Like snowflakes, no two Christmas trees are alike. Where one person loves sparkle and color -- the brighter, the better-another prefers the reserved elegance of a muted palette. And, of course, many people's style and tree vary from year to year, inspired by the nature outside the window or, in Martha's case, the beloved grandbabies gazing up at the tree in wonder. Let the four distinct and pretty themes in this story spark your creativity, whether you aim to adopt a new look from topper to trunk, or make a sampler of easy ornaments to mix in with your treasured standbys (or give away to friends and loved ones).
Bright, Cheerful & Playful
Every little thing you love -- from teensy toys to mismatched collections of vintage holiday items -- has a home on this tree. Start by choosing a palette (we picked bright, happy colors), then fill pipes accordingly: We spray-painted plastic toy animals,Read More »from Polar Express Yourself: 4 Ways to Personalize Your Christmas Tree