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An easy step-by-step guide on HOW TO DECORATE A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE from top to bottom!

How to decorate a real Christmas tree?

In this easy tutorial, you'll learn how to decorate a Christmas tree step-by-step. Get inspired by those Christmas tree decorating ideas and find different ways to make your Christmas tree look really full.
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Prep Time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs
Servings 1 Christmastree


  • Ladder
  • secateurs
  • Christmas music
  • Comfy clothes
  • Christmas cookies optional
  • Christmassy drink optional


  • 1 Christmas Tree 7-foot
  • 1 Christmas tree cross / stand
  • 131-136 Ornament hooks
  • 4-6 Unique Ornaments
  • 12-15 Big Ornaments
  • 40 Small Ornaments
  • 35 Medium Ornaments
  • 40 Mini Ornaments filler
  • 1 String of Lights
  • 4-5 6.6 ft Tinsel Garland
  • 1-2 22 ft Beaded Garland
  • 1 Topper
  • 15 Natural Candle
  • 15 Candleholder


  • 1 Tree Skirt


  • Create the right mood.
  • Finding the right place for your Christmas tree.
    1 Christmas Tree 7-foot
  • Choose a suitable Christmas tree cross/stand.
    1 Christmas tree cross / stand
  • Pick the "sugar side" of your tree to showcase.
    1 Christmas Tree 7-foot
  • Place the strings of lights.
    1 String of Lights
  • Add the topper.
    1 Topper
  • Place the unique Christmas tree ornaments.
    4-6 Unique Ornaments
  • Place the larger ornaments.
    12-15 Big Ornaments
  • Place the medium and small ornaments.
    40 Small Ornaments, 35 Medium Ornaments, 40 Mini Ornaments
  • Place the garlands, ribbons, or beads.
    4-5 6.6 ft Tinsel Garland, 1-2 22 ft Beaded Garland
  • Place the tree skirt.
    1 Tree Skirt
  • Place the candles - natural or electric ones.
    15 Natural Candle, 15 Candleholder

Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend using digital scales for more accurate results. I provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe, but please note that I haven't tested it using this method.

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