So, you've purchased your wholesale artificial tree and now you want to make the most out of it, where do you start? First, set up your tree according to manufacturer instructions (these should be inside the package). After the tree is assembled it's time to start shaping the limbs or branches.
Make sure that all of the rows are evenly spaced and that the spaces between each row of branches are minimal (this will make the tree look fuller). Be sure to curve the tips in accordance with the instructions to make the tree look as realistic as possible.
*After being crammed in the box for so long the needles of the tree will definitely be smooshed to an extent. Fluff all of the needles on the branches with your hands until they look fuller—run your fingers against the grain of the needles.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|