November 14, 2022
Making it unique and individualized is part of the fun of putting up and decorating the Christmas tree. It shouldn’t look like everyone else’s because you have your own style. People get stuck in that rut of using the traditional Xmas balls, garlands, and lights.
This can be the year you dazzle the neighbors with a tree that tells them who you are and how you celebrate the holidays. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Consider some ways to create DIY decorations for your tree and how you can include some fabulous finds from Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley.
One thing artificial trees did was to introduce different colors onto the market. Today, a modern home can have a silver, white, gold, blue, pink, or even a black tree. If that sounds like your home, let the color of your tree guide your decorating choices.
At Goodwill, we suggest you focus on color themes that match your tree, whether you have a metallic version or the classic evergreen. A theme doesn’t have to mean you choose just one or two colors; you could go with a color style, like the rainbow. That gives you more choices when it comes time to decorate. A rainbow design also allows you to step away from conventional Christmas balls.
Instead, shop our toy section and look for something you can tie a colorful ribbon around and hang, like small stuffed animals. You could even tack on mittens and tiny hats to give it a winter feel. Just look for the colors of the rainbow.
Use ribbons on your decorations if you struggle to find colorful things to hang. Either way, you’ll end up with a bright, attention-grabbing tree.
If glam is more your style, consider a muted color theme. The rule of thumb for metallic trees is to choose complementary colors. For instance, if your tree is silver, you might want a pink and blue theme. If your tree is white, choose colors that pop, such as red or black.
A flocked tree has white brushed on the leaves to make it look like there is snow. Flocked trees look great with a more neutral color theme, so you don’t take away from that snowy effect. On the other hand, you might go with metallic tones for a chic style. Copper, white, and earth tones make these trees shine.
Don’t be afraid the think out of the box when choosing things to put on your tree. That makes shopping at Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley for Christmas decor so much fun. If it is lightweight enough to hang on a piece of ribbon, then why can’t it go on your tree?
That opens up a world of possibilities for the savvy thrift store shopper. Here are some things readily available at the store that could make your tree different in a good way:
You might have to use your imagination when shopping for hidden treasures. Imagine what it might look like hanging on a tree or painted in a different color.
If all that sounds a little too bombastic for your taste, then Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley also has a well-stocked holiday decor section. You’ll find everything from ornaments to Christmas balls, garlands, and lights. You might even score a tree skirt or snowman to put around the tree.
Now that you’ve mapped out a color theme and found the ornaments and other items, all that’s left is to decorate. What is the right way to do it, though? Here are some tips:
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley has lots of inventory on hand that will make your tree sparkle. Check us out online or in one of our stores today.