
- Decorating Candles: Make a dazzling and subtle centerpiece. In case if you do not own an antique pedestal dish, use any dish with pretty base to create a vibrant ambiance. Place the candle in the dish and tenderly position ornaments around the candle until you get the look you have been thinking of. If you want a warm replicating shine, put the dish in front of a mirror.
- Flower Arrangements: Arrange a place for flowers at your table. Any kind of vibrant flower arrangement manages to bring smile to the coldest winter months.
- Begin your Christmas collection: Start collecting Santa which does not have to be costly. Even other crafts need not be expensive or straight from the store. You can sew or design a new decoration piece every year which will make you feel nostalgic when viewed years later. Remember, its memories and not expensive collections that matters.
- For a Toyland theme hunt for teddy bears and dolls at your local departmental stores. Deck them up with ribbons and cloths. Club them below your tree, on mantels, and on shelves. Mountain tiny squares of cardboard collectively and cover them as small gifts. You can also place one of them under your teddy`s arm.
- Winter dreamland Transform your house into a winter dreamland with artificial snowflakes in lacy fabrics. Depending on the size string them up in sets of two to five-and place them to doors, windows, cabinets, etc.
- Holiday snap: Organize a family get-together to take the family picture. Either use a poster board, or big paper, and mix and match them with Christmas scenes crafted from cards or magazines. You can also sketch and color a Christmas scene yourself by drawing a landscape holiday scene which you can place on the wall while decorating your house.
- Spreading wonderful aromas: Decorating for the holidays isn`t restricted to stuffs you can visualize. Remember, Christmas is also an occasion of captivating aromas. So make a bubbling potpourri and create a wonderful fragrance in your house. For making a potpourri take a pan half-filled with water and mix orange peel, cinnamon and cloves in a pan. Cook on medium flame. One pan of potpourri will sustain a day or two. Keep refilling the pan with water whenever required.
- Glass bowl showpieces: This is a simple decoration idea. Take four bowls and fill them up with diluted red, green, silver and gold shades. Immerse pine cones into them and let them dry in open. You can also spray gold or silver sprinkles on each one of them. Put them in glass bowls once they are fully dried, spray a hairspray and organize them around the house to attach an immediate Christmas appeal.
- Ribbon furnishings: You can also decorate your Christmas home with ribbons. Fetch red, white and green ribbons and attach them to chair backs, candlesticks, plants, on flower arrangements, on teacup handles, baskets, stair barriers, doorknobs, etc. Avoid being conventional while choosing ribbon colors. They look alluring when tied in pretty bows.
- A forest theme can assure the feel of Christmas amid the dense woods. One can set up a forest at one`s own lawn with the help of twig bird nests, oak leaves, pinecones, raffia bows, twig garlands, clusters of berries and acorns, etc. These types of Christmas decorations will set the jungle mood of Christmas decorations. One need not to be worried if one doesn`t have a large lawn or a nice garden. From the streamers hanging on the wall to the Christmas cake to be cut, everything sets the mood of the celebration of Christmas. Indoor Christmas decorations are made to change transform the entire look of the house.
- Christmas cakes can be garnished in whatever way one wishes. A landscape of snow covered valleys and reindeers pulling the sledge for Santa is a nice decoration liked both by children and grown ups. A hut or a farm house will add to the aesthetic beauty. Things that cannot be made of cream or icing can be made of inedible materials like, plastic.