<h2 style="margin: 10pt 0in 0pt"><font size="3" color="#990000">Deck the Walls for Christmas</font></h2><p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt">When many people think of decorating for Christmas the first thing that comes to mind is the Christmas tree. While a Christmas tree can be the hub of your holiday decorations, you can also create a festive space filled with holiday spirit without ever setting up your Christmas tree at all. Instead, you can decorate your walls to fill your room with Christmas cheer.</span></p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt"><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Every Christmas you undoubtedly send and receive Christmas cards from all of your friends and family. Finding a way to display your cards can be problematic, or it can be a fabulous way to decorate your walls. All you need to make a beautiful wall display out of your Christmas cards is a piece of ribbon or string and some paperclips. You can use colored paperclips to make your hangers even more festive if you wish.</p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Simply tack your ribbon to the wall where you would like to create your colorful card display. Then attach your ribbon or string to the tacks. Remember that Christmas cards can get heavy when you have a lot of them displayed.<span>  </span>So if you have a long string or ribbon with a lot of Christmas cards, remember to support the weight of the cards by adding several tacks to the mid section of the ribbon as well. </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Then as you receive Christmas cards in the mail, you can use your colored paper clips to add them to your beautiful wall display.<span>  </span>As your card display grows you will enjoy a piece of living art adorning your walls for the Christmas holidays. </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">Another way to cover your walls with the Christmas spirit is to purchase a shower curtain made of clear plastic. Then with a hot glue gun, you can attach Christmas ornaments to the curtain. You can arrange a beautiful display of fun and colorful ornaments on your curtain, and then simply hang it on your wall. </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">This is a great way to add a lot of interest and color to your walls during the holidays. It is also a great way to display your children’s Christmas arts and crafts. Your holiday curtain can be hung on its own, or it can also provide a festive backdrop for your Christmas tree.</p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">If your house already has a lot of pictures and artwork hanging on the walls, you will probably not want to disturb them for the holidays. So a great way to bring your wall to life for the Christmas season is to add a huge red ribbon to the upper right corner of each picture. Using red ribbon 2 or 3 inches wide, simply tie a large, festive bow. Then wrap florist wire around the center of the bow wrap it around the picture hanger on the back side of the frame. Let the bow and ribbon tails hang over the front. If you don’t have a lot of experience making bows you’ll find that ribbon with wire edging is easiest to hang. There are many websites that offer step-by-step direction for creating all styles of bows. </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">While red ribbon is festive, you may prefer a more elegant look with gold ribbon. Whatever color you choose, dressing your artwork with Christmas bows is simple, and the effect is stunning. </p>  <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal">So if you find yourself sitting on the couch staring at colorless, boring walls this holiday season, you can get busy and within just a few moments you can deck your walls with holiday cheer.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt" class="MsoNormal"> </p><strong>About the Author</strong>  <p><span style="line-height: 200%; font-family: ‘Verdana’,’sans-serif’; letter-spacing: 1pt; font-size: 10pt">Alyssa Davis is the top writer and creative design specialist for Metal-Wall-Art.com. She specializes in designing with <a href="http://www.metal-wall-art.com/" target="_blank">wire wall art</a> and <a href="http://www.metal-wall-art.com/abstract-metal-wall-art.html" target="_blank">metal wall hangings</a>.</span></p></span>