Christmas Decorating Tips

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

As much as I love Christmas, the tree is the only Christmas decoration I put up. It was almost the only Christmas decoration I had growing up. There was an inflatable Santa & an inflatable reindeer. But after a few years they stopped being used, I guess they got holes in them.

I like to set up my tree on December 1 but of course, it doesn’t always happen.

Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

  • Pick two (three at most) complementary colours to decorate your tree. Some great combinations are red & silver, red & gold, silver & gold, blue & silver (my favourite), and light green & silver.
  • Only decorate with baubles. Ornaments tend to look out of place on a colour themed tree. If you really feel the need for ornaments only uses a few sentimental ones.
  • Use all of the baubles. I have found that my tree looks much better if I use all of the baubles. Less is not always more!
  • Avoid using tinsel. It’s messy & it makes the tree look too busy.
  • Pick lights that are all the same colour, rather than multicolour. Like the ornaments I think multicoloured lights look out of place.
  • To store the string lights, wrap it around your elbow & thumb, making a thick loop. Use freezer bag ties at several intervals around the loop then hang the loop over a coat hanger. This helps to minimise tangles when you need them next year!


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Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

How I set up my tree

  1. Set up the tree near where you want it. Leave enough room so that you can walk all the way around it.
  2. Put the lights on starting from the bottom, walking your way around the tree, moving upwards. Remember to leave enough slack for it to reach the power point.
  3. Add the star or angel to the top.
  4. Add the baubles.
  5. Move the tree to its final location.


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