Tuesday, November 30, 2010

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree!

My "how to make a scrawny tree look full" tutorial!

I would LOVE to have a big 9 foot tree with like a million tips that make it look huge and luscious but let's face it... not all of us can afford a nice huge tree. And I don't want a Charlie Brown tree either. So This is how I make my cheapo tree look full.

 First I start at the bottom when putting it together. As I go up the tree I string my lights. And I don't fluff the branches until I'm done putting all of the "limbs" on.

Another trick is to use green garland throughout the tree to fill in those bald spots!

Next I add my garland or ribbon. This year I cut strips of burlap!


Next start with your largest ornaments then work smaller. This way you cover all of the biggest bald spots (that you didn't already cover with both types of garland) first. As you work your way to your smaller ornaments take a step back and look at your tree ever so often. And don't forget to walk around your tree too! You want to make sure that any place that will be visible (either from inside or outside your window) is decorated!

Finish with a large bow or star to top of your tree. Then sweep/ vacuum and add your tree skirt! Your tree skirt doesn't have to be this perfectly round piece of fabric. Mine is some more burlap! It's actually a rectangle that I just positioned to look round!

Tomorrow is the first of the month and we'll have our 1st of the month feature!!! I got a sneak peak at Sarah's project and it's super cute!!! Y'all come back tomorrow!!


  1. You did a great job-it looks wonderful! Thanks for the hints!

  2. Loving the burlap and the birds!

  3. Thank you! I got the idea for the birds from Shanty 2 Chic. I love my tree this year! It's more rustic... I like rustic! :-)

  4. Love the idea to use garland to make the tree look more full! I will be using that one :)
    Auntie Sarah

  5. looks wonderful -love the burlap mixed with the birds, how chic!


  6. Great tree tips, thanks for sharing. Love the burlap garland.

  7. Looks fancy! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!


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