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How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Tree

Holidays | October 31, 2022

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.





How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Tree

Perfect Christmas Tree Decorating Introduction


tree in background with Gab and Brendt

How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Tree


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.


This post will take all the guesswork out of the decorating process. In this post, you will find:

  • Step-by-step tips on HOW to craft the PERFECT Christmas Tree
  • In the end, a FREE supply list option with every product already linked so you can recreate the EXACT tree you see here!


5 Easy Steps to Decorating the Perfect Tree!


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.

Don’t have time to read the full post now? I’ve got you!

Download my FREE e-book that includes all the steps, a supply list, and explanatory photos in one place for you, allowing you to reference back to these concepts anytime.

tree in background with Gab and Brendt

How To Decorate The Perfect Christmas Tree


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Step 1: Christmas Tree Decorating Preparation

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.


Step one: Preparation


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.

Protip: Are you a visual learning person? Grab my video tutorial, where Gab and I show you exactly what to do with each of these steps. Plus, several bonus tips are included in the video tutorial.

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Step 2: The Topper

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.


Flocked tree

Step 3: Ribbons

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.


Step 3: Ribbon


Step 4: Stems

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.


Step 4: Branches


Protip: Shop all of my exclusive Christmas 2022 decoration lists HERE on my Amazon storefront. Gift guides, home decor, trees, and tons more!

Step 5: Ornaments

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).


Step 5: Ornaments

Space them evenly, as it pertains to color, but the smallest ornaments should focus mainly on the tree’s top.

Christmas Tree Decorating Supply List

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.


2022 Modern farmhouse Christmas tree

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Tree


 Below you can tap to get the shoppable full supply list for each tree in this post. 

Tree One: Cozy Minimalist

Tree Two: Modern Farmhouse

Protip: Want to these must-have Christmas trees and items up close? I share them all on my Amazon Live Stream HERE!


Decorating the perfect Christmas tree in 5 easy steps!


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  6. stacy says:

    Ok this really is the perfect tree! I love how you decorated it! Pinned!!!

  7. I love how the ornaments play off of the white-flocked tree! Looks really pretty!

  8. This tree is so pretty! I love all the ornaments that you used, you did a great job decorating!! Pinned.

  9. Kim says:

    What a beautiful tree! I just love those gold ornaments, Brendt. Great job! 💛

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