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Get all your questions about Christmas trees and Christmas decorations answered, and pick up a few new tricks, in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A tape measure
Choose a spot
Choose a spot for your tree that is free from obstructions and away from potential fire hazards such as heating vents and fireplaces.
Measure the ceiling
Measure the height of the room carefully, as it is crucial. When determining what size tree will fit, remember to account for the height of both the stand and the ornament you'll put on the top.
Measure the floor
Measure the floor space where you will put your tree. Choosing the height and width you want is especially important when investing in an artificial tree.
Decide what kind
Decide what kind of tree you want—one that looks natural, or is hot pink your style? Do you want a miniature or upside-down tree? Do you want artificial scent? What about a pre-lit and/or pre-frosted tree with professional-quality lighting? The sky's the limit.
Set a budget
Set a budget. On average, a fake tree is less than twice the cost of a real tree. Do you want a cheap artificial one so you can change colors every few years—or will this tree become a family heirloom?
Follow the directions
Read the directions and warnings that come with your tree. Though much safer than natural trees, artificial trees can be a fire hazard, too, if proper precautions are not taken.
Time to string the popcorn!