Home for the Holidays: Janet of Shabbyfufu

Tree Classics Christmas Housewalk 2016 - Janet Coon

Janet is the brilliant mind behind Shabbyfufu the blog and the website. She is a forever artisan and often entrepreneur who wears lots of hats. You’ll always find her working on the blog, and also as a nationally and internationally published photographer and stylist for several magazines. Her mission for the blog is taken straight from the way that she lives and she hopes to inspire other to live a comfortable life in their own homes without much fuss or great expense. Continue reading “Home for the Holidays: Janet of Shabbyfufu”

How to Fluff Your Artificial Christmas Tree

How to Fluff Your Tree

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. Continue reading “How to Fluff Your Artificial Christmas Tree”

How to Fluff Your Artificial Christmas Wreaths and Garlands

Whether garnished with embellishments or simple and undecorated, artificial wreaths and garlands are beautiful to look at when they are shaped to their perfect form. Fluffing this foliage is fairly easy, but there are proven methods to make it look truly spectacular. Here are some of Tree Classics’ tips on how to fluff your artificial Christmas wreaths and garlands.

Tree Classic's Kennedy Fir Harvest Wreath fluffed to stunning effect.
Tree Classic’s Kennedy Fir Harvest Wreath fluffed to stunning effect.

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Use Christmas Lights All Year Round

Holiday lights bring warmth and liveliness to any home, and with a little bit of creative re-purposing, you can use your bulbs and LEDs year-round to beautiful effect. Here are some interesting ways to decorate with Christmas lights even after the holidays.

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Using Christmas in July to Test Out Your Tree

It is that time of the year when our friends south of the equator are celebrating Christmas in July. While December is still months away, I like to join in their fun and make the most of this time by testing out my Christmas tree. From inspecting for possible product defects to creating a new holiday d├ęcor idea, you can use Christmas in July to get your trees in tip-top shape before the busy Christmas season hits. Take out the tree you’ve had in storage and try these simple steps to test out your tree for Christmas in July.

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