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Make an adorable Christmas tepee tree that the kids can play with. Yamame Ishiwata of @little_special_studio strung up garlands, a handful of Christmas tree decorations, and topped it off with giant gold star ─ so easy!

 

 

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Pick a colour theme and stick to it. But the trick is in not overdoing it. Here, teal is paired with two neutral tones ─ silver and gold ─ so that the pop of colour is elegant rather than outlandish. A handful of teal accents in a mostly-white room complete the look. 

 

 

 

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Recreate a winter wonderland scene with woody decorations ─ pine cones, snow flakes, little woodland animals cast in white or silver ─ on a white Christmas tree. Don’t forget to string up fairy lights to get the dreamy effect! 

 

 

 

 

Burlap is also a great idea if you want to give your tree a rustic look. 

 

 

 

 

Whereas shimmery ribbons will glam it right up.

 

 

 

Being surrounded by your loved ones is one of the most important aspects of Christmas, so why not centre your tree around that instead?

For this washi tape “tree”, Dani Bruflodt of thyme-is-honey.com first stuck washi tape on a blank wall to create a tree outline. She then strung up tinsels and string on alternating layers. Just place sturdy paper clips (she used Ikea’s Riktig clips here) on the strings, and put up your photos and holiday cards. Better yet, have a Polaroid at your Christmas party so you “build” your tree as the party goes on!  

 

 

Another space-saving idea is this Christmas twine tree that you can “hang up” onto your wall. A bit of tinsel, some Christmas-themed cutouts, fairy lights, and a stick-on tree topper, and you’re set.

 

 

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Or if you want a Christmas tree without the fuss of cleaning up tinsel and fallen pine leaves, pick up one of these wooden Christmas trees (from $190 for a 40cm tree) from Make Room (#11-09B Tan Boon Liat Building, 6222-3042). We quite fancy the barebones, simple style they’ve shown here!

 

 

 

 

Here’s a practical idea. Use a pretty ribbon to mark out a Christmas “tree” if you have open shelves. You don’t need to spend on anything much (other than the ribbon, and maybe a tree topper to put  onto the wall) and putting the presents onto the shelves free up floor space too!

 

 

 

 

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For a touch of whimsy, hang-up plushies on your tree.

 

 

 

 

For a technicolour Christmas, try flowers. The bright hues will sweep away any cold weather blues you may have, and you can even get the family to help on the “DIY florist” project! Get the full tutorial from designlovefest.com.

 

 

 

 

Go big or go home. This pretty-in-pink number has poinsettias and large roses as the centrepiece. More deets here.

 

 

 

 

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Or what about a rainbow-themed tree? You may need to put in a bit of elbow grease to spray paint the yellow or orange decorations, as those colours can be harder to find. Get the full tutorial from linesacross.com.

 

 

 

 

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And if pastel is your kind of thing.

 

 

 

 

Or just go out and glitz it up.