Picking out and decorating a Christmas tree is one of my favorite parts of the holiday season.
Though I know that everyone's Christmas tree preferences are different, I personally like to set up a real tree with a big, glowing star on top.
With Christmas tree decorating season here, it's time to bust out your favorite holiday tree trimmings -- or DIY your own ornaments. If you're looking for a cheap and easy way to adorn your tree this year, check out our paper ornament DIY.
Now that we're actually starting December we're finally allowed to show our Christmas excitement, so get your green and red on! These 35 breathtaking trees are just the thing to kick off the holiday season and inspire you to get started on putting together your own.
Before breaking out the box of last year's dusty ornaments, take a look at these incredible DIY ornament tutorials, to upgrade your Christmas tree decor! Cover old ornaments, craft with new dollar store ones, or repurpose your way to ornament perfection!
Let's not even talk about stringing the lights. Stringing the lights is pretty much a medieval IQ test for self-flagellating monks. The whole thing is a diabolical exercise in patience and good humor, and I generally fail at both. Here's why I completely love every second of it.