Christmas tree decorating step by step and best ideas
What kind of Christmas tree do you want this year? Whether you bought new ornaments or are using the old ones, here are the steps to follow for effective Christmas tree decorating and the best design ideas.
Christmas tree decorating. Purchase
The first step is choosing the Christmas tree. The best choice from an environmental point of view is to buy them in pots and replant them in spring. Potted fir trees are an excellent choice for outdoors and even for indoors. You have to keep it away from heat sources, ventilate the room and water it daily. If you chose to buy your tree in a pot, you can easily order it online. You’ll be properly informed about caring and replanting, as soon as the frost is over.
A fir tree cut from the nursery is also a good choice. Planting and replanting that piece of land is good for it.
Plastic trees are not environmental-friendly because their making process is a polluting one.
Christmas tree decorating. How to
Choose the ornaments depending on the theme or a particular range of colors. Here’s the best way to decorate?
1. The lights
The light installation needs to be first in the Christmas tree, in order to mask the wires with the next decorating items. Start from the top of the tree and save space on the tips of the branches for other ornaments.
2. The garlands
Proceed with the garlands and ribbons, if you hang them later you risk taking out other branch ornaments. You can use a wide range of decorating items, from tinsel, to metallic beads or popcorn on thread.
3. The top of the tree
The top ornament, be it a star, a little angel, a flower or snowflake, shouldn’t be the last decorating item. You risk getting down all globes or other fragile objects.
4. The other ornaments
Now you can start decorating with Christmas globes, bells, candy and other materials. Firstly, make piles of ornaments of the same kind and take them by turn to obtain a uniform spread in the tree. Start from the top and avoid hanging precious ornaments at its base, especially if you have children and pets. Don’t decorate the very edges but also towards the trunk. This will grant depth to the design and will stir interest.
Christmas tree decorating. Design ideas
Here are different Christmas tree decorating ideas to get inspired.
Here is a fir tree in traditional colors (red globes, white snowflakes, bootees, stars and Santa Clauses) that looks spectacular.
The next one has a few simple traditional ornaments, but they stand out by the use of a warm light.
Here are some arty trees decorated with sweets and fruits: one decorated with candy, ideal to be placed in the kitchen, one with gingerbread and one lovely adorned with orange peels, dried quince and simple paper garlands.
Here is a tree decorating idea for children’s room.
This family chose as a decorating theme Santa Claus himself.
This Three Kings decorating theme is depicted by using a bright, beautiful colors.
Bright holidays nights may be inspiring as well.
Dreaming of a white Christmas, one can decorate the tree with over-sized snowflakes, miniature gloves and snow kissed houses.
This winter themed decorated fir tree looks like it’s just been brought in from the middle of a forest covered in snow.
These Christmas trees are decorated with pine cones and wooden ornaments representing animals from the woods, keeping the same natural setting.
These silver-white trees, in cool tone of blue, make you think of fairy tale frost lands.
This decorating idea with golden tones creates a different kind of magic.
Here are some decorating ideas using trendy colors.
And some unusual decorative materials: small flags, greeting cards or ribbons instead of garlands.
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