How to Fluff an Artificial Christmas Tree


The difference between a fake tree that actually looks fake and one that looks realistic is the effort you put into fluffing it.

- Gloves - Step Ladder or Step Stool - Artificial Christmas tree & stand

What You Will Need

Work on a single branch at a time. Separate the branches so that they are fully fanned out – one piece goes to the left, one to the right and then one sticks up.

The Method to Separating The Branches

Install the bottom section in the tree base, and start from there. When you have the majority of the Christmas tree branches in that section fluffed and fanned in opposite directions, insert section 2, and work your way up.

Work Section by Section

Ensure you are not just working on the furthest out branches, but right in towards the center of the tree. By really fluffing these inner sections, you will create the most realistic looking tree.

Don’t Forget the Inner Branches

When you have worked your way up to the top of the Christmas tree, stand back and evaluate. Pay attention to any gaps. Adjust and straighten as necessary to ensure no major gaps are visible.

Stand Back, Evaluate and Adjust

Now the fun begins! Once your lights are on, it’s time to decorate. Decorating your tree takes time and patience, too. Adding depth, dimension and texture will give you a beautiful end result.