This year has been unconventional in every sense of the term. Why not embrace that aesthetic this holiday season? With most of us cooped up in the house more than usual, we have time to plan an unforgettable Christmas tree this year.
Here are seven creative, modern ideas to make your holiday season extraordinary.
1. Terracotta ornament DIY
Most of us have at least a few old boxes of ornaments that we just don’t like anymore. A great way to spice them up for this year is by painting them! Adding baking soda to acrylic paint creates a matte, modern look that is sure to impress your holiday guests. You can also paint your other holiday decorations to create a matching centerpiece for your dining table!
If you don’t already have a color palette in mind, Use a mix of neutral tones with a terra cotta color for a trendy, structured, simplistic aesthetic.
2. Floral Christmas Tree
Who says flowers have to be reserved for spring? Faux blooms are an elegant decoration for a Christmas tree. If you like to DIY, use some of your Christmas tissue paper to make a flower garland! This project is an excellent option for parents with curious toddlers who want to avoid glass ornaments.
3. Wooden Christmas Tree
The Danish are known for modern, minimalistic style, and this tree is no exception. Wooden dowels make up the entire tree, making this a super simple DIY. A fun way to personalize yours is by staining the wood your favorite color! You can easily mix wood, paper, and glass ornaments and still get a very cohesive look. A beaded wooden garland is the perfect accessory for the naturalist, minimalist tree.
4. Extra Lights
A great way to spice up your old tree this year is by adding different types of string lights! You can find LED strip lights at most department stores these days, and while they’re meant for your walls, they would look just as awesome wrapped around your tree. This will give a more modern look than your traditional Christmas lights. Fairy lights are also a fun choice. They are significantly smaller than conventional string lights. Also, the thin wire connecting them is almost invisible once nestled into the tree.
5. Holiday Bonsai
If you live in a smaller space and don’t want the hassle of a full-sized tree, a tabletop bonsai might be a good choice. Make sure you have a green thumb though, this guy will need your attention year-round. Miniature ornaments and fairy lights will bring plenty of holiday cheer to your indoor space. You could even make a cute little tree skirt and miniature presents to put under your tree!
6. 2-D Tree
Another great way to conserve space is by making a Christmas tree on your wall! There are many different ways to do this, so you can personalize it to fit your style. You can hang an evergreen garland up in the shape of a tree with some wall hooks for a more traditional look. Another option is to fashion some branches together with a cord and attach that to your wall.
7. Tipi Tree
Who doesn’t already want to live inside a Christmas tree? This tipi tree DIY is a lot more exciting than decorating a traditional tree and makes for a perfect family activity. Your tree will be the ideal playhouse for your kids and a great place to hide presents on Christmas morning! Once Christmas is over, you can undress your tipi and cover it in fabric for year-round fun!
Decorating is all about self-expression, so make sure you personalize your space to make it feel like home. Getting creative this holiday season is a great way to come together as a family and make your space feel merry and bright.
Whatever you decide to do to your tree this year, make sure you remember to share the experience with the people you love.