Christmas Tree Ideas

You have your Christmas tree, now for the fun part: decorating it from top to bottom! Spruce up the boughs with twinkly lights, silvery tinsel, hanging ornaments, and more. We have everything you need to turn your tree into a holiday masterpiece that the family will remember for Christmases to come.

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Our Editors Share Their Best-Kept Secrets for Trimming a Christmas Tree

There's no wrong way to decorate a tree, but if you want to emulate our style as seen in Martha Stewart Living, follow these steps.

26 of Our Most Creative Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

'Tis the season to decorate your Christmas tree! Take inspiration from our themed tannenbaums embellished with garlands, ornaments, and tree toppers.

Our Best Handmade Toppers for Every Kind of Christmas Tree

Turn your tannenbaum into a true showstopper with one of these unique tree toppers. There's something for every style: stars, angels, seashells, even candy canes. Not only will they add a twinkle to your holiday décor—they'll impress St. Nick for sure.

25 of Our Most Memorable Handmade Christmas Ornaments

A handmade ornament is more than a decorative addition to your Christmas tree—it's a memory: one that is made with your kids and family, celebrating the season, and cherishing time together. Browse our best projects here including felted woodland animals, ribbons and rosettes, shooting stars, and more.

Fabric Balls

These luminous fabric-covered ornaments are made without sewing a stitch, so they are the perfect project for kids old enough to work with pins. We covered the balls with satin, taffeta, and velvet and finished them with metallic-silver ribbons and twine.

Temari Balls

These folk toys—made of papier-mâché spheres and colored thread—are embroidered into beautiful patterns, becoming novelty knickknacks, keepsake gifts, or lightweight ornaments for a Christmas tree.
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Pipe Cleaner Decorations: Christmas Tree

With its pipe-cleaner candles, this small fir recalls a time when Christmas trees were brightened with flame. Five "snowflakes" encircle a 12-inch spine of wrapped floral wire.