Use the iPad along with great lifestyle apps such as Pinterest, Etsy, and Newsstand to make your Christmas tree more festive this year. Whether you are looking for new ideas on how to trim your Christmas tree or specialty purveyors of distinctive Christmas tree ornaments, these iPad apps are sure to offer new ideas and a creative spin on the age-old tradition of tree decoration.
Etsy‘s recently revamped iOS app runs natively for iPad, an update which couldn’t come soon enough for devotees of the crafty website. It’s not too late to put Etsy’s app to work to help you uncover one-of-a-kind tree trimmings that you can’t find anywhere else. There are even a few iOS-inspired options like this Om Nom ornament, or Santa holding an iPad.
Pinterest has so many uses, but don’t overlook its ability to crowd source your holiday decorating needs. Not only does Pinterest offer pictures of lovely decorated trees, it also offers users an endless number of ideas for DIY Christmas decor. Thanks to a tip I picked up from Pinterest, I strung my Christmas tree lights using the trunk to tip method, which eliminates tangles and lets my tree glow as if it were lit from within.
Even if you don’t already subscribe to Living, Martha Stewart’s holiday issue is a must read. Thanks to Newsstand, it has never been easier to catch up on “good things” by purchasing a single issue, plus with the digital version of the magazine, it’s impossible to lose the issue or wear it out. It will be easy to revisit the holiday issue each December as you plan for Christmas decorating, cooking, and gift giving.
Once the tree is trimmed check out a few virtual tree trimming apps such as Christmas Tree Pro (universal, $0.99) or Loud Crow’s My Charlie Brown Christmas Tree (universal, free).
Did you use your iPad to seek out any special decorations for your Christmas tree this year? Share your finds with us in the comments.