I’m back today with some great Christmas decorating tips from one of Caryl’s designers. Sue has been a floral designer for 30 years. Here she generously shares tips on decorating your Christmas tree, creating a tree topper, creating a wreath and creating a garland.
#1. Mix the size of the ornaments on your tree. Don’t use all small or all large.
#5. Don’t be afraid of using non-traditional colors. Let your tree reflect who you are, not what you think others expect.
#1. If you have a specific item, such as an angel, that you want to use as a tree topper, don’t place it on the very top of the tree where it is more difficult to admire. Instead, bring it down a little. Wire it to the tree if you need to and add decorative sticks or sprays around/behind it to help draw the eye.
#3. Here is Sue’s tree topper formula for using decorative sticks and sprigs:
~Next, select sticks that are still spikey in nature, but are a little more full. Place them in between and a little lower than the first sticks you added.
~Repeat this process, with the sticks/sprigs growing slightly more full with each successive layer.
~Your finished topper should take up roughly 1/5th of the overall height of the tree.
#4. Create even more interest in your topper by adding additional elements to it. See the bird and tassels added to this topper?
#5. Think outside of the box and have fun with your topper!
Bows with long tails are equally appealing.
#1. A garland is one place where symmetry is important, unless you are intentionally going for an asymmetrical look. Start by placing a bow at the center of the garland. Weave additional ribbon through the length of the garland on both sides of the bow.
#3. Add additional elements to the garland by measuring their placement an equal distance from the bow. Eyeballing is fine – you don’t have to pull out a measuring tape!