Along with decorating the tree, decorating the windows and sills ready for the festive period is a great way to express your Christmas Cheer. Window decorating has increased in popularity in recent years, thanks largely to the nation showing support for the NHS and frontline workers with artwork proudly displayed in windows throughout the country. If you are new to Christmas window displays, bever fear, in this article we look at just a few of the ways in which anyone can create can create a Christmas window display.
Who says that a wreath can only go on the doors? Hanging a wreath in the window means that EVERYONE gets to enjoy it – you from indoors and neighbours and passers-by from the outside. A real foliage wreath will add a wonderfully festive scent to the room too! Why not visit one of the many wreath workshops likely available in your area and make your own? If your chosen window is above a radiator, you might want to opt for a faux foliage wreath. Top Tip: When creating your Christmas window masterpiece, remember it will be visible both inside and from outside your home, so you may need to double up on the wreath and fasten the backs to each other.
- Window Stickers
Easily removeable window stickers look beautifully festive and come in a huge array of styles and designs, there are so many available that it might take you until 12th Night to decide! Ginger Ray have some wonderful offerings. Choose a fun snowman and Father Christmas to peek through the window that will delight the children or go for a modern feel with sleek white designs.
- Traditional Garland
For a full and luxurious look to your Christmas window dressing, nothing beats the traditional deep green Christmas garland. Christmas tree farms are often brimming with lush ready decorated garlands alongside the trees or have a go at making your own with this great little tutorial from Real Homes. Add fir cones, bows, baubles and a little light dusting of faux snow to get a wonderful winter wonderland feel. Adorn the entire window frame for a truly luxe look.
- Paper Decorations
Remember those fun paper chains that used to crisscross the ceiling and paper snowflakes intricately made from folding and cutting white paper in Christmases past? It’s time they made a comeback! Get the children involved in making paper chains to adorn the window and beautiful white snowflakes. Add some pretty honeycomb paper decorations in the form of Christmas baubles and trees for a bit of nostalgia with a modern twist. Real Homes offer a great paper decoration tutorial and for the honeycomb decorations, check out these offerings on Amazon.
- Christmas Villages
No-one can help but smile and feel delighted when they see a Christmas village display, especially one that moves and lights up! HolyArt.co.uk have a wonderful selection of Christmas Village Scenes to choose from including traditional village scenes, a mini ice rink and carnival pieces. The window can be the perfect place to display these treasures, out of the way of over-excited children and the possibility of breakages! Go to town with fluffy white fabric for a snowy scene underneath your festive village scene and add pieces of differing heights for interest. Maybe a Santa on his sleigh can dangle from the top of the window as he makes his journey to your Christmas village!
Now we have got your Christmas creative juices flowing, which window display will you try this year?