Our favourite alternative Christmas decorating ideas
Coming up with original Christmas decoration ideas is a fun challenge, but we've got some great suggestions to share with you. Tinsel, a tree and fairy lights are still essential for the perfect Christmas, but we think that clever use of canvas prints can make your festive season that little bit more special.
Canvas print Christmas decorations
The Christmas tree is usually the focal point of the room, and decorating it is an event worth sharing with the family. You may not have considered it before, but our smallest canvas print is only 4 inches square – light enough and small enough to hang on a tree! We recommend taking photos of your kids dressed up in cute Christmas costumes, sending them to us to print on canvas and making your tree the talk of the town!
Those tiny canvas prints can be hung on the wall too, of course. We like to use them to make a mini Christmas themed photo wall: ask your kids to help you find seasonal images on stock photo sites (or take some yourself!), send them to us and we'll do the rest. You can use any number you want to fill the space or create the shape you want – why not try a Christmas tree of canvases?
Full-sized canvases are great Christmas decoration ideas too – especially if you involve the whole family in the creative process. Here are a few ideas you might like to try:
- Hunt through the family albums for your favourite Christmas images, and turn them into a collage in Photoshop.
- Get your kids to draw snowmen, Santa, Christmas trees, and anything else they can think of that's related to Christmas. Scan the photos and send them to us to print on to canvas for you – they'll look great as a feature for Christmas.
- Use an online drawing and design program to create Christmas designs with your kids, and send them to us to do the rest!
The possibilities are endless for using canvas prints as Christmas decorations, so don't be afraid to experiment to make this festive season an arty one. Canvases are very hard-wearing so they'll last years and years if stored properly, and every time you unwrap them to hang them up you'll be reminded of the fun you had making them with your kids.