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42 Gorgeous Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas { & Best Tutorials!}

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Can you feel the Christmas magic in the air? Our FAVORITE Christmas tree decorating ideas today might just add a little extra dose of inspiration and excitement to your Christmas decorations planning! 🙂

Through this collection of achievable and beautiful Christmas trees decorated by creative people just like all of us, we will share lots of tips and tricks on commonly asked questions such as “How do I decorate my Christmas tree like a pro, and easily?“,  “How to use ribbons to decorate a Christmas tree?“, “How to choose Christmas tree decorations with an elegant color palette?“, and more!

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A Christmas tree is often the focal point of our holiday decor.  Christmas tree decorating can be really enjoyable and rewarding with a little thoughtful planning before diving into a giant box of ribbons and ornaments.

These 42 inspirational Christmas trees are organized into 20 BEST Christmas tree decorating ideas you can apply easily. Choose your favorite styles, be your own designer,  and create a beautiful harmonious look throughout your home. Let’s start with the Christmas tree!

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Idea 1: simple and natural Christmas tree decorating

If you love the serene beauty of minimal or Scandinavian style, you will love these simple Christmas tree decorating ideas.

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String some folded paper dollies or pine cones as garlands, and cut out some family member silhouettes to use inside clear disc ornaments or ball ornaments , or make some chipboard stars as ornaments. Source: Simple as That Blog |  bhg

Idea 2: farmhouse style Christmas tree decorations

Farmhouse is truly a timeless style. The key is to select natural and softly aged materials with a color palette of neutrals and whites.

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The simple combination of tan colored burlap ribbon, soft white ornaments and vintage inspired metal star makes such elegant Christmas tree decorations. Source: Live Laugh Row

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This stunning farmhouse Christmas tree is decorated with an artful blend of white ornaments, and natural pine cones and cotton. Source: Love Grows Wild

Idea 3: how to decorate snow flocked Christmas trees

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A snow flocked Christmas tree does not need much to look stunning.  Less is more, keep it simple and elegant with all white ornaments, or touches of gold and silver. Source: Thrifty and Chic | A Pumpkin and a Princess

Idea 4: make snow with easy to find materials

If you love the snowy look but don’t want to have a permanent snow flocked tree, there are many ways you can make some snowy elements to add to your tree.

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For example, I made this tabletop snowy tree centerpiece using DIY snow covered pine cones and branches, tutorial here. You can make them in just 5 minutes, and tuck them into your Christmas tree.

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You can also use cotton or poly fiber fill as snow. Tuck handfuls of them into the tree or create ribbon patterns around the tree.

Idea 5: Christmas tree decorating with ribbons in vertical pattern

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One of the easiest ways to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro is to use ribbons. Ribbons come in so many sizes and colors, and you can create many beautiful patterns with them on a Christmas tree.

The tutorial photo above shows how to create vertical patterns, aka waterfall pattern using 21″ deco mesh (such a great idea!) Source: Re-fabbed

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This beautiful variation from Shannon at Home Made Lovely uses neutral colored buffalo check and burlap ribbons in vertical style.

Idea 6: how to decorate Christmas trees using ribbons in horizontal pattern

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One of the reasons ribbons work so well in Christmas tree decorations is that they create a unified look. They also make a Christmas tree look full without needing lots of ornaments. Here the ribbons are used in a horizontal spiral pattern. Source: hgtv | bhg

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Here’s a great tutorial at Remodelaholics on using ribbons and Dollar Store ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree.

Idea 7: more variations of Christmas tree ribbon decorations

Once you learn the basics, you can create other beautiful patterns using a combination of different ribbons.

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Another great way to find Christmas tree decorating ideas and inspirations is to look at online retail shops that sell Christmas trees. They usually have photos of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

Idea 8: advent Christmas tree decorations

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Hang some numbers or signs in your Christmas tree that count down to the big day. You can also add some numbered packages as fun and lovely Christmas tree ornaments.  Source: Tater tots and Jello | Design Dazzle

Idea 9: red and white Christmas tree decorations

Speaking about red and white, here’s a red and white DIY Christmas candy cane wreath. You will never guess what it is made of! ( Spoiler: the material to make the wreath is FREE!)

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Super easy red and white DIY Christmas candy cane wreath!

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You can never go wrong with the classic red and white Christmas tree decorations. Get creative with white “snow”, red berries, ribbons, ornaments, and candy canes! Source: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs | Inspired by Charm

Idea 10: decorate a Christmas tree with stars & snowflakes

You can make Christmas ornaments with something as simple as paper! Here are some easy DIY 3D paper snowflakes which would look beautiful on a Christmas tree!

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How to make easy and beautiful DIY 3D paper snowflakes!

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Instead of storing lots of really large ornaments, make some big paper stars and snowflakes to give your tree some bold accents. Source: Johnathan Stiers | At Home in Love

Idea 11: dreaming of a white Christmas tree

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A fake white Christmas tree only requires minimal decorating to look enchanting. You can choose your favorite colors as a starting point. I totally heart pink, and I can’t get enough of this happy white Christmas tree decorated by Emily Henderson

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This lovely white Christmas tree decorated by So Much Better with Age combines two of many people’s favorite styles: vintage, and French country. The neutral colors fits perfect in an elegant farmhouse setting.

Idea 12: using letters and banners in Christmas tree decorations

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Letters and buntings can work the same magic as ribbons and garlands on a Christmas tree.  Source: Make it Love it | First Home Love Life

Idea 13: sing a song and tell a beautiful story

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Christmas is so much about love and family. Jen at Craft-o-Maniac decorated her Christmas tree with copies of her grandmother’s piano music sheets. Such a heart warming story!

Idea 14: decorate a Christmas tree with treasures from your life

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Although I studied art and worked as a designer until this blog took over, the best decorating advice I have for anyone is: if you are surrounded by things you love, you can throw all rules out the window.

The same applies to Christmas tree decorating: a tree will look happy and  beautiful when it’s decorated with your favorite Christmas cards and your collection of charming little treasures. Source: Country Living | A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Idea 15: using mini wood signs in Christmas tree decorations

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Everyone loves painted wood signs with beautiful lettered quotes. Have you thought of using them as Christmas tree ornaments? Source: Lil Luna

Idea 16: woodland themed Christmas tree decorating

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Use rustic materials like burlap and pine cones, and classic patterns like plaids and buffalo checks to create the feelings of a little cabin in the woods. Source: A Pop of Pretty

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The woodland style is very much a country cottage style. Anything reminding you of a cozy forest cabin will look perfect on your Christmas tree.

Here, forest animal and mini camper wooden ornaments and rustic mini wood signs make this Christmas tree irresistible. Source: U Create

Idea 17: decorating a Christmas tree with candles

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The old fashioned candles warm our hearts and souls. Don’t use real candles in a Christmas tree though!

You get clip on LED candle lights for Christmas tree decorating, or make some paper candles. Both options are SO much safer! Source: The House that Lars Built |  Country Living

Idea 18: decorate a Christmas tree with gold ornaments

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If you love a romantic and glamorous style Christmas tree, gold and metallic ornaments would be great choices.

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Even when  we say “gold”, there are many gorgeous shades of gold, such as white gold, green gold. The two beautiful Christmas trees above are both from Randi Garrett Design here and here .

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For those who love pink but want a more subtle vibe, try the color made famous by Apple: rose gold, shown in tree above, decorated by Lucy at Craftberry Bush.

Idea 19: decorate a Christmas tree with your favorite colors

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Blue and chartreuse  ribbons and ornaments on a snow flocked tree reminds me of the magical Christmas on Ice. Source: Centsational Girl

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This Christmas tree is utterly gorgeous and romantic with peach and plum colored ornaments in a sea of white feathers and flowers. Source: Jeweled Interiors

Idea 20: “life is a rainbow” Christmas tree

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For our grand finale, a tree so full of imagination and exuberance : over 600 ornaments in a rainbow pattern. This tree would look amazing in any style home, another proof that inspiration is timeless. Created by Micheal at Inspired by Charm.

Can’t get enough Christmas tree ideas? Here are 48 alternative DIY Christmas trees perfect for small spaces!

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Happy creating!

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