DIY Tips for a Fuller Artificial Christmas Tree

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

About Laurel Dane Designs, LLC

Making our final house into a home one room at a time. This is our 11th and final home so it is unique. Every detail in this home is aimed at creating our FOREVER home. I've worked on many of my homes and clients homes so theres plenty of inspirational for all home styles here!

4 Responses

  1. Desperate Craft Wife

    One of my FUNNEST Liz memories. And I still have that Walgreens tree! I put it up every year and think of you.

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