One of my friends had an impressive Christmas tree – it was created with a combination of good factors. The living room had a high ceiling, so the tree was super-sized. His brother had worked in the Christmas section of Myer, so the family was able to collect a fantastic range of decorations on sale and with a staff discount.
If you’re a mere mortal and don’t want to get out a ladder or time-poor like myself, then here are some tips and tricks to make your Christmas tree look amazing with minimal effort.
Buying an Artificial Tree
Christmas Tree Decorations
One of my friends owns a white Christmas tree which she has decorated with purple and pink coloured baubles and decorations. She has a strictly no tinsel policy as she’s not a fan of the glitter clean up weeks afterwards. I have another friend with a goth themed tree – it’s black and covered in white and silver skulls. It’s your tree – so your theme. Don’t be afraid to mix it up this year.
My Christmas tree is a classic green one – that is usually covered in handmade and nature themed decorations. I started off with red and white hearts and stars, mainly felt. Over the years, I have branched out and added bees, flowers and other flora and fauna. I have also cut out the plastic baubles and prefer no tinsel.
One of my relatives has a tradition of buying a new ornament each year.
If I was going to upgrade my decorations, I definitely buy some of the cute Aussie themed ones that are on the market. Think koalas and kangaroos. Typo and Target are my favourite places for buying tree ornaments.
My dream Christmas tree would be covered in gold embroidered British themed ones from the Royal Collection Shop.
Christmas Tree Skirts
It took me a few years to add a skirt to my Christmas tree, and I’m totally converted. It hides the legs and any electrical cords. A skirt makes a Christmas tree looks finished. Etsy has an amazing range of unique Christmas tree skirts, with optional personalization.
Alternative Christmas Trees
If you have limited space, then you might like to go with a temporary vinyl sticker tree on a plain coloured wall or a door by Vinyl Design. I’ve a wooden tree made from recycled pallets. You might even like to purchase a real living tree in a pot, that you can then later plant out in your garden.
If you are working full time, renting or downsizing, it’s okay to go with no tree.
Please wait until December for putting up your Christmas tree and decorations – you don’t want to peak too early.
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