Decorate the Holiday Home with Christmas Baubles
Christmas baubles are an affordable way to bring Christmas cheer to the home and we have 6 great ideas for using Christmas baubles to decorate both indoors and outdoors.
Christmas baubles are an affordable way to decorate a home for the festive season and they come in some many beautiful colours and designs. If you are looking for an easy way to add festive cheer to your home, pop into your local supermarket and buy a pack of two of this season's colours - or take those old and damaged baubles you still have and give them a new purpose.
Here are some great ways to decorate your home for the festive season using Christmas tree baubles:
1. HANG ORNAMENTS ABOVE THE DINING TABLE
Whether you celebrate as a family for breakfast, lunch or supper, the dining table is one place you want to shine with festive glamour. An easy way to bring Christmas to the dining table is to hang a display above the table. This is easily done with tree baubles.
Using nothing more than ribbons, faux or real greenery and some tree baubles, you can hang a wonderfully festive display over the family dining table.
There are plenty of other ways to use tree ornaments as well. Use them to set up floral displays as a centrepiece for the dining table, or to adorn the back of dining chairs. Go through the decorations you have and see how you can repurpose and reuse damaged ornaments or those that have lost their tops.
2. HANG BAUBLE DISPLAYS AROUND THE HOME
Thank goodness for Prestik, it allows you to hang festive ornaments around the home without damaging your walls or your fixtures. And don't forget to hang some festive ornaments outside your front door to welcome guests into your home.
Garlands, whether put together with real or fake foliage, can be combined with colourful shiny baubles to make a wonderful display to hang on the wall, over a door frame, or draped over a mantel or shelf. You don't even have to spend money to make one if you have access to a garden.
If you live in a rental or don't want to damage walls, make sure to hang decorations with Prestik, glue dots or double-sided table.
3. DRAPE BAUBLES AND FOLIAGE OVER A BALUSTRADE
A balustrade down the side of a staircase, whether indoors or outdoors, provide the perfect opportunity to drape a festive display through and over. Shimmering baubles and fake greenery bring festive cheer into the home and welcome guests through the front door.
Choose baubles in a colour that ties in with the decorating theme for the rest of the home. Some lengths of greenery, a few ribbons and bows and you can arrange a beautiful feature down the side of a staircase. If there are children in the home, do make sure that baubles are securely fastened in place.
4. CREATE UNIQUE DISPLAYS WITH BAUBLES AND MOTHER NATURE
Mother Natures provides us with a bountiful of natural materials that we can work with and are lucky enough to have these growing on our doorstep, or close by, that we can use to present a festive display for in the home over the holidays. Think Silver Birch or Leopard Tree branches and harvested pine cones to create a simple yet elegant arrangement.
You don't need a fancy container to put forward a pretty display of natural materials and colourful baubles, even a plain galvanised bucket or pale will do the trick. Just be sure to add enough pretty accessories to dress it up for the season.
5. FESTIVE DISPLAYS INDOORS AND OUTDOORS
One particularly crafty idea that is trending for this festive season is that of using a small Cyprus or similar tree to create a whimsical display using baubles and ornaments. I love this and I'm sure we will be seeing more of this in the coming years. The idea is to create a Christmas tree sculptural element that has the look of an elf hat, bent over with a bobble on the end. Perhaps you want to give this a try yourself this year.
6. FESTIVE REFLECTIONS
While we don't have the climate nor the snow for a truly genuine Christmas, we South Africans have our very own way of decorating the home for the festive season.
Windows and mirrors are the perfect places to hang or drape colourful festive ornaments for a display that can be seen from any angle. Let the light bounce and reflect off mirrored surfaces to light up a home.