Although the availability of pre-lit trees has made it a snap to set up a fake Christmas tree, there’s still a multitude of great reasons why you might want to string up the lights yourself. Whether you have a unique string of lights you want to use or you want a specific look for your tree, an unlit tree provides more decorating opportunities and lighting options.
While the glitter of new ornaments and holiday decorations can add cheer to your home, there’s a certain charm that can be found in creating recycled Christmas decorations out of everyday items. Making ornaments through recycling can be a fun activity for the family, and can also help you transform your home’s clutter into decorative pieces with a personal touch.
In 2014, Tree Classics searched all over Pinterest to find 100 creative and unique ideas on recycling your old décor. This year, we present an updated list of recycling ideas from Pinterest so you can plan ahead, and even start decorating your home for Christmas in July using recycled objects you can find at home.
Together with your precious memories, the holidays leave you with a collection of ornaments that serve as mementos from Christmases past. Although you may want to keep them for future holidays, some ornaments inevitably fade or break over time and eventually need to be replaced. With some creativity, however, they can serve you a little longer before you have to toss them out.
Taking down the Christmas decorations is not nearly as much fun as putting them up, but it’s a task that we are all faced with after enjoying the glimmer and glitz of the magical Holiday season. I opt to put my tree up early, so I can enjoy it at least a month and then by the time New Years rolls around, it’s time to get back to normal and take it all down. The chore can be made a little easier with planning and organization and I try to do both of those every year.
Adding a star or angel to the top of the tree has long been a tradition in Christmas decorating. These are still very popular and you can find many variations of these items when you’re collecting Christmas decorations. I have mixed it up over the years and even though I’ve had the traditional angel topper on my trees for years, I prefer to go for a more freestyle look now.