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Unique Christmas Tree Themes.

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If you are a style maven who is a bit bored with the traditional then you might be interested in unique christmas tree themes. Here are some unique suggestions for christmas tree themes that are sure to be real conversation starters.
The Christmas Cocktail Party Tree
This christmas tree theme looks great on both big and small trees. First, if your tree is not a prelit tree try stringing it with a string of novelty lights instead of the usual egg shaped lights. You can buy plastic novelty lights in the shape of Chinese Lanterns (for a 50's feel), chili peppers (for that modern martini bar feel) and Pink Flamingos (for that Tikki cocktail party atmosphere.)
Then try decorating the tree with tiny cocktail parasols and multicolored cocktail picks. If your tree is really big you could also decorate it with plastic champagne glasses into which you have glued sequins or glitter. Miniature chocolates filled with liquor also make nice tree decorations.
The Gingerbread Tree
This most gorgeous of christmas tree themes never goes out of style. It looks best on a green or red tree. Decorate it with gingerbread man cookies, red glass balls, tons of candy canes, red velvet bows
and homemade paper snowflake ornaments.
This tree looks great accented it with white or gold beaded garland or a bushy red or white tinsel garland. or icicle-look garland. Top it with a Christmas themed stuffed white or brown teddy bear.
The Chocolate and Gold Tree
This is probably the trendiest of the christmas tree themes described here. It looks great on a red artificial tree. The color scheme in this case is reds, browns and golds. Tiny twinkling gold and red
lights look best. Think of the eighties when you decorate this one. Decorate this tree with walnuts, pinecones and chocolates wrapped in foil. Gold coins are a nice touch. Then tie large transclucent gold
and red ribbons, using the kind of ribbon that has bendable wire inside onto the ends of the trees. The ultimate effect of this tree should be very opulent and lush.
The New Baby Tree
If you are celebrating the birth of a child or a child's first birthday this is a great tree to honor how happy you are about the new arrival in your home. The decorations suggested look great on
any kind of tree but you could consider buying a small blue or pink artificial tree. This is a good idea so any toddlers or infants around can't get ahold of any shed needles. Also if you buy prelit artificial trees then you don't have to worry about them yanking lights and pulling the whole thing down. If you have lots of toddlers around then you might want to opt for a small ceramic christmas tree until they are old enough not to grab at decorations and xmas tree limbs.
Pink, mint green, lavender and blue frosted glass christmas balls look particularly nice on pink or blue artificial trees. You can also decorate these trees with baby toys, baby bottles filled with candy,
teddy bears, baby booties and socks, pacifiers and wooden alphabet blocks. Little stuffed animals look great on this type of tree and a larger teddy bear or soft plush toy makes a great tree topper. If the
baby is a girl you might want to consider topping the tree with a doll dressed as an angel.
The Peppermint Twist Tree
This most minimalist of christmas tree themes looks fantastic on a bright white, prelit artificial tree. The color scheme of this is red and white but you can add a touch of green in the lights that you
string around it. Purists however think that keeping the whole thing red and white in every way looks best.
When it comes to the decorations stick with red and white round glass balls. Red and white frosted glass balls look much better than the conical ones. Also festoon the branches with as many red and white peppermint candy canes as you can find. Remember too that you can also stripe red or white christmas balls with white or red glitter by simply adding some glue in a striped shape to the ball and rolling it in the glitter.
You can also accent this look with red and white ball shaped peppermint candies. A large lollipop with red and white striping and surrounded by a sunburst bouquet of candy canes makes a great tree
topper.
The Sea Side Tree
This most unusual of christmas tree themes looks best on artificial trees in aqua or light blue colors. However it would also suit any tree that has a coral color such as light orange or pink.
This tree is decorated with treasures from the sea including seashells, sea horses, and ornaments made from aquarium decorations (treasure chests, coins and corals.) Strings of pearls can be used as
a garland and novelty lights shaped like seashells or even fish can be strung to enhance the aquatic theme.
The Snow and Ice Tree
This is one of the most unusual of christmas tree themes as it is white and icy blue instead of the more familiar red and green. First decorate it with a garland of novelty lights shaped like icicles or snowflakes. Your decorations should be made of see through plastic or crystal so it looks like the tree is dripping with frozen, glittering shapes. Instead of cotton batten, drape the tree with faux spider
webs or cotton shreddings to simulate boughs heavy with snow. You can even mound this cotton at the ends of the bough so it looks like it has been clumped there.
Your final step is to spray the whole thing down generously with flocking. Flocking is simulated snow that comes in an aerosol can. You can spray this stuff on just about any kind of tree including artificial prelit christmas trees and ceramic trees to make them look frostier.
This treatment is stunning on a white artificial tree but it also looks great on red, purple, blue or other artificial trees as all of the white provides a nice contrast to the tree's original color.
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WOW! What wonderful ideas!

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You know I once saw a Christmas tree with a candy theme. It was all like bumble gum and pink and reds...interesting. It made me hungry.
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You know I once saw a Christmas tree with a candy theme. It was all like bumble gum and pink and reds...interesting. It made me hungry.
Very cool idea ReineV...I think it would be awesome...especially if you used candy that you loved as a kid.
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I have done my tree in pine cones and apples and cinnamon sticks tied with ribbon. I have done an all red tree and an all green tree. I have done all silver and then I have done all gold. As you can imagine, I have all sorts of decorations. My mom gave me all my homemade ornaments that I made as a kid and I have all the homemade ornaments that my kids have made, so we did do a homemade theme one year. This year? I'm not sure yet.
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I love the idea of a gingerbread one! May try it out on a smaller tree and if I like it I will do it on the bigger tree in christmas 2009. Thanks for the info!!!!
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Hello Everyone!

Hey Everyone, thought I'd join this forum to get some great ideas and try and inspire others as well! This year I am doing a Christmas Candy theme and I'll post some pictures of what I have and maybe others would like to try some of these crafts! Looking forward to chatting with you all!
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Hey Everyone, thought I'd join this forum to get some great ideas and try and inspire others as well! This year I am doing a Christmas Candy theme and I'll post some pictures of what I have and maybe others would like to try some of these crafts! Looking forward to chatting with you all!
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Yes, please feel free to share pics of your tree and any other Christmas decorations, projects, crafts, etc.
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This year I am doing our office at home in black, red and silver. I have a silver tree that will be decorated with all red and black ornaments and a black tree that will be decorated in all silver and black. I also have silver wreaths as well as black ones.

Also, this year I'm decorating our master bath with 2, 3 and 4 foot trees around the corner tub with copper colored ornaments in sort of a rustic theme.

I've done gingerbread themes and snowman themes but have since gone a bit more conservative and all these ornaments have ended up on my family tree.

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