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Christmas Decoration Idea
With the festive season around the corner, you will be looking for Christmas decoration ideas. Read up our simple tips on Christmas outdoor decoration.

With the festive season fast approaching, you would soon be getting all your Christmas plans in place - shopping, gifts, Christmas decorations and recipes for the festive meal. We bring you some Christmas decoration ideas - simple yet elegant ones that can liven up your Christmas tree and spread the spirit of the season. Look up some innovative Christmas outdoor decorations to add color to your lawn and yard.

Christmas decoration ideas

The Christmas tree is integral to any Christmas decoration idea. If you are choosing a real tree, look for one that has smaller needles. They make for easier decoration. Ensure that the tree is not in the way but has a secure and vantage spot in your living room. The Christmas star is an important aspect of any Christmas decoration. Silver stars or stars made of glittering colored paper can draw attention to your tree. Lights are popularly used for Christmas tree decoration.

You can use your imagination and creativity and play around the lighting to best effect. You can wrap each branch or alternate branches with strings of lights. This is the ideal time to rope in the energetic little ones in the family. The kids would enjoy doing crafts and decorations for their Christmas tree. Making a gingerbread house or sugar cookies can keep the kids occupied for hours.

  • Tissue paper can be crumpled up to appear like snowflakes. Hang them on windows or on the Christmas tree.

  • The Christmas wreath is a symbol of hope. The evergreen leaves, holly and bells work well as attractive Christmas decorations. Mount it on the wall or door or even place it on the mantle. You can prepare Christmas wreaths with artificial holly, ribbon and pinecones.

  • Prepare stars of all sizes. Use ribbons, foil, colored paper, old garlands and glitter to jazz up your Christmas tree.

  • Prepare plenty of popcorn and string it on dental floss. You can easily decorate your Christmas tree with it. Wrap nuts in foil and use them on the Christmas tree.

  • Glitter and fancy paint can be creatively used to recycle unused objects into Christmas decoration items. Cut out fancy pictures from books and magazines to use for decoration and creating collages.

  • Ornaments can be strung on the Christmas tree. Dolls, pinecones, fairies, daisies and candies can add color and variety to your Christmas tree. Interspersed with dried flowers and ribbons, you can have a Christmas decoration that is easy to do and yet looks elegant.

  • Use potted plants to decorate your stairs and living area. topiaries, potted poinsettias and ferns add color to the corners of your home.

  • Colorful Christmas stockings hanging over the mantelpiece are ideal, not just for Santa to fill them with goodies but to add to the festive spirit.

Christmas outdoor decoration

Using a live Christmas tree is the best outdoor Christmas decoration you can have. LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights are holiday lights or fiber optic artificial trees that work well for Christmas outdoor decoration. These bulbs consume much lesser power than the incandescent bulbs. The safety, sturdiness and reduced energy consumption of LED lights make them ideal for outdoor Christmas decoration. You can display a nativity scene. Liven up even your mailbox with sprayed paint or ornaments.

The seasonal and Christmas decoration market has grown to a whopping $14.1 billion in 2003. Consumers have a wide variety of decorations and embellishments to choose from. An average family spends about $115 on decorations for Christmas. Families try to create happy and memorable memories during the Yuletide season. Discount stores and craft stores are the popular haunts for those seeking decoration items for Christmas.

From garlands, ribbons and candles to ornaments and streamers, there is no dearth of decorating items. Though red and green are the traditional Christmas decorating colors, metallic colors, silver and burgundy red are also favorites. Christmas decoration need not mean burning a hole in your pocket. Spark off your creativity and see how you can decorate your home on a frugal budget.

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