Decorate a Christmas Tree – Small Tree

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Cheri Hennessy of the Christmas Attic in Old Town Alexandria demonstrates how to decorate a Christmas tree including tips for decorating a small tree.

    Cheri Hennessey: Hi I am Cheri Hennessey with the Christmas Attic and I am going to be showing you how you can squeeze a Christmas Tree into any space in your home. We are going to decorate a very small tree today and show you, you don't even need a fireplace for your stockings. We are going to start by putting the tree topper on the tree. We are using a Retro theme today, kind of an old-fashioned Christmas and that's with these big C-7 bulbs that a lot of people remember that their parents or their grandparents had. And a lot of the ornaments were handmade at that time, so I felt it's the perfect medium for a retro ornament.

    We have got reindeers and just gently putting a few of these on. Well, I am going to put the angel towards the top because where the angels belong, always at the top of your tree. Have a couple of reindeers, Rudolph the red nose reindeer with a very big thing during the -- for the Retro period and of course, pipe cleaners, little Santas and to kind of tie together, this got a little inexpensive silver garland ribbon kind of thing and I am going to start it at the top, anchor it on and just make loops. Loop it throughout the tree.

    You have a tree with less than a dozen ornament. You have got a little garland that cost a few dollars to put on here. You had a village and if you don't have a fireplace guess what? Your stockings can fit on the front of your trunks. So now in less than a four square little feet here you have your entire Christmas tree and your fireplace and next, we are going to show you how to fix an ornament.