After reading this, you will realize that you have always dressed up the Christmas tree incorrectly!
The new year is getting closer and closer - and now you have finally taken home a fresh conifer tree, or have acquired an artificial green beauty. The next step is to find out how to properly decorate the Christmas tree so that it looks cozy, beautiful and stylish. What rules should be followed and what mistakes to avoid - we explain further.
Arrangement of Christmas tree decorations
There are three main types of Christmas tree decorations. The most familiar option for us is horizontal division, in which all the garlands and rains divide the fir tree into tiers, and the toys follow each other in a circle.
With vertical division in the arrangement of the jewelry, the direction is clearly visible from top to bottom or bottom to top.
And, finally, with the screw arrangement, the decorations are twisted around the Christmas tree in a spiral, almost in a diagonal position, falling down to the lower branches.
Each of these types of Christmas-tree décor is good in its own way, so choose the one that you like best.
How to decorate a Christmas tree with garlands
When thinking about how to decorate a Christmas tree, always start with long elements - electric garlands and tinsel. First, connect the lights to the power supply - so it will be more convenient for you to monitor how the wire falls on the branches. By the way, buying a garland, pay attention to its length, so that the wire is enough for the volume of your Christmas tree. And note that you can hardly manage with just one garland to decorate the Christmas tree beautifully.
For horizontal decoration, take a garland and wrap the fir-tree around it, or in a spiral, if the design is helical. And in the vertical division of the garland and tinsel should be broadcast along the longitudinal line, not wrapping the tree, but as if dropping them down from the tops.
- If you have an artificial Christmas tree of white color, then the garlands under it should be picked up with white wires so that they look harmonious.
- Instead of tinsel, Christmas trees are also wrapped in a beautiful ribbon in the color of toys or thread with small beads.
- Spruce will look even more stylish if the tinsel is not used at all.
How to hang Christmas toys
When we figured out the garlands and tinsel, we learn how to properly decorate a Christmas tree with the help of Christmas decorations.
Much depends on how big your spruce is.Large trees look good with large balls, respectively, smaller trees better to choose a small Christmas tree decorations. This does not mean that a large spruce needs to be dressed up only with the help of large toys, but their number should prevail - and vice versa.
Now about the order of decoration. To make the tree look beautiful and thought out, you cannot dress it in all Christmas tree decorations in a row - start with the large ones, filling them with the main space between the garlands hanging earlier, and then grasp the “trifle”. This applies to toys of the same type, for example, balls. If you have other types of toys, such as angels, "bumps", etc., proceed to them after.
Do not put a lot of identical toys together, try to put them on different parts of the Christmas tree. If the difference in the size of the toys is large, then the largest copies should be hung on the lower branches, and small ones should be placed closer to the top. Expensive and fragile toys are better closer to the trunk of the tree, and not at the ends of the branches.
- As an alternative to Christmas balls and other toys on the spruce, you can hang sweets, tangerines, ginger men, nuts, etc.p., even flowers, but do not overdo it so that the tree does not look coarse.
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How to fix a toy on a branch?
There are several ways to fix a Christmas ball or other toy on the Christmas tree.
The most aesthetic fasteners look like with ribbons. It is best to pick the ribbons of the color that prevails on the tree, or stop at neutral white or green, the color of fir branches.
In the absence of ribbons, Christmas tree decorations can be hung on threads, wire, or even on an unbent clip. And in stores with Christmas paraphernalia you can find special plastic hooks for Christmas tree toys.
Finishing the decor
How to decorate the tree at the top? The most traditional decoration is the star, which is usually pinned on top last. In addition to the star, a toy spire, a snowflake is also used, less often - a figure of an angel, or even just a lush bow.
Traditionally, it is customary to decorate the Christmas tree in the rain, use glitter, streamers, confetti, and spray artificial snow on the branches.But if you want to stand the tree in a particular style, then these elements will overload its appearance.
In conclusion, under the tree you can spread a beautiful cloth to put gifts on it. There, if desired, you can put figures of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden.
How to decorate a stylish Christmas tree
And how to properly decorate the Christmas tree so that it looks stylish: at a minimum - do not hang all the available Christmas balls on the Christmas tree at once, but choose only balls of the same color. The same applies to other decorations: stick to the decoration of the tree in one or two colors, do not interfere with gold shades with silver, give preference to a one-color garland.