How To Decorate Christmas Trees
As the holidays approach, learning how to decorate Christmas trees becomes an extremely popular topic. While in fact this activity is a widely performed aspect of the season, many people are unaware of exactly how to go about decorating a Christmas tree. In terms of the application of lights and various types of ornaments, there are guidelines to employ that both ensure the safety of everyone participating, as well as ensuring the display is aesthetically pleasing in the end.
Items you will need for decorating a Christmas tree:
- Christmas lights
- Step ladder
- Position the tree accordingly in conjunction with an electrical outlet. When going the route of decorating your Christmas tree, you want to ensure the tree is properly located by an electrical outlet. This is important for a couple of reasons: for one, if the tree is too close and the needles begin to dry out, it poses a fire hazard. Secondly, you do not want the tree too far away as it will cause a safety hazard with the chance of people tripping over any exposed cords; around two feet from an electrical outlet is the way to go.
- Apply the Christmas tree lights. One of the most important aspects in learning how to decorate Christmas trees is properly applying the lights. A common and effective way is to begin from the bottom and weave the lights up and down between branches. This gives the lights an extremely secure position on the Christmas tree as well as ample coverage. Ensure you have a spotter for the higher areas of the tree if you are inexperienced with the step ladder.
- Put on your ornaments and other accessories. Decorate your Christmas tree with the various accessories that you have after the lights have been put on. Ensure to try and avoid overlapping lights with ornaments and put more of an emphasis on empty areas of the tree. This is important so that when you are finished, there are few to no empty spots visible on the tree allowing for a more aesthetic appeal.
- Step back and enjoy your work. Once you have finished, take a step back and enjoy your handiwork. If you find that there are spacing issues with lights or specific ornaments, now is the time to make the proper adjustments due to the fact all of the elements of the tree are together so you can see how one change might affect another.
In all, learning how to decorate Christmas trees can be an easy way to improve the overall look of your Christmas tree, make the job more easy and enjoyable as well as ensure the safety of everyone involved. This traditional activity is something that is fun and exciting, and passing down a known effective way to decorate a Christmas tree from generation to generation is a truly special and rewarding experience.