Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Christmas Tree Tips

Let's face it, Christmas trees can be a huge pain in the butt. You can spend hours taking extra care to make it perfect, and it still comes out looking scraggly and, let's face it, pretty embarrassing. Day two's theme for #25DaysOfGlam is Trim The Tree, and I'm showing you my favorite ways to keep the tree looking Christmas-ready.

1. Fluffing the Tree
If you're going to spend a large amount of time on one specific aspect of your tree, it should be fluffing it. It makes your tree look fuller and much more professional. When fluffing your tree, start at the bottom and work your way up. As you're going up, make sure you complete each level of the tree before going upward to the next one. Try and point your branches away from the center, spacing each branch equal distance away from the other branches around it.

2. Ornaments
When decorating your tree, it's important to put your ornaments on in the correct order. The large ornaments, also known as filler ornaments, should go on first and go the deepest into the tree. Next, apply the medium ornaments, and spread your smaller ornaments in the extra spaces left in your tree.

3. Topping It Off

The trick to getting your tree topper to look its best is not to put it on the exact top of the tree. When you put it on the exact top, it tends to tilt and never stay up exactly as you'd want it to. Wire it about a foot below the exact top of the tree to the center pole to keep it upright and looking perfect. Mom decided to get a little eccentric with the topper this year, and it's interesting to say the least!

What are your methods of decorating your trees? If you have any additional methods, I'd love to hear them, so be sure to leave a comment below! Remember to find all of the #25DaysOfGlam posts and updates by searching that tag on Twitter and following me and my other bloggers!

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