A beautiful, symmetrical fir tree is a perfect symbol of the Christmas season. But by decorating it with treasures, you create a one-of-a-kind memory of the season. Find our ideas for decorating your Christmas tree in this resource index from About.com.
Decorating a Christmas Tree
- Christmas Tree Decorating Tips
Find basic information on decorating your tree, from ornaments and lights to garlands, nosegays, and decorating themes.
Interior design principles are good to follow when decorating your home. Use them for your holiday decorating, too, and your home will be festive and beautiful.
- Christmas Color
If you're a traditionalist, you'll probably use all the decorations you have. But you can create a dramatic Christmas tree based on a color theme. Find help on choosing a dramatic Christmas color scheme for your home.
- Christmas Themes
Find ways to decorate your tree around a special hobby or interest. Use the theme for home decor or a Christmas party, too.
Put together pretty clusters of flowers, berries, and greens to fill in bare spots and add texture to your Christmas tree or wreath.
Christmas Tree Garlands
- Christmas Garland Tips for Trees
Tie everything together on your Christmas tree with themed garlands. Get information on how many garlands to use for your Christmas tree, how to swag them, and how a garland unifies your Christmas tree decorations.
- Make Your Own Garlands for Your Christmas Tree
Discover how to make inexpensive, unique garlands for your Christmas tree using beads, berries, greenery, popcorn, or small decorations.
Christmas Tree Lights
Learn about LED holiday lights that are energy efficient and burn over 100,000 hours.
- Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
You'll find some helpful Christmas tree decorating tips, as well as some inexpensive and elegant ornament ideas.
- Frugal Ornament Ideas
Discover ways to embellish plain store-bought ornaments or make some of your own.
- Christmas Themes for Trees and Parties
See photos of Christmas trees decorated around a theme and get help learning to use a decorating theme for your tree.
Christmas Tree Skirts
- Christmas Tree Skirts
Learn about skirting your Christmas tree with a festive skirt. You'll not only camouflage an unattractive tree stand, but also add a decorative touch at the same time.
- Make Your Own Christmas Tree Skirt
Get information and tips on how to make your Christmas tree skirt out of fabrics you might already have. You'll be amazed how easy it is to add this finishing touch.
Choosing a Christmas Tree
- Choosing a Christmas Tree
See our tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree, transporting it, lighting it, and keeping it fresh.
- Top Picks for a Perfect Christmas Tree
We've put together a list of our favorite varieties of Christmas trees. Read expert information on the qualities of each variety and decide which you want in your home.
- How to Choose a Perfect Christmas Tree
Learn the simple things you need to know before you go shopping for a Christmas tree.
- Tips for Choosing a Perfect Christmas Tree
Find everything you need to know before going out to get a Christmas tree, whether you cut it yourself, buy it off a lot, or choose one to last year after year.