How To Decorate a Christmas Tree Like a Pro

It is the most wonderful time of the year! Why not spend quality time with your loved ones while decorating a Christmas tree at home? The fairy lights, sparkling baubles, beautiful strands of tinsel, and the star or angel to go on top. Yes, there is something magical about the festive season. 

If you’re anything like us, as soon as Thanksgiving is over, we are ready to get into the spirit of Christmas. This means it’s time to start decorating a Christmas tree or two, preferably while enjoying a glass of eggnog. We’d like to think we’re pretty good at this too, which is why we’re sharing some tips to help you decorate like a pro!

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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree in 4 Easy Steps

We all want to decorate a Pinterest-worthy Christmas tree that’s perfectly coordinated, festive, and stylish. This often seems easier said than done. However, with these four simple tips, you’ll know how to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro in no time!

Step 1: Decide on Your Theme

Sometimes a little planning goes a long way. This is especially true when it comes to becoming a professional Christmas tree decorator. Before you even bring out your tree, decide on a theme. This sets the tone and gives you a clear idea of how you are going to go about decorating. 

One of the main points to consider here are the colors you want to use. Once you’ve got the overall look down, you can think about decorations and your gameplan. 

Need some inspiration? Oprah Daily shares some fantastic Christmas tree decorating ideas to get you going. Jot down your thoughts, and you’re one step closer to becoming your best professional Christmas tree decorator!

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Step 2: Invest in a Great Tree and High-quality Decorations

By now, you’ve chosen your theme, so what do you put on a Christmas tree? 

First thing’s first; whether you choose a real or artificial tree, make sure it’s a good one. This makes a big difference! So do your decorations. Luckily, there are lots of beautiful trinkets to choose from, including gorgeous baubles, tinsel, and other goodies. We love using ornaments of different shapes and sizes to add some fun to our tree. 

Don’t forget about your lights! Good quality lights can be reused year after year. We also love picking a color so that we can use these with different themes. 

Now that we have answered the question of what do you put on a Christmas tree, the real fun can begin!

Step 3: Get Decorating! 

Christmas tree decorating essentials include festive PJ’s, something delicious to eat and drink, and your favorite people. You’ll need your tree and decorations too! Start with the lights because it’s always more challenging to add these after adding your other items. 

Use the plug as the starting point, wrapping the lights around your Christmas tree's trunk, working your way up from the center of the base of your tree. When you get to the top, you can start winding back down. Try to spread your lights evenly throughout the branches of your tree. 

When the lights are on, it’s time to start adding your ornaments. You’re likely to have many different decorations, so the key here is to balance them. We prefer starting from the top of the tree and working our way down to the bottom. This way, it’s easy to check on the design. Happy decorating! 

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Step 4: Perfect Finishing Touches

You’re nearly done decorating a Christmas tree, but there are a few final touches that will make all the difference. Choosing the right tree topper is first on this list. It is the pièce de résistance, after all. With this in mind, your topper must compliment your theme and the proportion of your tree. 

Next, we head to the bottom of your tree. Finish off your look with a tree skirt that goes with your style and covers the unsightly 'legs,' trunk, or stand of a tree. Tree skirts also protect your carpets and floors from fallen pine needles if you have a real tree. 

Congrats, you can now consider yourself successful in decorating a Christmas tree. All that’s left is adding the presents!  If you’re looking for the perfect Christmas gift, then Celebrimo has a mug or wine glass for every friend and family member. Start shopping here