This post is part of my Christmas planning in July series.
I love choosing a theme for Christmas. It helps me makes decisions easier. I don’t buy new decorations each year, but try to work with what I have, make some inexpensive handmade decorations and use other household items creatively to fit in with the theme.
The theme allows me not only to decorate the house, but have the family Christmas card, the wrapping paper I use and even some colour accents with the food I prepare.
You can find previous years’ Christmas theme ideas here:
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2013 – Red and Silver, Star and Chevron themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2012 – Blue and white, Paper and Bird themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2011 – Black and White, Peppermint Candy and Eco Friendly themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2010 – Natural, Blue and Silver, Red and White themes.
- Christmas Theme Ideas 2009 – Non Traditional Bright Colours, Natural, Red, Green and Silver themes.
This year I am going to go back to basics with red, green and gold as my theme.
Red, green and gold Christmas theme
Making paper chains are not only an easy and inexpensive way to decorate in your theme colours, but it is also a great way to involve the kids.
Clever Kate from Picklebums has a free template you can use with the kids to make some cute wooly decorations for the Christmas tree.
This beautiful table setting is from Coral and Coast. Click here to see more beautiful images of the red and gold Christmas setting.
And over at Martha Stewart you can find tutorials on how to make these lovely angels and star decorations to decorate your tree.
Yellow Christmas theme
Chantelle from Fat Mum Slim has a great post on how to make your own fun wrap here. It includes links where you can purchase the lovely yellow stickers and paper.
You can purchase this beautiful yellow felt star garland for $AUD14.80 on Etsy here, or you could have a go at making one yourself!
I love how the yellow splashes of colour really brighten up this decorated room – from Better Homes and Gardens.
These potato Christmas trees are so cute! The yellow star is made out of yellow capsicum. You can find the recipe on The Kitchn.
This post on Architecture, Art, Design has 33 gorgeous Christmas ornaments you can make including this lovely yellow paper decoration.
Recycled Christmas theme
This blog post is in Spanish, but you can click through to see more photos of this stick Christmas tree here.
Kyrstie from A Fresh Legacy has seven lovely ideas in this post on making food gifts for friends and family and using cute old items to package them up.
This gorgeous handmade Christmas wreath is made out of magazine paper. You can find Christie’s tutorial on her fab blog Childhood 101.
A simple way to make place cards using what you can find in your garden. You can find the tutorial from Martha Stewart here.
Have you chosen a theme for Christmas 2014?