Most of us have already decorated our Christmas trees. If you haven’t, you’d better get on it! Only a couple of weeks left to enjoy them, as my daughter reminded me last night. Then the panic set in…. only 2 weeks to finish shopping!!! But I digress… This is about the time that I begin to look at my Christmas tree and find “holes”. You know, those blank spots that need an extra ornament or two. It’s my type-A personality. But there are some very quick and easy ways to fill in those bare spots and make your Christmas tree look fuller.
Some of these tricks are tried and true, but a lot of the time we totally forget about them. So this is just a friendly reminder. Last year I wrote a step by step guide to decorating your Christmas tree. But this year I chose to make my tree look fuller and dripping with ornaments. And I let my daughter decorate our second tree, but I had to fill in the blanks a bit when she was done. So I thought that I’d share my methods.
I LOVE ribbon for so many reasons. It can dress up almost anything, especially during the holidays. The oversized net ribbon is a great way to fill in those bare spots in your tree. I like to cascade it in and out of the branches. You can cut it to your desired lengths and just fill in where it is needed. I have also been known to make bows to fill in the tree, or to replace an ordinary tree topper.
These are very easy to find and mostly made of plastic. These oversized mercury glass ones that I found years ago are usually my “go to” for this task. And my sparkly red ones…. and some clip on birds…. all of which are less than $5 each. When you are filling in blank spots your only need a few so you aren’t breaking the bank.
This is truly my favorite way to make your Christmas tree look fuller. I find that I am able to buy one floral spray and fill in at least 5 blank spots. All you need are some wire cutters to cut the bouquet apart leaving a stem to tuck in to the tree. This year I chose some sparkly poinsettias. Last year I used some sparkly wood pieces and made a tree topper.
Just these 3 tips to make your Christmas tree look fuller with be a life saver. You will have a tree that looks like it is bursting with holiday cheer and there will be no blank spots in sight! Plus, it won’t break the bank. You will have a cozy tree to curl up next to, just like Daisy!