- Step 1: Choose tree that looks natural Choose a flame retardant tree that looks as authentic as possible, meaning you can’t see the pole through the needles, the tips of the branches aren’t rounded, and the needles look natural.
- TIP: If you’re buying online, make sure there’s a photo and zoom in on all the details before ordering!
- Step 2: Fluff out branches Fluff out the branches by running your fingers against the grain.
- Step 3: Curve tips upward Curve the tips of the branches upward so that they look fuller.
- Step 4: Make branches asymmetrical Manipulate the branches so the tree isn’t too symmetrical.
- Step 5: Use natural decorations Use natural decorations. Hang real pinecones and branches. Even real foods like popcorn and candy canes can make a tree seem more natural!
- Step 6: Give tree outdoor smell Give your tree an outdoor smell with fresh sprigs of pine and evergreen. If you can’t find any, buy a can of Christmas tree fragrance, or hang an evergreen potpourri satchel. Now your secret will be safe!
- FACT: Christmas trees are a German tradition; they gained popularity in England and America when Queen Victoria’s German-born husband, Prince Albert, wanted one at Buckingham Palace.
You Will Need
- An artificial tree
- Pinecones or sprigs of pine
- Aerosol can or satchel of pine or evergreen scent