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How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree Photo Guide With Tips

Updated on November 16, 2011

Decorate A Christmas Tree

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Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Decorating your Christmas tree is a fun and festive thing to do and you can include the kids too and get them excited in Christmas too, although you shouldn't need to encourage them to be excited about Christmas. How to decorate your Christmas tree is not an exhaustive guide to doing so as you can dress your tree however you want and just look at the photo guide below to get some ideas particularly if you are a tree dressing virgin.

Standard cheap and budget busting fake Christmas trees are the ideal choice as they can last a few years and not make as much mess as a real Christmas tree with the Pine needles left all over your floor. Take a look below at the cheap trees on offer and then we'll start to think about decorations. Of course you may already have your tree and decorations, if so, then skip the Amazon products and take a look at the photo guide to decorating your Christmas tree.

How To Decorate Your Xmas Tree

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Assemble Your Christmas Tree first which is quite obvious and spread all the larger branches out.Now spread out all of the smaller branches to provide space for the Christmas baubles which is also another quite obvious step to take.Gather all of your decorations including baubles and tinsel and work out what goes where.The red tinsel is my choice for decorating the tree and it's always best to put the tinsel on before any of the baubles.Start from the bottom or the top and work around the tree in an almost helter skelter fashion. I started from the bottom of the tree until....Tadaaaaa! One line of tinsel has been wrapped around the tree, we can now add another one....Now with this line of tinsel start on the other end you started from last time, just to be different and aim for the gap in between the red tinsel you did previously. Now.....You have a nice double tinsel effect with roughly the same thickness of tinsel, now try a couple of thin tinsels to balance out and further decorate your tree, like.....This! Don't worry if the arrangement doesn't look right, you can rearrange things as you go along with the bauble decorations next....3 large and very random teardrops thrown in for good measure is always a good thing...A large 100 pack bauble and bead selection with red and purple colors will work well with anything gold and silver and sparkly too.A couple of packs of golden bell baubles also will be added to try and fill up space on most of the branches of this fake Christmas tree.Add the larger baubles first at the front of the tree, so they are clearly visible to all....The teardrop baubles can be seen crying on the tree, they'll be ok soon enough when they have all of their bauble friends on the tree to keep them company.The golden bells go on necxt as there are only a few of them, scatter them around....Santas little helpers have arrived home from school to help out and decorate the tree....I have disappeared somewhere to drink a large cup of Tetley Tea....My Son tries to decide where to put his first Bauble....Hmmmm decisions, decisions!My Son and Daughter tag team on the tree to wrestle with this decorating task and they haven't argued at all...Santa will be pleased!Even though she was told to work and decorate our Christmas tree, my Daughter took an unscheduled break and ate some fresh fruit with a plastic fork!Back to work!!! I want to see that tray empty of baubles and done in 5 minutes!The tree is looking filled up now with most of the baubles, we've decided to leave off the beads as that will complicate matters....A fully decorated tree, without the lights I might add, but you can add them in between and make sure they fall on any undecorated area of the Christmas tree.
Assemble Your Christmas Tree first which is quite obvious and spread all the larger branches out.
Assemble Your Christmas Tree first which is quite obvious and spread all the larger branches out.
Now spread out all of the smaller branches to provide space for the Christmas baubles which is also another quite obvious step to take.
Now spread out all of the smaller branches to provide space for the Christmas baubles which is also another quite obvious step to take.
Gather all of your decorations including baubles and tinsel and work out what goes where.
Gather all of your decorations including baubles and tinsel and work out what goes where.
The red tinsel is my choice for decorating the tree and it's always best to put the tinsel on before any of the baubles.
The red tinsel is my choice for decorating the tree and it's always best to put the tinsel on before any of the baubles.
Start from the bottom or the top and work around the tree in an almost helter skelter fashion. I started from the bottom of the tree until....
Start from the bottom or the top and work around the tree in an almost helter skelter fashion. I started from the bottom of the tree until....
Tadaaaaa! One line of tinsel has been wrapped around the tree, we can now add another one....
Tadaaaaa! One line of tinsel has been wrapped around the tree, we can now add another one....
Now with this line of tinsel start on the other end you started from last time, just to be different and aim for the gap in between the red tinsel you did previously. Now.....
Now with this line of tinsel start on the other end you started from last time, just to be different and aim for the gap in between the red tinsel you did previously. Now.....
You have a nice double tinsel effect with roughly the same thickness of tinsel, now try a couple of thin tinsels to balance out and further decorate your tree, like.....
You have a nice double tinsel effect with roughly the same thickness of tinsel, now try a couple of thin tinsels to balance out and further decorate your tree, like.....
This! Don't worry if the arrangement doesn't look right, you can rearrange things as you go along with the bauble decorations next....
This! Don't worry if the arrangement doesn't look right, you can rearrange things as you go along with the bauble decorations next....
3 large and very random teardrops thrown in for good measure is always a good thing...
3 large and very random teardrops thrown in for good measure is always a good thing...
A large 100 pack bauble and bead selection with red and purple colors will work well with anything gold and silver and sparkly too.
A large 100 pack bauble and bead selection with red and purple colors will work well with anything gold and silver and sparkly too.
A couple of packs of golden bell baubles also will be added to try and fill up space on most of the branches of this fake Christmas tree.
A couple of packs of golden bell baubles also will be added to try and fill up space on most of the branches of this fake Christmas tree.
Add the larger baubles first at the front of the tree, so they are clearly visible to all....
Add the larger baubles first at the front of the tree, so they are clearly visible to all....
The teardrop baubles can be seen crying on the tree, they'll be ok soon enough when they have all of their bauble friends on the tree to keep them company.
The teardrop baubles can be seen crying on the tree, they'll be ok soon enough when they have all of their bauble friends on the tree to keep them company.
The golden bells go on necxt as there are only a few of them, scatter them around....
The golden bells go on necxt as there are only a few of them, scatter them around....
Santas little helpers have arrived home from school to help out and decorate the tree....I have disappeared somewhere to drink a large cup of Tetley Tea....
Santas little helpers have arrived home from school to help out and decorate the tree....I have disappeared somewhere to drink a large cup of Tetley Tea....
My Son tries to decide where to put his first Bauble....Hmmmm decisions, decisions!
My Son tries to decide where to put his first Bauble....Hmmmm decisions, decisions!
My Son and Daughter tag team on the tree to wrestle with this decorating task and they haven't argued at all...Santa will be pleased!
My Son and Daughter tag team on the tree to wrestle with this decorating task and they haven't argued at all...Santa will be pleased!
Even though she was told to work and decorate our Christmas tree, my Daughter took an unscheduled break and ate some fresh fruit with a plastic fork!
Even though she was told to work and decorate our Christmas tree, my Daughter took an unscheduled break and ate some fresh fruit with a plastic fork!
Back to work!!! I want to see that tray empty of baubles and done in 5 minutes!
Back to work!!! I want to see that tray empty of baubles and done in 5 minutes!
The tree is looking filled up now with most of the baubles, we've decided to leave off the beads as that will complicate matters....
The tree is looking filled up now with most of the baubles, we've decided to leave off the beads as that will complicate matters....
A fully decorated tree, without the lights I might add, but you can add them in between and make sure they fall on any undecorated area of the Christmas tree.
A fully decorated tree, without the lights I might add, but you can add them in between and make sure they fall on any undecorated area of the Christmas tree.

Have Fun Decorating Your Christmas Trees

And just in case you haven't worked it out yet. Decorating a Christmas tree is a personal thing and there really is no wrong or right way to dress a tree. just do what you think looks good enough with the decorations that you've got.

Image Attribution: All photos contained within this Hubpage are Wayne Tully's and have been photographed by the same person.

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    • waynet profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Tully 

      6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      It's all down to how you want the tree to look, our Dog loves the tree and it likes to look at the lights, although Dogs are usually different to Cats as the baubles are more usually played with more with Cats.

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      sweetie1 

      6 years ago from India

      Hi waynet, beautiful trees.. unfortunately i come from an area where there are hardly any christians so i have never seen a christmas tree in life. But they do look very beautiful.

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      robertsloan2 

      6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I usually put the lights on first but I can see how it'd work for you to put them on last. Like you said, there's no right or wrong way to dress a tree! Except letting the cat get up into it. To a cat, that's the annual "New large cat tree with many toys on it." Plastic baubles are a good idea if your cat has that attitude.

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