Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Tuesday Tips

It's Tuesday again, so that means it's time for Tuesday tips.
So, my tips this week are :
Christmas tree decorating tips
Keep Your Tree Fresh and Green. Cut the stump of the tree with a fresh cut and set it in water immediately. A fresh-cut tree will absorb several quarts of water right from the start. So it's important to check and refill the
water level several times a day for the first week.
After that, check the water once daily.
When decorating your Christmas tree, put lights on first,
then ribbon and/or garlands, then the ornaments.
Don't hang all your ornament on the tips of the branches.
Place ornaments and other decorations 'inside' your tree to add depth and interest.
You could choose a theme for your tree. For instance, a silver theme can use silver ribbons, silver ornaments, and garlands of silver beads. Choose the decorations according to the theme. An elegant theme would use velvet, satin, sparkles, and beads. A country theme would make use of raffia, cookie cutter ornaments, popcorn and cranberry garlands, and wooden toys.
You can never really have too many decorations on the tree.
If they're evenly spaced and carefully selected, the more the better.
Instead of a garland, attach holiday colored
ribbons or long strands of raffia to the top branches of the tree.
Wind them down and around the branches to the bottom of the tree.
Be sure to involve the whole family, play Christmas carols and have fun!!

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