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How to Assemble an Artificial Christmas Tree

Learn how to properly assemble, shape, light, and decorate your artificial Christmas tree for the holiday season.

What's Inside

  • How to Assemble a Christmas Tree
  • How to Shape a Christmas Tree
  • How to Light a Christmas Tree
  • How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

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Christmas trees are the central focus of Yuletide celebrations. They represent life, hope, and family traditions. Whether you have an old or brand new tree, a towering spruce, or a petite pine, you will want to have the most inspiring and beautiful tree possible. Learn how to properly assemble your tree and turn it into the ultimate Christmas showpiece.

How to Assemble a Christmas Tree

1. Choose a Location

Unless a Christmas tree is fitted with a rolling stand, it's always advisable to assemble a tree at the exact spot where it will be displayed. Consider these factors when choosing a location.

Ideal Areas

For maximum visibility, place the Christmas tree in the room where the family gathers most often, such as the living room, dining room, or den. Find a spot where the tree can be seen from multiple vantage points and not just from one position.

Consider the possibility of rearranging furniture to accommodate the tree. It may also be practical to set the tree near electrical outlets to avoid unsightly extension cords.

Areas to Avoid

Avoid placing the tree near light controls as decorations may be accidentally knocked down when people reach for the light switch.

Never place the tree near heat sources, such as heating vents, exhausts, or the fireplace. Avoid setting it up near the staircase, behind a door, areas with busy foot traffic, or locations exposed to harsh elements.

Important Measurements

Before purchasing a new Christmas tree, measure the selected space to ensure the tree will fit properly. A tree that is too large looks cramped, and may block natural pathways and entryways. For detailed instructions on how to measure an area for a tree, please refer to our article on Christmas tree measurements.

2. Inspect the Pieces

For pre-lit trees, examine the tree sections to ensure that there is no cut or frayed wire insulation, exposed wiring, loose connections, or cracks in the light bases. If there are cracked or missing bulbs, replace them by following the tree manufacturer's instructions for that particular make and model.

3. Set Up the Stand

The stand is the foundation of a straight and stable Christmas tree. Here are some points to remember:

Types of Stands
Standard Stands

Most artificial Christmas tree stands are X-shaped and are usually constructed out of plastic or metal. If a stand becomes wobbly or damaged from normal use, check the tree's warranty to see if the stand can be replaced. Some plastic bases may be prone to bending or breaking, so avoid these as much as possible. Balsam Hill trees come with a one-piece steel stand, which is designed to remain sturdy and stable for many years.

Rolling Stands

Rolling stands, such as the Balsam Hill Tree Stand with Wheels, are equipped with wheels that allow the tree to be moved easily. The wheels can be locked in place to keep it from sliding.

Spinning Stands

A spinning tree stand has an electric motor that rotates the tree at varying speeds. Rotating stands show off the entire assortment of decorations as it spins.

Setting up the Stand

For pre-lit trees, examine the tree sections to ensure that there is no cut or frayed wire insulation, exposed wiring, loose connections, or cracks in the light bases. If there are cracked or missing bulbs, replace them by following the tree manufacturer's instructions for that particular make and model.

Instructions for Standard Stands

For one-piece tree stands, such as Balsam Hill's, pull apart the legs until they are X-shaped. Next, align the holes in the base and the flange, then screw the eye bolt through the flange. The flange is the circular piece of metal that goes between the eye bolt and the hole of the base. For two-piece stands, slide the pieces together and press the center hubs until theyclicks into place. For directions on mounting a tree on this type of stand, please refer to section 1.d.1. below.

Instructions for Rolling Stands and Spinning Stands

Before making a purchase, check whether the specialized stand can accommodate the diameter of the Christmas tree. Most stands of these types come fully assembled. If not, refer to the instruction manual for proper assembly and mounting.

4. Assemble the Sections

Most artificial Christmas trees have labels to aid you in the correct assembly sequence. Always follow the tree manufacturer's manual for proper assembly instructions. These are the general steps to take:

Assembly Directions

1. With the hinged branches folded up and tied with a ribbon, take the bottom section of the tree and place the pole into the tree stand.

2. Once the pole is fully inserted, tighten the eye bolt to secure and center it.

3. Untie the ribbon and let the branches fall into place.

4. If you have a pre-lit tree, plug in the lights to make sure all the bulbs are working and evenly spaced. See "How to Light a Christmas Tree" section for a detailed guide.

5. Fluff and shape the branches, making sure to lift and separate the inner branches to hide the trunk and make the tree look full. Check the branches from different angles to see if you missed any spots.See "How to Shape a Christmas Tree" for a detailed guide.

Pro Tip:
Put a light coat of lubricant on the end of the pole so that it slides easily into the base. Lubricating the poles of each section will make it easier to assemble and dismantle later on.

6. When you're satisfied with how the branches and lights look, repeat steps 1 to 5 for the next section.

7. Do the same for the remaining sections, stopping every now and then to check how the tree looks from a distance.

Assembling Other Tree Types
Easy Plug™ Trees

Easy Plug™ refers to pre-lit Balsam Hill trees with pre-installed light connections inside the trunk. The bulbs will automatically light up as the poles connect to each other.

1. Insert the bottom section into the stand.

2. Like the standard tree, it's recommended to fluff and shape the branches first before placing the next section. See "How to Shape a Christmas Tree" for a detailed guide.

3. Plug the light cord into a wall outlet and check the bulbs.See the "How to Light a Christmas Tree" section for a detailed guide.

4. Repeat steps 1 to 3 for the remaining sections, stopping every now and then to check the tree from a distance.

Pull-Up Trees

These trees are received in a collapsed form. To assemble, insert the center pole into the bottom section, pull up the foliage-covered frame to its full height, and then insert the top section. For pre-lit models, connect the light plugs into their corresponding sockets according to the supplied lighting diagram.

Hooked Construction

This type of tree has color-coded branches that need to be individually hooked to the center pole. Each branch can be shaped and fluffed before adding the next one. This process usually takes longer than setting up a tree with a hinged construction. This tree type is not available in pre-lit models.

How to Shape a Christmas Tree

Preparation and Tips

  • Wear gloves to protect your hands while fluffing the tree.
  • For pre-lit trees, it's best to shape the tree with its lights switched on to see if they're evenly distributed.
  • Shape the branches by layers and sections. This way, you'll easily see if there are any gaps and adjust them accordingly. Don't insert the next section until you've properly fluffed the one before it.
  • Refer to product photos online as a visual guide in shaping a particular style of tree. Some styles have "downswept" branches that are slightly angled downward, while other styles may have "upswept" tips that curve upward.


1. Begin with the bottom section and work on the lowest layer first. If the section has three layers, fold up the two layers and tie a ribbon around them.

2. To make sure that there are no gaps, start from the inner branches that are closest to the trunk.

3. Separate the individual tips from the main branch and spread them out and away from the center of the tree.When properly fluffed, these inner tips should resemble a peacock's fanned tail and will hide the trunk.

4. For most tree styles, the tips closest to the center pole should be angled upwards to give the tree a full appearance. The tips farthest from the center poles should be angled diagonally away from the branch.

5. Step back and survey the tree from a distance. Check for any gaps that need more shaping. For lighted trees, make sure that the lights are evenly distributed.

6. When you're done with the first layer of branches, untie the next one and repeat steps 1 to 4. Do the same for the last layer.

7. Insert the next section and repeat steps 1-5.

8. Repeat all the previous steps for all the remaining sections, stopping every now and then to check the tree from a distance.

Take note that the first time you assemble the tree requires the most shaping, so take your time and you'll be rewarded with a fantastic-looking tree.

How to Light a Christmas Tree

Pre-Lit Trees

With lighted trees, you only need to connect the plugs into their respective sockets. Plugs and sockets are usually identified with a color-coded or numbered sticker. Use the lighting diagram supplied with the tree for proper instructions. If a certain section of the tree does not light up, take these recommended steps:

1. Ensure that the section is fully plugged into its corresponding socket.

2. Locate the fuse compartment for the light string. Remove and check the fuses to ensure they have not blown. Replace blown fuses with the type recommended by the tree's manufacturer.

3. Gently nudge each bulb very slightly to identify if a bulb wire is slightly misaligned in the socket. Each bulb must be properly in its socket to ensure a good connection.

4. Check each bulb in the unlit section and replace any missing or broken bulbs.

5. Locate the master bulb and make sure it works. A broken master bulb can cause half or the whole light strand to go out. In older trees, the master bulb cannot be replaced, making it necessary to replace the entire strand. However, Balsam Hill's trees from 2013 and on feature replaceable master bulbs, identified with a gray base. Now, if a master bulb goes out, it can be simply replaced with a new masterbulb.

Innovative Pre-Lit Trees

Balsam Hill's line of Instant Evergreen™trees, including the Balsam Hill Centennial Fir Instant Evergreen, features a recent innovation called Easy Plug™. With this technology, all the lighting wires are built directly into the center pole or "tree trunk", which eliminates the need for multiple sockets. The only plug to be touched is the one to be plugged into the wall. When plugged in, the tree lights automatically connect as the tree sections are being assembled.

Another great feature of Balsam Hill's Instant Evergreen trees is its unique memory wire branches. The pre-shaped branches automatically fan out into place as the tree is set up, minimizing the time and effort spent in fluffing the tree.

Unlit Trees

For unlit trees, follow these steps:

1. Untangle the lights carefully and lay them out on a flat surface. Plug them in to test that they are working. Ensure that the tree is bare of any ornaments before stringing the lights.

2. Coil the first set of Christmas lights loosely around your hands. Avoid dragging the cords across the floor.

3. Begin at the bottom of the tree. Using the part nearest the plug as a starting point, wrap the light strand around the trunk at the base of the tree and work up.

4. From the top of the tree, wrap the light strands around the branches near the trunk. Work down as you wind the lights around each branch evenly from the middle of the branch to the tip.

5. Every time you reach the tip, bring the lights back to the center of the tree, and then proceed to the next branch. Once you get to the end of the string lights, plug in another set.

6. If tie strings are used to attach the lights strands, cut off any excess plastic after the tie has been pulled tight to give the branches a cleaner look.

7. Once the entire tree is covered, plug in the lights and check the overall balance. Adjust accordingly if there are lights hidden or covered by any branches.

For more information about stringing Christmas tree lights, please refer to The Tangle-Free, How-To Guide for Hanging Christmas Lights.

Decide between an incandescent or LED light. Traditional incandescent lights are generally less expensive and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. In addition, many people enjoy its warm glow. LED lights are more expensive but are far more energy-efficient, leading to reduced electricity costs. LED lights are cooler to the touch. The latest models now mimic the candlelit radiance similar to incandescent bulbs.

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Choose a Color Theme

Having a color theme helps give a Christmas tree a well-planned and harmonious look. For a touch of elegance, opt for ornaments with jewel tone colors, such as ruby red, emerald green, and sapphire blue.

For a traditional look, hang red and green decorations to evoke childhood memories and feelings of nostalgia. Heirloom or inherited ornaments are perfect for this theme.

A monochromatic theme makes a strong visual impact. Focus on one solid color in varying tones. Use ornaments with different textures and finishes, such as shiny glass, sparkly crystal, or matte.

Mix up gold, silver, and bronze ornaments for a modern, metallic look. Accent standard Christmas ornaments with a selection of metallic jewelry, figurines, or trinkets to achieve an interesting array of colors.

Add Ornaments

Instead of dangling ornaments randomly throughout the tree, use them to give the tree a balanced and graceful look. It's recommended to start decorating from the top of the tree and working towards the bottom. This prevents accidentally dislodging ornaments from the top and breaking those at the bottom. You can place towels or a blanket under the tree when handling delicate or fragile items.

As a general rule, use large ornaments at the bottom of the tree, medium-sized ones in the middle, and smaller ornaments at the top to emphasize the tree's natural triangular shape.

To add dimension to the tree and cover any gaps, place large baubles deep into the tree to act as a backdrop or filler. Shiny or iridescent balls help achieve depth and fullness. Don't hesitate to reshape branches to make room for the balls. Proceed to hang smaller, textured or intricate ornaments on the tips.

When using garlands, start wrapping the tree from the top and spiral downwards. Create a wavy pattern for more visual interest.

How to Decorate with a Tree Topper

Determine the Ideal Tree Topper Shape and Size

Remember to use a topper that complements the profile of the Christmas tree. For a tree with a full, conical silhouette, use a bold and brilliant topper, such as a star or an angel. For narrow or slim trees, use an elongated topper to enhance its slender form.

Use the tree's height to determine the ideal proportion of the topper. Use the size chart below as a guide:

Whatever the height of the tree, it is advisable to allow at least 5 inches gap between the tip of the topper and the ceiling.

Place the Tree Topper

It is important to mount a tree topper securely to prevent it from falling off and possibly ruining some ornaments or causing injury. For a topper with a conical base, bend one of the top branches and insert it into the cone. Crumple surrounding branches to give the topper additional support.

If a topper has a spring or spiral base, insert the tree's sturdy top branch into the topper's coil. Use green floral tape to secure the topper and conceal the spring.

Ribbon tree toppers are light and easy to attach as it has a wire that wraps easily around the top branch. Pipe cleaners can be used to reinforce support for the ribbon topper.

For heavy tree toppers, we recommend using fasteners, such as the Balsam Hill Tree Topper Extension Kit, to give it more stability. For more information on how to choose the perfect tree topper, please read this article.

Follow these expert artificial Christmas tree assembly tips for an inspiring and unforgettable holiday. For more inspiration on how you can decorate your tree, see our article on Christmas tree themes.

How to put up a Christmas tree

How to put up a Christmas tree


Before bringing your Christmas tree indoors

1) Decide on a type and size of tree and where you're going to put it in the home

  • We're assuming you've done this bit already - if not take a look at our article on how to choose a Christmas tree. Information on how to get your tree home safely by car without bending branches or drying it out is available in our article on how to keep your Christmas tree looking fresh and at its best.




2) Remove the netting

  • Carefully remove all of the netting around your tree using a sharp knife or pair of scissors. Avoid tugging if any parts of the netting gets snagged with the tree as this risks damaging the branches and removing needles; cut through the knot instead.



3) Knock off any loose inner needles

  • Give your Christmas tree a shake or drop it onto its base from 1 foot/30cm above ground. You may see a small amount of needles towards the centre of the tree fall away. This is a normal part of the life cycle of a conifer and occurs because the tree is preparing itself for winter. Better for them to drop outdoors than in the home.
  • More extensive loss of needles including from the ends of branches would signify an unhealthy tree.



4) Sawing 1 inch off the base of the trunk

  • After receiving your Christmas tree, whether you're putting it up straight away or keeping it in storage you'll want to saw 1 inch (2.5cm) from the base of the trunk, cutting straight across perpendicular to the trunk.
  • If keeping it in storage it should be kept in a large bucket of water that should be regularly topped up. If you're ready to bring it into the home aim to have it installed with the water basin filled within a couple of hours.
  • Make the cut with a saw with large "teeth" - don't use an axe as this is likely to split the trunk and kill your tree.
  • The reason for cutting off an inch at the bottom of the trunk is because when trees are cut, sap oozes out and hardens within about 5 hours when not in water, creating a seal and preventing further water absorption. You can ask the nursery or Christmas tree farm to make the cut for you if it won't take you long to get home.



5) Protect your carpets

  • Lay down a Christmas tree skirt, tarpaulin or some Christmas themed paper before bringing your tree into the home. This will protect your floors from water spillages and help capture any needles falling from your tree.
  • If your Christmas tree skirt fits over the cradle, position a water barrier under the cradle and apply the tree skirt after your tree is mounted. This will prevent pets from drinking the water and make your tree more presentable.





6) Clear a passageway to the desired Christmas tree location

  • As you're tree will now be out of the netting it will have slightly flailing branches that are liable to knock over vases, candles, tabletop clocks, cabinets and other small furniture items.
  • We have unfortunately heard a couple of disaster stories of prized vases and antiques being damaged in the process, so strongly recommend you clear the passageway of all valuable items before bringing your tree inside.
  • If you're planning on bringing your tree in on your shoulder lumberjack style it's also worth being mindful of hanging light fittings that may be knocked by accident too.



7) Get the Christmas tree stand, box or bucket ready

  • Make sure your Christmas tree stand, box or bucket fits your tree and loosen the screws (or wooden notches used to secure the tree) to a setting that will comfortably allow the trunk of your tree to slot into place.
  • Hopefully you've followed the advice in our how to choose a Christmas tree article and chosen a tree with a trunk diameter that will fit into your tree stand without lopping chunks off the sides. If not, you've probably not got much choice by now! That being the case remove only as much as you need to using a saw not an axe.
  • If you're in need of a new Christmas tree stand we have a range of colours available for delivery or collection.






With the Christmas tree Indoors


8) Carrying the tree into the house

  • It's best to decide which side of your tree you want to be visible and which side you want to face the wall whilst outside as it's far easier to walk around the tree to find the best side outdoors rather than to spin it around inside.
  • We recommend 2 people set up the Christmas tree so one can fix the base whilst the other holds the tree stable.
  • The aim is to put the tree straight into the tree stand without resting the trunk on the floor, lying it on the ground or leaning it against the wall. There may be a small amount of sticky sap around the bottom of the trunk which is best in the tree stand water basin rather than on your carpets.




9) Securing the tree stand

  • First, check that the tree is sitting straight as it'll be far easier to fix at this point rather than later.
  • Most Christmas tree stands and boxes will either have metal screws or wooden notches that slot into place. Have one person tighten these whilst the other holds the tree in place, constantly checking it's still straight.
  • Once secured, slowly let go of the tree to check it is self-supporting.



10) Watering your tree and allowing it to settle

  • Fill the basin with water. Do not add honey, sugar, aspirin or anything else - plain water is best and will mean you don't end up with sticky presents if it is knocked over. There is no need to spray the needles or branches.
  • Allow the tree to "settle" into shape for a couple of hours before decorating. The branches may droop slightly as they re-adjust after being in the netting.



11) Decorating your Christmas tree

  • For many people, decorating the Christmas tree is the most enjoyable part. However - it's also important to think about safety - with a bit of common sense a properly maintained Christmas tree should not be a fire hazard.
  • If you have to install your tree away from an easily accessible wall socket and will be using electric lights, use an extension lead and tuck it away tidily, remembering not to overload electrical sockets.
  • Check your Christmas tree lights to ensure that the bulbs are working properly and inspect the chords for any damage or insecure connections. Using miniature lights that produce less heat and remembering to turn them off when you go out and retire at night will prevent your tree from drying out.
  • Newer LED lights cost only pennies a season to run, so they are a good value, while they also decrease fire risk because they stay cooler. Never use candles on Christmas trees for obvious reasons.
  • Replace any decorations that look worn; they're generally inexpensive to replace. Strategically position small and fragile ornaments out of the reach of pets and small children to prevent them being eaten or accidentally damaged.



 12) Christmas tree care

  • Your Christmas tree was very recently a living thing much like cut flowers. It will need the right care and attention including a constant supply of water and the right temperature to look it's best on Christmas day.
  • Check out our article on how to keep your Christmas tree looking fresh for full Christmas tree care instructions.



How to put up a Christmas tree at home: 3 ways

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Contents of the article

  1. How to put a Christmas tree in a stand at home?
  2. How to put up a Christmas tree at home without a stand?
  3. How to install a Christmas tree at home in a bucket?
  4. How to install a Christmas tree so that it stands for a long time?
  5. How to keep the Christmas tree smell?
  6. How to put up a feng shui Christmas tree?

To celebrate the New Year, you need to create the right atmosphere. And a real forest beauty will help in this. To do this, you first need to figure out how to put a Christmas tree at home. After all, it is very important not only how the Christmas tree will be decorated, but also how it is installed.

Of course, many people have artificial Christmas trees in their pantries and cupboards, which can be quickly assembled before the celebration and taken apart after it. But these plastic analogues will never compare with the real smell of pine needles, with fluffy “spruce paws” and with the beauty of wildlife.

Those people who prefer to decorate their home with Christmas trees that came from the snowy regions know very well that it is quite difficult to install the forest beauty . This is a lightweight and factory-made artificial Christmas tree that comes with the same plastic stand, and natural wood requires a special approach.

How to put a Christmas tree in a stand at home?

If you and your family enjoy having a living tree in your home, using the right tree stand is not only a matter of convenience, but also of safety. The Christmas tree stand should be wide enough to support the tree while still making sure it makes firm, firm contact with the floor.

Choose a tree stand with a sufficient water reservoir and suitable for the trunk of your chosen tree. If you need to narrow the base of the tree to fit in the stand, you will need a larger tree stand for the safety of your home and family.

Follow the instructions below:

  1. Select a tree stand that is large enough for your tree. Most stands indicate that they are designed for trees of a certain height with a maximum trunk diameter.
  2. Cut about 3 cm from the bottom of the tree trunk with a saw just before placing it on the tree stand. This fresh cut will help the tree absorb water and stay fresh longer.
  3. Remove the screws from the wood stand or loosen them as far as you can. Most tree stands have four screws that are tightened to hold the tree in place.
  4. Place the tree in the stand so that the base of the trunk rests on the base of the tree stand. If any branches of the tree are preventing the trunk from reaching the bottom of the stand, remove the tree from the stand and saw off branches that do not fit.
  5. Center the tree in the stand and start changing and tightening the screws. Tighten each screw until it just touches the tree trunk, and then move on to the next screw until all four screws lightly touch the trunk. Have a helper hold the tree in place during this step to keep the tree from falling.
  6. Make sure the tree is straight and still in the center of the post. Tighten the screws, if necessary, until the tree is held securely in place and wobbles.

How to put up a Christmas tree at home without a stand?

It is easy to buy a stand, they are sold not only in stores, but also at points where they sell the trees themselves. This method is not even worth mentioning, but you can assemble the stand yourself. A wooden cross is made easily and simply from two bars, which are filed and fastened together. The Christmas tree is attached with a long self-tapping screw, which is screwed into the cross, and then into the tree trunk.

How to set up a Christmas tree at home in a bucket?

The easiest way that many people have used before is regular bucket . It was filled to the middle with sand or gravel, then a Christmas tree was placed in the center, and the sides were compacted with the chosen material until the tree became stable. But this method has several downsides.

So, for example, it is not so easy to get sand in the city in December (if you don't go to the hardware store to get it). In addition, you most likely will not be able to avoid getting this very sand on the carpet and laminate. What to do in such a situation?

The most common plastic bottles with a capacity of one and a half liters will help solve the problem. This "modernized" method involves the use of water-filled bottles instead of sand. They are placed around the perimeter inside the bucket, and a Christmas tree is placed in the middle.

If the wood is not stable, stick small pieces of cloth between it and the bottles.

How to install a Christmas tree to stand for a long time?

Having bought a living tree, you want to see it green and fresh for many weeks, not just a few days. But very often the tree begins to lose needles immediately. What is the reason? If you purchase a tree that has been stored in the cold, then do not rush to immediately bring it into a warm apartment. Let the spruce stand in the pantry or on the landing for a while, adapting to the new temperature. Only then can you bring it into the house.

All housewives know that flowers need to be trimmed. So they absorb water more actively and live longer. But the tree trunk also requires similar care. Carefully cut down a thin plate of wood to provide the tree with a more active flow of useful fluid.

The water in which the Christmas tree will stand must contain an antiseptic. Use the most common aspirin, which prevents the development of bacteria. To nourish the forest beauty, dissolve a pinch of salt and a tablespoon of sugar in water. Such a "cocktail" will keep her alive for many weeks.

How to keep the Christmas tree smell?

One of the benefits of a freshly cut Christmas tree is its wonderful smell. In order for the fresh scent to last throughout the season, tree owners must take extra care to preserve the tree. With proper tree care and some tricks, households can enjoy the smell of pine throughout the Christmas season; from the day the tree enters the house until the time it is time to tear down the tree.

  1. Cut about 6 cm from the bottom of the tree. Whether the Christmas tree has been freshly cut or purchased from a large yard, it's important to cut 2 inches from the bottom of the tree when you bring it home. Trimming the bottom of the tree allows the wood to freely absorb water in the rack.
  2. Water the tree with sufficient water. The best way to keep your Christmas tree smelling fresh is to water your tree properly. Dried trees do not retain the smell of fresh pine. It is especially important to check the water level frequently during the first few days after cutting down the tree. This is the time when trees absorb water the fastest.
  3. Move wood away from sources of heat. Although the tree looks great sitting next to the fireplace, be careful. The heat from the fireplace will cause the wood to dry faster and the fresh scent to dissipate faster. To really keep the smell fresh, it's a good idea to lower the thermostat of the room the tree is in.
  4. Hold onto scraps. Sometimes fresh Christmas trees have wayward branches that need to be trimmed. Do not throw away the cut branches of the tree. Save the branches and use them as decoration and air freshener. By placing pruned branches decoratively throughout the home, the fresh smell of pine permeates everywhere. No one should know that it does not come directly from a tree, but from branches skillfully scattered throughout the house.
  5. Hide the fan behind a tree. A small, low-level fan, properly directed and hidden behind the tree, can help spread the fresh scent of pine throughout the home. The fan also serves to keep the temperature around the tree cooler, thus keeping the smell fresh.

It is not necessary to make holes in the bottom of the tree trunk to help the tree absorb water.

How to put up a feng shui Christmas tree?

The ancient teaching about the correct arrangement of objects in the house allows you to distribute Qi energy in the right way and activate the desired side of life. Someone dreams of love, and someone is more important than health, someone has problems with a career, and someone has financial problems.

To succeed in the new year, put the tree in the center of the room, then you can equally strengthen all sides. And for those who know exactly in which area special help is needed, the Bagua grid will come in handy. Place the Christmas tree in the right area and wait for changes in the new year.

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The material was updated and supplemented on December 21, 2021.

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According to Feng Shui, a person can get happiness (health, prosperity, luck and everything else) in three ways: at birth from the gods (this heavenly happiness), by their work (human happiness) and with the help of feng shui manipulations that organize and regulate the flows of useful qi energy in space, accumulate it in the right places and in the right quantities. This is earthly happiness. (By the way, happiness in Chinese is also a very definite thing. The “five types of happiness” are longevity, peace, fertility, honor and wealth.)

Do you have a plan?

Plan-bagua should be superimposed on the scheme of the house so that the lower part of the plan coincides with the side where the main entrance is located. The same can be done with all rooms separately or only with the living room.

You can also attract earthly happiness on New Year's Eve and harmonize the surrounding space with the help of a Christmas tree. How? Put it in the right place.

Feng Shui provides several options for this. First: the bagua plan (in a simplified version - a rectangular house plan, divided into nine identical parts-zones responsible for different aspects of our life - which can be found in any feng shui book) is superimposed on the house plan so that the lower part fell on the side where the main entrance is located. In principle, according to Feng Shui, this should be the north side. (The cardinal points “on the map” are “opposite”: north is at the bottom, west is on the right, etc.) We think which side of our life we ​​would like to improve - and we put a Christmas tree there. By the way, nothing forbids us to put several Christmas trees in different zones (rooms), if it turns out that we want improvements in different areas and as soon as possible.

Option two: you can impose a bagua plan on the plan of each room, all rooms in general, and place Christmas trees of different sizes in the corresponding zones - to enhance the influence of the main (main) Christmas tree: in the office we activate the career zone, in the bedroom - the marriage zone, in living room - family area, etc.

The third option is a minimum of costs and effort: we work only with the living room and put the Christmas tree in the most relevant area.

Everything in the center

The size, shape and decor of the festive tree depend primarily on the requirements of the zone itself for its “activation”. And only then - on the relevance and scope of the requirements for it.

By the way, you can use design objects that act as Christmas and New Year trees as “tree substitutes”. These objects are conical in shape, and this is where their resemblance to a real Christmas tree often ends. And they can have any color - in this case, the Feng Shui zone pleases. But this is in the hands of everyone who wants a lot, but does not want to see a Christmas tree in every room.

So, let's start from the center (house, apartment, room) - the Tai Chi Center, and then we will go in a circle, clockwise. From above - from left to right - are Wealth, Fame, Marriage, then, to the right of the Center, - Children, the lower zones - Teachers, Career, Knowledge, and end with the Family zone (to the left of the Center).

Tai Chi is a spiritual center. It gives both vitality, and good luck, and health to all family members, to everyone who lives in the house. In order to collect chi energy from the outside world well, this place should be as open as possible - no furniture. A floor covering or carpet with a spiral pattern coming from the center, with a bright decoration in the middle, with concentric circles, with lines crossing in the center, will also help to collect qi.

Tai Qi Center Element - Earth. The colors are yellow, orange and the so-called colors of the earth. The helping element is Fire (red), the opposing element is Wood (green, blue). Whether to put a Christmas tree right in this center - you need to think ... On the one hand, here it will best attract qi. On the other hand, the Wood element and its colors can be harmful: they suck the power out of the Earth. Plentiful decor will help the situation - moreover, in traditional colors: gold (yellow color of the Earth) and red (Fire), as well as light garlands (Fire). Or - a modern version: we put a spectacular LED Christmas tree here. (And we always remember it when the element of Fire rules or helps us in the zone we need.)

On the top left of the plan is the “Wealth” zone. Here is the potential of the house in terms of both material and spiritual wealth. This zone determines what the inhabitants of the house are focused on, what is their scale of values.

The element of this zone is Wood. And the colors fit—shades of green and blue. So feel free to put up a classic Christmas tree. But - attention! The assistants here are Water, which symbolizes money and contributes to its inflow (“rain” on the Christmas tree will be very useful), but weakens Metal (white) - so let “silver and gold” be represented in the Wealth zone, for example, Christmas balls made of golden glass and silver color. Important: if we keep this area in order (no fallen needles and broken toys!), The money will always be with us.

Top center - “Glory”. This is glory in the literal sense of the word, and figuratively: this is an opinion about us, our reputation, authority. But first of all - status, position in society.

Element - Fire. That is, light garlands - by all means, and in the decor - more red. Helps the zone Wood, weakens - Water. Long forms contribute to the good work of the zone. It is better to put a Christmas tree here not wide, spreading, but narrow and high.

Top right - “Marriage”. In general, this is the zone of all close relationships: in the family, and with friends, and with neighbors, and with the closest of colleagues and partners. But first of all, its activation will help to strengthen (establish, restore, “organize”) love and marriage.

Element - Earth, color - yellow. Helper - Fire, hinders - Wood. Therefore, here is a great place for a design creation - wide and not green (as everywhere where the Tree counteracts the influence of the zone). Clearly pronounced “male” and “female” elements in the decor are good here. And also couples. Their "equality" will establish equality in the family. And why not decorate the Christmas tree with hearts? Let there be fusion feng shui.

"Children" zone - to the right of the Center. These are not only children and relationships with them, but also our “offspring” in general - creativity, the ability to be creative. If relations with the younger generation have gone wrong, and there are not enough ideas at work, a Christmas tree is definitely needed in this sector! Idea: we hang small hares, cubs, chickens on the Christmas tree. And pictures of children. And everything "creative" (both your own and other people's works) - the more creative, the better. Element - Metal. Earth helps, Fire weakens.

Bottom right - “Teachers”. Everything that protects us, helps us, supports us, everything comes from here. Also in this zone are "Travel". The element is Metal again. By the way, there will be decorations from it and souvenirs brought from travels or places where we are going. There should not be too much light here: Fire weakens the influence.

Bottom middle - "Career". This zone is not just responsible for a career - it helps to find your destiny, understand your destiny and follow it. Stagnation in a career or children cannot decide on a profession? We put up a tree here. Element - Water. Help is from Metal, weakness is from Earth.

According to the rules of Feng Shui, the entrance to the house is located in the career zone. And this is where the energy of qi penetrates into it. In a cluttered hallway, she will get confused and will not be able to go further - neither into the house, nor into fate. So whether to put up a Christmas tree here for the sake of career development is another question. Is that small and in the corner. And you can also influence your career in your office - by placing a luxurious tree.

Wisdom Zone - bottom left. Here is our natural wisdom - intuition - and all the talents with which we were born. This is a zone of study, learning everything in the world in general. Element is Earth. Fire helps. Weakens the Tree. That is, a tall green tree is again inappropriate. But a diary with fives at the base of a sprawling Christmas tree with garlands of light bulbs will contribute to good qi circulation in this area.

To the left of the Tai Chi Center is “Family”. This is not only spouses and children, it is a family in a broader sense (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins ​​and nephews) and deeper (ancestors). Through this zone, qi gives the family health, longevity and other benefits. It is she who provides the feeling of "ground under your feet."

Here the energy circulates through the past into the present, so the old skeletons in the closet are especially dangerous in this zone. We do not keep anything here that could remind us of troubles in the past! If you can’t “move” memories to another place, you should at least get out here especially carefully. Element - Wood, helper - Water, weakens - Metal.

Holidays with the participation of relatives are best arranged in this zone. And here is the place for a large family table. And since this sector also includes relationships with superiors at work, it is also good to hold business dinners here. In this zone we place a square table (a round table refers to weakening Metal in shape).

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