Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it’s time to vet tree decorating themes. Planning a decorating theme for your Christmas tree can be lots of fun! Your ornament selection can be based on certain colors or things – like icicles, snowmen or flags. You can even extend your decorating surface to include the area beneath your tree. Here are 15 different themes to help get you started. Relax and let your creativity soar!
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Gold ribbon flows like honey over the branches of this Christmas tree. Light sparkles off shiny globes of white and gold. Red and gold bows joyfully dot the tree adding pops of color!
Red and white poinsettia blooms are intermingled within the lovely branches of this evergreen. Glittery globes, bunches of berries and feather-like fronds are among some of its treasures. And a choir of potted red poinsettias encircles the tree to join in the celebration!
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A gathering of intricate snowflakes gently cascades down the delicate branches of this fir tree. Icicle-like ornaments secured with thin red bows add to its perfection.
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This tree is exploding with bounteous color! It’s as if the party has already started. This one is definitely not your grandmother’s Christmas tree theme, but it is gorgeous! Plus, bring your tree to a new level with wrapping paper and bows that accent your theme colors.
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This tree sports a vast and varied collection of Santas. And the distinct colors of his suit are echoed in the stockings, beaded garland and soft snowflakes! A perfect finishing touch is to set gifts beneath the tree adorned in wrapping paper that matches your theme colors.
America flags, peppermint-stripped globes and white doves decorate this fresh-from-the-forest evergreen. What a brilliant combination for evoking a patriotic Christmas feel.
Colorful handmade ornaments made by children gleefully adorn this tree. The sparkling star crowns the tree beautifully. Oh, the fun they must have had!
Large, happy snowmen carry forth their message of cheer as they drape joyfully across this Christmas tree. Silver stars, glittery globes and clusters of white-tipped pinecones superbly harmonize with the theme!
Gold and bronze are splendid partners on this festive tree. Three large reindeer stand majestically beneath its branches. Bows and globes in shades of gold and bronze shimmer among its branches. The broad ribbon swirls around it like silky caramel.
Cozy up by the fire and bask in the glow of this bright and beautiful tree. Full-sized Christmas lights are reminiscent of days gone by, while wooden cookie molds dangle as treasured medallions and burlap ribbon weaves itself between the branches. A shiny, gold and multi-pointed star tops this Christmas tree with perfection.
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A delightful change from the ordinary, this nature tree is a show stopper. Dried flowers, leaves and pinecones are intermingled with gold bows and white lights. The color-coordinated gift wrapping on the presents accentuates its beauty.
Vibrant, white globes appear as snowballs among white-tipped pinecones and cinnamon-colored sleigh bells. Burlap ribbon winds downward through the evergreen branches. And a blanket of snow beautifully cradles this winter woodland tree. This theme sets the stage for cozy comfort and joy!
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This theme uses copies of your favorite family photos and turns them into beautiful decorations. Shiny red ornaments and bright beads add color and sparkle to this tree. It’s time to start perusing old photo boxes so you can turn your captured memories into eye-catching ornaments
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This beautiful tree is adorned with vintage dolls shaded by matching parasols and dressed all in white. Shiny white globes dot the tree while a garland of glittery-white snowballs gracefully rests on the branches. Large vintage dolls, a dollhouse and a small rocking horse gathered around the tree complete the theme.
Imagine this snow-covered evergreen in your home. Cotton forms the first layer of snow and a sprinkling of glittery flakes add the finishing touch. White lights sparkle from the branches below creating your own winter wonderland!
With so many wonderful choices, how can one decide? Well, if you really can’t choose just one, you could decorate your full-size family tree using one theme, and in a different room set up a smaller tree or two to display your other favorites. Unleash your creativity!