There is a popular adage that says you should put tinsel where you can see it and lights where you can’t. But what if you have trees and shrubs that wrap around your roof or out back, blocking the view of your tinsel? A great way to remedy this is with a Christmas wreath. If you have an arbor on your roof that accents your tinsel then it’s a perfect place to hang a Christmas wreath.
You can get creative with the design of your Christmas tinsel wreath too. Use tinsel that’s in the shape of something else, such as Santa and his reindeer, fruits like oranges and strawberries or leaves, flowers like mums and daisies and even sparklers. Tinsel wreaths don’t just need to be decorative they can also be functional. They can make for a great light fixture as well. Since tinsel lights are inexpensive, it makes a great DIY addition to your Christmas tree or even your garage.
The beauty of a tinsel wreath made of lights is that it’s so versatile. You can use it as a lighting fixture on your door. Just thread a strand of lights through the hole in the door. You can also thread them through your gutters to highlight your tree. You can leave them on top of your garage door to create a beautiful window decoration. If you’re lucky enough to have a large tree then you can use the entire tree to hang a wreath.
You can use the old Christmas presents you have to add to your Christmas wreath too. If you have old tinsel wreaths then you can even reuse them. Simply take the tinsel off the wreath and re-wax it. Put the wreath together again and you have an inexpensive and creative Christmas ornament.
One of the nicest things about a twinkling tinsel wreath is the variety of decorations you can use to decorate it. Most people who buy a wreath only use it for decoration but you can decorate it with regular lights, or even small ornaments like tiny Santa and angel figurines. Some people even add little ribbons and dried flowers to their tinsel wreaths. You can find all these items at any craft store during the holiday season.
If you want to keep your wreath looking fresh then you can paint it with white paint. You can use the lights to highlight your artwork and even use them to spot your plants and small tree in your front yard. The other great thing about painting your tinsel wreath with white paint is that you can use colored lights to make it appear as if it is a snow day outside.
When choosing which tinsel to use for your wreath you have many options. There are both inexpensive and more expensive kinds so be sure to choose the one that will look great in your home and making it easy to maintain. The inexpensive variety may be just what you are looking for because they come in all different colors from green to white and even black. You can find them very cheaply, so you won’t have any problems finding just the right one for your needs. Many stores also carry these so-called mini Christmas trees that are really just miniature tinsel.
Since these twinkling ornaments come with lights you don’t even need to purchase a transformer box. Just run the wires from the transformer through the holes in the tinsel and you’re ready to enjoy your wonderful Christmas wreath without having to do anything else. These decorations are very easy to set up and will keep your home looking nice all year long. Even better, the lights won’t start going out of control because they run off a tiny battery. You will also find that these adorable lights will make your neighbors envious of your holiday spirit and your clean fun Christmas decorating.