How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree
Videos of my RED tree!
Our living room tree is red, cream, and gold!
Use multiple colored ribbon to create a pulled-together look with maximum design impact! Pick colors that make the bulbs on your tree pop!
Keep tree proportions to your ribbon in mind
The width of the ribbon can totally change the look. Don’t dwarf a small tree with large, overpowering ribbon. And don’t use small ribbon on a large tree as it will get lost in the pattern of the tree.
If styling ribbon on an artificial tree, you can use a branch to grab it for a pleat. But sometimes the branches aren’t in the right place, or don’t create a tight enough hold for a strong pinch. Use a wire to grip the ribbon and attach it to the brach. This creates a tighter pull to create full, voluminous loops than the limbs do. Tie wire around ribbon two times pulling it very taught and twist it to hold. Make sure the wire does not show.
Our new green tree and a video!
This is our new tree from At Home. I bought these green bulbs there and used ribbon from Walmart, bulbs from Lowes and Home Goods. I matched my new tree skirt from Home Goods with the bulbs from Lowes. I filled in with ornaments I already had but still need a tree topper and will most likely change it up next year a bit. My ribbon installation needs some work :-). I used green, black, and cream ribbon on this tree this year in two different sizes.
Tip: Want to buy a new tree, wait until after the holidays and purchase the floor model. You most likely will get a discount if you ask 🙂
Add sparkle. Besides lights, layering ribbon is a beautiful way to make a Christmas tree look professionally styled. If you don’t want to use multiple colors, use a mesh glitter ribbon to add some sparkle but let another ribbon’s color or designs shine through! Set your tree lights on a timer to turn on and off at a certain time. Link it to Alexa and just tell it to turn on and off when you want.
When you’re having ribbon, every so often stand back and survey how it’s draping. Are you seeing areas that don’t look complete? Is it rotating around the tree at the angle you want it to? The beauty of ribbon is that you can manipulate it however you want, so keep taking breaks to see if you like how the fabric is covering the tree.
- Hang ornaments as close to tree branch as possible.
- If ornament is on ribbon, loop it around the branch a few times.
- If ornament is on a wire, pinch it so it’s shorter and not as long.
- Use crystal ornaments to reflect light and make the tree sparkle.
- Space out the color pattern of bulbs into a triangular pattern to move your eye around the tree.
- Create a one color tree. For example: gold tree picks, gold bulbs, gold snowflakes, gold ribbons, etc.
- Incorporate medium and large size bulbs in a triangular pattern around your tree. Fill in the spaces with a small bulb or tree pick.
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