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X-mas tree DIY

The perfect tree adds to much Christmas cheer to a room so it's worth getting right. We'll take you through the steps that make a great Christmas tree because a great tree really does put you into the Christmas spirit.

For a really cosy, warm and inviting ambience you need to get the lighting right. Whether you've recovered them from the attic or if you've bought new, line them up on the living room floor before putting them on the tree.

Check that all the lights work before you carefully wrap them around the tree. When you do, make sure that you cover as much of the tree as possible. If you have to miss any areas because you don't have enough lights, you can avoid adding them to the back of the tree as no one will see them anyway.

Check that all the lights work before you carefully wrap them around the tree. When you do, make sure that you cover as much of the tree as possible. If you have to miss any areas because you don't have enough lights, you can avoid adding them to the back of the tree as no one will see them anyway.

There are no rules when adding baubles and decorations to a tree so go for it. Make sure you mix the small baubles and decorations so that the tree has no real uniformity. Be spontaneous. Then stand back and admire your work.

Personalise decorations are a must with any tree. You can make your decorations a little different by adding to them. Why not stick some holly onto the faded baubles?

The personal touch is important so add decorations that your kids made over the years. Even if they're a bit bruised and battered, put them up. The memories they generate will make them worthwhile

The personal touch is important so add decorations that your kids made over the years. Even if they're a bit bruised and battered, put them up. The memories they generate will make them worthwhile

Tinsel isn't all that popular any more as a decoration for the tree but it's great for those times when you run out of other decorations.

Don't forget to add the angel at the top. You don't need to add a massive one that dominates the tree. Add something subtle and attractive. This is a perfect finishing touch for your Christmas Tree

Don't forget to add the angel at the top. You don't need to add a massive one that dominates the tree. Add something subtle and attractive. This is a perfect finishing touch for your Christmas Tree

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