Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Last year I was forced to put my beloved Christmas Tree in the dumpster after we took it down on New Year's Day.  It just couldn't stand up straight anymore to save its life, and it was hard to fluff it out without having all of the branches fall off in your hand.  It lasted us 14 years, though, so I can't complain too much.

The exciting thing about throwing your old tree away is that you get to buy a new one!  We chose a 7.5 footer from Target, and while the set up process is completely different and I was not happy with it at first, it has turned out to be quite a lovely tree.  And a whole foot taller than our last one, which used to be 7 feet, but shrunk a bit over the years as we worked to smash the angel onto the top branches!
how to decorate Christmas tree like a professional with step by step tutorials on how to put ribbon on beautifully, when to put on the ornaments,  how to put the Christmas tree lights on properly and more. You will have the most gorgeous tree ever when you follow these steps!

The Day After Thanksgiving is tree and mantel decorating time (also egg nog drinking, leftover eating, Christmas carol listening, and deal shopping time), and this year was no different.  While I still have a lot of decorating to do—you should see all of the bins in my living room—just putting up the tree and stockings change the feeling of the house.  Everyone feels it and we're all a little nicer and a little happier.  The Spirit of Christmas is a powerful thing!

A couple of years ago I wrote a five part series about how I decorate my Christmas tree.  I've seen lots of tutorials around the internet since, and it seems we all do it a bit differently, so pick and choose what you like and I hope it helps you!

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After going through the tutorial, you may notice that I finally painted the ugly paneling in my living room!  Yay!  We've also purchased LED lights for the tree the past few years and they are so much less troublesome.

Happy Christmas Decorating!

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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.

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