Gold is the most timeless metallic hue of all time and is traditional for winter holidays. It easily gives a shiny and bright touch to the room, and is compatible – you can combine it with other colors as you like. If you want to incorporate gold in your holiday decor in style, these ideas will help – I’ve prepared some stylish ways to incorporate it into the Christmas decor.
Gold Christmas trees and Christmas tree decor
Gold Christmas decorations are traditional – they will spice up any tree: black, white, ordinary, flocked, snow-covered or any other, but the higher the contrast, the more they stand out. You can combine them with white, black, silver, red, blue, and many other ornaments if you want more than one color. But if you want even more gold in your room, boldly rock a pre-lit gold Christmas tree! Such a tree doesn’t require a lot of decor, you can skip ornaments or, if you like – just add something to match – gold and silver or contrasting black, white and so on. You can also find a gradient ombre to the black Christmas tree that’s even bolder and brighter if you feel like it – just buy one!
Gold Christmas table setting
Beautify your Christmas table with gold – with gold cutlery and candle holders, chargers and vases, ornaments and ribbons. Create whole centerpieces and table runners from gold ornaments, mini Christmas trees, gold-plated candles, vases and bowls. You can combine gold tones with other metallics and freshen up the look with evergreen or green plants with white flowers and pine cones – natural decor gives your metallics a fresher look. Gold can be combined with silver, white, blue, red, and many other colors so you can easily create a stylish color scheme for the table.
There are many more ideas for incorporating gold into your Christmas decorations, from ornaments and lights to works of art and bunting. All of these parts can be made by yourself. Enjoy!
Animal heads are popular decorations, they add a rustic, hunter-inspired, or even African touch to the decor (if you take zebras or rhinos). This is of course not pet friendly and animals shouldn't suffer from our love of decor. Paper mache animal head is a nice way out that makes it possible to get cool decorations without killing animals.
The technique is pretty simple and even your kids can do it. Use newspaper and tape to create a basic shape for your head. There are also tutorials that involve creating a wire frame, but it can be a little tricky. Be as picky as you like, but keep in mind that this will be covered with at least 3 layers of paper mache, along with a molding layer if you want to include one so it doesn't have to be perfect. Mix the flour and water together to create your paper mache paste. The mixture should be a bit like thin pancake batter. Experiment to see which consistency you prefer. Dip each strip of newspaper into your bowl of mache mix, run your fingers over the strip to remove the extra mixture, and then apply it. You want each layer to be completely dry before applying the next layer to avoid mold or rot. Decide how you want to decorate your head: paint or cover it with fabric or other means. Now let's look at what heads you can make.
Do you want some magic A unicorn head is exactly what you need! The basic technique is like making a horse's head, but you need to add a horn. It stays as it is with newspapers, but you can decorate it in different ways if you want.
If you want an African feel to your interior, you can make a zebra head. Make a horse's head then just paint it to look like a zebra and that's it!
This is another paper mache deer head, and the hardest part here is making large antlers. Make them out of cardboard, then cover them with paper for a head.
A deer head covered in fabric is a cool and fun idea. After you've covered the head with fabric, choose one type for the head and something different for the antlers to make it fun. Here the head is kept in pastel tones, which are currently so trendy.
This project is really difficult: you have to work with wire. First, make a wire frame out of the head, here it is an antelope. And then cover with paper as usual.
A funny fox head is a cool decoration for a child's room. Well this head doesn't look much like a fox, but it looks fun and your kids will paint the head themselves.
This rhinoceros head is a cool and unusual idea for your home decor. Here it stays white, but you can decorate it to look more realistic.
This project shows how to make a sheep's head with pretty interesting horns. Read the full tutorial to find out how to deal with all of this.
Here is another paper mache zebra head made with a wire frame. Thanks to this, it looks more natural and is painted black and white like real zebras.