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Decorating a Christmas tree can be a fun family event, especially when it’s a palm tree! Whether you live by the beach or you’re in that tropical spirit, palm trees are a great way to celebrate the holiday. You can purchase palm trees artificially from stores such as Target, The Home Depot or Walgreens.
Stringing lights on your tree seems to bring it a joyful glow. Many of the artificial palm trees come pre-lit. The bulbs are usually white and laced around the leaves and trunk of the tree. If your palm tree isn’t pre-lit, you’ll want to purchase lights. There are several types of lights to choose from such as multi-colored, solid colored, flashing or optical. Once you’ve chosen your lights, it’s time to string them! Instead of wrapping the lights around the tree, you’ll need to string them down each branch of leaves. Next, wrap lights around the top of the trunk all the way to the base. Now that you’ve got your lights, it’s time for the next step!
We definitely can’t forget the garland. There are several types of garland such as ruffled, beaded, paper links or popcorn strings. The lights and garland usually set the theme of your Christmas tree. You’ll want to make sure the colors you choose don’t clash. Matching the color of your garland to the color of your lights makes for a very eye-grabbing tree. You should string your garland along the same paths as your lights. On the branches your garland should be strung loose so it doesn’t smash the leaves. Once you’ve done that, wrap the garland down the trunk of the tree making sure to follow the path of the lights.
If you’re going for a more tropical look, you can hang ornaments such as starfish or plastic citrus fruits from the branches of your tree. Want a more classic Christmas look? Try hanging big shiny bulb ornaments or paper snowflakes. Also, there’s nothing wrong with grabbing your traditional box of ornaments from the closet! Just try to refrain from hanging too many ornaments because it could cause your palm tree to appear cluttered. Once you’ve hung your ornaments try stringing some silver tinsel down from the branches of your tree. It’ll give it a winterized, icy look!
Now it’s time to finish off your Christmas palm tree. First you’ll need to decide whether or not to place a star or angel at the top of your tree. Then you’ll need a wrap. This is the piece of cloth that wraps around the base of your tree. They come in all types of colors and assortments and are usually pretty cheap. Next you can place objects such as a train track or a nativity scene around the outside edges of the wrap. Don’t forget to leave room for your gifts!
Once Christmas is over, your palm tree may be used for every day use or other holidays as well! Just simply change your decorations and you’ll be good to go.