Christmas Tree Decorating Tips
Choose a Colour SchemeBefore you start, pick out a colour scheme for your tree based on what sort of look you want to achieve. For a contemporary approach choose deep reds, blues, and greens. If you want to bring back the glory days of your childhood, nothing beats the traditional green and red with multi-coloured lights. Modern colours include icy blue, rose gold, silver, and pastels.
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Types of OrnamentsLucky for you, there are lots of different ornaments to choose from! This can set the theme of your tree. Go for vintage trucks and snowshoes for a rustic theme, or silver feather or glass bird ornaments for a more elegant touch to your tree. Be sure to keep with the theme so ornaments don’t get lost in the mix. And when in doubt, reach for the colourful baubles!
How many ornaments do I put on my Christmas tree?
The picture-perfect tree is attainable, if you have the correct amount of ornaments. Avoid overcrowding your tree with ornaments this Christmas and achieve the perfect tree to decoration balance!
- 5 ft. tree – 50 ornaments
- 6 ft. tree – 60 ornaments
- 8 ft. tree – 80 ornaments
- 9 ft. tree – 90 ornaments
- 10 ft. tree – 120 – 160 ornaments
- 12 ft. tree – 140 – 190 ornaments
If you want to opt out of the string lights you can purchase pre-lit trees. From white LED lights to multi-coloured lights, the options are endless. All you need to do is set-up the tree and plug it in!
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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree
Set-Up Your Tree
Tip: The tree has been in a box for almost a year so it’s going to need to stretch out for a bit. Let the tree’s branches fall into place before your start decorating.
If you’re working with a real tree, place it in the centre of the tree stand and screw the bolts tightly in place. Be sure to have help on hand for this one!
Start with the Lights
Deck the Tree with Boughs of Garland
Top the Tree
Tip: If your tree topper is having a hard time staying up, try zip-tying it to the top.
Have Fun with Ornaments
When it comes to ornaments the rule of thumb is to start with your favourite. Choose to hang these pieces near the top and centre of the tree. You can then begin to fill the rest of the tree with your carefully selected decorations. Work from top to bottom, evenly distributing them.
Tip: Remember to place some ornaments inches back into the tree, to give your decorating some depth.
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