Thursday, November 20, 2014
HO HO HO:
Last year Joe said our tree looked like something better suited for a department store or mall. I said, YIPEEE I achieved my goal! I LOVE a packed tree, and I spend hours having fun decorating them. The main tree we put in our living room is one I love guests to take their time getting to know. Yes, that sounds a tad nutty, but I've always said a Christmas tree is like a home, it should tell a story about the people living in it (or who decorated it). The main tree in our living room has ornaments from anyone who's ever given them to us. Here's how I make it look amazing (in my opinion):
1.) TURN THE LIGHTS OUT: To gauge where my weak spots are (the gaping holes in all of our trees), I turn the lights out on the tree and wait for the dramatic finish at the end.
2.) I FAKE IT: Hands down, artificial trees are the best way to go, in this designers opinion. Why? The lights are PRE STRUNG! And the branches are strong enough to hold heavy ornaments. I start off by putting bright, sparkly balls on the inside of the branches, and work my way out..creating depth.
3.) IF IT DOESN'T SMELL GOOD, LIGHT A CANDLE…Some people love Christmas tree scented candles, I however HATE THEM and think they smell like Santa's Whore House. Instead, I buy fresh garland at Home Depot and put it everywhere for that scent of real tree. It works, believe me!