Who else has a plain jane tree? Me!! I don’t have the budget for a Balsam hill or King of Christmas brand of tree. I sure wish I did, because they are beautiful. I love how they look so real! Keep reading for the one thing that you can buy that will make a huge impact but not huge price tag. Find a few key pieces and spend a little extra on things that will last.
A good garland or a good quality wired ribbon will last a lot longer than something inexpensive or poor quality. I’ve had my pine garland for 9 years and it still looks as good as the day I bought it. I use about 3-4 garland strands in my 9′ tree. My tree nestles in the corner so I can make it go further my wrapping it around the front. I would find some that has great life-like qualities like pine cones, magnolia leaves, pine stems, berries, etc. It will all depend on the look that you want to go for.
I’ll give you one example of a client’s I used a few years ago.
She wanted neutral (no red) and already had incorporated metallics, coppers, and blue hues in her ornaments. I added the gold ribbon, blue/brown gingham, white tallow berry stems, metal snowflakes, and a few glittery pinecone ornaments. She has lots of blues and browns in her furniture so I found the ribbon and we went from there. Now when she gets ready for a change she can add different berry stems or ribbon. Quality will always look so much better!
Here is a quick video of what this tree from the client’s house looked like.
Quick close up of the tree https://fb.watch/1A6wH5bJ_y/
I love Christmas, have I said that before? I would love to hear your tips in the comments.