40 Incredible Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
Check out these 40 ideas for Christmas tree decorations and get in the holiday spirit.
Sugar Bee Crafts blogger Mandy Beyeler went away from traditional looks to create a floral design for her Christmas tree.
The spiral garland layout of the faux flowers keeps your eye moving without getting districted by loads of ornaments.
Photo: Courtesy of Sugar Bee Crafts
It’s OK to have a detached sense of humour when it comes to decorating the tree.
This grinch didn’t get away but makes for a memorable Christmas tree.
Courtesy of GiGiBelle Boutique.
Children will love this treasure hunt idea for Advent.
For each day, write a clue to the location of a treat, roll the paper into a scroll and tie it with a ribbon, leaving one end long.
Put the scroll into a clear shatterproof ball ornament and glue the long end inside the ornament top, making the scroll hang inside.
Number the balls with stickers and cover the tops of the ornaments with ribbon.
Have a sofa-size painting or other large wall accent?
For the holidays, remove it and use that wall space to hang small picture frames in the shape of a Christmas tree.
You’ll create a heartwarming family tree of memories to enjoy all season long.
Take a break from the classic pallet Christmas tree by adding a little shine to your design.
Drill holes in your pallet boards to fit twinkling Christmas lights, for authentic holiday style that would look great displayed on your porch or propped on your mantel.
Project via Hometalker Tammy from Deja Vue Designs.
Kids can help create these alternative christmas trees with simple craft supplies such as sticks, pipe cleaners and glue.
And when finished, hang some of your favourite little ornaments from the “branches.”
Photo: Courtesy of Garden Rant.
Christmas decorating doesn’t get much easier than this.
Go outside and find a branch (or you could purchase a plastic one from a craft store), place it in a vase or pot, or hang it from the ceiling or a chandelier and decorate it with your favorite ornaments.
This would work great as a centerpiece or atop a living room table.
Photo: Courtesy of Neilsamwhite.
Search for “plywood Christmas tree patterns” online for dozens of additional options.
And a scroll saw works best for cutting the large pieces of plywood for a tree this size.
Photo: Courtesy of Bombus.
Tater Tots & Jello writer Jen Hadfield came up with this advent calendar Christmas tree decorating idea.
We can’t wait either to count down the days to Christmas with these tree decorating ideas.
Photo: Courtesy of Tater Tots & Jello
AKA Design blogger Shannon Acheson incorporated ribbons with black and white ornaments to create a striking Christmas tree.
Throw in the goody bags above the fireplace set up for the 12 days of Christmas and you’ve got a complete space for the holidays.
Photo: Courtesy of AKA Design.
Some thick black and white ribbon courses around this tree from Just Destiny Mag and the black and white ornaments complement the tree.
Mix in the cute sleds and this tree has a lot going for it.
Get some holiday decorating tips to get you step up for the holidays.
Photo: Courtesy of Just Destiny Mag.
If black and white Christmas tree decorations are too much of a contrast, check out this blue and white tree from Kate Riley at Centsational Style.
Photo: Courtesy of Centsational Style
Want to sweeten up Christmas even more?
Try out this Candy Land-inspired tree.
Check out the faux gummy bear tree topper, along with the lollipops, candy canes and popsicle ornaments.
Photo: Courtesy of Line Across
If you ever wanted to anthropomorphize a Christmas tree, this would be the first place to start.
Your tree will surely stand out with this peacock-inspired tree.
Photo: Courtesy of Bents.
Some birch on the fireplace mantle is just one of the subtle features of this tree from Giggles Galore blogger Mariah Leeson.
She blended rustic farmhouse charm with metallic ornaments for an eye-catching design.
Ball ornaments don’t have to be tree trims. They can be the tree!
This one hangs in a frame with a 10- x 13-in. opening.
For each row of the tree, lay a piece of wire horizontally across the back of the opening.
Use a staple gun to tack one wire end to the frame, string on the ornaments and staple the other end.
Secure the staples with a mallet and bend the wire ends over the staples. Add a bow as a topper.
This tree featured at Inspired by Charm doesn’t shy away from color in its design.
It spirals down the tree as you imagine the different color combinations that exist.
This tree at Just Destiny Mag takes a classic look and twists it a little with its ornaments.
It prominently features silver bells but adds lanterns and flags to its flocked picks.
Silhouettes of a little drummer boy take the old favorite holiday song and brings it to life on this tree from Kara’s Party Ideas.
The silhouettes stand out but the drum and drum stick ornaments make this a complete tree that carries out its theme perfectly.
Natural willow and twine went into the design of the ornaments for this impressive tree from Lia Griffith.
Wooden baubles were built from wooden balls and felt garland drapes the tree for a smooth white and gold look.
A Rustic wood marquee star adorns the top of this tree from Hello Life which makes the glow of the tree that much brighter.
Ornaments also include old style skeleton keys and a faux snow globe as the alternating ribbons fit snugly around the tree.
This Christmas Tree from Lil Luna says something with its bunting banner that spells out merry, joy and peace.
It makes the large picture ornaments fit in perfectly.
If you love Christmas for the plaid, then you’ll fall for this tree from Craftberry Bush.
This tree adds blue and white plaid designs for a special look.
The ornate mirrors add charm to the tree as well.
A tree with no lights might have you thinking what kind of Ebenezer Scrooge decorated such a tree but this tree from Love The Day has got so much going on, it doesn’t need any lights to shine.
Gingerbread men come alive with this fantastically sweet Christmas tree from A Thoughtful Place. Candy cane ornaments and popcorn garland will have you hankering for Christmas dinner with this design.
Hanging pictures of favorite memories on the Christmas tree is a cute way to get nostalgic with family. This tree from the Aunt Peaches blog does just that while incorporating cascading ribbon.
This tree even used old ties as a tree skirt.
Less is more, especially with this Scandinavian-inspired tree of silver and black ornaments. There’s no need for a tree topper in this modest tree, that would be too much jazz for a toned-down tree.
Courtesy of Homey Oh My
It helps set a pretty picture when the tree is allowed to stand out.
Sure, old St. Nick gets all the attention during Christmas time but behind every great man is a great woman and Design Dazzle gives Mrs. Claus her due with this tree.
This one uses red and white check ribbon for the tree and plenty of cute ornaments.
The pink poinsettias, white hydrangeas and large pink rose stems balance the white of the paper maché deer statues and white papered gifts.
It looks like a rainbow shot across this tree from A Line Across and maybe there’s a pot of gold in one of those presents underneath it.
Be bold with your Christmas tree decorating and take a hint from this rainbow-colored fantastic forest creation.
Kara Allen of Kara’s Party Ideas has got a Christmas tree bursting with greens and red plaid.
Vintage items like snowshoes and a sled complete the rustic look while the marquee letters don’t overwhelm the tree.
Pinecones are sprinkled with some faux snow and tiny sleds hang from the limbs.
Santa will feel so comfortable with this Christmas tree decorating you might have to coax him back up the chimney to finish delivering gifts.
Tater Tots & Jello created a Christmas workshop with this tree with some marquee stars and lettering for the man from up North Pole way.
The candy cane decorations pop up all over the tree and a red and white garland wraps around it.
A fancy looking sunburst mirror ornament doesn’t need to cost you much as proven by Tatertots & Jello.
A few Popiscle sticks, glue, pompom ribbon, spray paint, mirrors and coasters will get the job done.
It’ll also make a tree pop.