Personalised Christmas decorations are an extraordinary way to make your home feel even more magical during the holidays, particularly when it comes to an all-important Christmas tree. You can make your own customised Christmas tree decorations, but – if you’re short on time – there’s plenty of great handmade choices to order online.
If you’re celebrating baby’s first Christmas this year or maybe it’s your first Christmas in your new home you’ll want to pay tribute to a loved one who won’t be there on a big day, or you simply love of making your family and friends really happy then you’ll find personalised Christmas decorations below.
Just make sure to leave time for delivery, and leave the ideal spot on the tree free and ready for them to go on.
Most of us do the same few things each year to get ourselves prepared for the festivities, these include going to the garage, loft or local garden centre and we’re going to pick up (or buy) the tree.
Then we go to get the Christmas decorations. You remember, the old pieces of plastic, string and tinsel that have really seen better days.
Is there a simpler way to do this? When it comes to the most festive, colourful time of the year, we should make our homes look a little better and do so in a special way?
Good news – there is, and you don’t even need to be particularly creative! Welcome to our ultimate guide to decorating your whole home for Christmas with some personalised touches. Just don’t get that tree out yet! If you’re Not sure how many days before Christmas, here’s the Christmas countdown timer that you can customise.
USE PERSONALISED GIFTS AS DECORATIONS
When you begin to get gifts from friends, rather than merely bungling them under a tree, use them as decorations. Gift boxes and smaller wrapped presents look amazing when hanging from a window ledge or draped up the stairs. Plus, you’ll get a reminder of the exciting things to come when the big day arrives!
There are also lot’s of personalised items you can gift to your family members who live with you to display during christmastime.
PLACE A FEW SIGNS AROUND THE HOUSE
Especially at Christmas, days can be long and stressful, but what better way to remember the joys this season brings than by investing in a few Christmas signs. Kids will love this door hanger sign that can be personalised with their name:
GET CREATIVE WITH ‘MERRY CHRISTMAS’ A BANNER
We’ve all seen (and presumably owned) the decorations that scream “Merry Christmas!” “On gaudy, gold-coloured paper. They’re not really good.
Alternatively, make your ‘Merry Christmas’ signs unique by making your own. For example, this typical phrase looks awesome when strewn across a window, made of cute cut-outs and trinkets found in hobby stores.
GO TRADITIONAL WITH THE PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS STOCKINGS
The Chances are, you may not have hung a stocking up for a pretty long time. And, if you think it’s a little old-fashioned in this fast-paced digital age, think again!
Modern stockings hanging from the fireplace are one of the most endearing signs that Christmas is on its way. So, don’t be afraid – buy some personalised Christmas stockings, add name tags to them, and place them on display on the fireplace or bannister rail for all to see.
DECORATE WITH OLD CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
Take a look back at your photo archives and select a few highlights from past Christmas’.
These pictures are going to make great decorations. You may hang them from the same fireplace as your stockings, drape them over the stairs, or carefully wedge them in the branches of the tree. There’s nothing like having those old memories when Christmas comes around.
GO SMALL WITH THE TREE
Who says you need a huge tree to fill your living room? Let’s be honest – big trees can be a little bit of a hassle to put up and decorate, then take down when the celebrations are done.
Instead, buy a few smaller, tiny Christmas trees and place them strategically around the house. They’re not especially expensive, and most of them come pre-dressed (some even have built-in lights, powered by batteries).
CREATE AN ORNAMENT TREE
Don’t feel like a large or small tree? There’s no problem! No one insists you need a typical tree!
The ornamental trees are a perfect substitute. What you need is a clear wall, a bunch of Christmas baubles, a few other decorations, and the opportunity to ‘paint’ a tree on the wall. Yes, you may have ruined the paintwork, but the new year is to be redecorated!
Personalised tree ornaments are wonderful and come in lots of different styles, we really like these feather baubles which are great for babies first christmas or to represent each child or family member, they are available in different colours and look great on the tree.
ADD A WREATH TO YOUR FRONT DOOR
Joy wreaths for the front door are extremely popular. ‘Joy’ is used a lot at Christmas time, but instead of selecting your bog-standard ‘joy’ ornaments, why not make your own?
Take an old piece of wood, clean it, paint it white, and use red paint to add the letters’ J’ and ‘Y’ to it. Attach a wreath to the place where the ‘O’ will go. Oh, come on! Your own message of happiness!
ASK THE KIDS TO CREATE A DISPLAY
If you have children, there’s a perfect way to keep them occupied on weekends and help you decorate your Christmas home.
Tell them to make their own little presentation of Santa’s trip. You can buy Santa figurines cheaply online and let their imagination run wild on what to use for the rest of the show (get old cereal boxes and paint them – you get the idea).
Get The Kids A Christmas Eve Box As A Treat
HOW TO HANG YOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS
Most people find a spare shelf or windowsill in the living or dining room and put all their Christmas cards there. But this isn’t very innovative or interesting, is it?
You can do a lot with the Christmas cards that you get by transforming them into beautiful decorations for your house. Hang them from the curtain rails or create a collage on a chalkboard that is filled with lights. Don’t just put them on the table!
BRING NATURE INDOORS
If you’re going fake or genuine for this one, it’s entirely up to you, but twigs, leaves, berries and other outdoor elements can all be brought to your home to create a true Christmas feel.
You may make an elegant table centrepiece, or cover it with tinsel and drape it up with a bannister. Bringing outdoors inside is a perfect way to add to your home’s festive spirit.
DISPLAY YOUR FAVOURITE TUNES
Another fantastic family favourite. We all have our favourite Christmas songs, so we invite you to use light-ups or painted wooden bits to show off your favourite lyrics?
You can place them around the house (above the fireplace, on the dining table, at the front door – anywhere) and create a beautiful Christmas spirit that will have you humming festive tunes all day.
DON’T BE AFRAID TO ADD MISTLETOE
A bit corny, huh? Embarrassing, too? No!
Kissing under the mistletoe may sound like something that’s part of a Christmas movie, but you can have some fun in your home by hanging it up somewhere your eagle-eyed visitor can notice.
ADD CANDLE-LIT CENTREPIECES TO TABLES
You may have candles all over your house, but at Christmas, you can get a little crazy with candles.
Adding the centrepieces to each of your tables by collecting a bunch of different-sized and formed candles. Keep them lit (safely, of course – and just when you’re there!), and it’ll be like you hit the ‘Christmas’ right away.
ADD ORNAMENTS TO YOUR DECOR
Adding ornaments both pottery and wooden can bring even more festive cheer to your interior christmas decor. Remembering loved ones with ornaments will help you and your loved ones to remember and spare a thought for them during the festivities.
ADD BELLS – EVERYWHERE
Although the appearance of jangling items on door handles can get a little boring all year round, this phenomenon is really well suited to Christmas.
Apply the little Christmas bells to the door handles and to the ends of the tablecloths. Apart from the festive jingling, the appearance of these little decorations will instantly bring some much-needed Christmas spirit to your home.
NUTS, NUTS, NUTS!
Even if you’re not especially fond of nuts, you can’t argue about the fact that they’re beautifully festive.
Attach large jars or bowls of nuts to your dining and coffee tables. In reality – put it anywhere; you can’t go wrong with this Christmas decoration.
GO FOR AN INDOOR WREATH
Many people are hanging wreaths from their doors, and while this may be one of the many common ways to decorate your house for Christmas, it’s a little… well, it’s obvious.
Alternatively, consider putting your wreath inside. It might look a little different at first, but you’ll soon grow to love it. Hanging it from a curtain rail or adding it to a window are two perfect examples of how you can carry this outdoor decoration to the home.
We all love a Christmas treat, and while this decoration tip may be hard to resist (literally), it’s a perfect way to add festive cheer to your home.
Pick a few candy canes and other holiday treats, put a string on them and hang them around the room. Only make sure they’re tall enough to keep any four-legged family members from taking a bite!
GO WILD WITH GLITTER
If you can make an enticing mess of your house at one time of the year, it’s Christmas.
To really add to the festive spirit, buy some glitter and scatter it around your house. Obviously, you’re going to want to prevent too much of a cleaning nightmare, so try to make things too straightforward, but by doing so, you’re going to add the all-important sparkle to your house.
SWITCH UP THE COFFEE TABLE
If your coffee table is already filled by old magazines, phone chargers and remote controls, Christmas is the ideal opportunity to make the spring clean and bring some festive spirit to your living room. Build a simple show with a bunch of candles, candy canes and fake festive foliage. And, while you’re at it, why don’t you drape a few battery-powered lights around the edge?
You should also leave a board out with treats on it for santa, wink wink. Here’s one of our favourites and it’s fully personalisable.
REPURPOSE THOSE OLD WINE BOTTLES
Recycling isn’t very festive (it can wait until the new year), so instead of throwing out your used wine bottles, use them to make some fun Christmas centrepieces.
Wrap the bottles with bows and put thin candles into them for a beautiful Christmas decoration that you probably won’t see anywhere else.
CHALLENGE THE FAMILY TO THE FESTIVE MESSAGE GAME
If you have a chalkboard in your home, put it where it’s always on the show (in the kitchen, for example), and encourage your family to periodically add their own festive messages to it.
Sure, some of the more comedic family members might use this to their own advantage, but it’s all part of the festive fun!
ADD ORNAMENTS TO THE BANNISTER
We’ve listed a decent amount of bannister ideas in this blog post, but for a good reason; it’s still one of the most convenient ways to decorate at Christmas.
There’s a lot you can do with it, too! For example, why don’t you grab all your festive ornaments, wrap them in tinsel and drape them around the bannister?
DECORATE THE PLANTS
A Christmas tree doesn’t have to be the only piece of greenery in a home to enjoy some festive decoration.
Why don’t you add baubles, tinsel and lights to other household plants? They don’t need to miss out on the holidays, and it’s a perfect way to spread Christmas cheer around the house.
COUNTDOWN THE DAYS
Advent calendars are the perfect way to start the countdown to the big day, but if you buy a few blocks with numbers on them, you can make a little table centrepiece that serves as a constant reminder of the fun that’s coming.
REMAKE THE BED
Festive quilts are not overly costly and are a perfect way to make your bedroom feel like Christmas.
Remake your bed for the holiday season, and you’ll be reminded of this wonderful time of year, both at the end of the day and at the beginning of the day.
KEEP THE TABLE FESTIVELY-SET
Some of the dining tables are arranged for when you’re waiting for dinner guests, so there’s nothing wrong with keeping the festive dishes, knives and forks constantly on view at Christmas.
Add a few crackers, festive napkins and party poppers, and you’ll launch the Christmas festivities before the big day itself (even if you have to wait for that epic dinner!).
CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENT CALENDAR
Rather of using one of the shop-bought, boxed advent calendars, you can make your own calendar and use it as a special Christmas decoration.
Purchase a couple of craft bags, add numbers, and pop in a chocolate treat. The entire family will then take their turn to count down the days in the best possible way.
DRESS UP THE SOFA
Strip your cushions off their usual covers and put them in festive, Christmas-inspired covers. You spend a lot of time sitting on the couch, so why don’t you make it look as festive as you can?
At this time of year, enjoy decorating your house! It doesn’t matter how messy you get, or how odd some of the decors might look at first – that’s pretty much the only time you’ve got a little bit of an interior designer.
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