How to make the most of your Christmas tree decorations
Gardeners who want to make their trees stand out in the holiday season are advised to start with a very simple tree decor.
“You can use whatever materials you want,” said Anupam Sanyal, head of the Home and Garden Institute, a Delhi-based NGO.
“It’s all about the colour, shape and style,” he added.
“The decorations can be anything you want, such as coloured lights, ornaments, decorations, or even tree decorations.”
For instance, a traditional white tree, which is common in the northern part of the country, can be made out of a red and blue plastic tree.
Another choice for Christmas tree decoration is a golden-orange, which can be decorated with pink, red or green plastic beads.
“There are many different ways to decorate a tree,” Sanyahal said.
“Sometimes the tree is made from a single colour, and sometimes the tree has been decorated with multiple colours.”
He said there are many Christmas decorations that are easy to make, such a tree for Christmas morning, a black tree with lights, a golden tree decorated with gold and silver beads, and even a tree made of pink, green and white plastic beads, or an orange tree with gold, silver and gold beads.
“These are not only good for Christmas, they are also good for your home,” Sallal said, adding that you should use these types of decorations for the whole Christmas season.
For instance the decorations for Christmas night, the most important part of your holiday, can look beautiful.
“In the morning, the tree needs to be kept clear, so it needs to stay out of the light,” he said.
For the same reason, the decorations can have a very subtle effect on the mood of the guests.
“A lighted tree that has been painted with gold will create an impression of light,” Satchidananda told ET.
A tree that is not decorated can be a challenge to maintain, he added, noting that the trees need to be regularly trimmed.
“If you trim the tree regularly, you’ll make the decoration look more elegant,” he explained.
“Also, the light of the candle will create a wonderful fragrance.
It will attract guests to the house.”
Sanyaprasad said that for every tree decoration you make, you should choose the right material and style.
“I suggest that you pick a material that is suitable for the colour of the tree and size of the space.
And you also choose the correct materials for the length of the branches.
You can make decorations with a large number of branches, so they should be strong enough to withstand the elements,” he advised.
“Make sure that the tree doesn’t look too much like a regular tree, as that is a waste of time,” he suggested.
“Use a piece of wood or something with an even number of twigs and branches, and if possible, use a single branch.
This will make the decorations stand out more,” Sanya said.
And the best part is that the decorations will last for the entire year, he said, suggesting that it will look even better in the coming years.