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Here’s How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree

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Decorating your Christmas tree can be a tedious and exhausting task as the holiday approaches. In this guide, we collated a few tips from Gisela Graham to help assist you in easily achieving magnificent décor for your tree.    

Here’s How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree

British brand, Gisela Graham has been adding a magical Christmas touch to homes ever since it was founded in 1983. Known and loved for its range of decorations and ornaments, whether it’s for a Christmas tree, mantelpiece, staircase, and tabletop, the brand has won awards and a festive following – visit the fourth floor of Liberty, and you’ll notice it’s awash with glistening Gisela Graham Christmas decorations. 

Right in time for the festive season, they’ve shared some top tips when it comes to decorating your tree like a professional.

Lights

The first thing to is to add the lights to a tree, we suggest using three sets of 100 warm white fairy lights for an average 1.8m tree. The lights should be wrapped around each branch, tightly and neatly, starting from the top. The lights should be wrapped as close to the branch as possible without lots of loose wire making the lights almost disappear and only the tree and decoration stand out.  

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Foliage

Foliage the base of all our trees – this can involve covering every branch with some kind of leafy stem or glittered branch or it could be strategically placing a delicate flower or snowy bunch of berries.  Foliage stems are often cut down to create a more subtle effect, or several types of foliage are arranged together to achieve the desired look. 

Glass

The next stage is to add the glass, we use a range of 100mm and 80mm glass balls to decorate with, placing the 100mm right in the centre of the tree (towards the trunk) to fill out the tree and give it a more solid base. Complementary glass can be grouped together which is a good way to provide structure and focus. Glass can be placed on or underneath the tree branch depending on the look desired.  We attach the glass baubles directly to tree using its top or suspend it using very thin floristry wire.  Small glass shapes and icicles look good hanging from the tips of the branches, and these should be left until the very end. 

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Decorations 

Now it’s time to place the decorations and add them in two stages. The first is slightly more basic, larger decorations such as stars, fruit or snowflakes are used almost as a background, the second set of decorations, the smaller, more delicate ones like the fairies, animals and birds are used right at the end to create maximum impact and complete the tree story.

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