Decorating an Elegant and Beautiful Christmas Tree

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3 Hours
It's really easy to create that beautiful look of a showroom Christmas tree. All it takes is a few steps! We started with a 9 foot prelit Christmas tree, added some fabulous ribbon and picks, then hung a variety of ornaments and bulbs.
Watch our video tutorial to learn the step-by-step process for designing a magnificently decorated Christmas tree. You'll be glad you did. Just a few simple tips can take your tree from just okay to a splendid display!
It's best to place your Christmas tree topper and tree skirt before you begin decorating the tree. Adding a tree topper with meaning or sentimental value to you is a great way to make your tree unique.
Next, add ribbons, fabrics, garlands, or beads in your choice of colors and textures. Work from the top of the tree to the bottom. We used variations of gold ribbon and changed the pattern a bit for interest.
Filling in space on your tree with picks before hanging the ornaments creates harmony and interest in your Christmas tree design.
If you have a larger tree, like we do, BIG ornaments are an excellent way to add visual interest and character to your Christmas tree.
Stand back and admire your creation. This step helps you to place items in the correct spot on your tree.
All finished! We love the look of white and black with gold, but you can choose whatever color scheme you want!
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  • Remodelaholic Remodelaholic on Nov 30, 2017
    Thank you Kara!!

  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 30, 2017
    Beautiful Tree! We just got a new faux tree that is covered with flocked snow. My husband loves this kind of tree and I don't, so I always said "No", but after 22 years, I decided that it was his turn. He found one he liked so this year we have a flocked tree. We've had a small 3'-4' tree for many years now so we have small ornaments. I've been trying to figure out how I want to decorate this tree. I usually use red rose buds and red ribbon that were part of our wedding decorations plus the small ornaments but your idea of weaving ribbon in and out has inspired me to do that to this new one. I do have a few larger ornaments left from when my kids were young. After reading your article, I've got this! Thanks so much.

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    • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 19, 2017
      I wanted you to know that I found a huge red bow with 8 long side streamers at Home Depot and that's what I used. I was going to get the silver one, but I decided that the red would go better with the white flocking and tie in our other small ornaments. Thank you so much for the inspiration.