Everything you need to know about Artificial Christmas Trees
Artificial Christmas Trees come in a range of different shapes, styles and colours. Some come with lights. They make a wonderful focal point for your Christmas decorating and add to treasured Christmas memories. A good artificial Christmas tree will have a large number of tips which will allow it it look really full when properly fluffed out. Look for one that stands straight and has a pleasing shape.
Some trees such as the Alps Pine will have a brown tip which give a lovely contrast and remind you of cones (you can also add your own cones with hot glue if you want to create a completely unique look.) Douglas Fir or Larch cones look lovely. Just bear in mind that if you do this you will to give your ornaments longer ties so they will stretch over the cones.
Trees such as the Deluxe Mixed Pine and Cascade have a range of different sized tips which give the tree a particularly full and luscious look.
Other trees have frosting or glitter. More and more people are adding to their tree collection as you can achieve different looks in different rooms with a variety of trees.
Most artificial Christmas Trees are in 2 to 3 sections. The branches are pulled down in a concentric fashion and then fluffed out to look full. Each tree comes with a metal base into which the central stem is placed and the screws around it then tightened to hold it straight.
Tip: Place the bottom section in the stand first and open up the branches. Fluff this section before you place the next one. This way you will see more easily where you are going and achieve a better result.
Artificial Christmas Tree Fluffing
Tree Fluffing is the most important aspect of putting up an artificial Christmas Tree. If you get this right you will end up with a truly beautiful tree. The trick is to bend each tip of each branch a different way. This will give your tree a really full look.
The Benefits of Artificial Christmas Trees
Artificial Christmas Trees are a dream to decorate. You can place decorations exactly where you want them to be and create any theme or colour you choose. There are no pine needles to drop as the tree dies (if you want the lovely pine smell use drops of pine oil in a decoration or two in your tree) and you can put it up well in advance of Christmas day so as to appreciate it for longer. You might even consider having a mid winter Christmas celebration with a beautiful tree on hand.
A good quality artificial Christmas Tree will last for years. When you finish with it each year carefully take it apart and squeeze the branches back together. Lightly tie with some string and store in a dry, dark place until next year.
If your artificial Christmas tree is put up in a dusty environment you can actually wash it to freshen it up. Tie it to the clothesline or a post and give it a good hose down on a hot, sunny day. It will dry quickly and come up just like new. (Don't wash flocked trees or the flocking will come off!)
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