How to shape an artificial tree
Artificial trees are amazing these days. They look as good as real trees and offer lots of benefits. When they come out of the box they don’t look their best, so follow interior design expert Julia Kendell’s top tips for getting your artificial tree looking as natural as possible.
Watch how Julia Kendell shapes a tree
Follow these simple steps
1. Assemble the tree
Take your artificial tree out of its box. Put it all together and take a few steps back to make sure it’s standing straight, in the position you want it.
2. Pull out all the branches
To make sure your tree looks the best it possibly can, spend plenty of time pulling out all the branches and teasing them into shape. Start at the bottom and work your way round the tree.
3. Bend the ends of some branches
Fir trees don’t just grow in one direction so spend some time bending the ends of some of the branches and the tree will end up looking as natural as it can.
4. Check your tree is looking its best
From time to time, step back from the tree and have a good look to make sure there are no big gaps between the branches or sections that still need shaping.
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