Decorating the Christmas tree is a tradition that most people enjoy and look forward to year after year. However, if you’ve been using the same old tired decorations for the last decade, it may be time to freshen things up and try something new. If you’re looking for some new Christmas tree decorating ideas, we’ve got five unique themes that are based on your personality and hobbies. No matter who you are or what you like to do, these ideas can be adapted to reflect everyone’s unique sense of style.
1. The Artist’s Tree
This is a really fun theme for someone who is passionate about art. If you enjoy a particular medium, such as sketching, consider decorating a tree with pencils, small sketch pads, sandpaper blocks, and other tools of the trade. You might even consider making a few small sketches that you could display on the tree, too. For someone who enjoys painting, you could decorate with paintbrushes, paint trays, and small pots of paint (well sealed, of course). The Artist’s Tree can be as fun and creative as you want it to be, and can be easily adapted to any type of art that you enjoy.
2. The Cook or Baker’s Tree
For those who love cooking and/or baking, why not decorate a fun tree to display in or near the kitchen? Decorate it with spatulas, wooden spoons, and other cooking utensils and implements. Cookie cutters are also a fun touch for someone who enjoys baking. Other nice decorations include popcorn strings, empty spice jars, and favorite recipe cards with a hole punched in one end and tied with a ribbon.
3. The Seamstress’s Tree
If you enjoy sewing or any other craft, decorate your holiday tree for it! Depending on the type of craft you enjoy, you could decorate with thimbles, colorful yarns, spools of thread, and pincushions. Neatly rolled fat quarters of fabric are a fun touch for a quilter, just as knitting or crochet needles are perfect for someone who works with yarn. And any seamstress would also love a few tape measures wound around the tree like tinsel.
4. The Fisherman’s Tree
A fisherman’s tree can be a real visual delight, with the many colorful and interesting lures available. Make a trip to your local sportsmen’s store and pick up a variety of lures in many sizes, shapes, and colors. Other nice touches are small fish nets, spools of fishing line, and any fish-shaped ornaments you can find. Top the tree off with a new fisherman’s hat, and you’ll have a unique Christmas tree that’s sure to inspire many fish tales during the holiday season!
5. The Handyman or Woodworker’s Tree
This is another enjoyable decorating theme if you have someone in the house who likes to work with their hands. While many tools are too heavy to use as decorations on a tree, it is possible to buy smaller versions of most tools. Small tape measures, flat head or Phillips screw drivers, draftsman’s pencils, wood scraps, and large nuts and bolts all make interesting decorations for this theme.
If none of the hobbies we’ve discussed are of interest to you, then adapt your own Christmas tree decorating ideas based on your personality and interests. Whether you’re a stamp collector, an automobile enthusiast, animal lover, or computer guru, the possibilities are endless when it comes to unique and interesting Christmas tree decorating themes. Just allow your ideas to be inspired by your hobbies, and you’ll end up with an amazing tree that really reflects your personality.