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?” Do you wonder how and why these strange traditions began? Perhaps it’s the origin of Christmas decorating traditions that have made them endure through the years. Learning the origins of your favorite Christmas decor trends could provide insight that gives your holiday decorating a little more purpose this year.
Every year, millions of Americans purchase fresh or artificial Christmas trees to display inside their homes with strings of lights, colorful balls and shiny strips of decorative material. The tradition dates all the way back to 16th century Germany, when devout Christians decorated trees in their homes, or created wood pyramids to decorate with evergreens when trees were less abundant. Continue reading “History of Christmas Decorations” →
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.
Green and Red
Most modern trends stray from the classic green and red color combos in favor of newer and more modern patterns and schemes like silvers, blues and damask prints. Ironically, this fact has made red and green decor much less common during the holidays, so a retreat to this classic look would make your color scheme stand out even more.
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 tips, use these helpful pointers from the expert elves at Tree Classics to achieve the home decor you’ve been dreaming of. These project ideas might be just the thing to get your Christmas creativity flowing. Add your own personal touch for a unique look that you can call your own.
1. Cinnamon Christmas Tree Ornaments
Kiddie crafts are a great way to bring the childhood spirit of Christmas into your home decor, while bringing the whole family together for a fun and interactive experience. Creating cinnamon Christmas tree ornaments is easy to make, adorable and aromatic – perfect for infusing the holiday scent in your home. Simply lay two pieces of fabric on top of one another and cut into the shape of a Christmas tree. Sew the bottom half of the fabric together and leave the top half open to fill with cinnamon sticks. Sew the top back up, secure with a ribbon and hang on your tree for a natural fragrance and an adorable look.
Want that enchanting evergreen smell in your home, but don’t want the hassle of needle shedding and decay? Don’t stress. Contrary to popular belief, you can still enjoy the convenience and beauty of an artificial Christmas tree and make your entire home holiday-ready for all of the senses. Get the real pine scent with these simple home additions will give you the best of both worlds, so you can keep the spirit of Christmas in the air.
With just a little bit of oil, wall diffusers can create a tantalizing aroma throughout your entire home that smells exactly like a lush evergreen fresh from the forest. These devices can be placed discreetly behind your realistic artificial Christmas tree to make all your guests think your tree is the source of this beautiful smell. Many advanced models are completely silent and require just a few drops of oil and a free outlet to work like a dream. You can even find wall diffusers with controls that let you customize the strength and duration of the scent, so you can achieve the desired level of pine scent.
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. Our top Christmas finds on Pinterest include ornaments to make with the kids, glittering Christmas ornaments and simple décor crafts to add to your pre-lit Christmas tree, wreath, garland and home.
1. Paper Bag Advent calendar
Create your own Advent calendar from individual brown paper bags. Number each bag for each day of Advent. Place a small gift or treat in each bag. String clothesline or ribbon — you may want to make two tiers depending on your space — and attach each bag to the clothesline with clothespins. As each day of Advent progresses, allow the kids to open one of the bags for a surprise. Continue reading “Top 5 Christmas Finds on Pinterest” →