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40 Incredible Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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40 Incredible Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.

1. Floral Christmas
1. Floral Christmas
Sugar Bee Crafts

Sugar Bee Crafts blogger Mandy Beyeler went away from traditional looks to create a floral design for her Christmas tree.

The spiral garland layout of the faux flowers keeps your eye moving without getting districted by loads of ornaments.

Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Bee Crafts

2. The Grinch That Didn't Steal Christmas
2. The Grinch That Didn't Steal Christmas
GiGiBelle Boutique

It’s OK to have a detached sense of humour when it comes to decorating the tree.

This grinch didn't get away but makes for a memorable Christmas tree.

Courtesy of GiGiBelle Boutique.

3. Advent Treasure Hunt
3. Advent Treasure Hunt
Family Handyman
Children will love this treasure hunt idea for Advent. For each day, write a clue to the location of a treat, roll the paper into a scroll and tie it with a ribbon, leaving one end long. Put the scroll into a clear shatterproof ball ornament and glue the long end inside the ornament top, making the scroll hang inside. Number the balls with stickers and cover the tops of the ornaments with ribbon.
4. Up a Wall
4. Up a Wall
Family Handyman
Have a sofa-size painting or other large wall accent? For the holidays, remove it and use that wall space to hang small picture frames in the shape of a Christmas tree. You’ll create a heartwarming family tree of memories to enjoy all season long.
5. Pallet Christmas Tree
5. Pallet Christmas Tree
Deja Vue Designs
Take a break from the classic pallet Christmas tree by adding a little shine to your design. Drill holes in your pallet boards to fit twinkling Christmas lights, for authentic holiday style that would look great displayed on your porch or propped on your mantel. Project via Hometalker Tammy from Deja Vue Designs.
6. Craft Project Tree
6. Craft Project Tree
Garden Rant
Kids can help create these alternative christmas trees with simple craft supplies such as sticks, pipe cleaners and glue. And when finished, hang some of your favourite little ornaments from the "branches." Photo: Courtesy of Garden Rant.
7. Reclaimed Wood Tree
7. Reclaimed Wood Tree
Her Tool Belt
Pinterest has lots of ideas for using reclaimed wood to build alternative Christmas trees. And once completed, add some paint or stain and wrap a strand of lights around the finished project. Courtesy of Her Tool Belt.
8. Decorated Branch Tree
8. Decorated Branch Tree
Courtesy of Neilsamwhite
Christmas decorating doesn't get much easier than this. Go outside and find a branch (or you could purchase a plastic one from a craft store), place it in a vase or pot, or hang it from the ceiling or a chandelier and decorate it with your favorite ornaments. This would work great as a centerpiece or atop a living room table.
9. Ladder Tree
9. Ladder Tree
Courtesy of Emmen Center
An eye-catching ladder tree spotted on Pinterest may not save any space, but it is certainly a new take on a traditional Christmas tree. Try decorating with sparkly ornaments, some strands of lights and a star or angel on top. Courtesy of Emmen Center.
10. Plywood Tree
10. Plywood Tree
Courtesy of Bombus
This tree is made from sheets of birch plywood with stars cut out for modern Christmas tree alternatives. Search for "plywood Christmas tree patterns" online for dozens of additional options. And a scroll saw works best for cutting the large pieces of plywood for a tree this size. Courtesy of Bombus.
11. Felt Tree
11. Felt Tree
Courtesy of Mummyfique
This felt tree is a great project to get kids started in DIY. And not only do these types of christmas tree alternatives work great in small spaces, they also work in a child's bedroom. Courtesy of Mummyfique.
12. 12 Days of Christmas
12. 12 Days of Christmas
Courtesy of Tater Tots & Jello
Tater Tots & Jello writer Jen Hadfield came up with this advent calendar Christmas tree decorating idea. We can't wait either to count down the days to Christmas with these tree decorating ideas. Courtesy of Tater Tots & Jello
13. Glittery Neutral Christmas Tree
13. Glittery Neutral Christmas Tree
AKA Design
AKA Design blogger Shannon Acheson incorporated ribbons with black and white ornaments to create a striking Christmas tree. Throw in the goody bags above the fireplace set up for the 12 days of Christmas and you've got a complete space for the holidays. Courtesy of AKA Design.
14. Pinecones and Gold Ornaments
14. Pinecones and Gold Ornaments
Craftberry Bush
Pinecones and gold ornaments sparkle on this tree from Craftberry Bush.
15. Black and White Christmas
15. Black and White Christmas
Just Destiny Mag
Some thick black and white ribbon courses around this tree from Just Destiny Mag and the black and white ornaments complement the tree. Mix in the cute sleds and this tree has a lot going for it. Get some holiday decorating tips to get you step up for the holidays. Photo: Courtesy of Just Destiny Mag.
16. Blue and White Christmas
16. Blue and White Christmas
Courtesy of Centsational Style
If black and white Christmas tree decorations are too much of a contrast, check out this blue and white tree from Kate Riley at Centsational Style.
17. Electric Christmas
17. Electric Christmas
Bower Power
Instead of using just two colours, expand it out to create a colourful Christmas tree like this one at the Bower Power blog. Check out the use of the curled up pipe cleaners, too.  
18. Sweet, Sweet Christmas
18. Sweet, Sweet Christmas
Line Across
Want to sweeten up Christmas even more? Try out this Candy Land-inspired tree. Check out the faux gummy bear tree topper, along with the lollipops, candy canes and popsicle ornaments. Courtesy of Line Across.
19. Pastel Power
19. Pastel Power
 Cuckoo 4 Design
If you don't want to overwhelm a room with color, find some lighter pastel colors like this tree from Cuckoo 4 Design. Add a pop of magenta to keep it from getting too dull. This tree also features a foldable star tree topper that can make it stand out.
20. A Picture of a Peacock
20. A Picture of a Peacock
Bents
If you ever wanted to anthropomorphize a Christmas tree, this would be the first place to start. Your tree will surely stand out with this peacock-inspired tree. Courtesy of Bents.
21. Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree
21. Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree
Giggles Galore
Some birch on the fireplace mantle is just one of the subtle features of this tree from Giggles Galore blogger Mariah Leeson. She blended rustic farmhouse charm with metallic ornaments for an eye-catching design.
22. Shiny Pine
22. Shiny Pine
Family Handyman
Ball ornaments don't have to be tree trims. They can be the tree! This one hangs in a frame with a 10- x 13-in. opening. For each row of the tree, lay a piece of wire horizontally across the back of the opening. Use a staple gun to tack one wire end to the frame, string on the ornaments and staple the other end. Secure the staples with a mallet and bend the wire ends over the staples. Add a bow as a topper.
23. Spin the Colour Wheel
23. Spin the Colour Wheel
Inspired by Charm
This tree featured at Inspired by Charm doesn't shy away from color in its design. It spirals down the tree as you imagine the different color combinations that exist.
24. Silver Bells
24. Silver Bells
Just Destiny Mag
This tree at Just Destiny Mag takes a classic look and twists it a little with its ornaments. It prominently features silver bells but adds lanterns and flags to its flocked picks.
25. Little Drummer Boy
25. Little Drummer Boy
Kara's Party Ideas
Silhouettes of a little drummer boy take the old favorite holiday song and brings it to life on this tree from Kara's Party Ideas. The silhouettes stand out but the drum and drum stick ornaments make this a complete tree that carries out its theme perfectly.
26. Wooden Treasure Tree
26. Wooden Treasure Tree
Lia Griffith
Natural willow and twine went into the design of the ornaments for this impressive tree from Lia Griffith.  Wooden baubles were built from wooden balls and felt garland drapes the tree for a smooth white and gold look.
27. Marquee Star Tree
27. Marquee Star Tree
Hello Life
A rustic wood marquee star adorns the top of this tree from Hello Life which makes the glow of the tree that much brighter. Ornaments also include old style skeleton keys and a faux snow globe as the alternating ribbons fit snugly around the tree.
28. Bunting Banner
28. Bunting Banner
Lil Luna
This Christmas Tree from Lil Luna says something with its bunting banner that spells out merry, joy and peace. It makes the large picture ornaments fit in perfectly.
29. Forever Plaid
29. Forever Plaid
Craftberry Bush
If you love Christmas for the plaid, then you'll fall for this tree from Craftberry Bush. This tree adds blue and white plaid designs for a special look. The ornate mirrors add charm to the tree as well.
30. No Lights, No Problem
30. No Lights, No Problem
Love The Day
A tree with no lights might have you thinking what kind of Ebenezer Scrooge decorated such a tree but this tree from Love The Day has got so much going on, it doesn't need any lights to shine.
31. Home Sweet Home
31. Home Sweet Home
A Thoughtful Place
Gingerbread men come alive with this fantastically sweet Christmas tree from A Thoughtful Place.  Candy cane ornaments and popcorn garland will have you hankering for Christmas dinner with this design.
32. Memorable Christmas Tree
32. Memorable Christmas Tree
Aunt Peaches blog
Hanging pictures of favorite memories on the Christmas tree is a cute way to get nostalgic with family. This tree from the Aunt Peaches blog does just that while incorporating cascading ribbon. This tree even used old ties as a tree skirt.
33. Simply Stated
33. Simply Stated
Homey Oh My
Less is more, especially with this Scandinavian-inspired tree of silver and black ornaments. There's no need for a tree topper in this modest tree, that would be too much jazz for a toned-down tree. Courtesy of Homey Oh My
34. Alternative Tree Stand
34. Alternative Tree Stand
The Merry Thought
A tisket, a tasket why not a basket for a tree stand? That's the thought the people at The Merry Thought had with their Christmas tree. It helps set a pretty picture when the tree is allowed to stand out.
35. Mrs Claus Cottage Christmas Tree
35. Mrs Claus Cottage Christmas Tree
Design Dazzle
Sure, old St. Nick gets all the attention during Christmas time but behind every great man is a great woman and Design Dazzle gives Mrs. Claus her due with this tree. This one uses red and white check ribbon for the tree and plenty of cute ornaments.
36. A Touch of Flowers
36. A Touch of Flowers
 Classy Clutter
Pink, gold and white provide a pretty backdrop for this tree from Classy Clutter. The pink poinsettias, white hydrangeas and large pink rose stems balance the white of the paper maché deer statues and white papered gifts.
37. Over the Rainbow
37. Over the Rainbow
A Line Across
It looks like a rainbow shot across this tree from A Line Across and maybe there's a pot of gold in one of those presents underneath it. Be bold with your Christmas tree decorating and take a hint from this rainbow-colored fantastic forest creation.
38. Rustic Plaid Cabin
38. Rustic Plaid Cabin
Kara's Party Ideas
Kara Allen of Kara's Party Ideas has got a Christmas tree bursting with greens and red plaid. Vintage items like snowshoes and a sled complete the rustic look while the marquee letters don't overwhelm the tree. Pinecones are sprinkled with some faux snow and tiny sleds hang from the limbs.
39. Santa North Pole Christmas Tree
39. Santa North Pole Christmas Tree
Tater Tots & Jello
Santa will feel so comfortable with this Christmas tree decorating you might have to coax him back up the chimney to finish delivering gifts. Tater Tots & Jello created a Christmas workshop with this tree with some marquee stars and lettering for the man from up North Pole way. The candy cane decorations pop up all over the tree and a red and white garland wraps around it.
40. Sunburst Mirror Christmas Tree
Tater Tots & Jello
Tater Tots & Jello
A fancy looking sunburst mirror ornament doesn't need to cost you much as proven by Tater Tots & Jello. A few Popiscle sticks, glue, pompom ribbon, spray paint, mirrors and coasters will get the job done. It'll also make a tree pop.


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