Does The Garland Go On Before The Ornaments?

The lights would definitely be the First to go on the tree. You wouldn’t want to mess with dangling wires working over and around your ornaments. As for garland, some people put their garland on next, then their ornaments. I somehow find it easier to arrange the garland (beaded and ribbon) last.

When decorating a Christmas tree what goes on first?

To showcase your favorite ornaments, place them in prime positions on the tree first. Next, hang your larger ornaments, spacing them evenly around the tree. Ornament balls ($12, Walmart) in one color but several sizes and textures will create continuity from top to bottom.

How much garland do I need for a 7 foot tree?

A rule of thumb is at least nine (9) feet of garland per foot of a tree, so a 7-foot Christmas tree will need sixty-three (63) feet of garland. We recommend buying more garland to be on the safe side. If you are left with any extra, you can always use it on the mantle or wreaths.

Do you have to let a real tree sit before decorating?

Most real trees will settle and open up over a couple of hours, so you should wait to start hanging lights and ornaments.

Do you put ribbon on before or after ornaments?

To get the look, add the ribbon garlands prior to hanging your other ornaments, making sure to tuck the ribbon further back into the branches. Casually draped around the Christmas tree, a garland of wide ribbon—three inches is best! —adds softness with a golden touch. Adding a ribbon garland is easy to do.

Do you put the ribbon on the tree first or the ornaments?

In our opinion, you should always add the ribbons to the tree first. They are the easiest to move around and it’s easy to hang ornaments around the ribbon. Plus, most large ornaments are breakable. You don’t want to knock off a heavy glass ornament while you are placing the bows and ribbons.

What goes on first lights or ribbon?

Once you have your ribbon, the next step is to make sure your tree is ready for ornaments. Whether your tree is artificial or real, all of the branches should be fluffy, full, and looking as good as possible. You’ll also want to put on your tree lights before adding the ribbon.

What goes on the tree 1st?

Here’s the order that I always do things in:

  • What Goes on First? The Ribbon! …
  • Sprigs or Branches. If I’m using any long sprigs or branches, I’ll add them to the Christmas tree next. …
  • Large Items (Heavy or Long) …
  • Ball Ornaments. …
  • Treasured Ornaments.

When can you start to decorate for Christmas?

No matter which Christmas decoration ideas you have, the ideal time to decorate for Christmas is the weekend of Thanksgiving. If you’re still wondering how early is too early, stick to the rule that putting up Christmas decorations anytime before Halloween is too early.

How do I stop my Christmas tree from dropping needles?

Help your tree drink more water.

  1. If you don’t plan to set the tree up the same day you get it, put it in a bucket of water. Then, store in a cool, dry place away from cold temperatures and harsh sun.
  2. When it’s time to set up, cut an inch or so off the bottom of the trunk before putting in its stand.

Do you have to saw the bottom of a Christmas tree?

Cutting a thin sliver from the bottom of the trunk is key to keeping a tree fresh. Keep in mind that if the tree is freshly cut, you don’t need to cut the trunk. However, if the tree has been cut for longer than 12 hours before you put it in water, you must trim ¼ to ½ inch (6 to 13 mm.)

How do I calculate how much garland I need?

Measure the LENGTH of the banister or the WIDTH of the mantel, then calculate one-and-a-half times that dimension. Example: 6-ft. W mantel x 1.5 = 9 feet of garland. Many of you want to know whether garland should drape over the sides of the mantel or not?

How many ornaments do I need for a 7 foot slim tree?

7 foot= 84 ornaments. 8 foot= 96 ornaments.

How many feet of lights do I need for a 10 foot tree?

“A good rule of thumb is 100 lights for every foot-and-a-half of tree,” according to Lowe’s. But Better Homes & Gardens recommends using three 100-light sets for every foot of a tree’s height. And Real Simple suggests 100 lights for every foot.

Do you start Christmas lights from the top or bottom?

How to Hang Christmas Lights Top to Bottom

  • Plug the lights in to make sure all the bulbs are working.
  • Starting at the top of the tree, intertwine the lights on top of and under branches.
  • Work your way down and around the tree, hanging lights in the back as well.


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