Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Friday, December 1, 2017

7 Simple Tips for a Beautifully Decorated Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree is the main attraction in any home during Christmas so we want these trees to look their best! I'm sharing some very simple tips for decorating a tree that will really make a difference in the way the tree looks. I'm sharing some tips and some pictures I took that evening when I was decorating my tree so you'll notice my pictures getting darker and darker as it gets later as the evening progresses, lol. I was rushing to beat the sunset!

 Anyway, I'm gonna get straight to it, here we go!


Develop a color scheme that compliments the rest of your house and holiday decor, including your gift wrap! The gifts go right under that tree so might as well make them look cohesive. 


There are so many great options out there! And, they don't necessarily have to be an actual tree skirt. A nice throw blanket works just fine. 


If you have a green tree, use green ornament hooks. If you have a white or frosted tree, use silver hooks.


If you are using an artificial tree, you can't just take the tree out of the box and expect it to look good. You MUST pull the branches apart and away from each other so that the tree looks full and realistic.


Ribbon adds so much style to a tree. After fluffing the tree, the ribbon goes on first. I find it easier to cut strips of ribbon and tuck them into the tree instead of going around and around the tree with a continuous piece. I make 2 to 3 loops in my ribbon and tuck it into the tree.

I like my ribbon pieces to all be at about the same angle. I like how clean it looks that way, especially since my tree is slim. But, have fun with it and experiment. That's the beauty of cutting strips -you can easily change the direction of the ribbon.


Adding large "statement piece" ornaments add tons of style to your tree. Throw in some large spheres mixed with regular sized spheres to add depth to your tree.


Those ornament hooks are pretty long and it makes the ornament hang really far from the tree branch which means that you'll end up seeing a lot of hooks and wires all over your tree. Instead, bend your hook in the middle and wrap it around the branch making the ornament seem as it's hanging right from the christmas tree branch.

So what do you think of my tips? Easy, right? These tips are so uncomplicated but they make such a difference in the overall look of your Christmas tree. Give my tips a try this year and I bet you'll see how much better that beautiful tree of yours will look.

If you want to see more of my Christmas decor, click HERE or just go to the HOLIDAY DECORATING page here on the blog.

'TIll next time!

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