3 things to look for in an artificial tree

Flocked tree is from King of Christmas.

If you’re buying an artificial tree, here are 3 things you need to look for before you buy.

the branch shouldn’t fall far from the tree.

The amount of branches along each stem is critical. The more a tree can fluff, the more real it will look. Be sure to look for trees that have a lot of branches close to the trunk that can be pulled out and fluffed for full dimension throughout the entire tree. You don’t want holes near the branch. Branches provide the gorgeous backdrop to your ornaments and less gaping holes for people to see through.

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Look for an artificial tree with a very sturdy base to handle the weight. The last thing you want is a tree that stands fine in the stores, but the second your child tugs on it it comes toppling over. A good tree should withstand the weight of ornaments plus some realistic love from your dog or toddler who may think the tree is it’s new friend! Shake the tree a bit and be sure the stand is strong enough to support the weight.

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the color of green jello.

Greens come in all sorts of shades. We’ve all seen those shades of green Christmas trees that look artificial from a mile away. If you’re going to invest in one, look for a shade of green that’s most realistic. They do cost more, but you’ll be much happier in the long haul, I promise. If it doesn’t look real in florescent lights in the store with no ornaments, it won’t look real decorated!

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things to consider

If you’re buying a flocked tree, grab the branch and see how easily the flocking comes off. Good flocking should be well sealed on the tree and shed very little.

Does every branch bend well? When you fluff you’re going to want to bend every branch and the tips of each one in a mishap way. You’re recreating real so perfection isn’t the goal. Bend, move, twist, and flip each branch and tip to create a lifelike tree! Artificial trees should have flexibility on every stem, branch and all the way to the tip.

Gold embellished ribbon with light blue glitter ribbon on a flocked Christmas Tree.


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  1. Avatar December 6, 2017 / 11:20 am

    Kelly: this post was so helpful! I’ve always been a real tree girl, but with the amount of traveling I am doing this holiday season I opted to invest in an artificial tree. The hardest part I realized when shopping was the size! My ceilings are ginormous but I don’t want to go too big with my tree (although having a fat tree is prime). I appreciate all your tips and will definitely utilize as I go out and venture for a tree tonight!

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    • Kelly
      January 4, 2018 / 6:45 pm

      I’m so glad it was helpful, Dorothy! Were you happy with the tree you ended up selecting?

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        November 9, 2019 / 8:19 am

        I love your style! But this, is probably goung to have to happen next year as budget is very tight! I will not repeat last year and have NO Tree! Even if its a Charlie Brown Tree Im creative enough to do something and start buying after Christmas for next year! I lost a lot of things after losing both my parents in the last 5 years and had to stop working. Building myself back up financially. In the meantime I enjoy your blog!

        • Kelly
          November 20, 2019 / 3:37 pm

          I’m so sorry to hear that. And nothing wrong with a Charlie Brown tree. That’s why they call it the spirit of Christmas. Sending you strength and love!

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