If you ever have typed 'Christmas Tree Decorating Guide' into Google you'll know that an insane amount of thought can go into decorating a Christmas tree. However for most families letting the kids decorate the tree is pretty much all there is to it or if you're anything like me, you decorate it like you did last year.

For those of you who would like to change your tree decorating up a little this year, then have a look at some of these beauties sent to us from our Facebook Fans last year.

1. The train around the bottom avoids presents being opened too early. Image: Nathan Peters
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
2. Clever placement of the coloured baubles, is very effective. Image: Rebecca Sharpe
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
3. Why not make your Christmas tree the centre of a Christmas verandah? Image: Julie Jones
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
4. Placing the tree on a table stops the dog knocking it over! Image: Kellie Maree Adams
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
5. Trees come in various colours and white can give a Christmassy feel.  Image: Gail Calnin
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
6. One for the tinsel lovers out there. Image: Patty Dale
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
7. Picking a colour scheme is highly recommended in many of the guides. Image: KevLyn Jones
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
8. Tree ornaments can be varied, they don't have to be the same! Image: John Green
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
9. Bows and ribbons add another texture to your tree. Image: Sheryle Dillon
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
10. For those who love the minimalist look. Image: Joanne Singline
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
11. This one has it all, lights, tinsel, baubles and a star! Image: Tammy Humphries
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
12. When buying a new tree, measure where it's going so it will fit perfectly. Image: Tania Russ
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
13. A little bit of pre-planning your decoration can go a long way. Image: Vanessa Kay
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
14. Colour coordinating your present wrapping is a great idea! Image: Yvonne 'von' Ryan
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
15. A wonderful alternative to the traditional tree! Image: Dianne Smith
Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

 

It's amazing how many different ways there are to decorate a tree and all of them are fun!

Happy Decorating!