One of my favorite things to do is to decorate for Christmas. I know some of you are thinking I’m crazy but I REALLY enjoy it – especially when my Christmas tunes are blaring. I could hear “Rocking Around the Christmas Tree” or “Baby It’s Cold Outside” a thousand times and not get tired of it!
I get so many compliments on my Christmas trees. Several friends ask me “How in the world do you do that?”
Well, I want you to know that if I can do this, then you can too. Decorating your Christmas tree is fun, easy and getting a designer look is obtainable.
Follow these simple steps:
1. Get your basic artificial tree. The one pictured here is 10 ft. Don’t feel that you have to spend hundreds of dollars on a “good tree.” With a little fluffing, and a little TLC you can end up with a tree you just love.
2. Take deco mesh bought from your local craft store. Knot/fasten a piece of mesh to the upper right hand corner of the tree. Try to fasten the mesh forward the middle of the branch so the knot is not visible. Work the mesh down on a diagonal, fastening the mesh approximately 6-12 inches apart. Once you have attached your initial knot at the top, bring your mesh down about 6 -12 inches and fasten another section by using the tree branches to tie the mesh. What you will basically be doing is placing your piece of mesh between 2 small limbs and cross them over one another, twist tying to fastening the mesh in place. Once the mesh is fastened in place, pull up slightly and fluff the middle section. By fluffing or poofing the mesh you are helping to hide any large holes you might see through the tree. Complete the process all around the tree. This will take approximately 1-2 rolls depending on the size of the tree. I used 2 rolls for this tree.
3. Approximately six inches down from the top of the tree, place a large then bow in the center. Then add three more going all around the top of the tree. Make sure that the corners of each bow are touching to hide any gaps.
4. For the tree topper, take long picks that fan out and strategically place each one around the top of the tree between the bows. You can add as much or as little you would like to the top. I have approximately 20 picks at the top of this tree.
5. Add your decorative ribbon around your tree in a similar manner that you did with the deco mesh. For a more dramatic look, pair 2-3 different types of ribbon all together and poof the ribbon as you did with the mesh.
6. Place smaller decorative picks throughout the tree.
7. Finish off the tree with decorative balls and ornaments filling in any unwanted holes.
8. Place your decorative tree skirt under the tree
9. Congratulations! You have just completed your designer tree! Now pat yourself on the back and pour yourself a glass of wine!!