How To Pimp Out Your Christmas Tree (NOT)
Top tips from us and two strapping lads show you the best way to deck out your tree.
First decide on a theme or palette and lay your ornaments out before you get started. Choose simple ornaments to create a backdrop for more ornate antiques, as well as homemade, sentimental favourites. Hang dominant ornaments first to establish a rhythm, and intersperse them with accents in complimentary hues. Suspend ornaments from tinned copper wire instead of manufacturer-provided hooks, which can slip off branches, causing breakage. To make your own hangers, thread a 5-inch piece of wire through the ornament loop; twist the wire around itself several times to secure. To hang, wrap the other end of the wire around the branch until the ornament is secure.
Take a step back while decorating to see which areas need filling. Hang ornaments inside the tree -- not just near its edges -- for added dimension, and don't neglect the back of the tree.
Here is our step by step video to show you how to do it properly. It's so easy even our two strapping models can do it.
Notice the critic (there's always one) in the glasses offering helpful advice near the beginning of the video.
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