If you live in or simply love Texas, perhaps you’d like to have a Texas Christmas tree this year. It’s actually fairly simple to decorate a tree Texas-style if you know a few things about the state. Whether your Christmas tree is live or artificial, your ornaments store-bought or homemade, you can create a spectacular tree that will leave your guests gasping.
To begin decorating your Texas Christmas tree, you’ll need some large chili-pepper lights. You can purchase them at many stores around the web, such as the Google shopping site. You’ll also need some Texas Christmas ornaments. You can find these at online stores such as The Trading Post of Texas and RustyAccents.com.
Get some chili pepper ornaments to go with your chili pepper lights. Then find some cowboy ornaments, such as cowboy Santas and snowmen as well as cowboy hats and boots. Be sure to get plenty of Texas wildflower ornaments such as bluebonnet, Indian paintbrush and Indian blanket. Several yellow rose ornaments will help to give your tree some Texas style. Also look for Texas cactus ornaments such as prickly pear cactus. Then be sure to get plenty of Texas wildflower ornaments such as armadillos, mockingbirds and longhorns. Texas flags can help to lend some additional color to your Christmas tree. Petrified palmwood is the state stone of Texas, and would make a lovely addition to your Texas Christmas tree. Be sure to shop for bulk Texas ornaments and scope for discounts.
Instead of using tinsel, consider decorating your Texas tree with rustic red plaid or gingham fabric. You can wrap this around the Christmas tree like a garland or tie it in bows on the ends of the branches.
If you choose to make the ornaments yourself, the best and easiest way is with Sculpey. However, many ornaments, such as angel ornaments and candy canes, can be made from cardboard and other materials. If you choose to make all your own ornaments for your Texas Christmas tree, be sure to get started well in advance of the holiday. However, even if you choose to make some ornaments you may wish to buy some as well. Having some Texas glass balls can help to give your Christmas tree sparkle and pizzazz. A few ceramic Texas ornaments would be attractive, as well. A few unusual ornaments such as horseshoes, cow bells and oil wells can help to make your Texas Christmas tree complete.
Remember that Texas ornaments make a wonderful gift for the Texan on your Christmas list. So if you’re making your own homemade ornaments, be sure to make extra for your friends and family. Also, be sure to check out my other Texas and Christmas articles for more helpful tips and ideas.