Among the most anticipated holiday traditions with the family is buying a Christmas tree, and unboxing it for the very first time. Whether you purchased a full or slim tree this season, keep in mind that they usually come compressed for shipping and would require a good amount of fluffing once you take them out of the box. Watch our Brand Spokesperson, Jennifer Lutz, as she shows us how to fluff your artificial Christmas tree in this instructional video.
Find the Floor for Fluffing
Prepare a clean and even floor space to fluff your tree. If you have a pre-lit tree, plug in the lights to check if there are any broken bulbs and to get a glimpse of how the tree will look when completely assembled.
Go for Gloves
The needles can get a tad prickly, so wearing a pair of gardening gloves when fluffing the tree will help protect your hands from getting scratched or irritated. Gloves also allow your hands to glide easily over the branches and tips when you start shaping.
Set It Up and Start Shaping
Start shaping your Christmas tree one section at a time to achieve a fuller look. You’d want to begin with the bottom section, since this is usually the largest and will require a lot more fluffing. Make sure that each branch is in its proper place. Begin fanning out the tips from the innermost branches and work your way outwards. Carefully point the outer tips in different directions to achieve good volume. Fluff each branch layer, then continue upwards, making sure you’re not missing any sections.
A Picture-Perfect Perspective
Referring to pictures of the tree you purchased gives you a clearer idea of how it should be styled—whether the branches should be upswept or downswept.
Step Back and Scan Every Side
When you’re finished and think you have achieved the volume you wanted, take a step back and look at your tree from all angles. Fluff the branches a little more to fill any gaps in. You’d also want to check if the lights are evenly dispersed. In short—pat yourself on the back and admire your masterpiece!
Fluff with Family and Friends
Also remember that fluffing your Christmas tree takes some time and can take one to two hours to achieve its best look, but you don’t have to do it alone. Invite family and friends to join you and spend some fun time together while preparing for the holidays!
Fluffing your artificial Christmas tree is key to giving it a fuller shape and achieving a much more natural look. Head on over to Tree Classics for more styling and decorating tips for your holiday home!