Are you looking for Christmas tree ideas? Then you have come to the right place! Making a DIY Christmas tree is a fun activity which can have stunning results. If you are looking for an easy option or DIY is not your thing, there are plenty of stunning and creative Christmas trees for sale as well.
With so many different types of trees to choose from, it can be tricky deciding which one to buy. Today we tackle some of the different types of trees as well as awesome DIY Christmas tree ideas.
Opting for a fibre optic Christmas tree
Buying a fibre optic Christmas tree is a popular option. Fibre optic trees are made from plastic with optical fibres entwined with the branches. The fibres glow different colours creating an attractive and eye-catching effect.
These artificial trees can be stored and used year after year. This tree offers you a convenient option as you won’t have the hassle of buying a new tree each Christmas. Another advantage is that you won’t have to clean up the prickly leaves that are dropped by natural trees.
When compared to other trees, fibre optic options save you the hassle of untangling lights. You can pick between different sizes and colours. While you can still add ornaments and Christmas decorations to this type of tree, there is less room for creativity if you are decorating it as a family activity.
You should also limit the access of the tree to children or pets as a safety precaution. If you want to create a sophisticated and modern style this Christmas, a fibre optics tree is the perfect option.
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Ceramic Christmas Trees
Ceramic Christmas trees have the advantage of requiring no maintenance and care. As an artificial tree you can reuse it every year. Variations within this category include electrical, non-electrical, contemporary and vintage trees. The variations in size, colour and style, makes it easy to find a ceramic tree which meets your requirements.
Ceramic Christmas trees are not designed to replace a natural Christmas tree but they can add to your decorations during the festive season. They also make a great gift for family or friends.
The size of the tree will depend on your budget as well as where you will place it in your home. Smaller ceramic trees are well-suited to shelves and tables while larger ones can be placed on the floor.
The old-school natural Christmas tree
When it comes to natural Christmas trees, traditional fir trees are the first option that springs to most people’s minds. However if you use an indigenous tree you can plant it in your garden afterwards. You can keep it in a pot in the garden and if you take care of it properly you can reuse it the following year.
Yellowwood is a possible option as it has a shiny and tidy appearance. Outeniqua Yellowwood and Real Yellowwood are other options. The Cape Gardenia has beautiful green leaves and flowers making it an attractive alternative to Fir trees.
If you are feeling creative, why not make your own Christmas tree? That way your tree will represent your unique personal style. Making your own tree is a great way to start the holiday festivities. Take a look at two great DIY Christmas tree ideas. Remember, if these DIY projects are something close to your heart, browse Junk Mail for great ideas and supplies.
A beautiful wooden Christmas tree
Why not make your own wooden Christmas tree? Pallets are an inexpensive source of wood and you may even be able to get hold of free pallets that have been dumped. Not only do pallet Christmas trees look good, they are also an easy way to upcycle.
When you are making your tree it is up to you to decide whether you are going for a more rustic or refined look. You can even set up your wooden Christmas tree in your garden or on your patio. Add lights and your favourite decorations to put the finishing touch on your masterpiece.
Strawberry Christmas Trees
And now for something completely different, an edible Christmas tree. This is a fun DIY Christmas tree that is also delicious. Surprise your guests at this year’s Christmas dinner with an edible tree made from strawberries.
You will need a Styrofoam or papier-mâché tree covered with wax paper as a base and then all you need to do is decorate it with strawberries.
Creative Christmas tree decorations
Last but definitely not least, you will need Christmas tree decorations. From traditional decorations to DIY Christmas decorations, there are plenty of ways to decorate. Traditional decorations include lights, tinsel and baubles.
Hanging ornaments in the shape of Santa, reindeers or presents are a great way to add character to your tree. No traditional Christmas is complete without wreathes and stockings.
If you are looking for something different this Christmas, get creative and make your own ornaments. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Making cute Christmas owls is a fun craft that is simple enough for children to join in with. All you will need are pinecones, colourful felt, pipe cleaners and glue. Create the owl’s face, wings and feet out of felt and then stick them to the pinecone with glue. All you need to do is attach a ribbon to these DIY Christmas tree decorations and it will be ready to go onto the tree.
You can make stunning Christmas garlands out of paper to decorate your home with. Add holly and berry made from paper to complete the garland and add a touch of colour to the design. A bonus of these Christmas tree decorations are that they can be recycled after Christmas.
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