This 5-step process for decorating the perfect Christmas tree will yield beautiful results! I walk you through each step, offer bonus protips along the way, and include a FREE e-book + supplies list for you. Scroll down to get started on getting that perfect Christmas tree you’ve always wanted.
Have you ever wanted the kind of Christmas tree that takes people’s breath away but doesn’t quite know where to start? Lights. Ornaments. Ribbon. Tree-toppers. Pulling all this together in a beautiful presentation can frustrate even the most experienced decorators.
Gab Schwarz, from Gift of Gab Design, is our in-house resident, Christmas tree extraordinaire! She and I are excited to share with you a step-by-step process to create the Christmas tree of your dreams.
The first thing you will want to do is to put your tree together and install the lights. The most important thing to remember about hanging lights is to distribute them evenly. Also, for the best look, ensure the lights are pushed slightly toward the tree’s trunk (you don’t want them all on the outermost parts of the branches). This gives the lights a charming, in-depth look.
Then, lay out all of your supplies and decorations as organized as possible. This way, you know exactly what you’re working with. (I like to make individual sections for ribbons, stems, and ornaments.) If you’re really in the mood, organize your supplies by size and color.
For the topper, use ribbons to make a large bow, or place your ready-made tree topper at the top of your tree using floral wire.
When applying your ribbons, always start at the top of your tree & work your way down the tree (vertically), attaching ribbons to stems using floral wire.
Once you’ve got your topper and ribbon up, spread the stems throughout the tree in an even fashion, using lots of stems at the top to make your tree-topper pop and the top of the tree your most decorated area.
Starting with your largest ornaments, place your decorations throughout the tree. With the larger ones, you’ll mainly focus on the center and bottom of the tree. Work through ornaments by size (your smallest decorations will be placed last).
Space them evenly, as it pertains to color, but the smallest ornaments should focus mainly on the tree’s top.
Now that you’ve seen HOW to create the perfect Christmas tree, the best part is that we’ve listed and linked EVERYTHING we used to create the tree in this post.
Below you can tap to get the shoppable full supply list for each tree in this post.
Protip: Want to these must-have Christmas trees and items up close? I share them all on my Amazon Live Stream HERE!
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