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    10 Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas To Make Your Celebrations Truly Special

    The smell of Christmas pies and cookies, the shine of the Christmas lights and the echoes of Christmas carols are all synonymous with the onset of the festive season. But the one activity that truly marks the beginning of the Christmas holidays is the setting up of the Christmas tree and the whole family coming together for Christmas tree decorations.

    All of us remember and cherish the memories of circling behind our parents while they set up the Christmas tree, brought out the ornaments and started putting on the lights. It didn’t matter if it was a tall Christmas tree, a paper Christmas tree or a tabletop Christmas tree, decorating it brought the whole family together. While the ongoing pandemic might have dampened the spirit of Christmas this year, it has also given families more time to spend indoors and come up with innovative Christmas tree decorating ideas. Since going out to the market and buying new Christmas tree decorations might not be as easy this year, it is time to showcase your creativity and make your tree look really special with some DIY Christmas tree decorations which are customised to suit your needs and taste.

    10 DIY Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas To Lift Your Festive Spirits

    1. LED Christmas Tree

    Don’t put away those Diwali fairy lights yet. The same string of lights can be used to create your own lighted Christmas tree. This tree requires minimal effort and (the best part) zero living room space.

    You Will Need:

    • Long string of fairy lights
    • Scotch tape
    • Ornaments 
    • Scissors

    Method:

    1. Choose a wall/window you want to use as a base for your Christmas tree.
    2. Use the fairy lights to create a Christmas tree pattern on the wall/window. Use the scotch tape to secure the lights to the wall/window as you go on building the tree.
    3. Decorate your lighted Christmas tree with ornaments of your choice.

    2. Edible Christmas Tree

    This Christmas tree is one way for you to have your cake (or tree) and eat it too. A very interesting twist to the conventional christmas trees, this tree sweet in the literal sense of the word.

    You Will Need:

    • Big ice cream cone
    • M&Ms or any other colourful chocolate
    • Maltesers
    • Cooking chocolate
    • A star shaped candy/cookie
    • Cake board (optional)

    Method:

    1. Take a cake board or any other flat surface you want to place your tree on.
    2. Melt some cooking chocolate in the microwave/double boiler.
    3. Dip the open end of the ice cream cone in the melted chocolate and place it on the surface so the cone sets as the chocolate solidifies.
    4. Spread the melted chocolate on the cone in batches and stick the maltesers and the colourful chocolates on the cone in a desired pattern.
    5. Continue the process till the entire cone is covered. You may have to melt the chocolate again if it hardens during the process.
    6. Use the melted chocolate to stick the star shaped candy/cookie on top of the chocolate Christmas tree.

    (This chocolate Christmas tree is subject to condensation and/or melting. Hence, it is advised that the tree be placed in a cool place and consumed on the same day.)

    3. Wine Glass Christmas Tree

    This can be your golden chance to make use of the lone wine glass from the set which is left behind on the shelf. Using a wine glass for your Christmas tree decorations is an assured way of lifting the spirits of the household (pun intended).

    You Will Need:

    • Wine glass
    • Textured paper
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Double-sided tape (optional)
    • Star ornament
    • Other paper Christmas tree decorations as per preference

    Method:

    1. Cut the textured paper into a rectangle, depending on how big you want your christmas tree to be.
    2. Roll the paper into a cone and secure the edges with glue.
    3. Place the paper cone on top of the wine glass to make a tree shape.
    4. Place the star on top of the tree. Secure it with glue/double sided tape.
    5. Use other decoration items of your choice to finish your Christmas tree.

    4. Pasta Christmas Tree

    Who doesn’t love paste? But did you think that pasta could be used as part of your Christmas tree decorating ideas?

    You Will Need:

    • Uncooked pasta (any shape)
    • Spray paint
    • Craft mat/old newspaper
    • Paper party hat
    • Glue
    • Colourful beads
    • Star ornament

    Method:

    1. Lay the pasta on the craft mat/newspaper in a way that they don’t overlap each other.
    2. Choose a spray paint colour of your choice and paint the pasta.you can also divide the pasta into batches and use different colours to make your tree.
    3. Leave the painted paste to dry.
    4. Take the paper party hat and stick the pasta all over the hat. The hat should not be visible by the end of this step.
    5. Use a star or any other ornament of your choice and stick it to the tip of the tree.
    6. Use your creativity to stick beads and other embellishments to enhance the tree.

    5. Plastic Spoon Christmas Tree

    This Christmas tree is one of the few Christmas tree decorating ideas that make the best out of waste. The plastic spoons that would otherwise end up in a landfill can now be used to adorn your home in the most unexpected manner.

    You Will Need:

    • Plastic spoons
    • Spray paint
    • Craft mat/old newspaper
    • Thick chart paper
    • Glue
    • Star ornament
    • Scissors

    Method:

    1. Cut the chart paper into a rectangle. The size will depend on how big you want your christmas tree to be.
    2. Roll the paper into a cone and secure the edges with glue.
    3. Cut the long ends of the plastic spoons with scissors.
    4. Place the broad ends of the spoons on a craft mat/old newspaper in a way that they do not overlap each other.
    5. Use the spray paint on the spoons laid out on the craft mat/newspaper and wait till they are completely dry.
    6. Use glue to stick the coloured spoons on the paper cone in a pattern resembling a tree.
    7. Place the star on top of the cone and secure with glue.
    8. You may choose to decorate your plastic spoon Christmas tree further with any DIY Christmas tree decorations that you might like.

    6. Book Christmas Tree

    Every household has tons of books that sit in a corner and collect dust most of the time. This Christmas, make use of all these books to create your own Paper Christmas tree with an unexpected twist.

    You Will Need:

    • Books/magazines
    • Christmas ornaments/embellishments (optional)

    Method:

    1. Decide on a corner or a table on which you want to place your book Christmas tree.
    2. Start by stacking a few books on top of each other to make the tree stump.
    3. Now open the books from the centre and place them on top of the stump, starting with the widest book and moving on to the narrowest.
    4. Continue stacking books till the structure resembles a tree.
    5. You can continue decorating Christmas tree with ribbon, ornaments, LED lights or embellishments of your choice.

    7. Wrapping Paper Christmas Tree

    This tree is a great way to use the small bits and pieces of leftover Christmas themed wrapping paper. Such kinds of paper Christmas tree decorations are a perfect craft activity for the kids.

    You Will Need:

    • Leftover christmas wrapping paper rolls
    • Glue
    • Scissors
    • Double sided tape
    • Scotch tape
    • A small piece of square cardboard
    • Jute string
    • Buttons
    • White sheet of paper (optional)

    Method:

    1. Stick a sheet of white paper to a wall if you do not wish to use the wall as the base for your Christmas tree.
    2. Roll a jute string over the square cardboard until it is completely covered.  Secure the loose end of the jute string with glue.
    3. Stick the cardboard to the paper/wall with double sided tape. 
    4. Roll the leftover christmas wrapping papers. Use scotch tape to seal the ends.
    5. Start from the bottom up, place the wrapping paper rolls on top of the cardboard in decreasing order of size.
    6. Once you have reached the desired size of the christmas tree, stick a star shaped button on top of the tree.
    7. Stick colourful buttons on the christmas tree in any pattern you like.

    8. Yarn Christmas Tree

    This year, make use of all the leftover yarn from your knitting projects. Bring the colourful bits of yarn together to create a unique christmas tree. 

    You Will Need:

    • Party hat
    • Colourful yarn 
    • Beads and embellishments
    • Star ornament 
    • Glue

    Method:

    1. Use glue all over a party hat.
    2. Wrap the yarn throughout the surface of the party hat. You can choose to wrap as many colours of yarn as you like.
    3. Wait for the glue to dry completely.
    4. Stick beads and embellishments of your choice on the prepared Christmas tree.
    5. Use glue to stick the star ornament on top of the yarn christmas tree.

    9. Napkin Christmas Tree

    Every mother has a drawer full of fancy napkins which are so fancy that they never make it to the dinner table. This napkin Christmas tree allows you to bring out all these wonderful napkins and put them to good use without having to worry about spoiling them.

    You Will Need:

    • Pin board
    • Napkins of various colours, patterns and sizes
    • Fabric pins
    • Star ornament

    Method: 

    1. Fold one dark coloured napkin into a rectangle and pin it to the bottom centre of the  pin board with the help of the fabric pins.
    2. This is the stump of the napkin Christmas tree.
    3. Use the other napkins to create a colorful Christmas tree pattern on top of the stump. Secure all these napkins with fabric pins.
    4. Pin the start ornament on top of the napkin Christmas tree.

    10. Ribbon Christmas Tree

    You have been decorating our Christmas tree with ribbon all these years but it is rare to come across Christmas tree ribbon ideas that enable you to create a miniature Christmas tree that is beautiful, easy and effortless.

    You Will Need:

    • Colorful ribbons
    • Paper party hat
    • Fabric pins
    • Star ornament
    • White glue
    • Beads and embellishments

    Method:

    1. Cut the ribbons into 4 inch long strips.
    2. Fold every ribbon from the centre to make a loop.
    3. Go on pinning these loops to the party hat in a circular fashion.
    4. Keep decorating Christmas tree with ribbon, working your way from the bottom of the hat to the top.  The aim is to cover the entire area with ribbons.
    5. Stick the star ornament on top of the tree.
    6. Spread some white glue around the star to resemble snow.
    7. Arrange and paste the embellishments and beads all over the tree in a pattern of your choice.
    8. Wait for the glue to dry completely.

    Although buying a huge, pre-decorated tree from the store is convenient and fancy, there is nothing like creating your own Christmas decor. Not only does creating a DIY Christmas tree give the whole family a chance to spend quality time together, but it also helps them destress and display their creativity. Along with this, choosing to make DIY Christmas tree decorations allows you to have Christmas decor that matches the decor of your home. So this year, save yourself the trouble of risking getting an infection while you hop from one store to another looking for the perfect Christmas decor and create a spectacular Christmas tree for your living room, in your living room.

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