Looking for a way to decorate your home this Christmas season besides the standard ideas you’ve reused for years? Here are a few unique Christmas decorating ideas to shake things up this year and get your creativity flowing for new ideas of your own.
With a long piece of yarn, twine or string combined with a few lettered paper or fabric triangles, you can create a customized banner for your fireplace for added holiday flare. Spell out your family’s last name, a holiday message or any other phrase that puts you in the Christmas spirit.
Ornaments from Natural Elements
Your yard is probably full of potential ornaments just waiting to happen. Go outside and collect some pine cones, smooth rocks, small twigs, colorful leaves and any other items you can find to make something festive. You’ll be amazed at what you can create with a little help from Mother Nature.
If you’re looking to “wow” your guests this season, look for a bare wall in your home and imagine how you can decorate it using traditional Christmas ornaments. Use ribbon, lights, ornaments, etc. and your choice of fasteners to create an awe-inspiring piece of holiday magic.
Family and Friends’ Pictures as Present Tags
No doubt you have pictures of all the people on your gift list either on your smartphone or laying around in old photo albums. Print out copies of your favorite pictures of your gift recipients and use them as gift tags this year. Watch their faces light up when they see their own pictures on their gift as you reminisce about Christmases past.
If you have a white refrigerator, you’ve been looking at a potential indoor snowman this entire time! Simply decorate your fridge like Frosty and watch your family’s face light up. See what you can do with your other appliances as well.
Ornaments from Christmas Music or Books
To create new ornaments out of a meaningful Christmas memory, find Christmas sheet music out of an old hymnal or a passage out of an old Christmas book and use papier-mâché and a pinch of glitter to create an ornament you can be proud of. A few lines from a cherished Christmas carol or story will instantly become your favorite decoration on the tree.
Chalkboard signs are a fun way to leave holiday messages for your family. You can do a Christmas countdown with a new message each day or use your artistic abilities to make new festive doodles to bring your family together.