Each year I decorate at least one tree, usually more. I love cranking up the Christmas music, and decorating the tree slowly. I used to hate it. It was so overwhelming, and my tree never looked how I imagined.
After asking professionals, taking some classes and decorating after decorating, I’ve learned how to decorate a tree. Here are some simple Christmas tree tips to make your tree look beautiful.
Many trees today are pre-lit, but if you don’t have a pre-lit tree, or if you prefer the natural tree route, you’re definitely going to need to put in the time to get your lights right. One package of 100 mini lights for each foot of tree is what the pros recommend. Start with your lights near the trunk, and wrap them towards the tip of each branch.
Some professionals add one strand of twinkling lights around the trunk to give the tree a twinkling effect. Others prefer to use one or two strands of lights that are slightly larger than the minis to add some depth and interest to the tree. Once all the lights are on and working, you’re ready to move on.