Ideas For Christmas Decorating

Where can I find decorating ideas for Christmas? Read to find out the answers.

The month of December is the best time to drive around and look for houses that are decorated for Christmas. Almost everyone who celebrates Christmas has some sort of decoration on their house or somewhere in their homes. Some people hang a few lights but others go all out and decorate their entire homes inside and outside.

How do they do it?

You have to first determine what kind of money you have to spend on decorations. As beautiful as they are, they can cost a fortune if you are not cautious. Stock up on supplies when the holiday season is over and everything is on sale. That is the best time to get everything you will need for the following year. Then you will only have to purchase replacement bulbs or just pick up a few new decorations that you want.

OUTSIDE

When starting to decorate outside, try and plan where you want things to go. Christmas lights with the larger bulbs are usually placed on the house and around the bushes. Lights with the smaller bulbs can be placed on fences, in trees, and around the doorways and windows. Place the wreath roping around porches and fences in a wrap-around sort of fashion. The roping looks nice when intertwined with small lights. After wrapping with the roping, finish the look with small plastic candy canes and large red bows.

Around the driveway, place lighted candy canes along the sides or some other small, lighted items. Another unusual look is to hammer tent pegs into the ground along the driveway and string lights across to form a lighted path.

In the yard, put some plastic, lighted figures. Santa, a snowman, candy canes and animated deer bring the front yard to life.

INSIDE

You can transform the inside of your home into a Christmas wonderland by paying special attention to details. Use corners and doorways to highlight holiday decorations.

Hang wreath roping around each doorway. Use small bows to accent the corners and a large bow at the middle of the doorway.

Hang a large homemade or store bought wreath on your front and back doors. String some battery-operated lights in the wreath and turn them on when you are expecting some guests.

Decorate the dining room table with a beautiful tablecloth decorated with Christmas designs or choose one with a solid color. On the table, use a homemade or store bought centerpiece. Homemade centerpieces could just be a few apples wrapped up with holiday ribbons. Place holiday tins around your home as catch-alls. Use one by the front door for outgoing mail or to hold keys. Display the cards that you have received for the holidays. Use a cardholder or punch holes into the cards and hang them along a wall.

Participate in a learn-a-craft class at your local craft store and learn how to make some new decorations for your home. You can also get a lot of decorating ideas from the craft instructor and from the people who are attending the class.

© High Speed Ventures 2011