Use our traditional and themed decorating ideas to make your Christmas tree extra special this holiday season.
12 Days of Christmas Advent Tree
Put a spin on a traditional advent calendar by boldly displaying numbers around a tree on boxes, containers, and packages.
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Rainbow Christmas Tree
Creating this ombre tree is easier than it looks! Simply arrange your existing ornaments by color to create this rainbow effect.
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COURTESY OF LINES ACROSS
Sleeping bags for "campouts" turn this Christmas tree into a hot spot for an at-homeholiday getaway.
Quaint Tree Trimmings
A simple popcorn garland, glass ball ornaments, and a wooden crate in lieu of a tree skirt reinforce this room's stuck-in-time vibe.
Merry and White
Papier mâché ornaments in red and blue feature a fresh twist on traditional red and green.
Wintry woodland frills (owl and deer ornaments, a forest of flocked bottle-brush trees in lieu of a skirt) evoke the snow-laden trek to grandmother's house, while flickering clip-on, battery-operated candles are reminiscent of the tapers in her windows. Antique snow shoes and skis reinforce the frosty feel.
Let It Snow
Fuzzy felt mittens lend a hand to the cold-weather theme, as do snowmen, snowflakes, and ice skates, all in a crisp blue-and-white palette. On the stairs, another sprinkling of snowflakes and a pair of vintage ice skates spruce up a simple, rambling garland. Below the tree, a glittering Christmas village atop faux sheepskin rugs makes for a cool alternative to the standard gift display.
Perfect for a kids' room, this retro tree is as jolly as Kris Kringle himself, thanks to a vintage tree stand and old-school ornaments. (Reindeer Ornaments, $11 each, and Bubble Light Santa, $33; both from avintageholiday.com)
Overflowing with good tidings, this "friends and family" tree features an assortment of holiday greeting cards (clipped to jute rope with mini clothespins) and a spirited mix of jewel-toned ornaments from the '50s and '60s.
Adorned with jingle bells, red jute webbing runs down the length of the tree. Burlap poinsettias add a decorative touch, and a seven-point star hand-crafted from vintage sheet music hits an especially high note. Antique sleds are a practically sized sub-in for a one-horse open sleigh. Tip: Assign each family member a sled, and pile on gifts accordingly.
This Christmas tree shines in shades of gold, white, and blue. If you don't have a mantel, simply hang stockings from thick twine.
Placed in front of her aunt's vintage enamel wood stove, blogger Virginia Fynes's rustic tree is decorated with birch sticks, glittered acorns and wreaths, hoop art, and feathers.
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Birds and Berries
Just looking at this "birds and berries" tree puts a smile on our faces!
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Patterns of plaid and tartan cover this tree and are complemented by bright red and blue ornaments.
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The classic country pattern gets turned into the prettiest Christmas tree decor.
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Vintage Camping Tree
Any avid hiker will get a kick out of this camping-themed tree, decked with marshmallows, vintage backpacks, little lanterns, and more mini camping gear.
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Topped with a snowy owl, this wintry tree is covered in rustic, woodland decor.
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Home Tweet Home
Spray-painted birdhouses—nabbed for just $1 each at Michaels—turned an ordinary tree into an adorable display.
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Bring the Outdoors In
For a "bring the outdoors in" theme, use shades of brown and cream to help achieve a rustic look.
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Black and White
Black-and-white striped ribbon wraps around a Christmas tree that's adorned with flocked branches and faux marble ornaments.
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Attach three large reindeer on tree branches to make it look as if they are running through the forest. Top with a kraft paper reindeer trophy.
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Rustic Reindeer Christmas Tree
Use a DIY garland, flashes of red, and wood slice ornament to pull off an effortlessly rustic look.
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This Scandinavian Christmas tree is filled with dala horses, rustic ornaments, and beautiful red details.
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Baby, It's Cold Outside
This classic, old-fashioned tree is filled with "musical" charm.
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Merry and Bright
Beaded garland strands, spray-painted metal stars, and pinecone clusters cover this dazzling tree, but the main attraction is the bright, glittered letters hanging from jute string.
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Succulents and Spruce
Aside from the grapevine orbs and burlap poinsettias, what we love most about this tree are the potted succulents that circle the tree skirt.
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Move over, red and green! Southwestern finds—whimsical tepee ornaments, sunset-colored gift wrap—infuse this neutral living room with uniquely festive style. Iconic tree trimmings, like cactus and dream catcher baubles cheer up the room with holiday charm.
This mini Christmas tree brings major country charm thanks to its burlap banner, galvanized bucket, and lantern ornaments.
Fluffy ornaments that recall pheasants and feather boas, pinecones lit from within, white porcelain globes, and origami-like poinsettias: These babies do rustic in a very refined way.