Decorating homes for Christmas is a tradition that dates back centuries. It is believed that the first Christmas trees were decorated in 16th century Germany and that the practice soon spread to other parts of Europe. The tradition of putting up Christmas lights is thought to have originated in 18th-century America.
Over the years, the way we decorate our homes for Christmas has changed quite a lot. In the past, people would often make their own decorations out of natural materials like wood, paper, and berries. Today, we have a wide variety of ready-made decorations available to us, from string lights to artificial trees.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your own Christmas decoration this year, here are a few ideas to get you started:
Some popular storebought decorations are lights, garlands, ornaments, and fake trees.
1. Lights: You could go with the classic string lights or get more creative with netted lights or even icicle lights.
2. Garland: This is a popular decoration to drape over mantles, banisters, or doorways. You can find garland made of all different materials like pine needles, fabric, or even popcorn.
3. Ornaments: There are so many different types and styles of Christmas ornaments available these days. You can find just about anything you can imagine, from traditional glass balls to more unique items like Dad jokes ornaments.
4. Fake trees: If you don’t want the hassle of dealing with a real tree, you could opt for a fake one instead. There are lots of realistic-looking options available now that can make decorating your home for Christmas much easier.
Here are some stores that have plenty of pre-made Christmas decorations for you to choose from.
5. Local stores
A few fun DIY projects that can be done to add a personal touch to Christmas decorations.
1. Salt dough ornaments: These ornaments are made by mixing salt, flour, and water to form a dough that can be shaped into just about anything. Once they’re baked, the ornaments will be hard and durable, perfect for hanging on the Christmas tree.
2. Homemade garland: This is a great project for using up scraps of fabric or ribbon. Simply cut the material into strips and tie them together to form a garland of any length.
3. Mason jar luminaries: These are easy to make and add a beautiful touch to any holiday decor. All you need are some mason jars, candles, and a little bit of creativity.
4. Christmas wreaths: Wreaths are a classic Christmas decoration that can be made in endless ways. Get the kids involved in making one out of construction paper or try your hand at a more sophisticated version using evergreens and ribbons.
5. Pinecone tree: This is a simple but elegant decoration that can be made with just a few materials. All you need are some pinecones, glue, and glitter (optional).
Whatever DIY project you choose, these craft stores will have all of the supplies you could possibly need to make some great decorations.
2. Hobby Lobby
3. Jo-Ann Fabrics
4. Local craft stores
Christmas is a time for tradition, but that doesn’t mean your decorations have to be boring. By mixing storebought and DIY decorations, you can create a look that is unique to your home and reflect your personal style. Whether you are using these decorations for unique gifts, or just to spruce up your own home you are sure to make a statement. So have fun with it and enjoy creating your own festive masterpiece! Merry Christmas!