Here’s how Julia Kendell shapes her tree
How to shape an artificial Christmas tree
- Assemble the tree
- Straighten out all the branches
- Bend a few branch ends
- 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.
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!
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.