Christmas is a sacred religious festival that marks and celebrates the birth of Jesus, whose teachings form the basis of Christianity. Every country celebrates it with its own touch. Interestingly in Japan, the eve of the festival is regarded as a romantic day for couples. Apart from the carols and gifts, the Christmas tree is the most sought after and decorated with craze there. It’s widely believed that the tree keeps the witches, ghosts, evil spirits and illness away. As it’s commonly said, that “change is inevitable” so how could the Christmas trees avoid this global phenomenon. Here are some of the unique ways of decorating the Christmas tree and making even Santa Claus take notice —
White Japanese Tree
Gone are the days when getting a green tree for Christmas was followed religiously. To start with, a person just has to get a themed tree. Apart from using the bells and other regular stuff, the tree can be completed with the aid of fans, origami cranes, cherry blossoms, and even simply cotton to indicate the beautiful snowfall. Replacing the star with the trademark tree just highlights the “Made in Japan” stamp.
Tree with an Oceanic touch
Who doesn’t love sea life? Well, it can also be used to decorate a Christmas tree. Definitely strange, but surely looks great too. One can experiment to decorate the tree using teal, white, starfish, sand dollar, shell, jelly fishes in addition to bells and ribbons. Not the real ones obviously! All these things are available in the market easily and help in decorating the tree in a unique way. To add to the charm, the best way is to add lights to it. The tree can be wrapped with light strings closely and then decorated with the cool stuff. Now that’s a great idea to decorate your tree if you have a passion for sea life and also love Christmas.
Japanese Paper craft decoration
Who doesn’t love paper craft? And it surely looks more amazing when used to decorate a Christmas tree. The idea of decorating a tree differently looks tempting. One can easily add a personal touch by using paper cranes. They not only look beautiful but also have a deep meaning. The paper cranes symbolise the free spirit value that how one should always strive to aim for their aim. This idea only adds to the meaning of the beautifully decorated tree and festival.
Letting the lights and fans take charge
Another amazing idea of decorating the Christmas tree is letting the lights and fans take the charge. Lights have always been an integral part of the decorative items for Christmas tree. The light itself gives an amazing look to the tree and to add to the beauty, one can use the pink, white, cherry blossoms, parasol, origami and even handmade lanterns. Paper fans are another great idea, as they glow beautifully in the lights. Well, it’s great idea for all those who don’t like to share the credit and want to take up the complete charge of decorating the tree themselves.
Going the creative way
The best part of this idea is that everything can be made easily and also strengthens the bond of the family. One can take up the idea of decorating the tree solely with the aid of paper craft material. To start with, paper stars can be made along with apse parasols which can be painted in different colours to give the tree a unique and refreshing look. Paper fans again can be added to the prevailing beauty of the tree. This is also really helpful to bind the family together too as everyone can take up the task of making paper crafts. Who knows this way of decorating the Christmas tree is a blessing itself to strengthen the family bond and love. To add the icing on the cake one can keep gifts under the tree which again look amazing.
What’s better than impressing the source of gifts himself. This is a really unique idea for all the Santa fans out there. One can decorate the tree keeping Santa Claus in mind. A person can start with the Rudolph the reindeer. Nose and antlers of the reindeer can be used to decorate the tree as they give a unique look to the tree. Small dolls of Santa are easily available in the market and add a cute touch to the tree. The hat and socks can also be hung on the tree. It is believed that if you write the wish and put it in the sock, Santa fulfils it. Who knows this might turn your wishes into reality too.
Many people love keeping things and even decorations simple, and this unique idea is just for them. To start with, one can get the coloured Christmas tree of their choice or go with the evergreen colour. One can get a coloured tree and decorate it with different coloured Christmas balls. A coloured tree with different balls looks unique yet simple. To add to the touch one can use cotton to symbolise the snowfall. All this makes up for a simple and sweet yet a beautiful tree.
This idea would fancy those people who face a shortage of area for the tree, or are on a vacation during Christmas or just last minute preachers. All that is needed is a wall and coloured fancy tapes. You could choose to make your own Christmas tree on the wall and decorate it, all with coloured tapes. This not only keeps the festivity and mood alive but also adds a new Christmas experience to your life album. Now, who doesn’t love making new memories and that too on Christmas.
People who love knowing about new cultures and places are surely going to love this idea. Apart from decorating your tree with your own ideas, you can add different cultural ideas to the tree. Ukrainian people decorate the tree using spider webs which is quite different but has a deep meaning to it. Legend says, it is done as people believe that it attracts happiness and eliminates illness. One can also add cookies in the shape of wreath to decorate the tree. Now that is tempting as who would not like the idea of following different traditions.
Now this unique idea not only makes your tree different but is an added advantage to decorate your home walls. If you have a craze for stitching then you can surely make yourself a Christmas tree only with your skills and obviously cloth. One can easily stitch triangle shaped cloth and then attach it using red or white buttons or again stitched cloth. This can be even hung on a wall giving the wall a completely new touch. Isn’t this a great idea to fulfil both needs? It indeed is! So get going with your skill of stitching your own tree this Christmas.
Lumber can be pasted on the wall in an ascending order and then decorated with lights and balls and even small lanterns to give the tree a unique and stunning look. This not only saves space but is also a great way to give your place a joyous look for the festival.
The idea of a hanging Christmas tree is surely unique. All you need is a ring, coloured balls and something to strike a balance. You can attach the balls to the ring and hang it on the roof. This not only looks beautiful and but also allows you to easily shift your tree anywhere anytime
The Jumbo Tree
After done with normal decorations, you can choose to show your festivity by loading different things on the tree. Plastic or even real candy packets can be hung on the tree with different coloured balls. You can choose to replace the star on the top with strings of small balls adding a unique look to your tree. Using vibrant colours only add to the charm of the tree.
Tree of Roses
If you have a love for roses then this is for you. You can decorate the tree with balls, lights and bells. Adding roses to the edge of the branches would surely give your tree a different and also the fragrance would keep the mood light and happy. You may add anything of your choice if not roses. It’s all about adding your own touch and making tree beautiful and different.
Tree of Dolls
Dolls and Japan have always gone hand in hand. You may choose to decorate the tree using Kokeshi dolls and Japanese lanterns. A Kadomatsu decoration in the shape of a wreath adds icing to the cake. It is believed that it acts as an attraction to happiness, health and luck. Now, who doesn’t want a tree that adds more pureness to the joyous festival?
If you have interest in Japanese cultivation and stuff, then this idea is surely for you. You can choose to make your own Christmas tree using the cultivation techniques and making a Bonsai Christmas tree. To make it beautiful you can spray it with colors and even sprinkle glitter. To symbolise snow, you may put some cotton or even small sugar cubes under it. This surely is a great idea for all the DIY freaks.
Who isn’t a fan of the traditional Japanese umbrellas? The interesting point being that you can use them to even decorate a tree. You can choose to add the umbrellas as the highlighter part after decorating the tree. You may even add small dolls which make the tree even more beautiful. The tree decorated with traditional hats and dolls surely give the tree an authentic Japanese look.
This is a unique yet awesome idea to give your tree a refreshing look. You get all the stuff under one roof – The Hardware store. You read that right! You can decorate your tree using common hardware accessories like Copper mesh, Springs, chains, shower drain protectors. You may choose to replace the lights by adding faux lemons to the tree making it a beautiful sight to watch. So run to your nearest hardware guy for the decorations stuff!
The ladder tree
This one’s surely going to sound weird due to its uniqueness, but if done right you’re surely going to get the best tree award. You can choose to turn your old ladder into a tree. Just clean it and let the creativity flow. You can wrap it in lights, hang bells, and tie strings with dolls, coloured balls to the top cap. What’s more! You can even make Santa sit on the steps and finish the decoration with a star on the top. This is surely going to give your tree a unique look.
Keeping it Real
As everyone is busy trying new ideas, staying same also looks like a change. You can decorate the tree using bells which symbolise announcement of birth of Jesus, Candy canes that represent shape of shepherd’s crook, mistletoe which is a symbol of love, red colour to symbolise blood of Jesus with colour green signifying everlasting light and life. This can be done to cherish the positivity and portray respect to not even the festival but also the symbols attached to it.
People even decorate the passing and create a warm welcome by decorating the doors with small hanging trees. It’s always beautiful to see how the spirit of festivity is still alive in people only by the way the trees are decorated and joy is shared. Maybe that’s the reason why Christmas and most importantly the Christmas trees hold a special place deep inside the bottom of everyone’s heart.