Primitive Christmas Tree Ideas
For a lot of us planning a traditional Christmas is so far removed we need a few primitive Christmas tree ideas for inspiration and to bring our holiday decorating into full swing. If you were to ask almost any homeowner throughout North America what the most important Christmas decoration is they would almost all day the Christmas Tree. A well decorated Christmas tree is a centerpiece for most homes during the holiday seasons for both Christmas and Thanksgiving.
If you are following our primitive Christmas theme this year and planning on decorating your home with a more traditional approach this year it’s a good ideas to start with your Christmas Tree. Aside from the dining room table the Christmas tree is where a lot of family memories are created over the years. The present under the tree create anticipation for the children waiting to open their presents left for them by loving family members and also the jolly ol’ Saint Nicolas. For adults those just looking at the Christmas tree brings back a lot of memories for Christmas past. They are a beautiful symbol of the holidays that seem to warm your heart year after year and help you to remember the good times of the you spent with family and friends over the years.
Let’s looks at some cool ideas for decorating a primitive Christmas Tree
The Basics Of Christmas Tree Decorating
If this is your first time decorating your Christmas tree and you want to decorate with primitive Christmas ornaments well the process is really quite easy and works for all types of Christmas tree themes. Start by applying the Christmas tree lights. We usually start from the top of the tree and work our way down to the bottom. Try to spread where the lights are from the front of the braches to closer to the truck of the tree. This will give you maximum Christmas tree sparkle on those cold winter nights leading up to Christmas.
When it comes to decorating a more traditional Christmas you don’t have to use a real Christmas tree. Although they give your home that wonderful pine scent over the holidays they come with their own set of issues. You can just as easily decorate an artificial Christmas tree and have it look just as amazing as the real thing.
Traditional Christmas Tree Stands
Either type of Christmas tree you decide on decorating this year is going to need a strong base. Both literally and also in a decorative sense. First off you are going to need a strong Christmas tree stand. For those of you planning on having a real Christmas tree this year you need a stand that will both hold your Christmas tree up and also keep it watered. A dried out Christmas tree will begin to drop needles and eventually that plush healthy green Christmas tree you spent so much time and money on will die and turn into a dried out mess.
Artificial Xmas trees typically have their own stands built right into their base of the tree. Some people like the look of the manufacturer’s stand some people don’t. For those of you who don’t like the look well you are in luck those traditional red and green Christmas tree stands you see under real trees can also be purchased for artificial Christmas trees as well.
Rustic Christmas Tree Skirts
Another great look at the bottom of any beautifully decorated Christmas tree is a tree skirt. One of the best primitive Christmas tree ideas we can share with you that will really stress your traditional Christmas theme is to add a primitive Christmas tree skirt. This especially holds true if you are using an artificial Christmas tree with the manufacturer’s base. The Christmas tree skirt can hide the plastic stand the tree came with slightly or draw attention away from it.
Christmas tree skirts give any type of Christmas tree a very formal look and they are a great way to protect your floors from damage and Christmas tree debris. No matter how watered you plan to keep your real Christmas tree you are going to have some needle loss. These needles will dry up and end up all over your home. A Christmas tree skirt is a great way to prevent this from happening.
As we work our way the decorating of our Christmas trees we need to start thinking about what ornaments to use.
More Great Primitive Christmas Decorating Ideas
Homemade Primitive Christmas Tree Ornaments
In keeping with the primitive Christmas theme it is a good idea to make or buy your own Christmas tree ornaments. If you haven’t noticed the handmade or DIY revolution is taking over. This is especially true when it comes to Christmas and Christmas decorations. Although a lot of us are not the craftiest of people doesn’t mean you can’t still try to make some of your own Christmas decorations. The internet is full of Christmas craft projects that almost anyone can do.
Another thing the internet is full of is retail craft sites. The world is full of people who have a passion for being creative and have turned it into a business for themselves. A quick search of your favorite search engine can put you in touch with some of the best handmade Christmas decorations makers in the world.
Below are just a few of the handmade items we fell in love with.
Vintage Christmas Tree Toppers
One of the best Christmas tree decorating traditions is the topping of the tree. The topping of a Christmas tree is the symbol that your tree trimming has come to an end and it is time to light the tree. Some primitive Christmas tree ideas for topping your Christmas tree include using an angel or a star. These are probably the two most popular tree toppers on the market and will help you stick to your traditional Christmas theme.
So with your Christmas tree trimming coming to an end now all that’s left is decorating the rest of your home and adding the presents underneath your tree. We hope to have helped you with your primitive Christmas tree ideas and gave you some inspiration for your Christmas decor.