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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.

Renovated Faith: What’s In A Name?

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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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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Professionally With Ribbon

Karin Peters

Welcome to Renovated Faith, where I share about DIY projects, my faith and everything in between! When I’m not spending time with my family, you will find me redoing furniture in the garage or watering plants in my greenhouse. This blog is about transformation. Anyone can renovate a house but only God can transform our hearts!

How To Professionally Decorate a Christmas Tree - Designer's Step-By-Step Directions - Worthing Court

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THE ULTIMATE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR HOW TO DECORATE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL DESIGNER!

My friends, this is one blog post that you’re going to want to pin to your Christmas Decorating Boards so that you can refer to it year after year.    This is THAT GOOD and there’s a great pinnable image below!

I’ve had the privilege to get special access to several local home decor stores over the last few years, while their stores were closed and their designers reset the entire place for Christmas.  It was a truly magical experience for me and boy did I ever learn a lot!

All of the store designers are amazingly talented and were kind enough to share all of their step-by-step Christmas tree decoration ideas.  I was also told some designer Christmas tree decorating secrets so of course I’m going to share them with you!

You’ll see images from several different Christmas trees, as there were multiple Christmas trees being decorated at the same time.  The important thing to remember is that these steps can be followed no matter what style or color of Christmas decor you want to use on your tree!

 

STEP 1: READY THE TREE & GATHER SUPPLIES
  • Maybe this goes without saying, but fluff all of the branches on the tree and make sure that the tree is standing straight from top to bottom.  I’ve completely decorated a tree more than once, only to realize that the top half of the tree is leaning.
  • Make sure that all of the lights are working.  It’s much easier to fix any problems before the decorations are on the tree.
  • The designers recommend that you have the tree lights on while decorating.
  • Supplies that you’ll likely use while decorating your tree are: ornament hooks, floral wire, pipe cleaners, zip ties (for heavy or bulky items), wire snips and scissors

STEP 2: START AT THE TOP
  • The Christmas tree topper is considered the crowning glory, is usually a bit elaborate and helps to set the look for the entire tree.
  • If you will be adding a star, angel, etc. to your tree, it’s best not to place it right on the tip-top of the tree.  Depending upon what you’re using, it can be very appealing to place it about a hand’s width down from the tip-top.  It can be attached with floral wire or zip ties.  If you attach it slightly down from the top, it should be buried into the branches a little instead of looking like it’s floating on the ends of the branches.

  • Most items, such as a star or angel, look the best (and draw more attention) when they are combined with something else, such as picks and/or ribbon.  And good grief – these days picks are available in all varieties and colors!
  • If you’re using a star, angel, etc. for the top of your tree, start the first layer of topper picks a little below it by adding 3 long spikey picks.
  • If you aren’t using anything else on top of your tree, start the first layer of topper picks slightly down from the top.
  • For the second layer of topper picks, choose 3 – 4 slightly shorter and more full picks.  Place these a few inches closer to the top than the original 3 spikey picks.
  • Add a third layer of picks using shorter and more full picks.
  • Don’t think you have to point them going straight up.  Picks pointing straight up (or at a slight angle) combined with picks pointing downward add a lot of interest.  Depending upon what type of pick you’re using, you may actually want to turn the pick upside down, so that the top of the pick is facing whomever is looking up at the tree topper, especially if your tree is taller than normal head height.

 

 

STEP 3: ADD THE GARLAND

A lush, full garland can make a huge impact on a tree!  These tips are referring to the type of garland that you might also use on a mantel, not the lightweight kind that drapes along the edges of the branches.

  • Start about 1/5th of the way down from the top of the tree.
  • Use floral wire to attach the garland or twist the branches together, if the tree is artificial.
  • Run the garland at around the tree at an angle: 2 – 3 times around a 6′ tree and 3 – 4 times around a 9′ tree.

 

STEP 4: ADD OVERSIZED DECORATIONS
  • To make a real statement and really give your tree a designer look add oversized exaggerated decorations to the tree!  What you add is only limited by your imagination!
  • Add 2 – 3 oversized items to a 6′ tree and 3 – 4 items to a 9′ tree.
  • Be sure to stagger them around the tree and not placed directly above or directly beside one another.
  • Place the largest Christmas decorations toward the bottom of the tree.
  • Mix them up – all of the items don’t need to match.
  • A tip from the professional tree designers is to drill a hole into whatever you’re hanging if you need a spot to run a hanger through.
  • Use cable ties, floral wire or pipe cleaners to attach large items to the tree.  The boot, on the tree, below was purchased at a thrift store with the express purpose of using it on the tree, so it was fine to drill a hole into the backside.  Think outside of the box!

STEP 5: ADD FILLER
  • Add less expensive Christmas ornaments, such as plain round ones, deep inside of the tree.  You’ll only get a glimpse of them, but it they will help to reflect the lights and will make the tree look more full and will fill up any empty spots inside the tree.
  • It’s easier to hang these filler ornaments now as opposed to when the “outside” of the tree is filled with other, larger ornaments.

STEP 6: ADD ORNAMENTS

STEP 7: ADD DIMENSION WITH PICKS
  • Give your Christmas tree more dimension, fill in holes and make the tree appear larger by adding picks throughout the body of it.  The picks should extend beyond the ends of the branches and should be angled in various directions – some downward, some upward and some sideways, if appropriate for the pick.
  • The picks closest to the top of the tree may need to be turned upside down so that you aren’t looking at the underside of it.

  • Stagger various types of picks all over the tree.  Don’t put the same type of picks too close to one another.

  • Multiple picks combined together in a cluster typically look better than just one lonely pick.  Try combining three different types of picks together.  For example – combine something with greenery with something long and stick looking (with or without leaves) and with something full (like a flower).
  • Lay the longest pick on the bottom, the second shortest one on top of that and the shortest pick on top of those two.  Then spend a minute fluffing all of the parts of the picks, twisting and mixing the parts of each pick together.  You’ll get a much more natural and professional look that way.  No flat picks allowed!

  • Poke the pick into the tree and attach it to the branch with a cable tie or with floral wire, if necessary. Fluff the tree branches into and around the pick to help it look like it’s a part of the tree.
  • A long pick makes a great place to hang a special Christmas ornament too.

STEP 8: EMBELLISH THE TREE WITH EXTRAS
  • Add decor embellishments such as ribbon, lightweight garland and glitter tape once all of the picks, ornaments and oversized pieces have been added to the tree
  • To add glitter tape, start attaching it near the top, but below the topper.  Wind it around the tree similar to how you applied the garland in Step 3.
  • Glitter tape has a mind of its own, so allow it to twist and turn as you go.  That’s what makes it look so great!

  • You’ll use less ribbon if you cut short pieces and stuff the ends of them into the tree as opposed to using one long continuous piece of ribbon.  Using this method also makes the ribbon look more natural.
  • Twist a tree branch around the ribbon if it won’t stay in place.
  • When adding ribbon to the tree, start at eye level and work up and out from there.  I can’t tell you why this works better, but it does!
  • Place the ribbon going in different directions so that it doesn’t appear as if it’s just wrapped around the tree.

You’re finished!  Now get ready to enjoy the oohs and aahs of your family and friends and answer all those questions about who you hired to decorate your tree!

How to decorate a Christmas tree for the New Year 2023 with your own hands: tips and interesting ideas

What is the New Year without the main symbol of the holiday - a smart Christmas tree. But if you are now thinking about tons of tinsel and a star on top of a tree - forget it, it's all yesterday. We tell you how to decorate a Christmas tree so that it looks stylish and fashionable: here are some tips and tricks.

How to decorate a Christmas tree: tips from designers

Step 1. Choose a color

First, choose the color scheme in which your Christmas tree will be decorated.

Tones should correspond at least to the general interior of the room in which the tree stands, and at most to the design of the entire apartment. As for the Christmas tree itself, the basic rule is this: choose one main color, take the second for accents that emphasize the details, and add glitter - gold or silver, but preferably one. Red and gold or red and green are timeless classics, but there are other options.

By the way, do not forget about the little things that also play an important role in the festive decoration of the Christmas tree with your own hands. For example, replace the threads or wire that we used to hang toys on with special fasteners - green to match the needles or, conversely, contrasting ones for additional accents.

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Fashion trends for 2023

Last year's favorite - white - is still relevant, but now silver is added to the company. You can choose one of these colors as a basis, or you can combine them.

Christmas tree, as if in a sparkling hoarfrost, is suitable for discreet interiors in Scandinavian or minimalist style. In this case, you will need white, not very shiny tinsel (as an alternative, buy an artificial Christmas tree with white or silver “needles”).

Toys will also be in cool colors (it is not recommended to combine them with warm ones) - light blue, ashy, pearl, in general, pastel colors with a cold bias. Pay attention to the following scales: white-milky-beige, lavender-blue-blue, mint-pistachio-green. Silver or blue garlands will answer for the shine.

“Green Ritual” style

It is based on the idea of ​​a conscious rejection of things as a reaction to the formed culture of waste. This style is simple, minimalistic.

Calm, natural colors are used in two ranges: light restrained (gray, taupe, sand, reddish brown, light fern) and mysterious dark (deep shades of red, green, brown, blue).

Designers countered the discreet color scheme with experimental and creative ideas in terms of construction and materials. Glass and clay can be safely combined with wood, diluting them with paper flowers, decor with floral motifs, watercolor sketches or chaotic patterns.

Style "Silk Party"

The name speaks for itself - this style is woven from lightness, femininity, sophistication. The palette is balanced: the first option includes pastel colors, soft cream shades and fresh nuances of sorbet, the second one is distinguished by a discreet glow, warm shades.

This line of tenderness continues in jewelry. Silky, velvety-matte and metallic effects are organically combined with each other. Shimmer and shine - but without the glamor! Comfort is achieved with the help of modern drapery, neat volumes, flowing materials.

While rough, embossed surfaces are welcomed in the old style, only ultra-smooth surfaces, thin glass, translucent fabrics such as silk and organza are allowed to enter the Silk Party.

Happy Meeting Style

Designers draw inspiration from urban lifestyles with an emphasis on recycling. This is the most “delicious” style - it uses the colors of freshly squeezed lemon, lime, mint lemonade, grain. Those who lack brightness should pay attention to the color of natural wax (yellow-orange) and bottle green. Melange and other color mixes obtained using composite technologies are also in trend.

The "Second Life" concept also applies to decor. In the first place is the use of "waste" - plastic, paper. Unconventional ideas and handicrafts (weaving, winding, knotting, layering) are welcome.

Step 2. Decide on the composition

You will be surprised, but it turns out that there are certain algorithms for decorating a Christmas tree, subordinated to literally geometrically verified schemes.

Fashion trends for 2023
Christmas tree ring style

It is closer to the classics familiar to everyone, so it will not require much work to perform. It's simple - we hang balls or other toys with our own hands, the largest ones at the bottom, the smaller ones are closer to the crown, and in a circle we supplement everything with garlands or tinsel.

The “garland for the lazy” – tiered – can make decorating easier. It is a vertical wire with horizontal branches. It is fixed on the top of the Christmas tree with a ring, and then it remains only to distribute the lights - they will lay down evenly, quickly and accurately.

Photo: Jan Baldwin, globallookpress. com
In a spiral

Here, on the contrary, we start with garlands or ribbons, arrange them in a spiral from top to bottom. We are already adding toys along these lines so that the balls of the same color form one spiral. For each next one, we choose a new shade, it is only important that it is combined with the previous one. You can decorate in one color, then try changing the shape and type of toys.

Vertical lines

First, take the garlands or ribbons again and hang them from the top of the head to the lower branches in clear lines. By the same principle, we supplement the decoration with balls, and in the intervals between them we place contrasting or matching bows that can be made by hand.

Here, as in the first case, a “lazy” garland will come to the rescue, only consisting of threads fastened from above. The bundle is fixed at the top of the Christmas tree, and the wires are distributed vertically at an equal distance.

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Step 3.

Choose a style

Now the trend is Christmas trees, dressed up for a certain theme. In Russian, classical or futuristic style - whatever you choose, it is important that the decoration of the Christmas tree matches the overall interior of the home. Otherwise, nothing limits your imagination.

Life hack from the popular blogger Olga Chepurnaya : if you can’t find a compromise with your home, divide the Christmas tree in half. Not literally, of course. The children strove to “hang it up in the wrong place, insulting Scandi with all their might with yellow plasticine fish, crooked chains and tattered giraffes from a toilet paper roll.” But for many years, Christmas tree harmony has reigned in their family - the children decorate their side, and Olga decorates hers.

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Mini Christmas tree

This is a very stylish option that is relevant in a variety of cases: if you are not in a special New Year's mood, or you are in the mood, but there is no budget, or there is a budget, but there is no free space in the house for a large tree, or There are all of the above factors, but I want something original.

— Small Christmas trees are not only a cool replacement for a regular Christmas tree, but also a stylish accessory. They are compact, but no less fragrant than large conifers. For compositions, it is best to use a plant such as nobilis. Its branches are as resistant as possible, they do not crumble. Some manage to keep such a Christmas tree until next year! Another plus is that decorating a mini-Christmas tree is easier, and you can do it in absolutely any style and color scheme, explains brand director of the network of workshops "Give Flowers" Victoria Bogdanova .

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Ecostyle

In general, the trend of all trends is still in the lead in interior design, and in the difficult task of decorating the Christmas tree, it is also not going to give way. What it means: natural materials, no plastic and acid colors, only natural natural shades. Toys can be made of wood, yarn, felt, beads and even papier-mâché. By the way, in recent years it has been very fashionable to use hand-knitted pompoms made of yarn of different colors or balls wrapped in craft paper to decorate the Christmas tree. Dried flowers, cones, coffee beans, tangerines and other fruits are also suitable. Garlands are not forbidden, but let them be white or silver.

Scandinavian style

In general, the trend of all trends is still in the forefront in interior design, and in the difficult task of decorating the Christmas tree is not going to give way. What it means: natural materials, no plastic and acid colors, only natural natural shades. Toys can be made of wood, yarn, felt, beads and even papier-mâché. By the way, in recent years it has been very fashionable to use hand-knitted pompoms made of yarn of different colors or balls wrapped in craft paper to decorate the Christmas tree. Dried flowers, cones, coffee beans, tangerines and other fruits are also suitable. Garlands are not forbidden, but let them be white or silver.

Retro

There are actually two ways to decorate the Christmas tree. Simpler - a la Soviet childhood: glass snow maidens, figurines of cosmonauts and workers, silver rain - and yes, in this case you can get a star on the top of a tree from a closet. Another way is to turn to the pre-revolutionary style of decorating the Christmas tree. Here the toys will have to be selected more carefully - you will need porcelain figurines, paper and felt products, which can be supplemented with candles (artificial, of course, we are for fire safety) and foil stars.

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Exotic

Christmas tree decorated with toys in the form of tropical butterflies, bizarre insects or large exotic flowers. The colors here will be bright, so this composition is suitable for interiors in the spirit of minimalism (in contrast), or neutrally decorated rooms for the New Year 2023.

One of the trends in this style is Wild Glam. Feel free to combine any animal prints, fur textures, images of wild animals and birds. The texture of the feathers contrasts interestingly with the needles. The obligatory moment is an abundance of golden color and glitter!

Step 4. Decide whether it will be a classic or a creative Christmas tree

It happens that there is not much space in the apartment, and the Christmas tree will not fit into the remaining space. But in this case, do not give up the festive mood. Instead of a large tree, you can arrange coniferous bouquets around the house or hang wreaths. Or maybe you just want creativity, and the usual Christmas trees do not fit into the ideas about it. Then you can consider other options for a "Christmas tree without a Christmas tree" to make it look stylish and unusual.

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Christmas tree in the form of a panel on the wall

You can make it yourself from tinsel, garlands, serpentine or even long beads. If you add small bows and snowflakes made of foil or paper, you get a very impressive New Year's composition. Designers also offer "Christmas trees" made of flat wooden boards, complemented by bright fabric toys and ribbons.

"Knitted" tree

For the last few years, such trees have been in trend. As a rule, they are small in size so that they can be placed on a table or chest of drawers. However, they also offer life-size options of a real tree. The balls can be in any, the most daring color combinations, or, conversely, are selected in the same tone. It is better to take the texture of the threads more embossed - so the tree will seem more “lush”.

Christmas tree for new settlers

Are you celebrating a holiday in a new apartment for the first time? Or maybe they started a repair, but it somehow unexpectedly dragged on? In either of these two cases, you have a ladder in your home. Creative designers offer to make a Christmas tree out of it. You should not be skeptical about this option - the whole structure looks very good, the main thing is to think over the composition and choose the right accessories. We put boards on the rungs of the ladder, on which, in turn, we put small pots with spruce branches, baskets with tangerines and cones, candles and other suitable attributes. We decorate the racks with garlands and tinsel.

Step 5. Decide where to put

It also depends on the availability of free space in the apartment and the size of your Christmas tree. The traditional option is in the living room, but there are other ways to place a Christmas tree in your home.

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Choose a place according to Feng Shui

Installing a Christmas tree in the middle of the room, according to ancient oriental beliefs, you attract energy in all aspects of your life. In addition, the southern corner of the room is considered the traditional place for installing a feng shui Christmas tree. It is also important to use paired elements when decorating the Christmas tree - balls, other toys, double tinsel, paper lanterns of various shapes. And it’s great if the decor has a maximum of red.

Hang on the ceiling or wall

In fact, this trend has been around for several years, but it still does not lose people's love. Christmas trees-chandeliers are equipped not only with a special ceiling mount, but also already have lamps, so additional lighting is not required. As for wall models, such trees have branches only on one side of the trunk, the other is flat. And they are simply hung on carnations - approximately, like paintings.

Arrange the tree in the kitchen

This option is suitable if you are not going to throw a big banquet on New Year's Eve, and in general you plan to be at home less often during the January holidays. Put the Christmas tree where you will meet the new day - in the kitchen. Let a small but beautifully decorated Christmas tree (which, by the way, is not at all necessary, a living tree without decorations in a pot on the dining table or “edible bouquets” that are so popular now will look good - depending on the composition, they can be stored from two days to a month) will create a positive mood for you before winter entertainment.

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How to make the Christmas tree stand in the apartment longer

To wash or not to wash - that is the main New Year's question! There is usually an opinion that the Christmas tree does not need to be washed, that it is completely pointless, the frosty air will cope with all the bacilli so well, in addition, the Christmas trees are processed (at least they should!) Before they are sold.

Olga Chepurnaya is not only the "creator" of a double-sided Christmas tree, but also the author of the annual flash mob "A clean Christmas tree - a clear conscience."

— Eight years ago we bought an artificial Christmas tree, and when we began to pack it in a box, we found hands black with dirt. How outstanding sofa sherlocks, using a short deductive chain, realized that a tree standing in the house for more than a week (let alone 1.5 months!) Is covered with an even layer of dust, the blogger shares. And her subscribers - with their experience with live Christmas trees: “For several years now, my live fir, there are bugs, and dirt, and garbage. In order not to clog the sewerage, I take my mother to wash in the yard of a private house, and when it’s cold - to a car wash”, “On live Christmas trees, especially in packaging, there can be a bunch of insects that wake up and join the celebration”, “My husband brought a Christmas tree with what -some living creatures such as aphids. He had to wash almost every branch in the bathroom by hand.

Even if you do not react to the smell of dust and are confident in the quality of the purchased Christmas tree, you should not bring it into the living room right away either - for acclimatization, it is better to put it on a balcony or an unheated loggia for about a day. To make the tree stand longer, it is advisable to process the cut of the trunk. One method is to mix hot water with glycerin. You can also put your Christmas tree in the ground, after moistening the ground with a solution of crushed aspirin and sugar (two tablets per two tablespoons).

How beautiful it is to hang a garland on a window and a wall

December 17, 2021LikbezDo it yourself

If you have not had time to create a New Year's atmosphere at home, these tips will help.

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What to fasten the garland to

The main problem is to choose fasteners that will not leave marks on the surface.

Ordinary adhesive tape should not be used on wallpaper as it will peel off with it. It is better to use double-sided foam.

Regular is fine for windows, although it may leave a tacky layer that can be difficult to peel off. And if the garland is heavy, the adhesive tape may not withstand and peel off.

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A good option for attaching a garland to wallpaper is stationery pins. Traces from them will not be noticeable.

And if this is not so important for you, you can drive very small, thin nails into the wall. Especially if you plan to hang a garland in the same place in the next years.

Suction hooks are suitable for windows. They will not leave marks, but they will stand out quite strongly against the glass.

Universal tool - special clips for attaching garlands. They can be found in major hardware stores. Usually they are transparent and can be easily removed from walls and windows.

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How to hang a garland

In this matter, everything depends on your imagination. And also from the length of the garland. You can not create a specific pattern. For example:

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But there are more interesting options.

How to make a luminous curtain

The easiest way is to hang a ready-made structure with long perpendicular wires with bulbs or a net garland. They can be attached to both the wall and the window.

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But a similar curtain can be made from an ordinary long garland. Hang it with a snake, attaching it to the surface from above and - if desired - from below.

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You can cover the curtain with sheer tulle on top. This will give an even more magical atmosphere.

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Christmas tree, hang a garland in a zigzag pattern. On the wall, you can decorate it with balls or tinsel.

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Here are some ideas for beautiful Christmas trees:

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You can also “draw” the shape of a tree on the window with a garland. It is better not to add heavy Christmas decorations, but tinsel will do.

How to hang a garland with photos

Photocards can be easily attached to the garland by placing it horizontally. So you decorate the room and refresh warm memories in your memory. Of course, it is easier to view pictures if the garland is hanging on the wall.

For attaching photographs, it is convenient to use some kind of decorative clothespins or even the most ordinary ones. The latter can be painted and glued with beautiful paper.

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Or hang your photos on paper clips by connecting the two for convenience.

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This decor looks very nice and cozy.

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