How to Use Different Types of Christmas Ornaments and Trim

Featuring our Snowman and Holly Glass Ornament Set
Featuring our Snowman and Holly Glass Ornament Set

Different types of Christmas ornaments bring a specific set of opportunities to add character to your Christmas tree and foliage. Below we explain what these types of ornaments are for, and what effects they can bring to your holiday décor.

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How to Hang Wreaths and Garlands

Adding wreaths and garlands around the house during the Holiday season is definitely one of the prettiest things you can do to spruce up your home for this time of year. I love adding lights for a special glow to the season too, and battery-powered wreaths and garlands are an easy way to get both. It doesn’t take a lot of effort with pre-lit garlands and wreaths, and you’re ready to entertain in no time!

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How to Repurpose Old Holiday Foliage

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With Christmas just around the corner, every nook and cranny of our homes features a wreath, garland, or tree on display. We naturally love to fill our homes with foliage decorations that remind us of the season’s festivities.

As the years go by, however, some of our beloved wreaths, garlands, and trees wear out their sheen. Other times, we decide to change our theme for the year, even though last season’s foliage may be in perfect condition.

This holiday, don’t be so quick to discard your older items. Here are a few Christmas decorating ideas that breathe new life into your old holiday foliage.

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Tips for Shaping Your Foliage

When you are decorating for Christmas using artificial trees, garlands, and wreaths, the number one thing to think about when pulling your new foliage out of the box is shaping it and getting it show ready. Faux foliage comes in a box and will be flattened out when removed and in order to enhance the shape and style of the garland or wreath, you need to bend out the branches and limbs to make the foliage full and lush.

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How to Create a Winter Theme Using Christmas Ornaments

 

As colorful as the Christmas season is, winter also brings with it the pristine white of frosted fields and snow-capped pine trees for you to take inspiration from. With some creativity and resourcefulness, you can bring the magic of a winter scene into your home by using select Christmas ornaments with your décor.

This post shows a few winter decorating ideas that will inspire you to create your very own winter wonderland at home. Continue reading “How to Create a Winter Theme Using Christmas Ornaments”