- 1. We honor family traditions;
- 2. Stylish and concise;
- 3. Rainbow outfit;
- 4. We use proven combinations;
- 5. Choose one thing;
- 6. After the fashion;
- 7. Set the tone for the party;
- 8. Decoupage can be;
- 9. Macrame on the tree;
- 10. Knitted decoration;
- 11. Sew toys themselves;
- 12. Delicious Christmas decorations;
- 13. Eco-style jewelry;
- 14. Christmas tree in Polish;
- 15. Family photo album;
- 16. Show off your achievements;
- 17. Christmas tree from the ceiling;
Until the New year there is nothing left, it’s time to think about decorating the Christmas tree. Many do not make a problem of it at all: they bring home a tree, take out a box with toys from the mezzanine and decorate it. Just like last year, and like the year before — no matter what the year comes according to the horoscope or what style is now in Vogue.
But no less the number of people seeking to match the trends-all that can be invented. And trends in the decoration of Christmas trees including. So how to decorate the Christmas tree for the new year? This question can be found very often. We offer you 17 ways to dress up the Christmas beauty.
1. We honor family traditions
So dress up the Christmas tree those who for many years keeps a box with Christmas decorations on the far shelf. And in that cherished box hidden mismatched toys from different times. There are those that got “inherited” from parents and grandmothers. There is a large turquoise glass ball with a snowflake of sequins, which you received as a prize for the best fancy dress in the second grade.
There are toys that you bought when you left your parents ‘ home — for your first independent New year. And the glue-stained ones your kids did. It’s not just a box of Christmas tinsel, it’s a storehouse of memories. Traditionalists do not care about styles and Eastern horoscopes: they just have a Christmas tree.
2. Stylish and concise
If toys for many years accumulated a lot, and there is plenty to choose from, or you are calm about their additional purchase, try to decorate the Christmas tree in one color. For example, picking up toys only red, gold, white or any other colors.
To experiment with the colours of the outfit for the Christmas tree can be infinite: pick up under the coloristic of the interior, tint the festive dress of the hostess, the color of the symbol of the coming year. You can dress up the Christmas tree glamorous, choosing only pink toys, or respectable-with ornaments of Marengo color.
3. Rainbow outfit
And here’s another idea: pick up toys in the colors of the rainbow, placing them on the tree tiers or spirals from red to purple. On sale there are even special sets for such decoration.
4. We use proven combinations
A great solution is to use not one color, but several, choosing harmonious color combinations: red with gold, blue with silver, blue and white, the traditional Christmas combination-green-red-white.
5. Choose one thing
Another option of the ordered dress of a new year tree is the selection of toys in shape. For example, the use of only balls or only bells, icicles, snowflakes, cones, lanterns, angels… depending on your preferences, toys United by the shape can be of the same size and different in size. This decor can be combined with the selection of colors, using all the principles described above.
Another interesting decorator’s move is to decorate the Christmas tree exclusively with garlands. They can be colorless or multicolored. Blinking like fireflies in the night, or burning with steady light.
6. After the fashion
Fashionistas can remember the style of hair coloring, in which colors smoothly pass from one to another, and dress up the Christmas tree in a similar way. Ombre-to-face and forest beauty. And it is one of the fashion trends.
7. Set the tone for the party
If you have a new year’s holiday planned in the form of a themed party, the decoration of the main character can also have a certain theme. Suppose the program is retro style. Then you can choose vintage toys to decorate the Christmas tree.
8. Decoupage can be
For craftswomen, the New year is an occasion to show their skills and make decor with their own hands. For example, for crafts in the decoupage technique, ready-made Christmas balls and vintage postcards, or rather, their printouts, are perfect.
9. Macrame on the tree
Another handmade idea is to decorate a festive tree with macrame. You can weave garlands, toys or decorate ready-made balls in this technique.
10. Knitted decoration
Decoration can serve as needlework hostess. Balls-balls of colored thread, pompoms and brushes, wool garlands and knitted socks-mittens for all family members, in which you can put little surprises. And you can specially tie toys for the Christmas tree-a hook or spokes. Get cute jewelry, which breathes warmth and comfort.
11. Sew toys themselves
New year is a family holiday. And what is better to emphasize family values and create home comfort than Christmas decor made with your own hands? Especially if the whole family takes part in the manufacture of toys.
From what to sew toys and in what style-choose yourself depending on your skills.
12. Delicious Christmas decorations
Today, factory Christmas tree toys are made of glass and plastic, and at first the decor of the Christmas tree was edible. On the green branches hung sweets, gingerbread, candied fruits, apples, nuts.
Making delicious Christmas decorations will be an additional holiday for children: first, help your mother bake gingerbread and paint them, then decorate the Christmas tree with their products. And during a holiday-to receive an edible ornament as a prize for the told rhyme or the sung song. And adults, probably, will not refuse to receive a gingerbread pig as a gift.
If you have never made holiday goats, I suggest you try to bake honey cakes.
13. Eco-style jewelry
Natural materials are perfect for homemade jewelry. Cones, twigs, acorns, pieces of moss, pebbles can be collected during a walk in the woods in autumn.
As materials for decorations suitable and what grows on your site: bright lanterns decorative physalis, dry umbrellas dill, a variety of seeds, dried flowers and dried fruits. Before the holiday will complement the found sequins and connect together with glue.
14. Christmas tree in Polish
Another option for making jewelry from natural materials — in Polish. It is customary to decorate the Christmas tree with toys made of straw. This tradition comes from the story of the Nativity of Christ: on the straw in the manger (animal feeder) Mary put the baby Jesus after birth.
Of straw is often made of stars-snowflakes in different patterns, figures of angels, balloons and hearts, as well as braided garlands. It is believed that the longer to weave a garland of straw, the longer life is destined (for poles straw symbolizes eternity). And the richer it will be, because another symbolic meaning of bread straw is fertility, a large harvest.
15. Family photo album
You have a holiday under the tree going to a big happy family? Decorate the forest beauty with your family history. Pick up photos of all family members of different times, buy elegant small frames, scan and print images of the required size. Now it remains only to insert photos into frames and make beautiful pendants, for example, from the tape.
This decor will allow your loved ones to reminisce, and the owners will remove the problem than to take guests — because everyone loves to look at photo albums. Photos on the branches can be supplemented with beautifully decorated Christmas wishes for each family member.
Tip: process modern color photos in photo editor — make them black and white so that old and new pictures are in the same style.
16. Show off your achievements
If you have something to be proud of — brag! Decorate the Christmas tree with the exhibits of your collection, medals for sports achievements, objects of hobby or hobby, drawings of children. An example of such a Christmas outfit is the decoration of the main tree of the White house in 2011. It was decorated with medals and orders of the American military, received by them for services to the country.
17. Christmas tree from the ceiling
As you know, everything new is well-forgotten old. And fashionable in recent years, the trend of hanging the Christmas tree to the ceiling “upside down” including.
It is said that this fashion trend was invented by the initiator of the reformation and the founder of Lutheranism Martin Luther in 1513. The Christmas tree, mounted on the ceiling, symbolized the ladder lowered from the Sky at Christmas.
There are a lot of options for decorating the Christmas beauty. It remains to choose something for yourself-the most and bring the idea to life.