Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Christmas tree season is here, and we can help you tackle every step, from cutting down a fresh spruce to topping off the tree. Many people set up their tree the day after Thanksgiving. That's perfect timing for fresh trees, which will last for six weeks with proper care. From there, it's all about decorating. Our decorating tips, handmade ornament ideas, and Christmas tree themes will give you plenty of ideas for your tree, whether you prefer a traditional look or like to experiment with unique colors and accents. Start with our basic tips on how to decorate a Christmas tree, from hanging the lights and stringing the garland to adding the finishing touches with pretty ornaments. Get to know the different types of Christmas tree lights with our tips for tree lighting, plus learn some basic safety and care tips for your tree to ensure it lasts all season and doesn't pose a fire hazard. Take a look through our decorative tabletop trees for small-space inspiration, or check out our creative Christmas tree themes for fun and unusual ways to decorate your tree, with adornments such as family photos, paper stars, flags, starfish, and more.


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How to Decorate a christmas tree
Holiday Tree-Trimming Tips

Make this your prettiest tree yet with our easy decorating tips.

Christmas Tree Lights Made Easy

Creating a magical glow of lights is easy with our simple instructions.

Christmas Tree Themes

Create a stunning Christmas tree to display using these clever themes to decorate.


Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
Tiny Tabletop Trees

Small spaces are no problem with these adorable ideas for tabletop Christmas trees.

Christmas Tree Skirts

Make your own pretty tree skirt to add to your annual holiday traditions.


Choosing a Christmas Tree
Buying Live Trees

Heading to your local tree farm? Check out tips on finding the right natural tree first.

Artificial Trees 101

From pre-lit trees to flocked and feathered, we'll help you choose the right fake tree.

Tree-Buying Tips

Our garden expert has tips for finding the healthiest, longest-lasting natural tree.


Christmas tree ornament ideas
Pretty Paper Ornaments

This year trim your tree with delicate, handmade paper ornaments.

Handmade Ornament Ideas

Love crafting? Try your hand at our favorite homemade Christmas ornaments.

Easy-to-Make Felt Christmas Ornaments

These easy Christmas ornaments will add warmth and charm to your tree.

Red and White Christmas Ornaments

This classic color scheme is guaranteed to be gorgeous on your holiday tree.

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Choosing a Tree
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    Decorate a virtual Christmas tree just how you want it. Add ornaments, lights, and more!

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