Holiday Guide: How to Fluff Your Gorgeous Christmas Tree
The holiday season is just around the corner! Early November is the perfect time to take your Christmas tree out of storage. So, put on some festive music and let the wonder of the season begin!
One of the first things a homeowner should do is to give the Christmas tree a good old-fashioned fluff. Assembling a Christmas tree may be all about connecting the sections. But what truly brings your tree to life is the way you shape it!
Fluffing your tree is about stretching out the branches, giving the tree its gorgeous form, and making it look like it was just harvested from the lush mountainside. Here are five easy steps on how to fluff your Christmas tree.
Step 1: Assemble Your Tree
Make sure that all of the branches and tree sections are in the correct place. Also check to see if your tree is stable. If you have purchased a prelit tree, turn on all the lights. The illumination provides you with a better visual as you’re fluffing the tree.
Step 2: Wear Your Gloves and Get Creative!
Gloves allow your hands to glide smoothly over the branches. While you prepare for this manual task, look at a photo of a Christmas tree similar to the one you have to give an example of the fullness you desire. This will be a nifty guide throughout the procedure.
Step 3: Start at the Bottom of the Tree
At the bottom, begin with the inner branches and work towards the outer branch tips. Make sure the offshoots are angled differently. Don’t be afraid to bend the branches downwards. (This downswept profile is seen in live trees.) Concentrate on each layer of the tree before moving upwards.
Step 4: Separate Individual Tips
The outer tips should fan out from the center of the tree. Do this carefully and slowly. There’s no need to rush. This may be time-consuming, so don’t hesitate to take a break when you’re halfway finished!
Step 5: Once You’ve Fluffed the Top, Take a Few Steps Back!
Observe your tree for a few seconds. Scrutinize your tree from every possible angle. This will give you the opportunity to check if there are any gaps in the branches, or if all the lights are evenly spaced out. Make adjustments if necessary.
DECORATING TIP: Add a festive ribbon to your tree not just as an embellishment but also as added support. Entwine the branches with the ribbon to fortify the tips before adding heavier ornaments.
Enjoy the lasting beauty of an artificial Christmas tree with a lush and lively profile by following this helpful guide to fluffing courtesy of the Balsam Hill blog.