Can you imagine waiting until Christmas Eve to put up your tree? That is what many of our parents or grandparents did before there were remote controls, microwaves, and other time-saving inventions.
By now many of us have ornaments and lights and maybe some tinsel if we want our tree to have a retro vibe. Do you have unusual ideas to make your tree more merry?
Here are a few Christmas tree ideas depending on what you are missing or what you want for your tree this year! These ideas tackle the empty spaces between real branches or tall trees that are hard to safely add an ornament.
As always, please leave new ideas in the comments below.
CHRISTMAS TREE IDEAS
No one needs to look further than Better Homes & Garden, TikTok, Instagram or my favorite, Pinterest, for ideas on how to dress up a Christmas tree.
Whether you have a real or fake or a Charlie Brown Christmas tree there are plenty of ideas on how to make your tree sparkle. or how to solve a problem.
IDEAS TO SOLVE A PROBLEM
Every year we bring home a real tree from a family-owned tree farm. Over the years we have learned a few tips because not every tree we brought home resembled a Hallmark Christmas tree. More often, our trees looked more like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.
- Invest in a tree stand that is larger than the tree trunk’s diameter at the bottom.
- A wired ribbon anchored to the staircase on one end and the tree trunk on the other keeps the tree upright through Christmas.
- And it looks nicer than an extension cord.
ADD REAL BRANCHES TO A REAL OR FAUX TREE
If your tree has more space than branches here are a few ideas to fill in the “gaps.
- Cut dead branches in your yard and add them between the tree’s real or fake branches.
- Spray paint a few of those branches white (or red) to add color in between the tree’s branches.
RED BERRY PICKS
- add red berrie picks to add color and interest to the tree.
- This next one is a favorite: Add Christmas stockings or Santa hats to the tree.
- We do this with our dogs who have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge. It is a beautiful reminder of Tanner and Owen and I smile when I walk past the tree.
- It adds color and a surprising find on an eight or ten-foot tree.
On a total aside I love the navy walls behind the Christmas tree branches and Owen’s red stocking.
A friend I met through this blog reminded me that ribbon makes a wonderful filler!
Thank you Katherine for the reminder.
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