Christmas Decorations. While a Christmas tree is probably the focus of most homes during that time of the year, there are a number of other accessories that are also common but can be used in uncommon ways.
Added to your tree, Christmas ornaments come in several shapes other than a round or spherical ball.
- Egg-shaped – Elongated ovals
- Icicle – Long and slender they can be accented with themes like acorns or glass beads for additional curves
- Teardrop – Similar to an icicle shape, they are also called chandelier shapes
- Heart – Also called a lamp shape
- Miscellaneous – Shaped like animals, musical instruments, and other characters
- Personalized and DIY
Ornaments are not restricted to a tree. Try some of these ideas:
- Placed in a bowl as a centerpiece or on a side table
- A single, special ornament hung on a stand so it suspends
- Added to a bow on a Christmas gift
Garlands and their cousin tinsel are standards for the Christmas tree.
Tinsel actually comes in a number of forms and can easily be used to wrap around a banister or column or to augment a plain garland. Just be careful to keep it away from pets and small children.
Garlands can be used in large or small spaces and wound around or through a variety of windows, doorways, and mantles. Artificial garlands can also come pre-lit to give an even more festive glow to your rooms.
Christmas lights come in a variety of colors and shapes. If you have a pre-lit tree but still have strings of lights, let them grace your mantle or hang down in loops. Short strings of battery operated lights look lovely in a crystal bowl. Arrange them around or in front of a window to share with your neighbors. With built-in timers and twinklers, you can create a combination of patterns.
Miniature winter villages come in many styles and can grow over time. You can start with a few pieces and add as you like. It also makes a good gift idea for someone.
From Victorian or Santa’s workshop or a rural town or a ski village, there is a style for everyone. Place them in a single spot or group them in various places through the house. Add a small train set if you like.
Maybe this will give you some ideas for the next holiday season.
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