01 of 34
How to Decorate a Christmas Tree
Whether your holiday decorating style is traditional or anything but, these ideas will help you spice things up. From unexpected themes and surprising colors to eye-popping ornaments and vintage accents, here are the freshest ways to trim a Christmas tree.Continue to 2 of 34 below.
02 of 34
Eclectic Family Photo Christmas Tree
On this festive family tree decorated by Anne Marie at White House Black Shutters, mini clothespins transform Polaroid inspired printouts into Christmas ornaments. While we're suckers for tinsel garland, we adore how the blogger ditched the old standby for blue shibori ribbon.Continue to 3 of 34 below.
03 of 34
A few homey touches give this holiday tree by Sina at Happy Grey Lucky a Nordic twist. For starters, she didn't use garland. She also stuck with simple ornaments in both neutral and metallic tones. Instead of going with a traditional tree skirt, she placed her evergreen in a decorative basket.Continue to 4 of 34 below.
04 of 34
05 of 34
Candy Land Christmas Tree
From candy canes to lollipops the tree features lots of elements from the classic game. Our favorite ornament is the gummy bear tree topper.Continue to 6 of 34 below.
06 of 34
Sewing Themed Christmas Tree
Sewing supplies make adorable ornaments for this tiny Christmas tree decorated by Jonathan at Jonathan Fong Style. A yellow fabric tape measure made the perfect garland. Wooden spools of thread and large buttons both add pops of color. Gold bobbins bring the sparkle.Continue to 7 of 34 below.
07 of 34
DIY Paper Ornaments
This year, I tricked out my Christmas tree featured here with DIY decorations.
To make the double sided ball or snowflake ornaments, you'll need colorful scrapbooking paper and lever punches. The origami gemstones are neon card stock.
While the white garland isn't homemade, it's a thrifty decorating hack worth stealing. We purchased the 32-foot plastic security chain online for less than $15.Continue to 8 of 34 below.
08 of 34
Pompom Christmas Ornaments
If your yarn stash is overflowing here's a needle-free way to thin your stockpile. These colorful pompom ornaments by Rachel Denbow at Smile and Wave DIY were whipped up with leftover yarn. The only tools you'll need to follow her lead are scissors and a large pompom maker.
Related: How to Make a Pompom WreathContinue to 9 of 34 below.
09 of 34
Doctor Who Christmas Tree
Christmas is a fantastic time to celebrate the things you love. This galaxy inspired holiday tree by Lindsay at Shrimp Salad Circus does just that — The spectacular centerpiece is a nod to the blogger's favorite science fiction TV show, Doctor Who.
Lindsay used spray paint to change the color of her artificial green tree. Next, she painted a bunch of round ornaments with swirls of color. The tree topper is a paper party decoration. The finishing touch is the tiny TARDIS.Continue to 10 of 34 below.
10 of 34
Rustic Christmas Tree
You don't need much to recreate this rustic holiday tree by Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. A vintage crate conceals the unattractive tree stand. Metallic ornaments, balls of tangled twine, and lastly jute rope (instead of traditional garland) dress up the centerpiece.Continue to 11 of 34 below.
11 of 34
Minimalist Christmas Tree
Simple brass ornaments and real candles adorn this minimally decorated Christmas tree by Niki Brantmark at My Scandinavian Home. The blogger says while the candles are a beautiful touch before lighting make sure they're not near anything flammable including branches and other decorations. Also, never leave burning candles unattended, and in case of emergency, keep a fire extinguisher within easy reach.Continue to 12 of 34 below.
12 of 34
Five Easy Steps
First, add twinkling lights — it doesn't matter if they're white or colorful. Next, fill gaps or holes between the branches with filler. Examples of the latter include frosted stems or floral sprays. Afterward, wrap garland or if you prefer ribbon around the tree starting at the top. Now you're ready for the most gratifying part — hang your ornaments. The last step is adding a tree skirt.Continue to 13 of 34 below.
13 of 34
Unicorn Christmas Tree Topper
The holidays can feel pretty magical. That's why we think this unicorn Christmas tree tutorial by Mr. Kate suits this time of year perfectly. The project decks out an artificial rose gold tree with multicolored lights, pastel ornaments, and a DIY unicorn horn topper.Continue to 14 of 34 below.
14 of 34
15 of 34
16 of 34
Dollar Store Ideas
Decorating a Christmas tree on a skimpy budget is possible with these dollar store ideas by Aimee at The Crazy Craft Lady. Our favorite tip: The garland and tree skirt were both made out of inexpensive burlap fabric.Continue to 17 of 34 below.
17 of 34
18 of 34
19 of 34
20 of 34
21 of 34
22 of 34
Less is More Christmas Tree
The idea behind this Christmas tree decorated by Amy at Homey Oh My is less is more. The blogger kept the decorations to three different styles of ornaments. The result is a tree that oozes understated elegance. Notice the gift wrap? The blogger repurposed the discarded pages from her Stendig calendar.Continue to 23 of 34 below.
23 of 34
White and Gold Christmas Tree
A mix of white and metallic ornaments give this holiday tree by the ladies at the Crafting Chicks beautiful dimension by breaking up the greenery. See the large gold snowflakes? The bloggers say they were perfect for filling all of the empty spots between branches.Continue to 24 of 34 below.
24 of 34
25 of 34
26 of 34
DIY Dinosaur Ornaments
Tiny toys and miniature figures, which you can pick up for cheap at most dollar stores, make surprisingly adorable Christmas decorations. Case in point, this DIY dinosaur ornament by Kari at Life Prekarious. To make the teensy creature standout the blogger painted it a metallic shade of blue.Continue to 27 of 34 below.
27 of 34
Modern Farmhouse Christmas Tree
This modern farmhouse Christmas tree by Liz at Love Grows Wild puts a modern twist on traditional holiday decorating. To trick is to mix simple, oversized ornaments with natural textures. Here, large white baubles dangle between pine cones and burlap ribbon.Continue to 28 of 34 below.
28 of 34
DIY Rose Gold Christmas Tree
Break out the spray paint for this gorgeous rose gold Christmas tree project by Angie at Little Inspiration. Because her artificial tree was green, the first step was applying white primer. Afterward, it took 10 cans of rose gold spray paint to get the desired result. Next, for a stunningly modern effect, she sprinkled on inexpensive clear ornaments.Continue to 29 of 34 below.
29 of 34
30 of 34
Ice Cream Themed Christmas Tree
If you love ice cream (and honestly who doesn't?) share your love for the frozen concoction with this sugary sweet Christmas tree idea by Krys at Melodrama. Her single scoop creations are crumbled tissue paper placed into authentic sugar cones and adorable ice cream cups.Continue to 31 of 34 below.
31 of 34
32 of 34
33 of 34
34 of 34
Turquoise and White Christmas Tree