Tis’ the season for unpacking your Christmas tree ornaments and getting in the spirit of the season! Whether your tree is covered in tinsel or subtle, white lights, hanging ornaments is typically part of the Christmas décor chore.
In addition to visiting a store, there are tons of ideas out there to make homemade ornaments. The funandfactswithkids.blogspot.com site features Family Fun Magazine’s snow globe ornaments and faux gingerbread folk ideas. Click on the images to read which materials and steps are needed to recreate the projects. These make great gifts and can also help personalize your own tree – making memories for years to come.
Since the 1840s, glass ornaments have been sold commercially. Glass ornaments and strings of lights are often used year after year. You can keep your bulbs and baubles looking bright with one of our favorite cleaning products – microfiber! First, unplug your lights and wipe dingy bulbs and decorations with a clean cloth, which removes fingerprints, tree sap and dust accumulation.
Speaking of Christmas lights, Bronner’s is the world’s largest Christmas store, and they sell over 125,000 light sets annually. That’s enough to span 485 miles if they were all connected and they would completely cover the Empire State Building three times!
We’re sure you have far less decorating to do than Bronner’s, so check out Mr. Handyman’s DIY holiday decorating tips for hanging lights without nails and avoiding the pine needle mess. Check out the short video clips posted on their blog!
For displays big and small, Christmas tree ornaments, lights and trees are staples of the season. Enjoy the shopping, decorating, eating and celebrating with friends and family and share your favorite time saving and inexpensive tips to make the holidays even happier.