Try these six strategies to incorporate the new
hues into your classic Christmas decorating.
INTRODUCE THE NEW COLOR IN MEDIUM-SIZE
ornaments, ribbons, fabrics, and
fresh and artificial floral material. Add the
new color using inexpensive ideas such as
placing lime-green moss in containers and
w rapping lime-green ribbons around packages.
D on’t throw out last year’s decorations just
because the color palette is altered a bit. Use
new and old colors together. For example,
create a cluster of balls by wiring new lime-
color ornam ents w ith Christmas-green balls.
INCORPORATE DECORATOR ELEMENTS INTO YOUR
Animal prints, still hot in
hom e decor, show up on these pages as
printed black-and-white ribbons w rapped
around boxed table favors. A touch of this
pattern yields a big decorating return.
USE CLASSIC ORNAMENTS SUCH AS CHRISTMAS
BALLS IN SHINY AND MATTE FINISHES.
smallest balls w ith mixed greens; florist’s wire
holds up to a dozen balls tightly together.
Traditional red glass balls, nearly the size of
soccer balls, bring big doses of red to the tree
their grand scale makes them feel
as fresh as the lime-color balls.
Create these ornaments in just a few
minutes by hot-gluing velvet ribbon onto a cardboard
base. The tiny covered button adds dressmaker
Create packages worth the wait to
open using elegant ribbon formed into pleated bows
and accented with covered buttons and sparkly
For a designer look, wrap an
inexpensive pillow with double-faced satin
ribbon and add a purchased beaded tassel.