How to Light, Ribbon, and Decorate a Christmas Tree
This year I decided to take fluffing and lighting the tree one section at a time. That means I started with the base, fluffed it, and then wound the lights into it. Then I would do this with the next section and the next until I had a complete tree.
Now that the tree is perfectly lit and you are already basking in the holiday glow of the tree, it’s time to add some beautiful ribbon. This is the first time I had done ribbon on a tree but I don’t think I will ever NOT have it on my tree again! Ribbon can set your color scheme but it also plays well with the lights. It doesn’t block any lights but glitters and gleams with the lights behind it. Plus, it adds a whole lotta sparkle and that’s the point of this year’s theme, right?
After the ribbon was in I added one strand of silver garland just to up the shimmer factor. I didn’t end up having enough to go between each ribbon round but I looped it 3 times around the tree and it was just enough.
Finally, the icing on the cake – ornaments! Whether you are using a color scheme to choose your ornaments or going al la carte with your ornament collection, this is the fun part that doesn’t really take much skill. Just be mindful to look for holes where you are missing ornaments. Plus, I like to hide some deeper in the tree to add some more dimension.
I used silver, gold, and white ornaments all over the tree. I chose to use balls and icicle lights so everything wasn’t the same shape.
Pretty much anything goes for a skirt! Your favorite fabric, a cozy blanket, faux snow (I picked some up last year after Christmas from Target for 50 cents!), or a specifically made Christmas skirt. Just make sure to add something so those plastic legs aren’t showing.
Jenny on Oct 21, 2021
oh NO! I’m seeing this tutorial in October 2021. It’s toooooo ssssooooooooon to be saying Merry Christmas!
my Christmas deco thoughts start around the beginning of December. I would have bought all my pressies before then but the tree and any decorations NO! TOO SOON! Sorry, I’m genuinely NOT a bah humbug type of person but October/November is way to early.
LOVE your tree and will definitely be putting my lights on the tree this way from now in, mid-December! But then I’m British! 😊