We've provided fun new ways to decorate the Christmas tree that will inspire your creativity. Use store-bought decorations, homemade ornaments, or recycle other materials to create a totally unique Christmas tree unlike anything you've seen before.
Manly ways to decorate the Christmas tree
A majority of men don't like the frills of a traditional tree. So, whether you're dressing a tree for a bachelor's apartment, or as part of the husband's "man cave," all of the ideas we've listed are a fun departure from the norm.
Sports tree - Decorating a Christmas tree with a sports theme is easy! Have a favorite team? Decorate your sports tree in that theme. Team pennants can be used to create a unique garland or tree topper, ornaments found in team colors can be added to the tree, and small figurines of the team's mascot can be placed here and there in the tree limbs. Don't forget to also look for sports equipment ornaments that coordinate with your team, too!
Fishing tree - Surprisingly, fishing lures and bobbers look pretty darn good on a holiday tree. With their unique shapes, bright colors, and glossy finish, they can help create a very unique theme. Add a few store-bought fish ornaments (yes, they make them!) and you're almost done. As a finishing touch, fill clear glass ornaments with tiny aquarium rocks and hand paint a fish on each one. These homemade Christmas ornaments are easy to make, and add that special something to the tree.
Unique Christmas tree ideas
Snow tree - Everything you put on a snow tree will be white in color, giving it a cool, "snowy" effect. The trick to making this look work is to use a variety of textured decorations in various sizes. Begin by adorning your tree with white lights, white garland, white glittery snowflake ornaments, small and large balls, and clear teardrop "crystals." White bird clip-on's and white poinsettia flowers can be used to add a unique element to your snow tree. Don't forget to add a white angel or decorative snowflake topper for a finishing touch.
'Twilight' tree - Are you a fan of Stephenie Meyers' "Twilight" books and movies? Take your devotion to Edward, Bella, and Jacob to a whole new level by decorating a Christmas tree with a "Twilight theme." We provide several unique ideas in the article, 'How to Decorate a Twilight Christmas Tree'.
Baker's tree - Whether you like to eat baked goods, or enjoy making them yourself, a tree decorated with a baking theme is a lot of fun to have in your home. Cookie cutters look great on the tree, and can be hung with care with hooks or clear wire. Homemade clay ornaments can be cut out and decorated to resemble Christmas cookies. Ornaments can be bought from the store that depict miniature kitchen appliances. And don't forget to finish the tree with wrapped candy canes and other holiday candies!
Homemade Christmas tree
Christmas is for children, and they should be an important part of putting the holiday tree together. Let their artwork and creativity be the inspiration for a homemade Christmas tree in your own home. This is something that they will remember for years! Here are a few things the kids can put together for this unique Christmas tree idea:
Thumbprint ornaments - Have the kids dip their thumbs into white paint and press it every ½" around a clear ornament. When it dries, they can go back in and turn each thumbprint into a snowman. Paint a face, buttons, and a scarf on each one.
Jar lid ornaments - Each year, take a new picture of your child and turn it into a homemade Christmas ornament. You'll need a jar lid and a handful of other supplies to make. Get complete instructions by reading, "Festive Jar Lid Ornaments'.
Color & melt ornaments - Colorful round ornaments look great on the tree, and no one will guess these originated from plastic Dixie cups! Take small clear plastic cups and have your children color around them with markers. The more color, the better! Then, place them on a baking sheet and stick them in the oven. The oven should be set at 300 degrees. As the cups heat, the plastic melts flat. When the ornaments are flat, remove them from the oven and let them cool. When they're done, these homemade Christmas ornaments are a real treat!
Source: Personal knowledge