Create a miniature paper tree village in the dining room or entryway. These are easy to make using card stock, wooden dowels and glue. Once complete, simply place inside glass cloches for a more permanent display.
For the cranberry and popcorn garlands, thread a long piece of embroidery floss onto a long embroidery needle. Thread the cranberries or freshly popped popcorn onto the floss until the garland is long enough to wrap around your tree a few times. To add fresh fruit to your tree, bake orange slices in a 200 degree oven for three to four hours until they're fully dried and use ornament hooks to hang them on the tree.
All things natural make this tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Every decor element is a DIY project so gather the kids to make garlands and hanging orange slices that will make your tree beautiful and smell even better.
Crabapples are usually planted as ornamentals, not edibles, but 'Centennial' bears fruits that are good for eating fresh or turning into sauce. It's also a very cold hardy tree, rated to USDA zone 3. While 'Centennial' bears heavily, and has good disease resistant, the crabapples don't last long in storage, so use them soon after harvesting.
Author Carrie Brown’s “Bees’ Tree” was inspired by our endangered pollinators. Hand-felted bees nestle between pine boughs and sprigs of rosemary. Small electric lights make the tree even more "buzzworthy."
Using real fresh flowers, create a true showstopper of a tree for a Christmas dinner party. You have two options when creating a floral tree: use silk flowers to have it last all season or use fresh flowers to design a dramatic Christmas tree for a special occasion. For this tree, I used non-traditional Christmas colors of pink, burgundy and mauve. Pink roses, pink lilies, white hydrangeas and red roses are inexpensive flowers that are readily available at your local grocery store or florist. Keep the color palette monochromatic and you can’t go wrong with a fresh flower tree.
This ombre tree is an updated look to a monochromatic style. To decorate your tree like this one, pick one hue (I chose teal). Hang ornaments on your tree going from light on the top to dark on the bottom, which creates the ombre effect. Finish off the look with a long, wired, ombre ribbon. Place crisply wrapped gifts in the same colors as your ornaments underneath the tree.
Snow covered trees, the crisp winter air, firewood crackling in the fire place. If that sounds like your perfect Christmas night, then consider decorating your tree with a woodland theme. Natural elements, such as DIY wood burned ornaments and handmade wooden garland, are right at home next to plaid ribbon and burlap texture.
If you like, put a jar of honey underneath your tree to make Christmas even sweeter. Check the water in your container and replenish as needed. You may also want to add fresh pine boughs or rosemary stems if your first batch of cuttings start to dry out.
Decorate and make your house smell like the holidays all at once with little potpourri Christmas trees. Glue or sew two triangles of green felt together to create a Christmas tree. Stuff with your favorite winter scents and glue a little cinnamon stick in the base for a tree trunk. Decorate with felt or cloves and hang these charming Christmas ornaments throughout your home.
Do you love color? Do you have less than an hour to decorate your tree? Than this colorful Christmas tree is for you. Start by purchasing a variety of solid colored ribbons. You’ll need a lot, so buy in bulk at your local craft store. First, decorate your tree with colorful lights and then wrap the ribbon whimsically around the tree from the top to the bottom. Have fun with the ribbon on your gifts too by tying multiple ribbons around the same gift.