How to shape an artificial tree

Tired of clearing up pine needles? Sick of buying a new tree every year? Then we’ve got the perfect solution for you this Christmas – an artificial tree. No shedding, long-lasting and incredibly low-maintenance, the only thing you have to worry about is making it look good once it’s out of the box. And interior design expert Julia Kendell is here to tell you how.

Here’s how Julia Kendell shapes her tree

 

 

How to shape an artificial Christmas tree

  1. Assemble the tree
  2. Straighten out all the branches
  3. Bend a few branch ends
  4. Make sure it’s looking its best

1. Assemble the tree

First things first, take your artificial tree out of its box. Assemble it carefully, then take a step back to make sure it’s fully upright and straight. Want it in a specific part of the room? Now’s the time to move it..

 

2. Straighten out the branches

You’re going to need plenty of room for decorations, so it’s worth spending a bit of time fully straightening out all branches. Start at the base and work your way round the tree, making sure it looks its best.

 

How to shape a tree

 

3. Bend a few branch ends

Real Christmas trees don’t just grow in one direction. So, for that natural look – bend the ends of some of the branches!

 

How to shape a tree

 

4. Make sure it’s looking its best

Finished? Cast one last eye over the tree to make sure there aren’t any big gaps between branches or scrunched up sections that need fixing.

 

With the tree properly unboxed, it’s time to decorate it – and Julia Kendell has some tips for that too! Discover how to get your tree ready for presents today.

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