Frosty the Snowman Christmas Tree: Celebrate the season anew with a Frosty the Snowman-inspired Christmas tree. Craft or buy a papier-mache snowman head and place atop a white artificial Christmas tree. Space three black ornament balls down the center to create buttons, secure silver branches to the middle for arms, and position rain boots under the base to create feet. Finish by wrapping a red scarf underneath Frosty's head and embellishing all over with transparent ornament balls and…
A towering tree commands attention in this entryway. Get the look by hanging several hues of gold-tone balls on your tree, nestling small green berries in between the boughs, and topping the whole thing off with a cascading bow.
Caroline Kennedy takes a closer look at the official 1961 White House Christmas tree in the Blue Room. This was the first tree to have an official theme picked by the first lady; Jacqueline Kennedy decorated it with toys, birds, and angels inspired by "The Nutcracker Suite.
Blanket of Snow Tree: To create a convincing effect of thick snow, lay lengths of rolled cotton along the branches of your tree. Then sprinkle crystal snow over the cotton. Editor's Lighting Tip: Create the same snowy effect for your Christmas lights by sprinkling faux snow on top of the strands once they're hung on the tree.
Stylishly Skinny Tree: Fun and whimsical, this slender tree is perfect for rooms with tall ceilings. Fill the branches with oversize retro-inspired ornaments and smaller bold-color ornaments. Complete the look with bursts of colorfully wrapped packages.
Mitten and Ice Skates Christmas Tree: Celebrate the signs of winter by filling the boughs of your Christmas tree with mittens and ice skates in coordinating colors. Wire the skates sturdily to the trunk and space them evenly to balance the tree. Editor's Lighting Tip: The best way to untangle Christmas tree lights is by winding the strands on your arm, making sure that you don't pull on any of the bulbs while unwinding. Before you start untangling, plug in the strand of lights to see…
Little Presents Christmas Tree: Who says presents have to go under the tree? With these simple gift-box ornaments, there are plenty of presents to go around. For an extra surprise on Christmas morning, use one of the ornaments for a small gift, such as jewelry. Editor's Lighting Tip: For a fun Christmas tree, pick up some lights that put on a show, such as LED lights that blink to the tune of popular Christmas carols or just on their own.
Traditional Trim: Breathe new life into the classic Christmas color scheme by posing deep red and crisp white ornaments against an evergreen canvas. Then coordinate the color palette with beautiful packages in the same hues.