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5 Unique Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas By

If you've been searching for some unique Christmas tree decoration ideas, look no further. Here are some easy and fun Christmas tree decorating themes that will make your whole family smile!

Photo Tree

Use your tree to show your love to your friends and family by decorating it with photo ornaments, featuring photos of your nearest and dearest. Your loved ones will be so flattered to be featured on your Christmas tree, it'll be a wonderful gift unto itself.

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For an even more special tree, you can create DIY photo ornaments with cardboard, paint, glitter, glue, and hooks. And you can turn all of the holiday photo cards and Christmas cards you receive into ornaments, as well!

Friends & Family DIY Tree

Go to the craft store and buy as many craft supplies as you can - Styrofoam balls, pretty holiday paper, glitter, glue, beads, sequins, pompoms, construction paper, pipe cleaners, felt, and more. Invite your friends and family over for a Christmas tree decorating party.

Ask everyone to make a Christmas ornament or two for your tree. In return, ply them with yummy Christmas goodies and drinks, and play festive holiday tunes. Have them sign their initials on each ornament they create, so that every year, when you decorate your tree, you'll remember how special it was that your loved ones made these ornaments just for you and your family.

Found Object Christmas Tree

Search your home for interesting (and free!) objects to hang on your Christmas tree. Did you recently renovate a room or two? Use old paint chips from the hardware store as colorful, lightweight tree ornaments. Scour your sewing drawer for pretty bits of old ribbon and fabric that can easily adorn a tree, or attach hooks to small toys, dolls, and action figures for an adorable tree that your kids will love. Stick ornament hooks into old wine corks and hang them for a sophisticated look, or take that box of old CDs that has been collecting dust ever since you bought an MP3 player, and hang them -- shiny side out -- for a tree with major impact.

Nature Christmas Tree

For a very frugal holiday tree with rustic appeal, just take a walk in the woods! Collect as many pretty leaves, pine cones, seed pods, and other gifts from nature that you can get your hands on, and use them to decorate your tree. For a truly special addition, find some realistic looking, feathery fake birds and add them to the tree, as well.

Foodie Christmas Tree

Decorate your tree with edible items! Make a good old-fashioned popcorn garland to string around the tree, and hang berries and fruits as decoration (dried citrus slices make wonderful, fragrant ornaments). Or, if you've got a sweet tooth, decorate your tree with candy! Candy canes are an obvious choice, but you can stick an ornament hook into the wrapper of any candy for a bright, fun, and delicious option.

How did you decorate your tree this year - with traditional ornaments, with unique items, or with a combination of both?

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