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Decorating Your Christmas Tree

So, you’ve got your real Christmas tree from Over Farm, now it’s time to decorate it! There are so many great ideas and we’ve gathered together a few of our favourite to give you some inspiration this festive season.

Go Traditional

Red and green are the colours we all associate with Christmas, a timeless theme that looks great year on year. Coloured string lights are great for evoking those nostalgic childhood memories. If you can get your hands on some vintage decorations, they can really help to achieve that authentic look. An antique train set under the tree adds something a little extra that children will love to watch! Don’t forget to add a classic angel or star topper.

Rustic and Effortless

If an understated neutral style is more your thing, why not opt for rustic tree décor by incorporating nods to the natural world?

There’s lots you can do with pinecones, dip the ends in fine glitter or use metallic paint around the edges. Dot them around the tree or add strings so they can hang off branches. Twine, clear glass and wooden baubles all work well. Subtly add white or metallic ornaments throughout the tree, reindeer or robins look beautiful. Finish with a rattan tree topper for that ultimate rustic touch.

All things bright and beautiful

Make a statement with a rainbow tree, decorate with a combination of different coloured baubles. You could arrange your decorations in colour order to create a gorgeous ombre effect. Pom Poms are a fun way to add in colour and move away from a traditional tree. Get the whole family involved and make your own to create personalised and unique decor. Wrap your presents in matching paper to carry the colour scheme through.  

Switch up the tinsel

Tinsel is great, but it’s not for everyone. There are great alternatives that add subtle glamour to the tree. Ribbon works beautifully, we love the idea of emerald green velvet trimmed with golden thread if you’re going for a more traditional style. Strings of beads are another idea if you’re looking to maintain traditional elegance. 

For a more modern, neutral style opt for torn strips of hessian. Classic paper chains are effective and match any colour scheme if you hand make them. It’s a fun way to get children involved in a Christmassy activity.

Totally Unique Ideas

There’s always the option to try something completely different this year. Dried citrus fruits can make understated, yet stunning decorations, they’re also really easy to make yourself. 

A playful sweet treat theme is a less traditional take on decoration. Dot gingerbread people and houses around your tree and add real candy canes, they pair well with red and white baubles.

Going super minimalistic with a Scandinavian style is another idea we love. Forget the tinsel, add tiny decorations and small twinkling lights.

We’d love to see how you decorate your Over Farm Christmas tree this year, be sure to tag us in your beautiful pictures on Instagram or Facebook! Come down to the farm and select your Christmas tree or order on a click and collect or delivery basis.

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