Have you ever brought out the holiday decorations and wished your Christmas tree was fuller?
We’ve got some holiday hacks that are SO easy you won’t believe it. Here’s a few simple tips on how to make your Christmas tree look fuller!
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How To Make Your Christmas Tree Look Fuller
One of the main reasons why an artificial tree doesn’t look like a real tree is because you can see the fake tree trunk of the tree through the skimpy branches. Our goal here no matter the size of your tree is to fill out your holiday tree to give it a natural look and visual appeal.
Don’t let your faux tree detract from the Christmas spirit!
Related: How to Make Your Fake Christmas Tree Smell Like a Real Tree
1. Vary Your Christmas Light Size
The first trick is really simple — all you have to do is string two sizes of lights on your tree.
They can both be the same color scheme like white lights , but one string should be the mini lights while the other a more traditional size. I like the incandescent bulbs as one of the light strings just because it gives a traditional tree look.
We have a pre-lit tree, so I just added a couple of strands of these large bulbs around the tree and the difference is astounding! It gives the tree that looked sparse to begin with a lot more body.
The second set of lights adds dimension to the tree, making it beautiful and bright. You could even do this with colored lights if wanted. The secret is in the bigger set of lights.
2. Wrap Sparse Areas with Garland
Another way to make your fake Christmas tree look fuller is to wrap your tree, particularly sparse areas, with evergreen garland.
If you just have a hole or two in the branches of your tree, adding a little fullness to the greenery can increase the natural elements look of the area and make a huge difference.
If you are filling in throughout the entire tree, consider using a slightly different shade of garland as a contrasting color to give depth. <–Just a little Christmas tree hack!
3. Wrap with Wide Ribbon
Another way is very similar, you can add a big ribbon throughout your entire tree to make it look fuller as it’ll take up the open areas of your Christmas tree branches. I love the look of wide ribbon because it just screams festive season!
4. Decorate with Larger Ornaments
Take inspiration from window displays for your faux Christmas tree decorations. Often you will find that retail and commercial shop windows and interior designer Christmas trees will have oversized ornaments.
In my living room, my holiday tree has a layer of very large Christmas balls that I hang on the tree first back inside the depths of the pine needles covering the thin tree trunk giving the branch tips even more contrast.
5. Add Floral Picks
If your tree is sparse, try adding pine picks in the more bare spots. It makes your tree look fuller and gives it a unique look. I also have a set of floral picks that have pine cones so they are part Christmas tree decorations and part branch filler-outer (totally a word).
6. When in Doubt, Let it Snow
Adding snow to your tree can also make it look much fuller as well. It doesn’t have to be a full flocking on the Christmas tree, but strategic placement of the white wintery look.
7. Reflective Ornaments to the Rescue
Your ornaments play a big part in how fall your tree looks too. Shiny and reflective ornaments will make it look fuller.
8. Big Bows Make a Big Impact
You can also make your tree look fuller by placing bows in the sparse spots depending on the look of your Christmas decorations. I also like using several different sizes and colors of bows adding to the visual depth.
9. Cover the Bottom of the Tree
Use a tree skirt or liberal amount of fabric to fully cover the tree stand and the tree trunk at the bottom of the tree. Even expensive faux trees have thin tree trunks and it is very obvious at the base of the Christmas tree.
Even before Santa delivers the Christmas presents, you want this area fully covered!
Sometimes we have to make due with what we have, but there is no reason we can’t make what we have look its best!
We can make our sparse slim trees, real or fake, look full and amazing with very little expense or effort!
Let’s Decorate Your Tree with Homemade Oranments!
- Now it’s ready to add all of your homemade ornaments!
- We added no-mess glitter ornaments to ours — they sparkle and shine in the lights! So beautiful!
- Check out these printable Christmas ornaments kids can color and decorate.
- Let’s make pipecleaner ornaments!
- Let’s make a handprint ornament for our Christmas tree.
- Want some more Christmas inspired decorating ideas? Then be sure to check out…30 Ways to Fill Ornaments
Do you have any other tips and tricks to making your fake Christmas tree look fuller? Please let us know in the comments below!