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Techniques on How to Fluff an Artificial Christmas Tree

Posted by Jared Hendricks on December 13, 2023

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The holiday season brings with it the joy of decorating, and at the heart of this festive spirit is the Christmas tree. For those who have chosen the convenience and longevity of an artificial tree, there’s a secret to making it look its best: fluffing. This transformative technique can turn a compressed, artificial tree into a lush, life-like centerpiece of your holiday décor.

Moreover, the way you store your tree when not in use plays a pivotal role in its appearance. At Christmas World, we understand the value of a beautifully presented tree. We value the importance of preserving its charm year after year with our specialized Christmas tree storage containers.

We’ll walk you through the art of fluffing your artificial tree, ensuring it radiates holiday cheer. Continue reading to learn how to make holiday magic through the art of tree fluffing. Plus, discover how proper storage cuts down on the need for maintenance.

Why Fluff Your Artificial Christmas Tree

When you first pull your artificial tree out of storage for the year, it barely resembles a tree at all. Long-term storage leads to compressed and misshapen branches and greenery. Improper storage sometimes results in damage, which can leave gaps or spaces behind.

Understanding how to properly fluff a Christmas tree is one key to restoring your gorgeous tree to its full glory. Step by step, you can revitalize your most important holiday decoration and make it look fuller and more realistic.

Ultimately, fluffing your tree at least once a year helps ensure its longevity. Attractive trees are easier to work with and more fun to decorate. Fluffing will help boost your tree’s overall appeal and add a grander sense of holiday magic to your festive home.

How to Fluff a Christmas Tree Step By Step

Removing your artificial tree from storage can sometimes be overwhelming. If you have been putting it off because you don’t know where to start, this step-by-step guide will help. Here is exactly how to fluff out a Christmas tree from start to finish.

1. Gather Your Materials

You don’t need much to begin the process of fluffing your Christmas tree. We usually advise that you put on a pair of work gloves before manipulating the branches. Otherwise, bring along your patience and a festive spirit! Oh, and you’ll need your tree, of course!

2. Assemble Your Tree

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to assemble your tree as normal. If you store your tree already assembled, you can skip this step. The better your storage solution, the less work you have to do to get your tree ready for display.

3. Inspect For Damage

In storage, some artificial trees sustain damage. The elements, pests, compression, and other storage issues can contribute to damage or distress. Take note of any bent or broken branches. You’ll need to cover those gaps during the fluffing process.

Likewise, if your tree is pre-lit, inspect the bulbs before you begin. If any have gone out since last Christmas, consider replacing them during this step. This will save you time later.

4. Work Bottom to Top

Always begin working from the bottom of the tree. Slowly work your way upward as you finish each layer. Gently bend each individual branch outward and upward.

Hold each branch firmly with one hand and use the other hand to shape the tips of each branch. Continue working upward until you reach the topmost branches.

Don’t neglect the inner branches. They play a significant role in filling out your tree and making it look realistic. Patience pays off!

5. Shape and Bend Horizontally

Ensure every branch is extended away from the central pole. Walk around the tree and take note of any spacing issues. Make horizontal adjustments from bottom to top to fill in any spaces or gaps caused by damage or displacement.

6. Inspect and Adjust

Once you’ve reached the top of the tree, take a walk around the entire outside, inspecting it from every angle. Pay attention to spots you missed and adjust as necessary. Your tree should have a balanced and neutral look. No single area should draw the eye.

Once you’re happy with the appearance of your fluffed artificial tree, it’s time to decorate!

Maintaining Your Tree Post-Fluffing

What an artificial tree will look like before you take it out to fluff it.

Fluffing a Christmas tree is a lot of work. You can save yourself time and frustration by investing in an appropriate storage solution. At the end of the season, you can store an assembled artificial tree, eliminating a step. The more carefully you store the tree, the less likely it is to sustain unnecessary damage throughout the year.

Consider storing your Christmas tree upright if feasible. An upright storage bag will keep your assembled tree in excellent shape from season to season.

You may even be able to store your tree fully decorated, seeing as this is only possible in the Decorated Upright Tree Bag. This is a great way to justify investing in professional tree decorating services. You can hire a professional once and store your tree for next season.

Enjoy a Full and Stunning Tree Year After Year

While knowing how to fluff a Christmas tree is important, the true secret is storage. If you properly store your tree, it is less likely to lose bulk season after season. It will emerge from its box or bag looking spectacular.

When you care for an artificial tree, it remains big, bright, and ready to shine for all to see. When you don’t need to replace your tree, you’ll save time, stress, and money. Shop our collection of innovative storage solutions to put the joy and ease back into the festive season.

Jared Hendricks
Jared Hendricks


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