Your Christmas tree is the centerpiece of all of your holiday decor, so transform it into a masterpiece. Although shades of red and green always have a place in traditional holiday decor, there's no law that says your tree has to feature those classic colors nor any of the traditional holiday symbols, such as stars, reindeer, Santa Claus, or snowman. From classic to creative, take inspiration from these festive holiday trees.
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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. Even if you are a sucker for tinsel garland, you might admire how the blogger ditched the old standby for blue shibori ribbon.
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Scandinavian Christmas Tree
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 decorated with simple ornaments in both neutral and metallic tones. Finally, instead of going with a traditional tree skirt, she placed her evergreen in a decorative basket. It just goes to show no matter how small your space, you can always get it spruced up for Christmas.
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Rainbow Christmas Tree
If you have a small child or frisky pet, glass ornaments are not an option for your holiday tree. Instead, consider colorful paper decorations—typically reserved for children's birthday parties—which make snazzy ornaments on this rainbow-themed Christmas tree by Rachel at Pencil Shavings Studio.
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Candy Land Christmas Tree
If the board game Candy Land makes you miss being a kid, this sweet Christmas tree by Rachel at Lines Across will undoubtedly evoke those nostalgic feelings. From candy canes to lollipops ad even a gummy bear tree topper, the tree features the sweet elements from the classic game.Continue to 5 of 29 below.
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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 makes the perfect garland, while wooden spools of thread and large buttons both add pops of color. Finally, gold bobbins bring the sparkle to the tree.
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DIY Paper Ornaments
If you're the crafty type (or have children who love an art project), check out this Christmas tree tricked out with these DIY decorations. To make the double-sided ball or snowflake ornaments, you'll need colorful scrapbooking paper and lever punches. While the white garland isn't homemade, it's a thrifty decorating hack worth stealing. You can find this 32-foot plastic security chain online for less than $20.
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Pom-Pom Christmas Ornaments
If your yarn stash is overflowing, here's a needle-free way to thin your stockpile. These colorful pom-pom ornaments by Rachel Denbow at Smile and Wave were whipped up with leftover yarn. The only tools you'll need to follow her lead are scissors and a large pom-pom maker.
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"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, and the finishing touch is the tiny TARDIS.Continue to 9 of 29 below.
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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.
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A Classic Tree
Decorating a Christmas tree is a snap with these five easy steps, according to Cassity at Remodelaholic. First, add twinkling lights—it doesn't matter if they're white or colorful. Next, fill gaps or holes between the branches with filler, such as frosted stems or floral sprays. Afterward, wrap garland or ribbon around the tree starting at the top. Now you're ready for the most gratifying part—hanging your ornaments. The last step is adding a tree skirt.
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Unicorn Christmas Tree Topper
The holidays can feel pretty magical, which is why 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 13 of 29 below.
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Floral Christmas Tree
Covering your holiday tree in beautiful blooms is a surprisingly festive way to celebrate the holidays. This floral masterpiece by Mandy at Sugar Bee Crafts wraps craft store flowers around a pre-lit tree.Continue to 17 of 29 below.
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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.
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White and Gold Christmas Tree
A mix of white and metallic ornaments give this elegant holiday tree by the ladies at the Crafting Chicks beautiful dimension by breaking up the greenery. The large gold snowflakes are perfect for filling all of the empty spots between branches.Continue to 21 of 29 below.
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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 Rad + the Rest. To make the teensy creature stand out, the blogger painted it a metallic shade of blue.
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Modern Farmhouse Christmas Tree
This modern farmhouse Christmas tree by Liz at Love Grows Wild puts a modern twist on traditional holiday decorating. The trick is to mix simple, oversized ornaments with natural textures. Here, large white baubles dangle between pine cones and burlap ribbon.Continue to 25 of 29 below.
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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 a white primer. Afterward, it took 10 cans of rose gold spray paint to get the desired result. Finally, for a stunningly modern effect, she sprinkled on inexpensive clear ornaments.
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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.
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Colorful White Christmas Tree
Disrupt your red and green decorating routine by embracing bold hues. This splashy display by Kelli and Kristi at Lolly Jane brings on the color with oversized ornaments that pop against a bright white Christmas tree.Continue to 29 of 29 below.
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Turquoise and White Christmas Tree
This skinny pencil tree decorated by Sarah Lemp at All Things With Purpose doesn't skimp on holiday style. Instead of sticking with holiday decorations in traditional colors, the blogger decked out her display with ornaments in various shades of turquoise and white.