Think outside the (ornament) box this holiday season with a few of our favorite christmas tree decorating ideas. Deck your Christmas tree with non-traditional decorations that put a personal stamp on this sometimes-stuffy ritual.

Look Around

Your house is a reflection of your personality, so why not incorporate some of your favorite decorative pieces right into your Christmas tree? Decorative tchotchkes and collectable figurines are an obvious selection, but you can also showcase your passion for say, scrapbooking or baking by hanging handmade paper ornaments or sugar cookies.

Unique Christmas Decorations Frame

Safety First

Unlike ornaments, these items are not specifically designed to be hung in a tree. So you’ll want to take some precautions, especially with delicate items such as picture frames. The best way to accomplish this is to use bendy wire to secure each item to the tree—just be sure you take a step back to make sure the wire is hidden from view.

Unique Christmas Tree Decorating Owls

Shine On

Tis the season for candles, fireplaces and glistening snow, so you really can’t go wrong when you deck your tree with metallics such as silver and gold. Think: small hand mirrors, decorative mercury-glass bottles, or even a few pieces of that sterling silver servingware that’s collecting dust inside your hutch.  We love these mercury owls from West Elm.