For the first 16 years of my life, we had a family tradition of cutting down our Christmas trees. Our whole family would break out the boots, scarves, and mittens, and try out a new tree farm each year. Our favorite was the huge field of Christmas Trees at Normandy Farms in Foxboro, MA. With hand saws and hot apple ciders from the little shop in hand, we’d wander the fields for hours searching for perfect, full trees.
After moving to a third floor apartment in the city, dealing with the trail of sap and needles on all three flights of stairs just became too much. I still have a little, real tree each year, but our actual Christmas tree is now curtesy of Martha Stewart.
I spend hours arranging the branches. Hang every ornament with the utmost care.
But I always seem to have a few barren spots. Here are my top three Christmas Tree fillers for those pesky empty spots!
Whether real (you’ll have to change them out a few times before Christmas) or birch like mine, these flowers are perfect for filling up an empty space on the tree. I like to tuck mine in towards the inside of the tree to cover any sight of the fake tree’s inner metal pole.
Real greens definitely make a fake tree appear fuller. Plus, they still give you that killer smell of pine! It’s such a nice surprise for people admiring the tree to feel some real pine needles. This year I’ve added both real greens and fake, snowy, sparkly branches to my tree!
I’ve seen fluffy, furry balls in so many stores and magazines this holiday season. They are so popular right now! I picked up groups of three fluffy balls on sicks and artfully stuck them in-between my tree’s branches for some texture. Even better, they give the tree a snowy look from far away!