Dec
   13

 

One of the season’s most awaited family traditions is selecting a Christmas tree and setting it up for the very first time. New trees are usually compressed in their boxes, and would need a good amount of fluffing to achieve a fuller and more natural appearance. Prep your artificial Christmas tree for the holidays with 3 simple tips.

1. Preparation

Balsam Spruce

Once you take your tree out of the box, you’ll need to prepare a few things to make fluffing and shaping easier.

• Designate an Area

Designate an even floor area to fluff your tree. If you have a pre-lit tree, plug in the lights so you can adjust the position of the bulbs to fill any gaps, and to have an idea on your tree’s final appearance.

• Wear Gloves

Keep in mind that some trees made with PVC have hard, prickly needles, so wearing a pair of gardening gloves when fluffing it will help protect your hands from scratching and irritation. Gloves also let your hands glide easily over the branches and tips while you shape the foliage.

• Use a Photo for Reference

Have a clear product image of your Christmas tree at hand to give you a clearer idea of how it should look like. Some trees, such as the Balsam Spruce Christmas tree have upswept branches and tips. In contrast, other trees are meant to be shaped curving downwards. Base your styling on the photo to help give your tree a more lifelike look.

2. Procedure

Balsam Spruce Tree bottom part

Start from the bottom of the tree and work your way up. Make sure that every branch has fallen properly into place. Carefully lift up each tip and position them out and away from the main branch.

For tips closest to the center pole, you’d want to angle them vertically up and progressively sideward to achieve a fan-like arrangement. This technique allows you to fill in as much space as possible to prevent light from passing through.

For the outermost tips, you’d want to angle them diagonally away from the branch. Refer to your photo and gently bend the small tips to form either upward or downward curves to give your tree a more natural appearance. Make sure to change the position and distance of the curves to avoid an overly uniform look. Try imagining how the leaves of a real tree would grow and curl to reach out to the sun.

Shape each row and work your way upwards. When you reach the topmost branch, you’ll notice that it points straight up. Gently adjust the top row of branches towards the base of the topmost branch to form a smooth slope, heightening the triangular shape of your tree.

3. Inspection

Decorated Artificial Christmas Tree

When you’re finished and think you’ve achieved your desired volume, take a few steps back and scan your tree from all angles. Look for any gaps and make sure that the lights are spaced evenly throughout the tree.

Ask family and friends to join you and you’ll be done with your task in no time. Fluffing your artificial Christmas tree is key to making it look realistic and natural. When you are satisfied with your work, give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your masterpiece.

Visit Christmas Tree Market for more styling and decorating tips for your holiday home!


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  Nov
   24

 

As we bid farewell to Thanksgiving, everyone turns their attention to the holidays. With Christmas just around the corner, many folks are focused on prepping their homes for the most wonderful time of the year. Take a look at the best Cyber Monday deals we have in store for your home.

Start the Christmas Cheer in your Entryway or Foyer

A festive entryway or foyer conveys an attractive, welcoming atmosphere. Aside from making sure your foyer has plenty of space for your guests’ coats and shoes, you’ll also want to greet them with something to set the mood for your holiday festivities.

Balsam Spruce Wreath & Garland & Lewis Pine Potted Christmas Tree

Wreaths, garlands, or potted trees for your entryway

Kindle the holiday spirit with the classic beauty of our Balsam Spruce Wreath & Garland on your door or in your entryway. Placing some potted trees by the foyer gives your guests a warm welcome as they enter your home. Our delightfully petite Lewis Pine Potted Christmas Tree has the right size to fit any space. They are also decorated with pine cones and red berries that add a pop of color to your décor.

Create a Timeless Centerpiece for the Family Room

Columbia Valley Fir, Alaskan Grand Fir, & Balsam Spruce Christmas Trees

Traditional Beauty: Columbia Valley Fir, Alaskan Grand Fir, & Balsam Spruce Christmas Trees

A classic full-shaped Christmas tree like the Columbia Valley Fir, Alaskan Grand Fir, or Balsam Spruce for the family room is perfect for gathering both family and friends together for a holiday celebration. These trees look great whether with minimal decorations or fully decked out with your favorite ornaments.

Add Simple Accents to the Living Room

Kennedy Fir & Mountain Mixed Pine wreaths and garlands

Pre-lit Kennedy Fir & Mountain Mixed Pine wreaths and garlands for simple yet stunning holiday accents

Small festive touches can make a huge difference to your living room. If you’re going for the rustic look, the Kennedy Fir wreath and garland will look wonderful on your wall or mantel. For that classic Christmas style, the Mixed Mountain Pine wreath and garland is a great choice.

Dream of a White Christmas

Flocked White Fir Wreath & Garland, & Shimmering White Christmas Tree

Flocked White Fir Wreath & Garland, & Shimmering White Christmas Tree

Going for a White Christmas theme is a fantastic way to bring the charm of the snowy outdoors right into your home. Our versatile Flocked White Fir Wreath & Garland and Shimmering White Christmas Tree provide a delightfully festive atmosphere throughout your home, whether decorated with a few hues, or adorned with trimmings in a wide variety of colors.

Or Stand Out From the Ordinary

Jet Black, Midnight Blue, & Golden Glow Christmas Trees

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If you’re thinking of breaking out of the traditional green or white trees this holiday season, we’re also offering great deals on our Jet Black, Midnight Blue, and Golden Glow Christmas Trees. Aside from their unique color, these trees are designed with a slender profile giving you the freedom to display even in tight spaces.

Update your home décor for the holidays on any budget without compromising on quality. Visit ChristmasTreeMarket.com to check out our Cyber Monday deals and make your Christmas decorating dreams come true—for less!


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  Oct
   13

 

The Classic Balsam Spruce Christmas Tree

The Classic Balsam Spruce Christmas Tree

There are quite a number of reasons why many people opt for artificial Christmas trees over live ones. Some have allergies that prevent them from having a real tree, while others simply want something they can store and reuse for the years to come.

To help you choose the right tree for your holiday home, let’s take a look at Christmas Tree Market’s top picks for this season: (more…)


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  Oct
   11

 

Vibrant Christmas display

Each Christmas, there are films we keep coming back to that make us look forward to the holidays. Aside from evoking heartwarming memories, these movies can be a great source of design inspiration for your home. Take a look at these Hollywood-inspired Christmas decorating ideas to help you prepare for the upcoming Yuletide season. (more…)


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  Aug
   09

 
Whimsical yet meaningful Christmas tree for a good cause

Whimsical yet meaningful Christmas tree decorated by Vanessa of Tried and True

Tinsel garlands are great embellishments for your Christmas tree, but they can be too messy or gaudy at times, especially if their colors don’t match your holiday theme. Here are other Christmas garlands you can use for your tree as alternatives to classic tinsel. (more…)


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