I love decorating a Fresh Christmas Tree. Christmas Trees are cut and bundled on farms before they are delivered to the Tree Lots. We go to the Tree lot and search for the perfect tree for our Christmas. At the tree lot, I have the tree cut and placed in a tree holder that holds water.
When we get home, we place the tree where we can spray it heavily with water. We spray water on the top of the tree so the weight of the water causes the branches to fall naturally after being bundled. Allow the tree to dry overnight. Before decorating, put Christmas Tree Preservative and water in the stand.
We always used the trimmings from the Tree to decorate. I go to different Tree Lots to gather their excess trimmings. Spray water on the branches and shake vigorously. Remove the needles from the bottom of the branch before placing the branches in water.
Friends love the centerpieces I create for their tables. My children’s teachers each received a small Christmas arrangement. The centerpieces have Christmas greenery, candles, pine cones, red velvet ribbon and mixed fresh flowers.
Another use for Christmas greenery is to decorate Chandeliers. Add branches of Christmas greenery through the arms of the light fixture. Add tinsel and hang Christmas ornaments from the chandelier. Be careful to not have anything touch the lightbulb.
Use large branches of Christmas greenery on the fireplace mantle. Place stocking holders on the mantle in the greenery, add pictures from past Christmases or stand Christmas Cards in holders.
Decorating with Christmas Tree greenery fills the house with the scent of fresh cut trees. The greenery will last for weeks if kept from direct heat and misted with water occasionally.