5 Uses for Christmas Ornaments You Probably Never Thought Of

Christmas ornaments aren’t predictable red and green balls anymore. Try these 5 ideas to repurpose last year’s ornaments for the coming season!

1. Vintage Ornament Wreath

Have a ton of glass balls and colorful, round ornaments that have been passed on for years?

Try combining them into a unique, festive wreath for your front door. You’ll just need a foam wreath base, some tinsel or garlands, and a hot glue to preserve those ornaments in an updated Christmas decoration you’ll actually use.

Wreath by retrorenovation.com

Wreath by retrorenovation.com

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5 Crafty Wreaths for Spring and Summer

Want to brighten up your home’s front door with a splash of color for spring and summer? Here are five fun, crafty wreaths you can put together to add bright style to your home’s entrance. The idea for this super-easy wreath comes from Family Chic. For this eye-catching design, all you need is a foam wreath form and a bunch of bright-colored paper drink umbrellas in various sizes.

Photo by Family Chic from Camilla Fabbri

Photo by Family Chic from Camilla Fabbri

Try experimenting with different arrangements to figure out what works best for you! Grapevine wreaths also work well with cocktail parasols–you could even leave a portion of the grapevine exposed for a slightly different look.

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2012 Top Christmas Trends

Christmas is all about tradition, but your personal style might not include midcentury nutcrackers and gingerbread men. Finding a balance between a traditional Christmas and a more modern style that fits your space isn’t an impossible feat.

This year’s Christmas trends don’t dismiss the traditions of the Christmas season, but they do update the traditional look and can bring sophistication to your space, whether you’re decking the halls of a small apartment or a large suburban home. Continue reading

Joy to the Tree: A Tree Classics Photo Contest

To celebrate Christmas with our fans, we’re hosting a Christmas tree photo contest in which 10 participants will win a gorgeous Tree Classics wreath! We work hard to make our trees everything you need them to be, but we want to see how you put on the finishing touches to ensure it’s absolutely perfect for your family. Continue reading

3 Essential Christmas Storage Accessories to Preserve the Quality of Your Holiday Decor

Keep Your Holiday Décor Safe with these Storage Accessories

Many Christmas decorations hold more than just monetary value. Since a large bulk of your Christmas decorations are probably homemade by kids and loved ones, these holiday items are special to say the least. To keep your precious holiday decor and your tree protected year after year, upgrade to one or more of these Christmas storage accessories. Continue reading

History of Christmas Decorations

The Roots of the Christmas Tree: Discovering the Origins of 3 Common Christmas Decorations

There are several classic Christmas decorations we put up year after year without ever taking a step back and asking ourselves questions like, “Why am I putting a tree inside my home?” When you think about it, some Christmas decorating traditions are a little odd. Continue reading

How to Get the Traditional Christmas Look

Get Your Festive On with These 4 Holiday Decorating Tips

There are always new trends emerging when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, but sometimes you just can’t beat the classics. Digging into your storage closet for your holiday decorating antiques could reveal unexpected treasures. The key is knowing how to use them. Classic Christmas decor can give your home the same look and feel you remember from childhood, capturing the magic of the holiday season. For some fun and fashionable ways to decorate your home for the holidays, take a look at these approaches to enhancing your decor the old-fashioned way. Continue reading

Santa’s Helpers: Tree Classics Helps You Decorate

3 Decorating Tips to Make Your Holiday Even Brighter

You have shopping to do, cookies to bake and a house to clean. So when it comes to decorating for the holidays, you can use all the help you can get. Instead of spending time trying to come up with Christmas decorating ideas, use these helpful pointers from the expert elves at Tree Classics to achieve the home decor you’ve been dreaming of. Continue reading

Top 5 Christmas Finds on Pinterest

Pinterest can be a great source for fun holiday decorating ideas. From handcrafted ornaments to adorn your artificial Christmas tree to tasty cooking ideas to warm you on a cold winter night, Pinterest offers creative, easy and unique ideas for all styles and budgets. Continue reading