8 Christmas Decorating Tips

8 Must Know Christmas Decorating Tips

1- Set aside 5-7 large ornaments when decorating your Christmas tree. Wait a day or two then add the saved ornaments to your tree in the evening when it is dark outside. Waiting a few days will give you the opportunity to notice places on your tree that you don’t particularly like (don’t be afraid to move things around a bit). Redecorating in the dark, with only the Christmas tree lights on, will help you to see the darkest (therefore the most bare) parts of the tree.

2- Buy a premade Christmas bow (or make your own), attach a long piece of coordinating ribbon and hang on the wall for an almost instant card holder. 


3- Use metal clips to attach lightweight Christmas ornaments to the tree. The clips give you the freedom to put bows, flowers, etc. almost ANYWHERE, even on a real tree that has flimsy branches.                                                                                                                                                                               

4- Roughly cut a large piece of burlap to put under your nativity scene. Or, use garland, lights and bright red poinsettias to showcase the stable in Bethlehem.
5- Decorate in Odds. Groups of 3,5, or 7 will always look more pleasing than groups of 2,4 or 6 (for example, my tree has 3 large snowman hats. If there were 4 it may look like a poor attempt to balance the tree. The idea with a christmas tree is for everything to look rather random).
6- Don’t be afraid to put something LARGE on your tree. Remember the rule of odds and place 3, 5, or 7 large objects evenly around the tree.  Think outside the glass balls!
7- Even a simple premade bow mixed with a bit of curling ribbon will do wonders to jazz up a present.  
8- Pay attention to the floor around the Christmas tree. Add something big and bulky to help connect the tree to the rest of the room (Especially if your tree has a large space between the floor and the bottom branch). Try a large snowman, a Santa Clause, some reindeer, a small forest of trees, or beautifully wrapped boxes.  



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I feel a little silly for asking, but not being a natural crafter, I'm not familiar with some of the tricks.

How do you attach the Christmas cards to the ribbon card holder? At first, I thought you'd use clothespins, but it doesn't look like there are any clips in the picture.

Many thanks!

By Gale (not verified)

In years past I have used paper clips to attach the cards to the ribbon. This year I just stapled them! Works great!

By jayme

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer Jayme! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!

By Gale (not verified)

In years past I have used paper clips to attach the cards to the ribbon. Thanks for your useful tips here

Nice works friend! Christmas celebration will always look awesome with wonderful stuff like such colorful gifts.

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