If you have an artificial tree and you are struggling to make it look real, I have one simple trick that will completely transform your tree fast.
We had a love hate relationship with our artificial tree for years, but our desire to have a pre-lit, hassle free tree while our children were young was at the top of our list. Even though it never quite looked as good as the real deal, we were willing to live with it because of the convenience.
As our children grew up, we seriously considered going back to a real tree, but after discovering this simple trick we love the look of our artificial tree as much as a real one. Needless to say we will not be going back.
So here it is our one simple tip we use to transform our tree…FLORAL STEMS. I am sure many of you have passed floral stems at many stores like Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Trees & Trends and others, but have you ever stopped to consider how they can change your artificial tree. Maybe you have, but you didn’t know how to use them. I am going to show you how to use them super quick.
Step1: Get the tree the way you like it. In case you want to know this is a Frontgate Tree. The cost is a little higher then you will find in the stores but I have found it is well worth the investment and will probably last 20+ years and the look and feel is amazing.
If you have someone that helps you set up the tree then use this time to lay out all of the stems that you will be using. Each stacked individually so you can pull them easily. NOTE: If you are going to do a coordinating mantle or door wreath it would be wise to hold out a couple of different stems before decorating the tree. See below for mantle & door wreath examples.
There are enough stems here to do an 8 ft tree and my mantle. Every christmas decoration for the tree, table and mantle are in the boxes above.
The storage space on decorating with stems is amazing. I went from needing a whole storage room for my Christmas Decorations to this! I store all the floral stems in boxes I bought through Uline. If you want the size just leave a message and I will be happy to let you know the dimensions.
Step 2: So now that everything is out and you can see it start with placing a 2 to 3 stems in vertical position at the top of the tree. Note: These are the only stems that you will put in the vertical position.
Step 3: You will move down off the very top of the tree to the top section where you will put some stems in in the horizontal position alternating stems randomly as you do not want the tree to look to uniform.
Continue repeating this process until you have reached the bottom of the tree.
Coordinating mantle examples:
You can also coordinate your door wreath or swag.
Here are a few more pictures of the tree if you need a better look
I hoped this tip helped you. If you use it on your tree be sure to leave a picture in the comment for us! If you have any questions just leave a comment or an email we will be happy to answer any question you have.
Blessings – From our home to yours!
Terry & Teresa