The holidays are fast approaching and before you know it, you may already have a lot on your plate. Get a head start on your Christmas preparations by taking your tree out and giving it a good amount of fluffing with these 3 easy steps:
1. Prepare the Space for Your Tree
Find clean and even floor space for your tree, making sure that the tree stand is stable when you set it down.
If you have a pre-lit tree, plug in the cord to light it up. This will allow you to do a cursory check for any broken bulbs as you shape the tree, and give you a better idea of how it will look once the tree is fully assembled.
The needles can be a bit bristly and we recommend wearing gloves when fluffing the tree to protect your hands from getting irritated. This also allows your hands to glide easily over the branches and tips when you start shaping.
2. Assemble the Tree and Start Shaping
Set up your Christmas tree one section at a time. Begin with the bottom section, since this is often the largest and will require a lot more fluffing. Ensure that each branch is in its proper place and start from the inner branch tips, working your way outwards. Carefully point the outer tips in different directions and fan them out from the center for good volume.
Make sure to fluff each branch layer, then move upwards. Once you’re done with the bottom section, connect the next one and do the same.
Refer to photos of the tree you purchased to get an idea of how it should look. If your tree is styled to be “downswept”, just like what you usually see in most evergreens, you will need to angle your branches downward. If it is “upswept”, you will need to point your branches upwards as if it’s reaching out to the heavens.
3. Take a Step Back and Enjoy Your Christmas Tree
When you think you have achieved the desired volume, take a step back and check it from every angle. If there are any gaps, fluff the branches a bit more to fill them in. Check the Christmas lights too, and see if they are evenly dispersed. This way, you can make sure that your Christmas tree looks lovely both during the day, and at night.
Fluffing your artificial Christmas tree is key to making it look fresh and real. When you are satisfied with your work, give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your masterpiece!