By Michael Brumitt
As the days get closer to Christmas, the excitement is starting to build. The kids aren’t just looking forward to all the food, presents and music of the holiday — they’re also excited about the chance to get outside to do some sledding, build a snowman and make snow angels.
When the trees and yards around the neighborhood are covered in snow, it’s a gorgeous sight, but what’s better than being able to enjoy the beauty of winter without having to be out in the cold? If you’ve been harboring the ambition to do something special when it comes to your Christmas décor this year, all it takes is a little ingenuity, and you can transform a room of your house into a winter wonderland your family will love with some DIY holiday decorations.
Planting the forest
Let’s begin with one of the Christmas essentials. These days, artificial Christmas trees not only look incredibly lifelike, but are incredibly low maintenance. An artificial tree can save you from the hassles of cleaning up needles or keeping the tree watered. You don’t have to worry about keeping pets from trying to climb up it or taking up residence inside it. Also, when the season’s over, you won’t have to deal with hauling it away. With an artificial but realistic Christmas tree as the centerpiece of your winter wonderland, you can add to it by bringing in tree branches, pine cones and wreathes. The kids can also bring in some stuffed animals to the indoor forest or create their own reindeer. You can also bring in some scented oils or light some evergreen-scented candles to add a realistic touch to the scene.
Let it snow
What nature creates outside, you can replicate indoors easily and many different choices are available. Laying out some white sheets, blankets and pillows can serve as some indoor snowfall, and the kids can add some frost to windows. All of you can work at making some paper snowflakes to hang from the ceiling and if your children are too small to have ever made a snowman outside, they can create one of their own inside and add it as part of the room’s decorations. You could also add some cotton balls or packing Styrofoam to the trees and greenery, and if you really want to get serious about your snow (and cleanup’s not a problem), making your own can be done with some items from the kitchen.
Lighting everything up
Now that the tree and the snow are in place, the only thing missing is the Christmas lights. You can decorate both the tree and the room itself with Christmas lights (that is, if you don’t have a pre-lit Christmas tree) as well as add some candles. Click the lights off and you’ve got a great winter scene.
The best of winter, indoors
Getting ready for the holidays can be almost as much fun as the celebration itself, and devoting a room in your house to a wintertime Christmas scene can be a way of having some great, creative fun for everyone. By creating your own indoor winter wonderland, you’ll guarantee your family will have a white Christmas.
Michael Brumitt is a Senior Creative at Digital Relevance, an inbound marketing and digital PR company specializing in earned media campaigns and content strategies.