Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Holiday Decorating 101: The Tree

1. Start with a Full and Fluffed Tree
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Before you begin decorating your tree, you must first make sure your tree is full and fluffed. Chances are it has been sitting in a box for the past year and needs to be brought back to life. Make sure there are no obvious gaps or flat areas. This will give you a great base to start with. 
2. Choose Large Pieces for your Ornaments and other Decor.
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One of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to tree decorating is choosing pieces that are too small. You don't want to end up with a cluttered mess of tiny items that get lost in the shuffle. This is not to say you need to pack the entire tree with oversized items, it is just a good place to start. It will create impact where you want it to be. 
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3. Fill in with Picks and other Flare!
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Once you have all of your larger pieces in place and you have a good balance going, you can start adding your smaller items like picks to the tree. This will finish off the look and give you a cohesive and balanced feel. The photos below are great examples of how to use larger pieces in your tree, and then incorporate your smaller items around them. 
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