Put a fresh spin on plastic animal figurines by outfitting them as a kids' garland. Add screw eyes into the tops of each animal, then cut a strand of thread to size (approximately 36 inches long, depending on your tree). Slide beads and animal figurines onto the thread, then secure the ends with knots.
Choose a favorite animal as your Christmas tree theme. For this tree design, snowy owls are hidden among the flocked branches. Metallic green flowers, winter berries and a mixture of clear, green and red ornaments fill out the rest of the tree.
Of all the people on your Christmas list, the little ones are sure to be the most excited when it comes to unwrapping gifts around the tree. Give your wide-eyed tots the biggest surprise by leaving plush animals unwrapped and interspersed with gift-wrapped boxes. This adds a youthful touch to your decor and gives the little ones something to run and grab the moment they wake up. (Plus, there will be less wrapping paper to clean up!)