How to put burlap ribbon on a christmas tree


How To Make Burlap Christmas Garland - Easy DIY

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Love farmhouse style decor? Create a rustic Christmas tree quickly and easily this holiday season using wide burlap ribbon as garland.

When it comes to farmhouse-style decor, nothing is more trendy AND budget-friendly than burlap. This material looks fantastic as a burlap Christmas wreath. Today we’ll show you how to use burlap ribbon to create a beautiful rustic Christmas tree for your living room.  

Rustic Christmas Tree Tips

With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s almost time to put up your Christmas tree. But what should you do if you want to change up the look of your entire tree without spending a fortune on new ornaments, garland and other decor? 

I have some no-fail tips that will help you transform your Christmas tree without spending a fortune!

Use Ornaments To Celebrate Memories

Growing up one of our big family traditions was to receive a new ornament each year at Christmas time. When I travel, I also like to get an ornament as a souvenir or memento to remind me about our trip. So one of my favorite things about trimming the tree at Christmas time is how each ornament I unwrap from its storage box brings to mind a special memory.

Over the years I’ve collected so many unique and cherished ornaments. Christmas time at our house is also affectionately referred to as “penguin season”. So as you can imagine, I have an abundance of penguin holiday ornaments too. I even have an angel penguin tree topper that my mom made for me out of felt.

Add Burlap Accents To Enhance The tree

So here’s my dilemma: I love to hang all of my penguins and sentimental ornaments on our Christmas tree yet I also love the current farmhouse decor trend. I didn’t want to go through the expense or hassle of replacing all of my precious ornaments just to get the farmhouse look. Instead, I chose to use wide burlap ribbon as garland on our tree.

Problem solved. One simple change and BAM! Instant rustic Christmas tree for our family room. Let me show you how easy it is to get the same look this holiday season.

How To Make Burlap Christmas Garland

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Burlap ribbon is an inexpensive and super-easy way to add rustic charm to your holiday decorations and makes a big visual impact – especially for a rustic Christmas tree. 

What you need: 
  • 5″ wide burlap ribbon
  • Real or artificial Christmas tree
  • Your favorite ornaments
  • Holiday lights

1. Set up your Christmas tree

First set up your real or artificial Christmas tree wherever you want it to go in your living room. Make sure it’s securely tightened in the tree stand. There’s nothing worse than a tree tipping over after you’ve got it beautifully decorated.  

PRO TIP: After you assemble or set up your Christmas tree, wrap the tree with holiday lights. Do this BEFORE you drape burlap garland around your tree. This way the holiday lights can shine through the weave of the jute strands in the burlap ribbon.   

2. Start at the top of the Christmas tree

Now take one end of your burlap ribbon and tie it around the top of your Christmas tree to hold it in place. My penguin tree topper hides the knot so it’s not visible. If your tree topper won’t hide the knot, you may want to use a twist tie, twine or yarn to more discreetly attach the burlap ribbon to the tip of your tree. 

3. Wrap the burlap ribbon around your Christmas tree

Now unwind your roll of burlap ribbon a little at a time and wrap it around your Christmas tree. Try not to get it caught on the tree needles. 

As you work your way around the tree, you’ll want to turn, fold or twist the burlap ribbon at times to give it more of an easy layered or draped appearance. You can also weave in and out of branches. Make sure you leave plenty of room on the tips of the branches to hang your ornaments. 

4. Adjust the burlap garland, if necessary

Once you’ve wrapped burlap garland around your rustic Christmas tree, stand back and take a good look at it. You may need to adjust the twists, turns, and folds in the ribbon so the burlap displays or drapes nicely. Likewise you may also want to adjust the spacing between each time it was wrapped around the tree so the burlap is more evenly dispersed. 

5. Add your favorite Christmas ornaments

Now it’s time for the best part. Get out your ornaments and start decorating your tree. If you don’t have a collection of favorite ornaments already, you can make your own like these Cinnamon Stick Crosses, these Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornaments or one of these 35 homemade ornament ideas.

If you prefer to get new ones, these are some of the best rustic Christmas tree ornaments I found online —

Let the kids help you decorate the tree if you dare. You may need to rearrange after they go to bed at night unless you like only having ornaments on the lower half of your tree. If your children are very young these tips for decorating a tree with toddlers may help. 

6. Finish With A Tree Skirt

Don’t forget to add a pretty Christmas tree skirt! Mine is red velvet with white fur trim like this one. But you could also wrap a burlap table runner around the base to hide the stand. I also love these tree skirts —  

Light up your rustic Christmas tree and enjoy!

Now that the tree is beautifully decorated, make yourself some homemade hot cocoa, start up the holiday tunes and turn down the overhead lights. It’s time to let that gorgeous Christmas tree TWINKLE AND SHINE!

I especially love how the lights sparkle right through the weave of the burlap fabric. The rustic Christmas tree really makes the whole living room feel more magical at the holidays, don’t you think?

After December 25th, when you take the tree down you can carefully roll the burlap ribbon up and save it to use again next year.  

Two New Burlap Garland Ideas

After I wrote this post back in 2018, I decided to update it with two new ideas – how to make a lighted garland and how to make a gathered burlap garland.

Lighted Burlap Garland Idea

Grab some fairy lights and hot glue them to the burlap ribbon. This will make the burlap ribbon lighted so that it glows.

Or, you can just cut the burlap into 6-inch strips and tie the strips to your Christmas lights. This will give your tree even more texture and flair!

Gathered Burlap Garland

Making gathered garland is really simple. You’ll need strong yarn or thread for this. Just loosely thread it through the length of burlap for your garland. Weave it through the center of the burlap until you reach the other end.

As you go through large sections, gather the burlap on the yarn/cord. It will look frilly and gathered and so pretty!

Keep in mind that gathering your burlap will mean you have to use more to wrap around your tree.

Enjoy and have a wonderful happy holiday season! We would love to see photos of your pretty Christmas tree wrapped in burlap ribbon. You can e-mail them to us at [email protected] or tag us @kenarryideas on Instagram or Facebook. 

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Originally published November 2018. Updated November 2020.

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How to Put Ribbon On A Christmas Tree (The Frustration-Free Way!)

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Professionally with Ribbon

This easy, frustration-free guide will show you how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree so it looks like it was professionally decorated!


Getting the ribbon on your Christmas tree to look just right can be is a lot of hard work! You can spend hours trying to get the ribbon in the right place on the tree only to step back and realize you have a hot mess on your hands.

For years, I struggled with getting the ribbon to look good on my Christmas tree.  However, last year I discovered a Christmas tree hack to make your tree look like it was done by a professional. 

In past years, I have spent hours of my life figuring out how to wrap ribbon around a Christmas tree so that it looks like the images of those designer trees on Pinterest.   I never got the hang of it until I found the easiest way to make the ribbon look like it was cascading down the tree. 

This easy step-by-step tutorial shows you how to add ribbon to a Christmas tree and it’s a great alternative to more traditional methods that take a long time. However, with this beginner method for decorating a tree, you will get the same look without taking much time and spending less money.

I’ll show you this method on my own Christmas tree and include the same simple steps in the video tutorial as well! Whether you are after a traditional look or something more modern, putting on a Christmas tree no longer has to be the most cringe-worthy part of Christmas decorating!

LET ME SHOW YOU:

  • The easiest way to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon
  • How to select a color palette for your Christmas tree ribbon garland
  • How to put ribbon on Christmas trees of all sizes using less ribbon to save you money
  • Encouragement when it seems like your life is out of control in this week’s Renovate Your Faith devotional at the end of this post

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How to Add Ribbon to a Christmas Tree

This step-by-step tutorial is also on video so you can see exactly how to arrange the ribbon on your own tree. If you don’t see the video pop-up, look for the embedded version at the end of this post or click here: How To Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree, YouTube Video

Also, don’t forget to get your free printable on how to update the look of your tree without getting all new decor: The EASIEST Way to Flock a Christmas Tree!

Supplies Needed to Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon

Before You Get Started…don’t forget to check out these tips including how to make your tree look fuller and a great Christmas tree light hack: The Easy Way To Decorate A Christmas Tree Like A Professional

Rolls of Wired Christmas Ribbon in Various Widths – The width of my ribbon ranged from 2. 5″ to 3.5″ for my 7-and-a-half-foot Christmas tree.  I used three different types of ribbons.  I recommend getting three or four rolls of ribbon of each kind and returning any extra rolls later.  For that reason, don’t cut each roll until you are ready to put it on the tree.  Wired ribbon is ideal but you can make this work with an un-wired ribbon also. 

Here are several ribbon options:  Wired Christmas Tree Ribbon

A Good Pair of Scissors

 

Step 1 – How To Decorate a Christmas Tree with Ribbon Vertically

Before we start making our Christmas tree ribbon garland, it’s important to take a few minutes to plan out what we want our tree to look like.  Also, using the right type of ribbon will make this process so much easier!

What is the Best Type of Ribbon When Putting Ribbon on Christmas Trees?

A great thing about this process is that it is versatile. You can use different ribbons of various sizes and materials although wired ribbon is by far the easiest to use. Although I’ve tried different techniques to put ribbon on a tree, this is my favorite way because it takes less time and is more simple.

How Wide Should Christmas Tree Ribbon Be?

Although you can use different types of ribbon, the ribbon width is important. Use Christmas ribbon that is at least 2 inches wide and up to 4 inches wide. 

This year I used three kinds of ribbon of different widths for my Christmas tree ribbon garland ranging from 2.5 to 3.75 inches. Note: Mesh ribbon or loose burlap can be much wider because in most cases you will double it over or “scrunch” it some.

Ideas for Combining Different Textures and Styles of Christmas Tree Ribbon Garland

Now that you know the right size of wired ribbon, there are lots of fun ways to get ideas for the different types and colors of ribbon on your tree to get the look you want! You can find lots of pretty ribbon combinations on Instagram or Pinterest to give you a jumping-off point for your color palette: Christmas Tree Ribbon Decoration Ideas

Remember that you’ll get the greatest impact by mixing different colors of ribbon that coordinate but are not super close in shade. For example, two shades of red ribbon on a tree won’t look great but red and green ribbons and different but they coordinate!

To get more ideas for decorating with turquoise and red, click here: Red and Turquoise Christmas Decor Ideas On A Budget

Where to Buy Wired Ribbon to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Be sure to use a wired ribbon for your tree as the wired edge allows the ribbon to be bent easily and tucked into the tree without readjusting later, which will make a huge difference in helping the loops to stay in place. Remember not to use thin ribbon as it is harder to loop and won’t make a big impact visually.

Below are great prices on different types of ribbon. Two popular alternatives to satin wired ribbon are mesh and burlap as it’s fun to mix textures to add visual interest to your beautiful tree.

You can find wired ribbon that is reasonably priced at Hobby Lobby or any other local craft stores. I like to use Amazon for low-cost wire ribbon:

Solid Christmas Ribbon on Amazon

Burlap Ribbon on Amazon

Buffalo Plaid Ribbon on Amazon

Mesh Ribbon on Amazon (you can fold it over lengthwise)

What is the Correct Order When Putting Ribbon on A Christmas Tree?

After you have put up your tree and it’s on a good base, it’s time to decorate! If you have an artificial Christmas tree, you can spread out the tree branches to fill any large gaps. I love the look of a full tree so I like to add some extra thickness to cover any bare spots.

I do this by adding a roll of green garland in between the rows of branches and you can see pictures and instructions on the best order to decorate a tree here: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree, Step-by-Step

One year I decided I wanted a flocked tree. For a lightly flocked look, I like to use this spray: Tree Flocking Spray on Amazon. The next step is to add the Christmas tree lights, and although my tree came prelit, I like to add additional strings of Christmas lights as shown in the link above.

Do you put ribbon or ornaments on the tree first?  I like to add my Christmas tree ribbon garland to the tree after adding the lights and before adding ornaments.  Every beautiful Christmas tree has lots of ornaments so we will fill in with large and smaller ornaments around the ribbon loops.

Step 2 – How to Put Ribbon Strips On A Christmas Tree

When adding ribbon to a Christmas tree, tutorials often tell you to use one long piece of ribbon that weaves in and out of the tree.   Others might instruct you to use a few longer strips.

But the absolute BEST tip I can give you when adding ribbon to a Christmas tree is to avoid working with one long piece of ribbon.  Long pieces are difficult to work with and in trying to fix one section of ribbon, you can easily pull another section too tight.

So, you know that beautiful wired ribbon you just bought for your tree?  Our first step is to cut it up into lots of smaller pieces.  But don’t worry, it’s going to be worth it and oh so pretty!  Also, I save my cut pieces of ribbon by re-rolling them on the spool from year to year.

Start with the ribbon you want to see most of on the tree.  I really like the look of my red and white striped ribbon so I added it first.  Cut a few three-foot strips at a time.  (Don’t cut up the whole spool until you are sure of the lengths you need for the size of your tufts.) I used shorter lengths of ribbon toward the top and slightly longer strips of ribbon on the bottom of the tree.

For my 7.5 foot tree, one three-foot strip is going to equal two swoops or waves.  You’ll start with the end of the ribbon and just tuck it into the tree.  Come down at an angle and tuck the middle part into the tree.  Now come out again for your second swoop and then tuck the end back into the tree.

Now, imagine where that next ribbon strip would go if it was one long piece. Add your second piece of ribbon and continue the process.

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You want the “swoops” of your Christmas tree ribbon garland to be loose, never pulling tight against the branches in straight lines.   I like to imagine those little birds from Snow White decorating the tree by flying in and out the branches with one long piece of ribbon.  Okay, maybe I’m the only person that visualizes that. 

But regardless, you want to simulate the look of one very long piece of ribbon winding in and out of the tree.  That is super easy to accomplish with this method!

Also, it helps to have your ribbon coming down the tree in an angle.  It doesn’t matter if it’s coming down to the left or right but you don’t want it completely horizontal or straight vertical.

The main rule of thumb to remember is that you don’t need to get the ribbon perfect at this point. You’ll have an opportunity to get every loop how you want it in the end. The goal now is just to get the cut ribbon strips on the tree.

Note: Some tutorials say to use green pipe cleaners to attach the ribbon to the tree branches but I don’t feel it’s necessary, especially with using the wire ribbon.

 

Step 3 – How to Add Ribbon To A Christmas Tree From Top to Bottom

Go from the top of the tree to the bottom doing the same with each strip until you have some even distribution of that ribbon color through the tree like this. Keep adding strips to the back of the tree but don’t waste your time if the back can’t be seen by others.

Now, go through the tree with the second color of ribbon as I did with the white snowflake ribbon here.

As you are adding the ribbon, this is not the point that you want to be a perfectionist.  We will have an opportunity to get more detailed later.  For now, just get it on the tree!

Here is my third and final layer of turquoise ribbon.

Step 4 – Finishing Touches To Get the Look of Cascading Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

At this point, you should have all of your ribbon colors filling space on the entire tree without crossing over one another. Now, take a step back and touch up your ribbon by pulling out any loops that are too tight or even making your bow look like it is connected to the ribbon in the tree. You can adjust your ribbon loops a little bit but also remember that we will be filling in with ornaments which will make the look of your tree more cohesive.

When you get your ribbon exactly how you want it, start by adding larger ornaments first. This is where you can be strategic to cover any places where the ribbon strips end or begin making it look like the ribbon cascades behind the ornaments.

I added big snowflakes to my tree also or you can add big bows. If your ribbon is really bright, consider adding in some metallic ornaments if you are concerned about too much color.

After adding larger ornaments, I like to put special ornaments in the middle of the tree so they are more visible. Put the biggest ornaments at the bottom of the tree, especially if they are heavy. You can put small ornaments at the top of the tree or at the tips of branches.

Finally, add a tree skirt to the foot of the tree and you are done decorating!

How to Make a Christmas Tree Ribbon Topper

Of all the tree toppers, I like the ones that look like they are connected to the ribbon already in the tree.   For this bow, I used my super simple trick to make bows the easy way as I did here.

Bows for the top of your Christmas tree don’t have to be difficult to make with some of the shortcuts I take in the link above. You can also adjust the size of your bow easily by changing the size of your ribbon loops. I also give tips on how to attach your ribbon bow to the top branch.

RENOVATE YOUR FAITH: You Are God’s Handiwork

As I marveled at the finished tree, I couldn’t help but notice how the ribbon seemed to weave in and out in one intricate pathway that I couldn’t clearly comprehend.  Each loop seemed to twist and turn unpredictably through the branches, only to disappear and then peer out again in some other part of the tree.

Something about this was so familiar.  I loved the perceived intricacy of the ribbon, and although I didn’t weave the ribbon in one long strand through the tree, I loved the consistency and fluidity.   For this tree was some of my own handiwork and it brought me great satisfaction and joy. 

In the same way, we are God’s handiwork created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10)

He intricately weaves the events of our lives together as an ornate masterpiece.  We are His creation and our lives are delicately woven within the rhythms of His will. 

Life often feels perilous, snaking in directions that seem haphazard or unfamiliar.  But He knows the purpose of every turn, twist and curve.   Along the way, He is there to give us support, strength and constant assurance like the eternal branches of a strong evergreen.  As we follow the path of His will, we can rest in knowing that there is always an inherent continuity of His will and provision.

He has created you with an intricate purpose.  May our lives shine brightly with the radiance of Him, proclaiming His handiwork in our lives.

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13,14

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FAQ’s: How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree

How do you fluff a fake Christmas tree like a pro?

If you have an artificial tree, simply start from the bottom pulling the whole branch down and fanning out each smaller branch. You want to spread them out as far as they will go in an effort to fill any large gaps. If your tree still isn’t full enough, wrap some green Christmas garland around it to fill in like I do here: How Do You Make Your Christmas Tree Look Fuller?

How to Put Ribbon On A Pencil Christmas Tree

If you are wondering how to put ribbon on a Christmas tree that is very skinny, you follow the same process above but you will have the ribbon coming down at a little less of an angle. You don’t want it to come down completely vertically but just on more of a slant.

Do you Put Ribbon On A Tree Before Ornaments?

I like to put the lights, the topper, then the ribbon and the ornaments last. To see the full process, click here: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Step-by-Step

How much ribbon do you need to decorate a Christmas tree?

For my 7.5″ tree I used 4 rolls of each color ribbon and ended up taking 2 or 3 back. Since it’s hard to gauge how much you will need, plan on getting extra and saving your receipt for returns. It also gives you another excuse to go into Hobby Lobby!

How to Put Ribbon on Christmas Trees of Different Sizes

You can use this technique on any style of Christmas tree. The small the three, the smaller ribbon width you should use. If you use a 3-inch ribbon on a 3-foot tree, you’re going to run out of space really fast. So, you 1″ wired ribbon on small trees. If you can’t find a wired ribbon that width, this technique still works really well with regular ribbon. Try adding in different textures of ribbon like grosgrain to make your tree more interesting.

You can also see how to make a super cute Christmas sign on a budget by clicking here: DIY Letter to Santa Sign

More Tips on How to Decorate a Christmas Tree With Ribbon

Be sure to check out my post here on how to decorate a tree!  It’s a step-by-step tutorial with lots of tips and tricks on how to arrange the lights, how to make the tree look fuller, and even how to pick your color scheme.  Also, be sure to click here to see the rest of my aqua and red Christmas decorations.

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Final Thoughts on How to Put Ribbon On a Tree

The Christmas season can be stressful so putting up your holiday decorations shouldn’t take more time than it needs to. Since the Christmas tree is most often the focal point of your holiday decor, it’s important to make the process as simple as possible!

With this tutorial on how to decorate a Christmas tree with ribbon, you can make your own tree look like a designer Christmas tree without all the time and effort. Not only is this process fast but you can also save money as it doesn’t use as much ribbon as the traditional way. When it comes time to take your tree, make sure to roll up the strips of ribbon so you can have the perfect tree again for next year!

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  • 8 More Tips on How to Decorate a Christmas Tree With Ribbon
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How to decorate a Christmas tree: amazing ideas for every taste

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Decide on a color scheme

It all depends on your preferences and imagination. There are no clear rules - make the Christmas tree colorful or more concise by choosing one or more primary colors.

The traditional holiday color is red. It pairs perfectly with green, gold and white. You won't go wrong with these shades.

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You can dress the Christmas tree completely in gold or add white accents to it.

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The Christmas tree in silver tones looks especially gentle. White and blue elements will wonderfully fit here.

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If all this is too ordinary for you, try dressing the Christmas tree in non-standard colors, such as pink, purple, green, blue. Or pair together a few bright shades.

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white coating, start from its color - it will be the main one. You can pick up decorations to match the branches or play in contrast.

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Hang decorations

First of all, do not forget to put electric lights on the Christmas tree. Here are some ways to do it:

When choosing jewelry, don't be afraid to let your imagination run wild. You can resort to the good old classics and just hang balloons and other toys. Such a Christmas tree will look concise, but at the same time elegant.

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Very large balls, stars and other decorations look original.

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Add small or extra large bows to your Christmas tree. You can dilute the rest of the toys with them or make them the main focus.

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You can also decorate the Christmas tree with ribbons. There are many ways to place them, such as in a circle, diagonally, top to bottom, or criss-cross.

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This video will show you how to hang a ribbon top to bottom:

Similar way:

Here is how to decorate the Christmas tree with a very wide ribbon in a circle:

The creation process will surely give you a lot of pleasure. And the hung decorations will delight the eye, remind you of pleasant moments or a loved one, if it was a gift.

Make decorations 🎄

  • 50 cool DIY Christmas decorations

You can hang not only homemade garlands and toys on the Christmas tree. Dried citrus circles, cinnamon sticks or New Year's cookies on threads, photographs, small gifts and paper snowflakes will look great.

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Decorate the bottom of the Christmas tree

Cover an unsightly cross with a Christmas tree skirt. Try to match it with the rest of the jewelry.

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You can buy a ready-made skirt or make it yourself. For example, here is a very simple felt version:

If you have a sewing machine, sew a patchwork skirt:

Those who know how to crochet can make this wedge-shaped skirt:

Instead of a special skirt, a piece of beautiful fabric, burlap or tinsel is also suitable. Just wrap them around the cross.

The final touch is to place beautifully wrapped gifts and New Year's toys under the decorated Christmas tree.

Get ready for the holiday 🎁🎄🎅

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Many are already beginning to wonder how to decorate the Christmas tree for the New Year 2023, what decor to use, what is fashionable in the coming season. Experts advise taking into account not only the interior of the room, but also the size of the room, as well as the recommendations of astrologers. It is important that the Rabbit, the symbol of the coming year, feel comfortable in this decor.

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  1. How to decorate the Christmas tree for the New Year of the Rabbit 2023: trends and ideas

    From all the variety of the latest Christmas tree fashion trends, designers single out a few main ones.

    No decorations at all

    This is a very bold option. Such a tree will attract attention and raise questions. But lately, more and more people are refusing jewelry or are limited only to a star at the top, rain. For rooms decorated in a minimalist style, this is a great option.

    Monochrome

    The Christmas tree can only be decorated in one color. The most popular are white, red, silver, blue, blue shades. Christmas trees decorated only with golden or silver decor look very beautiful.

    Note!

    Christmas trees, decorated in a certain color, fit perfectly into small rooms. They do not visually hide the space.

    Vertical or horizontal direction

    If you get creative with decorating the Christmas tree, you can adjust its size. Vertical garlands or the arrangement of toys strictly one under the other in rows allows you to visually make the Christmas tree taller, and also visually increases the height of the ceiling. Horizontal lines, on the contrary, expand the spruce, visually make it more magnificent.

    Spiral garlands

    The spiral decoration technique does not lose popularity. Around the Christmas tree you need to wrap a garland or tinsel. Balls, various figures and other toys can be placed between the turns.

    Colored Christmas trees

    Artificial Christmas trees are getting more and more popular these days. They don't fill up with the magical scent of pine needles, but they have other benefits. They can be used for many years. You don't need to remove the needles.

    It is not necessary to buy green spruce. Designers offer a new trend: Christmas trees with white, golden, silver needles. It looks unusual. Such spruces need to be decorated very modestly so that there is no bust. Balls of the same size are ideal. For example, you can hang silver or golden balls on a white Christmas tree, and nothing else.

    Natural materials

    Recently, the demand for Christmas decorations made from natural materials has been growing every year. Decorations made of walnuts, cones, burlap, jute are in fashion. All this can be done by hand. This option of decorating the Christmas tree will help save the family budget.

    Glass toys

    A couple of decades ago, plastic balls and other inexpensive decorations reduced the demand for quality Christmas decorations for a while. But the fashion for glass jewelry is back. One of the main trends in 2023 is the use of glass figurines of various colors and sizes in decorating the Christmas tree.

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    What colors to use for decorating a Christmas tree: photo

    A single color Christmas tree looks stylish and fits perfectly into small spaces. You can combine shades of jewelry. It is important that they are combined with each other. In 2023, astrologers advise using certain colors to decorate the Christmas tree.

    White

    White color is ideal as the main color for decorating the Christmas tree 2023. White balls, snowflakes, stars, tinsel will help create a truly winter mood.

    Spruce branches can also be sprayed with artificial snow. The Christmas tree can be monochrome, but it is better to complement the white with golden, silver, blue, blue decorations.

    Silver

    Fans of the Scandinavian style are very fond of using silver toys, as well as snow-white ones, to decorate the Christmas tree. Silver balls of various sizes are popular. You can put a silver icicle on the top of the Christmas tree. It is worth noting that this color has different shades. The Christmas tree will look more spectacular if you use several tones at the same time.

    Gold

    Gold ornaments are considered a Christmas tree classic. This color is perfect for meeting the Year of the Rabbit. Gold goes well with pink, with brown, orange, terracotta. You can also combine it with white.

    Golden LED strip is perfect for your Christmas tree.

    LED strip

    Blue and light blue

    The blue color scheme is very suitable for the meeting of 2023. You can take it as a basis and complement it with white, silver, purple.

    Christmas trees decorated with different shades of blue look very nice. For example, the lower tiers of toys can be dark, and the higher, the shade should lighten, smoothly turning into blue. You can decorate the Christmas tree in a marine style. It is not necessary to choose a winter theme. On the contrary, you can decorate the Christmas tree with blue balls, shells, as well as small vacation photos or some accessories reminiscent of summer days.

    Green

    American or country style Christmas trees usually have green toys. But this color only acts as a complement to the more active red. In 2023, designers advise using green as the main shade when choosing decor. This is a rather unusual solution.

    Many people do not dare to make such experiments, because they are afraid that green toys will be lost against the background of needles or artificial branches. But this will not happen if you choose the right shade. It can be light green, herbal or emerald. If the tree has white or golden needles, such decorations will look even more interesting.

    Red

    For the 2023 meeting, designers advise using red. This year it can be chosen as the main shade. If you want to dress up an American-style spruce, you can use the classic combination of red and green, or you can add white and silver shades.

    Orange

    The symbol of the coming year is sure to love the orange-brown Christmas decorations. This color gives the interior a special warmth and comfort. You can combine Christmas decorations with tangerines, cinnamon sticks or New Year's cookies or carrots on strings. This decoration option is sure to please children.

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    How to beautifully decorate a Christmas tree with your own hands

    Decorating a Christmas tree should be approached responsibly. It is better to think in advance how to arrange the garlands and the rest of the decor. Designers do not recommend hanging everything on a spruce. First, you should think over the style direction, decide on the main shades.

    It is better to hang a garland on the Christmas tree alone. Let's consider the option of using several if they go down from the top to the floor. There are a lot of jewelry with bright lights on sale. Electric garlands immediately create a sense of celebration. If for some reason you don’t want to hang such an ornament on a spruce, you can replace it with homemade ones. Felt garlands look beautiful.

    Materials:

    • different colored felt;
    • twine;
    • scissors;
    • glue gun;
    • ruler.

    Step by step:

    1. Cut out diamond shapes from the felt. The size should be chosen by yourself. But it is better not to make the diamonds too big, as there will be other decorations on the tree.
    2. Lay the twine on a flat surface. Alternately fold the rhombuses in the middle, coat the edges with glue using a glue gun. It is necessary that the twine is located inside the resulting triangles.
    3. Glue the edges, press firmly and wait for the glue to dry completely.

    Note!

    When making a multi-colored garland, it is important to ensure that the triangles are placed at equal distances from each other. It is also necessary to observe the alternation of colors.

    After the Christmas tree is decorated with a garland, you should take care of hanging the largest balls and other toys. They should be evenly spaced horizontally. At the same time, there should be more large toys at the bottom.

    Balls are considered a classic decoration for the Christmas tree. In stores you can buy toys in a variety of sizes and colors. But sometimes you want something more interesting and original. You can decorate the balls with your own hands.

    Materials:

    • white plastic balls;
    • white acrylic paint;
    • PVA glue;
    • two-ply patterned napkins;
    • acrylic lacquer;
    • brush;
    • scissors.

    Step by step:

    1. Paint the balls with white acrylic paint. Wait until it dries.
    2. Remove the bottom layer from the napkins, leaving only the top layer (with a pattern). Cut out the pictures and carefully attach them to the balls, coat with PVA glue and wait for it to dry.
    3. Coat the balloons with acrylic lacquer. It is better to use glossy, but in some cases the matte version looks no less interesting.

    Note!

    When decorating balls using the decoupage technique, it is important that the transitions from the painted space to the pattern are hardly noticeable. To achieve this, you can not cut out the pictures, but carefully tear them off with your hands along the contour.

    You don't have to buy expensive toys to decorate your Christmas tree in style. Decorations can be made independently from any materials, including paper. Paper angels look very interesting on the branches.

    Materials:

    • white or blue paper;
    • bright paper;
    • ruler;
    • pencil;
    • scissors;
    • awl;
    • thick gold thread or rope;
    • fine wire;
    • adhesive;
    • large light bead.

    Step by step:

    1. Cut out a 15 cm square and a 15x8 cm rectangle from paper. These actions must be repeated until the entire part is folded like an accordion.
    2. The rectangle must also be assembled with an accordion.
    3. Square accordion should be folded in half. In the middle of the fold, you need to make a hole with an awl. With an accordion from a rectangle, you should do the same (pierce in the middle).
    4. Make a hanging loop by cutting the desired amount of rope. The ends must be folded together, form a loop and tie a knot, remove excess.
    5. Wrap the wire around the loop. The ends must be folded together. Next, you need to thread the wire through the hole of a large, and then a small accordion. It is required that 2 parts touch each other.
    6. Glue the two halves of the large harmonica together.
    7. Apply glue to the bottom of the small harmonica and attach it securely to the large one. Put a bead on the wire and press it against the paper blank. Tie a string tightly to hold the bead. The wire can then be removed.
    8. Angel wings need to be spread. In this form, the toy can be hung on the Christmas tree.

    Note!

    You can glue a heart cut out of bright paper to the bottom of the blank. So a homemade angel will look even more original.

    Rain, small decorative elements can also be used as decorations for the Christmas tree. To highlight the top, a classic star and an icicle are suitable. But recently, such decorations are used infrequently.

    Styles for decorating a Christmas tree: which one to choose

    It is better to decorate a Christmas tree in a certain style. Of course, you can hang on it all the decorations that are in the house, but this is wrong. A spruce decorated in a certain style will look really interesting.

    It is important that the Christmas tree fits into the design of the room in which it is placed. For example, if the living room is decorated in a high-tech direction, a Provence or country style Christmas tree will look strange in such an environment. Experts offer several options for decorating the New Year tree. You can choose any that suits the interior.

    Classic

    The classic style is characterized by the use of quality glass toys. It is better to use no more than 3 colors when decorating a Christmas tree. The most suitable shades will be red, green, blue, yellow. Monochrome is also acceptable. You can add gold or silver elements to the design.

    Scandinavian

    This style is characterized by the use of white, silver shades. It is the first color that sets the mood. To decorate the Christmas tree, you can use wooden decor, as well as toys made from natural materials. You can choose white or silver bows, ribbons, garlands. It is acceptable to use snow from a spray can. It can be sprayed on artificial or live spruce branches.

    Retro

    Many people associate the New Year with childhood memories, with the parental home. Decorating a Christmas tree in a retro style will help you more vividly imagine how the holiday was held in ancient times. As a decor, you can use old glass Christmas decorations, cotton wool, garlands, beads. Slightly worn toys are perfect. A large amount of old jewelry will be very useful. Such a Christmas tree will please the family and attract the attention of guests.

    Eco

    Recently, people are increasingly attracted to eco-style. Many refuse plastic, glass toys as New Year's decorations. Products made of wood, paper, and bark serve as a substitute. An eco-style Christmas tree can be decorated with rowan berries, cones. Such a Christmas tree will fit perfectly into the interior in country style.

    American

    This style of decoration is characterized by the combination of red and gold as the base. White jewelry is allowed. Under the tree, be sure to put boxes with gifts. If it is customary in the family to give presents directly on New Year's Eve, you can put empty boxes under the spruce as a decoration, and replace them on New Year's Day or put gifts in them.

    Country

    Country style is considered one of the most comfortable and homely. A Christmas tree decorated in this style should have a lot of glass toys, ribbons made from natural fabrics, and lace.

    Color combinations may be different (red with gold, yellow with white), but the main shades should be warm. It is fashionable to use handmade toys from natural materials as decorations.

    Hi-tech

    This style is considered one of the most modern. It is characterized by the use of a large number of metal, glass accessories. A high-tech Christmas tree can be decorated with silver balls, unusual silver tinsel, metal figures of the original form.

    Minimalism

    This trend has become more and more popular in recent years. Many people do not have the time or desire to decorate a Christmas tree according to all accepted standards. In such cases, the minimalist style will be the way out of the situation. As decorations, you can use only a star on top or several large balls.


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