Christmas is a joyous occasion. Every year, it is celebrated to rejoice the birth of Jesus Christ. It is this time of the year when family and friends come together to celebrate, have fun and spend quality time with each other. As a custom, the house and the Christmas tree decorations are carried out as a family. With so much merriment in the air, what better time than now to get your home get ready for it?
Let’s look at some ways you could decorate your home to make it more like Christmas.
1. Your Own Personal Fireplace
It is believed that on the eve of Christmas, Santa Claus comes down the chimney to provide presents for those who weren’t naughty but nice. Since we don’t have fireplaces installed in India, why not to make one? Take a piece of canvas or thermocol or cardboard and paint it. Paste it on your living room’s wall and voila! Your fire-place is ready! Use any colours as you see fit and produce something special. It is something unique and can brighten up those dull walls.
2. Colourful Wreath
Most homes love to have a wreath hanging on their front door to mark the start of the season. But instead of getting a natural wreath, creating your own goes a long way. Take two pieces of thick cardboard, cut circles into both and paste them together. Paint them, stick beads, use ribbons and make your own wreath. Be creative and come up with something that will stand out. The results could be wonderful.
3. Seat Hangers
The chairs in your living room or dining room need a Christmas makeover! Take a long piece of cloth, string and red tape. Hang them behind the chairs, use the red tape to create a ‘Merry Christmas’ sign over the cloth. Then, hang it on the chair and see how it brightens the room instantly. If you are not able to get a long piece of cloth, just the red ribbon tied in a bow fashion will do wonders.
4. Light Up Your Front door
Get an assortment of Diyas or kerosene lamps and place them in front porch or near the front door. Arrange it in such a way so that it comes across as inviting. For instance, if you have a ‘welcome’ mat, just arrange a few candles on either side. You can even have it for the entire season.
Gather an assortment of green leaves. Cut a cardboard in the shape of a Christmas tree and stick all the leaves on the cardboard, engulfing it. Make it stand either on a stationary box or on a tea cup. You can add some sparkle to make it glow. Let your creativity go wild and make as many as you want and place them around the house.
6. Christmas Stockings
In most homes, there are always old socks you don’t need. Get a few socks that are fairly in a good shape and decorate them using buttons. Use red and white colours to keep the Christmas theme. Depending on the size of your family, write their name on it. You can hang it across walls or on the Christmas tree itself. It’s up to you.
7. Paper Ornaments
Some people don’t want to go through the hassle of buying ornaments from the store to decorate their Christmas tree. They can be fairly expensive and are easily breakable. The next best thing is to create your own. Take chart paper or felt paper to make small ornaments. Maintain a color theme that will go with the rest of the decorations.
8. Window Dressing
This one can be fun. It’s for the whole family. It could even be a fun family task. Using chart paper or cardboard, you could fashion crystals, reindeer or even Santa himself. Create them and just paste them over your window.
9. Christmas Wall
This is very interesting. Choose a wall and dedicate it entirely to create a souvenir for this Christmas. It can be ornaments, Christmas cards that you are sending out this year or even Santa Claus figurines! It can be anything you want it to be. Try it out.
So go ahead and make your home ready for Christmas. Team Urban Tree wishes you all Merry Christmas 🙂