Hello, Today I wanted to talk about Christmas Tree decorating! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays and I absolutely love a beautifully decorated tree. If these tips help you and you'd like videos or help decorating your tree, consider joining the Elegant Community or purchasing my online Christmas Tree decorating DIY video. I hope you found these tips helpful and I pray you have a blessed Christmas this year! Happy Holidays! -Tabitha
Tabitha’s Christmas Tree Decorating Tips! Decorating your Christmas tree can be the highlight of the Christmas season! For some people, it’s a family celebration, where everyone gathers to add their favorite ornaments from past Christmases. For others, trimming the tree is like creating artwork, with each ornament carefully chosen and strategically placed. However you go about it, here are simple steps for trimming a tree that is as glorious as the season! 1. Fluff and shape branches Fluffing the branches helps to make your Christmas tree look fuller and more natural. This can be very time consuming, but trust me, the result is more than worth it. Separate each branch so they fan out to cover as much area as possible! 2. Start with the lights First Make sure you have enough lights to make the tree brilliant. I use 100 lights per foot of the tree’s height! When putting the lights on, I recommend that you use the plug as the starting point, wrapping the lights around your Christmas tree's trunk, working your way up from the center of the base of your tree. Continue wrapping the lights evenly around the branches nearest to the trunk, and then weave them back and forth until you work your way down the tree! 3. Layer and style ribbons My Very Favorite tip is to layer your Christmas tree with decorative ribbons, which will give your Tree a classy and elegant feeling! You may use one type of ribbon or pair ribbons of contrasting textures and different widths to create more drama and visual impact! I absolutely love using ribbon with wired edges, as these are easier to sculpt into loops or rolls, and they hold shape better than non-wired ribbons! 4. Use tree picks Tree picks and floral sprays come in many forms, such as decorated branches, twigs, berries, or even pine cones. Use them as accents to complement the entire look of your tree. Grouping picks together using floral wire is absolutely stunning, especially if you need to fill big gaps in the tree! Finish with coordinating ornaments of ALL Shapes and Sizes! 5. Choose the right tree topper A magical Christmas tree topper is a beautiful way to complete the designer look of your tree. Make sure to choose one that best fits your theme and the proportion of your tree, and consider the height of your ceiling too. You could always go with a bow rather than a angel or a star. I’m a huge fan of glitter picks! 6. Finish off with a tree skirt Often overlooked, a Christmas tree skirt is the finishing touch to your decorations and serves to balance the overall design of your Christmas tree. Tree skirts have many benefits too, covering the unsightly 'legs', trunk, or stand of a tree! Use a tablecloth to conceal the tree stand instead of a tree skirt. Tablecloths drape nicely and are easily laundered. Another favorite is fake snow if it fits the tree theme!