I purchased this tree a number of years ago, and over the years it has been decorated in a number of “themes” and color schemes, but this one is by far my favorite! It looks a little like a Charlie Brown Christmas tree with its stick-like branches in the “before” pictures, the separation of the branches is one of the reasons it looks so great after it’s decorated! Below are my step-by-step photos with tips.

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Here is my charlie brown Christmas tree, but it's deceiving! The bare branches are perfect for hanging ornaments from. Whether a fake or real tree - always look for a tree that has lots of space in between branches and isn't very full.

Here is my charlie brown Christmas tree, but it’s deceiving! The bare branches are perfect for hanging ornaments from. Whether a fake or real tree – always look for a tree that has lots of space in between branches and isn’t very full.

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Lights! I recommend white lights for a tree like this, but if you choose to use colored lights, mix in white lights as well. You’ll be surprised at the difference! Always make sure your lights are tucked well into the branches.

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faux berry branches! These are pretty easy to find around Christmas. Look for long branches with bendable wire.

I wrapped these around the tree almost like beads or ribbons. And Lady dog helped!

I wrapped these around the tree almost like beads or ribbons. And Lady dog helped!

Here's a close up of the berries cascading down the branches.

Here’s a close up of the berries cascading down the branches.

Add some decorations! I used red, white, silver, and gold ornaments.

Add some decorations! I used red, white, silver, and gold ornaments.

 

It wouldn't be complete without these little candles with tiny berry wreaths. Miniature versions of light fixtures I have around my house!

It wouldn’t be complete without these little candles with tiny berry wreaths. Miniature versions of light fixtures I have around my house!

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and here is my finished tree! For the skirt, I used a piece of beautiful striped fabric and tucked the raw edges underneath, and I made a big bow for the top of the tree. Merry Christmas!IMG_5568

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