Christmas Tree Decoration Tips
It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!
After a while, Christmas appears to lose its edge. Work, shopping and good friends are a big amount of time investment, so the decorations are put up in a hurry: the standard Christmas tree in the corner, the old dusty wreath trapped on the door and maybe a few twinkly lights haphazardly hanged around an outdoors bush.
Include cinnamon sticks, pine needles, mandarin oranges, cloves and whatever else smells like home and Christmas to you and simmer in a pan of water till your home smells like delectable, Christmassy goodness.
Another cheaply way trick is to buy some scented candles. Your home will smell fantastic in no time.
Wrap some pine branches around your door banister. You can also add some fairy lights.
Of course, you can, but to keep the “message” in its shape, you should have a Christmas tree ( a fake one, made of plastic, it’s a thousand times more polluting than a natural one ). The best choice may be to buy a and replant it after the holidays.
It depends. If you want to celebrate the Winter holidays traditionally, it is a good choice to buy a Christmas tree. Other than winter holidays, the tree has a good effect visual outdoor. Your garden will look very pleasant.
Traditionally, people put the Christmas tree in the corner of the living room ( or the family room ). To give a more Christmassy effect, I recommend you to put it near the fireplace ( but pay attention to the heat of the fireplace, because it can damage the structure of the tree ).
If you have a fake Christmas tree, first of all, you have to go through it and separate all the limbs. So unfold the tree, separate the limbs and make it natural looking as possible. If you have a real Christmas tree, things will come naturally.
The second stage of the decoration process is to put the lights on it. Take a strand of lights and run it down the limb and back up the limb. Repeat the process for all the levels of the tree.
The idea is that instead of having the lights spiral around the tree, we’re kind of spiraling back and forth, but we’re going up and down each limb, so each limb of the tree is covered in lights. This is the way we’re getting our Christmassy for the tree. Try it!
What you want to do with this orbs is take them and push them as far into the tree as possible. This will be going to give you that layered look to your Christmas tree. To not look heavy from the outside, the orbs should have the proper dimension to fit inside of the tree.
So, the big orbs are put at the base ( inside the tree ) and in the interior of the tree, and the smaller orbs are put in the topper areas ( higher areas means smaller orbs ). is what we want to create here.
Traditionally, we insert here a big golden or silver star. Angels are also good. Again, you have to make sure that the dimension of the tree topper ornament is fit because you don’t want that ornament to touch the ceiling of the room and to damage the tree’s perspective.
You can also build something like a crown. For this, you can use ribbons as a tree topper. I recommend this kind of ornament ( ribbons ) to be inserted in more areas, not only on the topper side. If you want to use more than one ribbon on your Christmas tree, the secret is to place the first ribbon in the topper area and then repeat the process with the rest of the ribbons.
You can also mix the star ( or the angel ) from the top with the ribbon decoration. After you fixate the star, take the ribbon decoration and go over the tree. I like to use this kind of decoration to give full effect to the tree.
So whether or not you have a fat-tree or a skinny one, that ribbon decoration will give a “movement” effect to the tree.
Finally, make sure that the color combination of the ribbon decoration is the same as the color combination of the tree ornaments.
At this point in the Christmas tree decoration process, you can add other tree ornaments. There are big ornaments, like snowflakes, deers, mosses, reindeer, Santa’s masks, etc… Christmas tree message signs, like “Merry Christmas”, or “Home Sweet Home”, or whatever, are also good. Distribute those personalization ornaments equally, on all sides of the tree.
After you placed the bigger ornaments, start to insert small ornaments (can be any small size ornaments ): Christmas tree balls, family ornaments, holiday ornaments, etc… Those small ornaments will go in between all those big ornaments and ribbons. Again, fill them all over the tree ( not only on the front side of it ). The main word which describes this step is “Personalization of the Christmas tree”.
If you have small children or animals, don’t place valuable bookable ornaments at the base of the Christmas tree. If you insist to place those lovely things, insert them in higher areas. At the base of the tree ( where your children can easily touch them ) you can insert shatterproof ornaments.
After you decorated the Christmas tree, you have to improve the under-area of the tree ( the place where all the presents will be placed ). You can use anything, like a handmade tree skirt or a pottery barn, but pay attention to the color combination of it ( it must be as same as possible as the main color combination of the tree ). Another advantage of the tree skirt is that if you have a natural Christmas tree, all the pine needles will fall directly on it.