The evergreen fir tree has historically been used for thousands of years to celebrate winter festivals. During the winter solstice, Pagans used its branches to decorate their houses, as it made them think of the coming spring. The Romans used the Fir Trees at the Saturnalia festival to decorate their temples. Christians also use it as a symbol of life everlasting with Heaven.
The Christian holiday is generally associated with Christmas trees, but their roots are far from Christ-worship's ideals that they represent today... but from "pagan" worship or rituals. Evergreens, plants that remain green all year round, have been celebrated for hundreds of years in many countries.
As early as the fourth-century C.E, Christmas trees started as a pagan tradition. European pagans were primarily responsible for dressing their houses with the branches of evergreen fir trees to introduce color and light into their dull winters. But the Gentiles were not the only ones to do this.
During the festival of Saturnalia, which took place from December 17 to December 23 in honor of the god Saturn, the Romans also used the decoration branches. American colonists were not quick to hop on the Christmas tree trend because of their pagan origins.
German settlers were the first to bring the indoor evergreen to the new world, but it did not go smoothly. With lights, baubles, ornaments, and lights perfectly coordinated in a festive yet elegant scheme, everyone wants to decorate the ideal Christmas tree. However, it is easier said than done. It is no mean feat to decorate a Christmas tree, particularly for the perfectionists among us, but if your home is your pride and the tree is the highlight of your home in the coming festive season, this is for you.
You can find a lot of ways on how to decorate a Christmas tree professionally. Decorating together is more important for the family than aiming for ideal placement. But these three steps will ensure that both beloved and beautiful is your tree.
Adding the lights is the first move to decorate a Christmas tree. Usually, tree lights come on green or white wires, but now you can also discover black versions, ideal if you have a black Christmas tree. Select the color of the strand that suits your tree so that the wire is covered. From the inside out, lighting your Christmas tree will give it the most dynamic look.
Start wrapping lights around every big branch at the trunk base and work your way up, going from the trunk to the tip and back. As you are making your way around the tree, fluff the branches.
When it comes to garland draping, there are no firm guidelines for decorating a Christmas tree. Start at the top of the tree, slowly increase the amount of garland between each wave as you work your way down the branches to prevent branches bulging between tightly cinched garland strands. For each vertical foot of a tree, intend to use around two strands of garland.
Decorate your Christmas tree with a range of garlands from simple to fancy preventing a busy look at your tree. Small, beaded garlands look best hanging from branch to branch; thicker garlands of paper, ribbon, or foil look best wrapped around the whole tree loosely. Consider having one this holiday season if you're really in search of a garland.
Floral garland looks attractive with a touch of nature. Use seasonal flowers to make a floral garland, or you can use sola wood flowers instead of real blooms to create a unique looking garland for the Christmas tree. This wooden flower garland can be used for some other decorative purpose also.
A common alternative to a garland is decorating a Christmas tree with ribbons. Wrap the broad, patterned ribbon loosely around the entire tree in horizontal bands. Try making big bows from a similar ribbon and using them to decorate the tree branches to add interest. When you know how to decorate a tree with a ribbon, aim to amplify it by vertically using the ribbon on the tree, forming cascading ribbon streams from the top of your tree to the base, tucking the ends under the top of your tree, and securing the base around the trunk.
Hanging your Christmas ornaments is the last step in decorating your tree. When you're adding
Christmas tree decorations, here is what to remember:
A Christmas tree topper is a lovely way to complete your tree's designer look. Be sure to choose one that best fits your theme and your tree's proportion. An alternate style may also be selected, such as a giant bow rather than a gold star, or you might make your topper.
You have to ensure that all is well-balanced and spread out to your taste, considering the many decorations on your tree. From the top of the tree, arrange embellishments and then work towards the bottom. You can quickly check your design this way while dressing up your tree.
The final touch for your tree decorations is a Christmas tree skirt. Tree skirts have many advantages, from covering a tree's unsightly wings, trunk or stand, to shielding your floors and carpets (if you have a real tree) from any falling pine needles. Plus, it is the ideal backdrop for Christmas gifts that are beautifully decorated. Alternatively, go for a tree rug instead, whether you have a potted Christmas tree or one that comes in a basket.
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