Dragged out our HUGE 12 foot artificial tree and assembled it over the weekend. It’s prelit days are over and I removed all the lights years ago.
I honestly think we broke bulbs trying to stuff him in a Christmas tree bag and drag it to the garage for storage. ￼We’ve had the tree for 13 years and he requires triage each year.
He’s up, fluffed but looking a little bare around the “trunk” and between a few ￼branches.
I bought 2 12 foot non-lit garlands at Walmart for $4.68 each.
Fluff the garland well.
Bought one pack of garland ties for $2.44 and used one to secure the garland at the top of the tree. I weaved the garland around in front of the trunk like a zig zag lifting branches and working it to cover bare spaces.
The top is half is filled in nicely.
I fluffed a second garland to work in the bottom sections.
You can’t see that 2 garlands are in there but you also can’t see the trunk or gaps anymore either.
Voila- now you have a fuller artificial tree to decorate.
Next blog post will include some lighting tips!
Happy Holidays y’all!!! It’s my most favorite time of the year ~ Kristen
You have to fluff the branches after you assemble it? 😂😂😂
One of my FUNNEST Liz memories. And I still have that Walgreens tree! I put it up every year and think of you.
Looks great. You can’t start too early!
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