How to shape an artificial tree
Artificial trees are an amazing addition to any home at Christmas. Modern versions look as good as real trees and offer lots of benefits; they don’t drop needles on the floor, last for years and are very easy to maintain.
However, when artificial Christmas trees come out of the box, they don’t always look their best. Follow interior design expert Julia Kendell’s top tips on how to shape an artificial Christmas tree to get yours looking as natural as possible ahead of the festive season.
Watch how Julia Kendell shapes a tree
Here's how to shape an artificial Christmas tree
- Assemble the tree
- Pull out all the branches
- Bend the ends of some branches
- Check your tree is looking its best
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 to.
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 time bending the ends of some of the branches to make your tree look more natural.
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.
Now that you’ve shaped your Christmas tree, discover how to perfectly decorate it with the help of Julia Kendell.
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