Decorate your Christmas tree in 5 easy steps
Step 1: Setting up the tree
Place your tree in a tree stand on a towel to protect the floor from any spills. If you feel you require extra sturdiness, pile a few bricks or pavers around it. Prune any unruly branches. Give the tree a generous watering and sweep away any needles that have fallen. 7 material must-haves - Evergreen tree - Tree stand - Tree skirt - Lights - Garlands - Ornaments - Tree topper
Step 2: Tree skirt and lights
Arrange a tree skirt or drape a piece of fabric around the base of the Christmas tree, ensuring that the stand is covered. Starting from the top, begin to wrap your lights around the tree, weaving them through the branches for maximum illumination later.
Step 3: Hanging the garlands
Beginning at the top of the tree, weave the garlands through the branches. As you work your way down, slightly increase the amount you use. As a rule, it looks best if thin garland is hung from branch to branch and thick garland is wrapped loosely around the tree.