Christmas celebrations incorporate numerous traditions that reflect individual family values and beliefs. Some go all out with bright and colorful displays, while others carefully select what to present based on symbolic or cultural influences. The beauty lies in how unique every household is in the way they celebrate.
However you choose to adorn your home this year, these Christmas window decoration ideas can make them stand out over the holiday season.
There are endless individual Christmas decorative items available to adorn your home, but window decorations often include wreaths, garlands and swags:
You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations. For these specific window decorations, you may be able to bring in foliage and pine cones from your yard. Recycled ornaments from last Christmas are excellent additions, and other household materials can help create inexpensive yet charming pieces. You can also purchase artificial foliage to create window decorations that will last for years.
Creating garlands, swags and wreaths to decorate your windows for Christmas this year will make your family and friends gush over your creativity.
A faux garland is artificial but has several benefits. They can last a long time if cared for properly and can be reused each year. Here’s how to create a faux garland for your window frame.
Collect these materials:
Making a faux garland is easy. Follow these steps:
A garland is generally placed above the window frame. To hang garlands down the sides, use a longer ribbon.
Maximize your window area by decorating the sills inside and out. A swag highlights the window frame beautifully together with a faux garland. Creating a window sill swag is easy.
This is what you’ll need:
Here’s how you can craft your own window sill swags:
Optional decorations that enhance your swag include ribbons, holly, red berries, fairy lights, vine balls and other Christmas trimmings.
Wreaths are often seen on doors, but they are eye-catching in windows, too. Consider making window wreaths this Christmas by following these instructions:
Start by gathering the necessary materials:
Follow these steps to create a wreath:
You can also purchase ready-made decorations instead of making them yourself, saving time and effort. They serve the same purpose and add flair if you have created your own decor from scratch. Here are two popular ideas of what you can include to brighten your windows.
Add various felt or paper trimmings on a string and hang them across and around the window. Play around with shapes, colors and sizes as you hang Christmas balls, stars, bells and other ornaments made of felt or paper. The variation of texture and addition of color creates an interesting contrast to any greenery you have.
Fairy lights create an ambiance of warmth and coziness that accentuates the holiday mood. They are easy to hang, affordable to purchase and can be reused. These lights are available in various shapes, like stars or a classic bulb, and interchangeable colors that draw attention to your window. You can wrap them around your greenery or hang them around the window frame.
Get creative with how and where you hang your swags. If you have multiple windows you intend to adorn, consider the following:
Any window can be decorated to your taste and preference. How you hang garlands and swags depends on how they best appeal to the eye. You are free to play around.
Windows offer a creative space for you to decorate your home, whether for Christmas or any other holiday. Having secure, fixed windows is imperative, as old, worn ones may pose a risk when applying pressure. If you’re looking for a reputable company to install and replace your windows, Renewal by Andersen is the one to call.
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