design tips from Anna Christmas 101
  1. design tips from Anna Christmas 101

    The Tree:
    – Pick a perfectly shaped tree or buy an artificial one
    – If working with an artificial tree, but sure to fluff the limbs to make it look full
    – If working with a real tree that isn’t as full as you would like; add some fillers. (Evergreen, pinecones, berries, or our favorite – real magnolia leaves!)

  2. The Lights:
    – You can never have too many lights on the tree
    – When stringing lights, work in and out to ensure each part of your tree is perfectly lit
  3. The Ribbon:
    – Pick 3 different, but coordinating ribbon styles. If the ribbon is different widths, it gives the tree some added interest
    – When working around the tree, weave in and out so that all of the ribbon is not sitting on the perimeter of the tree
    – Cutting the ribbon in strips and working in a random pattern helps the tree to not look so symmetrical
  4. The Ornaments:
    – Use different sizes, colors, and textures
    – Tuck ornaments in and out the same way as the lights and ribbons to ensure there are no holes in your tree
    – The larger the tree, the larger ornaments you will need
    Pro Tip: Use your less expensive ornaments for the fillers in the back and more unseen places
  5. Gifts: (Yay!)
    – Gifts are another way to decorate your tree. Purchase gift wrap that coordinates with your tree décor
    – We suggest buying 3 different types of paper, bags, and ribbon. Switching the combinations on each present – Happy wrapping!