- Tree picks. These make great filler for holes and add extra “oomph”. Look for picks in your chosen color palette. If you’re someone who changes your scheme each year, then look for picks that are generic (think gold sprays, pearl sprays, pinecones and greenery.)
- Wire, wire cutters, scissors.
Tips to Decorate a Designer Tree
Pick one color palette. This will create a cohesive look for when you add the personal ornaments.
Use tree picks as alternative to a star. This creates a great “poof” at the top.
Hang ornaments as close to the branch as possible. It will create a cleaner look.
Add picks as filler.
- Use a few types. For maximum color, use two of the same shade. Use two coordinating for a subtle look.
- Wired ribbon a must to move best.
- For a 7′ tree a 2″-3″ ribbon is fine. Any taller, use at least 5″ ribbon for scale.
- Attach ribbon with wire. This creates a tighter pull to create full, voluminous loops than the limbs do.
- Tie wire around ribbon two times pulling it very taught and twist it to hold. Then tie it to the tree with the ribbon.
- Layer ribbon.
- I prefer to tie them together just as described and pull them apart to create a wide ribbon effect.
- Take a step back and look for holes. Put the picks in those spots. It will add fullness, color and a catalog worthy look to your tree.
- Hang ornaments as close to tree branch as possible.
- If ornament is on ribbon, loop it around the branch a few times.
- If ornament is on a wire, pinch it so it’s shorter and not as long.