tips for decorating the perfect christmas tree


It was such a huge relief to finally decorate the Christmas tree. I was about to give up on having a decorated tree, and I’m so glad I didn’t.

There’s something so special about reliving the memories brought back by each ornament. And my favorite part: looking at pictures of my girl when she was little.

Even though I kept the tree very simple, I did keep in mind a few tips for decorating the perfect Christmas tree.

~Create depth by tucking ornaments inside the branches.  This is also a great way to fill in gaps and hide the tree trunk, or pole in my case.

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class


~Use ribbon, instead of metal hooks, to hang your ornaments.   This simple tip really adds a decorator look.  If you do use hooks, and I did use some, make sure they’re well hidden by the branches.

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class


~Hang clear ornaments near the lights.  This is a great way to add sparkle to a special ornament.

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

The keepsake ornament was a wedding gift from Mr. Hines’ mom, and every year when I unwrap that ornament, it takes me back to our wedding shower.   As a matter of fact, we are celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary today!

~Use floral wire to keep ribbons and bows in place.  I usually skip this step, and I always end up with falling ribbon.  So, this year I took the extra measure, and it really improved the look of my bow topper.

This bow is made up of several individual loops of ribbon attached next to each other around the top of tree.

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

~Think outside the box when it comes to ornaments.  I love using framed photos.  I normally tuck this photo into our tree, but decided to display it for everyone to see when they enter our home.

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class

 

That is one of my favorite pictures of Hannah.  Her preschool teacher gave these as parent gifts that year.  Needless to say that tears and tissues were flowing as parents opened their gift.  To think that I almost missed out on seeing that four-year-old face again. 

Decorator Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree: Mrs. Hines' Class


That’s our tree, and it’s close enough to perfect for me!  

Speaking of that precious face, I’m going to take next week off from blogging to spend time with my daughter.  But, I’ll be back tomorrow with some last-minute gift ideas from The Holiday Shoppes at Mrs. Hines’ Class.

 

See you in class,

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Comments

  1. Happy Anniversary! Your tree looks great and you are right, there is just something about gazing at it’s beauty, especially all lit up at night. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy every moment this season with the ones you love.
    Tami

  2. Hi Sharon … thank for the tips. Your trees are beautiful. Enjoy the time off with your daughter. They grow up too fast. Thanks for the visit to Timeless Treasures and your sweet comment on my sad little tree.
    Have a wonderful, God blessed Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

  3. Great tips! LOVE the tip about hanging glass or clear items near lights. Now I’m going to rearrange my tree just a wee bit!
    Merry Christmas, Sharon!

  4. They grow up so fast is right! And your tree is far from sad. You made it beautiful.

  5. Great tips, Sharon. Your trees are so pretty. Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with your family.

    Cynthia

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