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Koala Christmas Ornaments

Gorgeous Koala Ornaments for Your Christmas Tree

Christmas Ornament: Koala

I love decorating the Christmas tree every year and I like to have a diverse collection of Christmas ornaments on my tree as well. This year I’m going to add a koala Christmas ornament to my tree – have you thought about hanging koala ornaments on your Christmas tree?
Australia’s cuddliest ambassador certainly makes for a gorgeous looking addition to the holiday decorations.
We have a kangaroo ornament on our Christmas tree at the moment, but I can’t believe that I haven’t added a koala before, especially when I see what gorgeous ones are available.

 

Cute Koala Christmas Ornaments

Here’s a few koala ornaments that you can purchase online for your Christmas tree – they’re just so cute I think I’d like all of them!

 Old World Xmas Koala Ornament Koala Bear Ornament Wildlife Koala Polish Glass Ornament Plush Koala Christmas Ornament Koala Bear Christmas Ornament Merry Koala Hallmark Ornament

 

Make Your Own Koala Bear Christmas Ornaments – Cute DIY Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree

Mini KOALA Thread CROCHET Bear PATTERN by Edith Molina

If you know how to crochet you could even make your own koala bear ornament with this pattern –
This koala is only 2″ tall which makes him ideal to hang (or perch) on a Christmas tree either an Australian themed one or just a plain cute Christmas ornament!

Another way of making your own koala Christmas ornaments is with these crewelwork ornament kits –

“Kris Koala in a Skate” Crewelwork Ornament Kit“Kris Koala Plays Golf” Crewelwork Ornament Kit

Each of these kits make a 3-D ornament of a koala bear. The embroidery is sampler in style and uses many different stitches to create a very interesting piece that will be cherished for years to come. Everything that you need to make these ornaments is included in the kit so it’s also a cool gift idea to give to older children as a Christmas craft in the lead up to the holiday season.

Cute koala Christmas ornaments

More Koala Ornaments

Cute Koala Bear Pictures on Christmas Ornaments

These ornaments are ready to hang and basically have images of the cute little koalas on them.

cute koala snowflake pewter christmas ornamentkoala bear square metal christmas ornamentCorrosive Koala Round Metal Christmas Ornament

These next ornaments are cute cartoonized versions of koalas and are available with a range of different background colors and even different backgrounds altogether so if red or green aren’t the colors you’re looking for be sure to look at the other backgrounds these are offered on here.

Koala Round Metal Christmas OrnamentKoala Round Metal Christmas OrnamentKoala Round Metal Christmas OrnamentKoala Round Metal Christmas OrnamentKoala Round Metal Christmas OrnamentKoala Round Metal Christmas Ornament

I absolutely love all of these ornaments and am torn about what one to get for our tree this year. I think I’ll probably get one of the cartoon koala ornaments first and then decide on what other one to add to it. Will you be adding a koala to your Christmas tree?

Gorgeous selection of koala Christmas ornaments

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Red & White Christmas Trees

Making Your Candy Cane Christmas Tree!

Are you over green this year? What about having a red and white Christmas tree? Red and white is still very festive – think candy cane. Now I do have an actual red and white Christmas tree for you below, but the easiest way to obtain your own red and white tree is to use either a red Christmas tree or a white Christmas tree.

Let’s take a look at how to create YOUR perfect red and white Christmas tree and be the envy of all your friends and family.

How to Make Your Red and White Christmas Tree

First of all you need to decide if you’re going to start with a red tree or a white tree. I think red trees look awesome, but the white trees are a lot easier to find and as far as decorations go……do you know how many red Christmas tree ornaments there are???

I am going to start with the red tree, but you can jump ahead to the white if you wish.

Red Christmas Trees

There are lots of red Christmas trees available, but I’ve kept my selection to three for you. All of them are different in shape so you should see one that suits you.

6.5′ Pre-Lit Red Hot Tinsel Pencil Artificial Christmas Tree – Red Lights

This 6.5ft tall Christmas tree not only looks festive all lit up, it’s also a narrow tree which means it’s perfect if you’re living in an apartment and space is at a premium.

It’s a pre-lit tree with 300 red mini lights and the great thing about these lights is that if one of the bulbs stop working it doesn’t effect the others and as both the lights and tree are red you don’t really notice the odd ‘non-working’ bulbs like you do with some trees. If you find it ‘too red’ with the lights and tree you can add some clear or white lights to the tree before you add your ornaments, but I do like a little red holiday cheer myself!

Vickerman Pre-Lit Fir Tree with 100 Mini Lights, 3-Feet, Red

This fir tree shaped Christmas tree is the type of traditional tree that my hubby prefers, although convincing him to get a red one will take a bit of doing!

Vickerman make a lot of artificial Christmas trees and have a great reputation as well.

This particular style of red tree comes in a range of sizes to suit so i the 3 foot one I’ve featured here isn’t the right size for you just click on it anyway and choose a different height from 3 ft up to 14 ft (if available at the time of clicking).

Vickerman B101361 Christmas Trees, 6′, Red

I do love the whimsical shape of this Christmas tree, there’s just something about it that appears almost magical and that’s before you even turn on it’s lights and add any ornaments!

Now all of these Christmas trees are pre-lit so there’s no need to worry about lights which is great. Just choose the one you prefer, personally I like the whimsical looking tree that I’ve featured last, but I know my hubby would go for one of the more traditional shaped trees.

Now it’s time to decorate which means…………….

White Christmas Decorations

The white of these ornaments against the red of the tree is going to make your Christmas tree ‘pop’ this year. Start off with finding your perfect white Christmas tree topper whether you prefer a Christmas star or Angel tree topper it’s up to you. Next it’s time to find some cool white Christmas ornaments to add to your red tree for a stunning red and white themed Christmas tree.

White Christmas Tree Toppers

I’ve included the more traditional Christmas angel tree topper for you to enjoy, but I’ve also found a fun snowman tree topper that is (mainly) white, but also has a red hat – what could be better for a red and white Christmas theme?!

 Kurt Adler 10-Light 9-Inch White Angel Treetop Snowman Head with Red Santa Hat Glittered Christmas Tree Topper

 

I personally think the snowman head Christmas tree topper is priceless.

White Christmas Tree Ornaments

There are a lot of different white Christmas ornaments you can use from icicle style ornaments and snowflake ornaments to a range of others including traditional baubles, finials and more.

 125-Piece Club Pack of Shatterproof Ice Palace White Christmas Ornaments

 

There are so many fun ornaments available in the classic white color that I’ve actually written a page that encompasses quite a few of them that you can check out below.

Adding white ornaments to a bold, red tree gives a great red and white Christmas tree effect which makes quite a statement.

  • White Christmas Ornaments
    I love hanging white Christmas ornaments on the tree because they make me think of snow! This selection of Christmas ornaments will help you to have a white Christmas if that’s what you’re dreaming of!

 

White Christmas Trees

If you’re thinking of going with a white Christmas tree instead of a red one you’ll certainly find them much easier to source, here’s some for you to choose from now –

 4 Ft. Pre-Lit Clear White Indiana Spruce Tree 2′ Pre-Lit Snow White Artificial Christmas Tree Vickerman 6 ft unlit Sparkle White Spruce Pencil Tree

 

Now if you’re thinking ahead for future Christmas tree themes I do have to say that a white Christmas tree does lend itself to a lot more theme ideas than the red Christmas tree does. If you want to see some of the other themes that you can use for future years then check out the page I wrote on white Christmas trees –

 

Red Christmas Tree Decorations

Now that you’ve chosen your white Christmas tree it’s time to find some red decorations to dress it up with. I’m going to first show you some red Christmas tree toppers which will add the finishing touch to your tree very nicely. Next I’m going to show you a range of red Christmas ornaments which will help to add their holiday brightness to your tree.

Red Christmas Tree Toppers

Red is one of the perfect colors for Christmas as it’s a very warm and cheery color as you can see in these gorgeous Christmas tree toppers I’ve found for you.

 Red Star Christmas Tree Topper Red Christmas Angel Tree Topper

 

 

Red Christmas Tree Ornaments

A white Christmas tree can be used for lots of different colored ornaments, but to create that classic candy cane red and white look you’ll need to add red ornaments.

 96ct Red Shatterproof 4-Finish Xmas Ball Ornaments

 

There are lots of different red Christmas ornaments to choose from including the traditional ball style of ornaments that I’ve selected here as well as icicles, snowflakes, finials and more.

There’s such a wide selection of ornaments available in this traditionally festive color that I’ve even compiled a collection of them on the page below which I think you’ll enjoy browsing through for ideas.

 

Red & White Christmas Tree

Red & White Christmas Tree

Red & White Christmas Tree

While we’re talking about red and white themed Christmas tree what about a combined red and white tree like the one above? This is actually for sale and I think it looks awesome, don’t you?

Youngcraft Christmas Tinsel Pop Up Tree 5′ Red

Now I think it’s awesome, but I’m not sure if I could add any ornaments to this tree, if I had room I would have this tree in the hallway and another one in the family room complete with ornaments galore (because I do love decorating my tree!)
This tree is described as a pop up tree which are usually really easy to assemble, but I haven’t actually seen this tree to be able to let you know whether or not it is as easy as most pop up trees.
The design is said to represent a candy cane swirl which is very festive, but it also reminds me a little of a light house so I’d love to use this in combination with lighthouse ornaments one year as I think it would make a great themed tree, but initially as I said above I’d just use it as it is.

 

Red & White Christmas Ornaments

Beautiful on Any Christmas Tree!

Now there are some ornaments which you can use on either your red or white Christmas tree and they are these beautiful red and white ones.

Using red and white Christmas ornaments is also a way in which you can ‘ease in to’ a red and white Christmas – pop these on to your tree and get the feel for the color scheme…..maybe next year? There are lots of different red and white Christmas ornaments to choose from and you can even add candy canes to your tree to fill it out along with plain red and plain white ornaments – so many different options.

 Vickerman 5-Piece Candy Cane Ornament Set Vickerman Red & White Ball Ornaments 3ct White with Red Polka Dot Xmas Ornaments

 

Are you going to go for a red and white Christmas celebration this year?

Red and White Christmas Trees

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Pink Christmas Ornaments

Buy Pink Christmas Ornaments for Your Tree!

pink Christmas ornamentsI must admit until a few years ago I wouldn’t have thought of putting pink ornaments onto my Christmas tree, but times have changed! One of my most popular selling Marilyn Monroe Christmas ornament was a beautiful pink color which is what first got my attention.

The next thing that got my attention was a display in a small baby shop where they had two table top silver Christmas trees one was decorated in blue ornaments the other in pink. The pink and silver tree actually looked very nice indeed, I only wished I’d had my camera with me on that day.

Now I can’t decorate my own tree in pink and silver, methinks my hubby would definitely have something to say about that! I can, however, add a few pink ornaments if I like…………………………and I have found a few very nice ones on my travels.

I’ve found some great pink ornaments for you to look at, so what are you waiting for – scroll down and start enjoying my pink Christmas ornaments collection.

Pink Christmas Ball Shaped Ornament Sets

If you’ve decided that you want to have a pink themed Christmas tree then you have to make a few decisions, namely are you going to have all different shades of pink or primarily the pastel pinks or the hot pinks etc. The next step is to decide if you’re going to have another theme alongside the pink theme this could be a ‘baby girl’ theme, a shoe theme, a ballet theme, shopping theme etc. Whatever decisions you make a couple of sets of plain ball styled pink ornaments are great as a starting point like these ones here –

 Pink Magenta Sequin and Glitter Xmas Baubles Shiny and Matte Pink Glass Ball Christmas Ornaments Shiny Bubblegum Pink Christmas Ball Ornaments

Pink & Black Christmas Ornaments

Pink and black go together really well and you can add both pink Christmas ornaments and black Christmas ornaments together on a tree and highlight with ornaments like this funky animal print pink and black Christmas ornament.

 Pink and Black Iridescent Animal Print Glitter Christmas Ball Ornament

Pink & Green Christmas Ornaments

Pink and green go well together as well especially a bright pink with lime green.

Candy Fantasy Pink Polka Dot Christmas Ornament

 

This Christmas ornament shows that green and pink work really well together for a fun themed Christmas tree and I must admit I love this particular pink ornament.

You could combine this ornament with other plain pink, green or blue ornaments to make a statement.

 

 

Green Polka Dot Christmas Ornament

You can also add a few lime green ornaments that pick out pink in their dots like this one to compliment your plain pink ornaments and the dotty one above.

Lime green and bubblegum pink is certainly a very ‘fresh’ color combination and works incredibly well on a white Christmas tree.

This is a combination I would never have thought of if I hadn’t seen it in a local department store in the lead up to Christmas last year – my daughter particularly loved it as it does have a youthful ‘feel’ to it as well.

Pink Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Snowflakes are a classic Christmas ornament and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you can get pink ornaments that are decorated in snowflake designs. As well as snowflake decorated pink ornaments you can also get pink snowflakes for your Christmas tree and I must say I love the shocking pink snowflake below – it’s funky!

 Bubblegum Pink Glitter Snowflake Ornaments (24) Dazzling Pink Snowflake Design Finial Ornaments Fuschia Pink Mirrored Snowflake Ornament

More Pink Christmas Ornaments

Christmas ornaments come in lots of different shapes and sizes and here’s a few for you to look at –

 Chandelier Icicle Crystal 38mm, Pack of 20 (Pink) Hawaiian Glass Christmas Ornament Pink Plumeria Pink Acrylic Diamond Hanging Ornament

I hope you’ve enjoyed looking at my pink Christmas ornaments – do you have a favorite? I have quite a few, but I must admit the hot pink polka dot with green and blue dots ornament is pretty funky ……. my dd would like the Fuschia Snowflake Ornament.

Pink Christmas Ornaments
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New Orleans Saints Christmas Ornaments

Create Your Very Own New Orleans Saints Christmas Tree

Create a New Orleans Saints Christmas tree that fans will love with a few New Orleans Saints Christmas ornaments.

New Orleans Saints Christmas Tree

If you’re a fan of the New Orleans Saints then why not decorate your Christmas tree in New Orleans Saints Christmas ornaments?   It’s time to decorate your Christmas tree in black and gold New Orleans’ style with a dash of white in the mix too.

This Louisiana football team are based in New Orleans (no surprises there!) and pay tribute to the city’s French heritage with their team logo – the fleur de lis which is often associated with French royalty. I bet you never realized that adding your team colors to your tree could add an aristocratic touch to it did you?

There are a few ways in which you can celebrate Christmas in Saints fashion, one is buy having a table top tree (like in the picture here), another way is to get a tree in your team colors – yes it does exist! Another way is to simply add Saints Christmas ornaments to your ‘usual’ Christmas tree and maybe an official tree skirt as well……

A New Orleans Saints Christmas Tree

A Black & Gold Team Colors Tree

Did you know that you can actually get a Christmas tree in black and gold team colors? It really makes a statement, but unfortunately it no longer seems to be available to purchase anywhere that I look (I will be keeping my eye out for you, however). The tree actually consisted of a black tree with gold lights which got me thinking – why not create your own team tree?

Black Artificial Christmas Twig Tree in Burlap Base

The great thing about having an artificial Christmas tree is that you don’t have to go out and get one each year simply get it out of the attic/garage/wherever you keep your Christmas decorations and it’s ready to decorate.

Now add the gold Christmas lights to complete your New Orleans Saints tree, it looks just as good as if you’d brought a pre-lit one in team colors.

Set of 50 Gold Mini Christmas Lights

One advantage is that you can add other colored lights if you want to use it for a Halloween tree one year as well as keeping it decorated as a Saints tree for the festive season.

New Orleans Saints Christmas Ornaments

Now it’s time to add ornaments to your Christmas tree, because let’s face it a tree is naked without ornaments on it! Here are some specific New Orleans Saints NFL ornaments for your Christmas tree, but remember you can also add plain black and gold Christmas ball style ornaments on your tree as well and just add a few of these ornaments. Sometimes it’s nice to add extra team ornaments every year as long as you have some ‘filler’ ornaments to stop the tree from looking empty.

 NFL New Orleans Saints Silver Star Ornament NFL New Orleans Saints Gingerbread House New Orleans Saints Official NFL Ornament New Orleans Saints NFL Diving Santa Ornament NFL New Orleans Saints Train Ornament New Orleans Saints Player Christmas Ornament New Orleans Saints Jolly Snowman Ornament Official NFL Saints Stadium Seat Christmas Ornament NFL Licensed Top Hat Snowman Ornament

Sets of Saints Holiday Ornaments

Sometimes if you haven’t got any themed ornaments to start with it can be a great idea to purchase a set of two instead of individual ones and I’ve found some cool sets for you to choose from.

 NFL New Orleans Saints Ball Ornament (Set of 12) New Orleans Saints Burlap Ornament Assortment, 4 New Orleans Saints 31 Pack Xmas Ornament Set

New Orleans Saints Tree Topper Idea

What Do You Put On Top of a Saints Themed Christmas Tree?

Now I haven’t been able to find a tree topper, but there are a few different ideas that you can use depending on your talents. If you can use a needle and thread then you could buy an angel or Santa tree topper and sew a dress/Santa outfit in Saints colors to dress them in.

Alternatively I think a Christmas Santa hat is a cool idea or a foam finger – I’d go with the Santa hat myself, but I think my hubby would prefer a foam finger on his team’s tree!

 NFL New Orleans Saints Black #1 Fan Foam Finger NFL New Orleans Saints Santa Hat

Support A Different Team?

That’s Okay I’m Sure They Have Christmas Ornaments Too!

If you support a different football team then check out what ornaments you can get to celebrate them on Christmas Tree Ideas, Who’s Your Team. From the Arizona Cardinals right through to the Washington Redskins that page has you covered.

If you’re in a household like mine you all support different teams which can get a little problematic when it comes to decorating in team colors – my ideal solution is to get separate trees, but for now we just have an equal number of ‘our teams’ ornaments on the family Christmas tree!

New Orleans Saints Christmas Tree

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Great Coca-Cola Christmas Ornaments

Have a Coca-Cola Christmas!

coca-cola christmas ornamentsIs there anything quite as refreshing as a cold glass of coca-cola on a warm summers day? If like me and millions of others around the globe you enjoy the odd coke or two then you might be interested in hanging a few coca-cola ornaments on your Christmas tree.

When I was growing up we used to have a glass of coke at Christmas, a coke float when we went out for family birthday dinners and sometimes when on holiday in Europe (although the request for coca-cola often got lost in translation and would result in fanta or some other fizzy drink!). This made coke seem like a very special drink and as Christmas is a special time of the year it totally makes sense to add an ornament or two onto the Christmas tree.

Some Great Coke Christmas Ornaments

I must admit that I hadn’t realized until a couple of years ago that you could get Coca-Cola Christmas ornaments and then when I looked for them I couldn’t believe the range that was available.

It would be very easy to deck your whole tree in these ornaments and still not add all of them, this really could be a great idea to start collecting……

Let’s start with just a few coke ornaments for you to enjoy.

 Coke Bottle Cooler Ornament Classic Coca-Cola Can Ornament Coca-Cola Six Pack Ornament

Coca-Cola Train Christmas Ornaments

I don’t remember trains featuring in any of my Christmases growing up and yet they seem to be very much a part of Christmas these days. I’m not sure where the tradition of having a train running around the tree came from although I did read an interesting article about it a couple of years ago which seemed to suggest the tradition started in the 1950s or 60s in the American mid-west. I have no idea if this is correct, but I do know a lot of people who love to have a train of some description on or under their tree each year.

Luckily if you don’t have a train set you can still have a train ornament in keeping with the coke theme to pop onto your tree, in fact there’s more than one to choose from –

 Kurt Adler Coca-Cola Train Ornament EnescoCoca-Cola Choo Choo Christmas Ornament Coca-Cola Happy Holidays Train Christmas Ornament

The Coca-Cola Polar Bear Ornaments

Now although I wasn’t aware of these ornaments until a couple of years ago I had been paying tribute to coke on our tree for a little while thanks to the Coke Polar Bear.

Here are some cool ornaments celebrating these cute animals, although none of them are like the ones that I hung on our Christmas tree – I’ll tell you about them in a moment!

 Coca-Cola Polar Bear Cub on Ice Ornament Polar Bear Cub in Coca Cola Christmas Ornament Coca-Cola Polar Bears and Cubs Ornaments Coca-Cola Polar Bear on Bottle Opener Ornament Coca Cola Polar Bear Collection Polar Bear Collection Coca Cola Downhill Sledder

My Plush Coke Ornaments

coca-cola polar bear christmas ornamentsThese ornaments (I have two of them, but only one is in the photo) weren’t actually supposed to be Christmas ornaments, but were plush coke polar bears that Burger King in New Zealand were giving away many years ago as a promotion. I thought they were absolutely gorgeous and one year I popped them on our Christmas tree and as my daughter loved that idea they’ve been popped on our tree several times over the years.

Last year they actually couldn’t fit on the tree (my Christmas ornament addiction caused me to have to leave some of the ornaments in the box until I ‘work’ on my husband to let me have another tree) so they were put on the sideboard instead right next to some plush animals we have managed to acquire who sing carols when pressed!

There are lots of different Coca-Cola ornaments that you can get to add to your tree, far too many for me to list on a single postlike this one, but I do have to let you know that if you’re fond of that fat, jolly old fella we call Santa then you can actually get ornaments that celebrate both coke and him.

Coca-Cola Christmas Ornaments

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