Google+

Five Perfect Christmas Tree Themes

Do you decorate your Christmas tree with the same old, tired ornaments year after year?

If you’re like many people, your tree looks the same each holiday season save one or two additional ornaments. Instead of dragging out your dusty boxes of ages-old ornaments, use one of these five themes as inspiration for a completely new tree this year.

1. Whimsical

A whimsical tree is a great addition to your child’s room or playroom. Remember that nothing says that you can only decorate one tree. Put a tree in your child’s room and decorate it with over-sized ornaments in fun colors. Add your child’s favorite type of toy to the tree, provided that it is light-weight. For instance, if your son or daughter loves monkeys, decorate the tree with colorful beads and hang sock monkeys from the branches.

2. Repurposed

Instead of rushing out to buy new ornaments this season, look for items that are in your home or garage. Burlap and old bed sheets make fantastically shabby garland, old, rusted tools can be hung or nestled in branches, and even rusted tin cans can make fun ornaments. When you are finished, your tree will have a rustic, country look that will look marvelous in any room of your home.

3. Animals

Do you or your children have a favorite animal? Perhaps someone in your family is simply animal-crazy. Decorating your Christmas tree in an animal theme can be a great way to get the whole family involved. You can hang dog biscuits from the branches, make cat or dog faces out of clay to hang or even wrap the tree with animal-printed ribbon. The decorating options are virtually endless when it comes to an animal-themed tree. Let your imagination run wild and see what you can come up with.

4. Utensils

Is your dining room or kitchen simply screaming for a Christmas tree of its very own? Head to the local flea market and buy old utensils and flatware to hang from branches. You can nestle rolling pins on the inner-most parts of the tree, hang cookie cutters from lighter branches and even use gingham ribbon to wrap your tree. Look around your kitchen for inspiration. Look for a tree that has widely spaced branches and short needles for your kitchen. Once it’s decorated, you’re tree will have a gorgeously rustic feel.

5. Modern

Modern trees can be a joy to decorate. Start with an aluminum tree and choose one or two colors for your decorations. Instead of wood or ceramic, look for bulbs and ornaments made of glass and metal. Additionally, angular or odd shapes will give your tree an edgy feel if used instead of traditional spherical shapes. Instead of hanging lights on your tree, set a light in front of your tree or behind it just as you would see a display set up in an art gallery.

When it comes to Christmas trees, the sky is the limit. There are no rules when it comes to your tree; you can decorate in any way that you wish and in as many rooms as you desire. Christmas trees can be a fantastic form of expression so think outside of the box this year.

About the Autthor

Linda Knighton writes for Christmas blogs where you can find out more about these colored trees, like the red ones.

Entertainment

Top Ten DVD List for June 27, 2017

  This Week’s DVD Releases by Kam Williams Top Ten DVD List for June 27, 2017               The Lodger [Alfred Hitchcock Silent Film] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XP1WFQF/ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Trespass [25th Anniversary Collector's Edition] https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XHR8T93//ref%3dnosim/thslfofire-20 Money [Heist Gone Bad Crime … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Books

Gil’s Goodwill!

  Gil Robertson The “Book of Black Heroes” Interview with Kam Williams Gil's Goodwill! For nearly three decades, writer/author Gil L. Robertson, IV has used the written word to enlighten, empower and uplift. The one-time political organizer initially made his mark in entertainment journalism, penning over 50 national magazine covers and contributing bylines to a wide range of publications that include the Los Angeles Times, the Atlanta … [Read More its Good for You...]

Art

The Day After the Day Of

  The Day After the Day Of by Paul Ilechko   The sky sheds its tears. This morning is the morning of the day after. The day of mourning, the day after the day of.  I beseech the sky to shed tears in order to wash away the tears on my face.   This is the first day of the time after. This is the beginning of a new time, the days of pain, the days of sorrow. We are in mourning. The sky looks down and sheds its tears for … [Read More its Good For You...]

Real Estate

How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate

  How to Hire a Winner in Real Estate by Amy Lignor   You want to buy that new house because the twins are on their way. Little Betty and Little John are already there, but who knew you would have even more so soon? What’s that? Oh…well, of course, in order to buy that new home with four bedrooms instead of two, you will also need to sell your present homestead in order to get the money needed to start paying on a new one. And, of … [Read More its Good for You.....]

Lifestyle

Ejogo’s Largo!

    Carmen Ejogo The “It Comes at Night” Interview with Kam Williams Ejogo's Largo! Carmen Ejogo has established a distinguished career in both feature films and television. She is best known thus far for her leading role of civil rights activist ‘Coretta Scott King’ opposite David Oyelowo in Ava DuVernay's universally acclaimed SELMA as well as being singled out for her ‘mind-blowing’ lead role as Sister in SPARKLE alongside … [Read More its Good for You...]

Outdoors

Fishing for swordfish in Louisiana? You bet

  Fishing for swordfish in Louisiana? You bet by Craig Lamb The Mississippi River delta and surrounding offshore waters are without a doubt some of the richest fishing waters in the world. Venice, Louisiana, is the hub for reaching the richest saltwater game fish waters in the U.S. Yellowfin tuna. Snapper. Grouper. Wahoo. Dolphin. Marlin. And lately, there are swordfish. If you want to experience the latest hot trend in Louisiana … [Read More its Good for You...]

Sports

You Don’t Have to be Greek to be a “Zorba” Fanatic

  You Don’t Have to be Greek to be a “Zorba” Fanatic by Amy Lignor   No, the sport is not called ‘Zorba’, but it most definitely fits for this article’s title. This most unusual sport is actually called ‘Zorbing’, and has caught on like wildfire across the globe. And now, seeing as that the NBA has wrapped, with Golden State proving that they were determined to make amends for last season; and with the NHL closing up shop for the season … [Read More its Good for You...]

Business

Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects

  Add Value with Summer Home Renovation Projects by Amy Lignor   There are a whole list of summer activities for you and the kids planned. Most of them, of course, you want to be nothing but fun, such as grilling outside on the patio or swimming in the pool. However, having the backyard pool and patio are two things you really need in place before either of those activities could be enjoyed. And building this area could be a great … [Read More its Good for You...]

Travel

Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All

    Finding Relaxation in the Most Remote Locations of All by Amy Lignor   It is a fact that the largest travel locations are also beyond popular. Among the downsides of this fact is that when you’re looking for peace, quiet, and basically a chance to do nothing more than spend time with yourself and, perhaps, one other best friend, the most popular places don’t offer that. In other words, it is the most remote (sometimes most … [Read More its Good for You...]

Green Living

Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden

  Creating the Perfect Vegetable Garden by Amy Lignor   Many are still dealing with that wintery mix Mother Nature just loves to toss down from the sky this time of year. Yet, that gardener living inside the soul – the one just dreaming of the sunny skies and lazy rainy days that are must-haves in order to grow the best vegetables possible – is already jotting down the facts, tricks and tips they need to know in order to make that … [Read More its Good for You...]