It’s that time of year! Time to fluff and decorate your Christmas tree. An important tip to remember is to be true to your style. There’s no right or wrong way to decorate your special tree. Even our Professional Tree Decorators decorate differently. Whether you’re a serious tree decorator, or would rather sit and watch the decorating happen, here are some tips to get that picture-perfect tree. 

  • Fluffing your Tree
    • When setting up and fluffing your Christmas tree, it’s recommended that you wear gloves. This will protect you from your hands getting too dry. Always start with your bottom layer and work your way up. Make sure to fluff every branch in opposite directions. Our Tree Forest Members recommend fluffing two branches up, then the next two branches down, and so on. Give attention to each section of your tree for the fullest look possible.
  • Decorating Tips
    • First off, decide the theme of your tree. Are you going for a color theme? A sentimental theme? Asymmetrical look? Traditional look? After you decide on your theme you can decide on your plan. Find ornaments, picks, ribbon, and anything else that will go with your theme. 
    • There is no right or wrong place to start with decorating, but here is what one of our associates recommended. First start with about half of your picks. Place your picks spaced out throughout your tree and save the rest for later. You may need to fluff out your picks, this will help bring depth to the tree. If you’re looking for a strong color theme, depending on your pick, you can group picks together in certain areas. 
    • Work inside your branches first starting at the center. Larger ornaments typically go in the core of the tree. Then place other ornaments as desired.
    • Our associates recommend placing your ribbon or garland fairly soon in the process. Start at the top and work your way down. Commit to placing your ribbon vertical or horizontal on your tree. There’s no specific way to do this, play around with it until you’re happy with the result. 

It’s always important to take a step back when you’re decorating your tree. This way you’d be able to see the bigger picture. Even try stepping back and squinting to see if there are any void areas. Decorate with your heart and have fun! Make sure to send us pictures of your tree @farmerjohnsgreenhouse . Happy Holidays!