Christmas decor ideas

There is something so magical about a home decorated for the festive season. Perhaps it's memories of a childhood of experiencing a white Christmas, or joy at the sights and sounds of decorations being hung around the home. Whatever feelings this season of the year evokes for you, here are some truly wonderful ideas for decorating a home for the festive season.


Dressing up a home for the festive season doesn't have to cost you a fortune. If you shop wisely, the tree, lights and ornaments will serve for many years to come. For added decoration think about items you already have in your home, like these galvanised tubs used for containing gifts. If the ones you have are grubby, lightly sand them down and give them a coat or two of Rust-Oleum 2X spray paint in green or red.

Home made decorations and items that you already have can be combined to create a truly unique and wonderful Christmas theme for a home. Tin lanterns in various sizes are fairly affordable, and after the festive season you can continue to use these in the garden when entertaining, or in your home when the power goes out!



Thrifty tips for dressing the tree

Ribbons and bows make wonderful tree decorations, and are easily stored away at the end of the holidays. If you decorate with silver, gold or red baubles, these can continue to be used year after year. Make garlands with popcorn or beads. LED lights last far longer than other types of tree lights, and won't break as easily.

There's still plenty of time to start planning for decorations for the festive season. This year why not start a traditional for a homemade Christmas? Dried flowers and berries are a lovely alternative to fake decorations, and you will discover so many wonderful ideas for decorations on the Internet, and right here on Home-Dzine. Visit our Holiday Craft section for great festive ideas and projects.