Decorating a Jubiltree Alternative Christmas tree can be a piece of cake, or a creative challenge. It all depends on your vision. If you're short on time or creative energy, decorate your tree according to our formula: Lights + Garland + Ornaments = One Beautiful Alternative Christmas Tree.
Tie one end of your light string around the top of a tree "branch" (the long skinny dowels that make up the body of the tree), and wrap the lights around the tree. Three 20-foot light strings provide plenty of lights (you may want to choose ones with a wire color that will blend in with your garland). Tie the lights off near the bottom of the tree, leaving about 18 inches for presents underneath.
Once your lights are on, tie your chosen garland (whether it's tinsel, ribbon, or something else) around another tree branch at the top of a tree. How much garland you need depends on how much coverage you are looking for, and what kind of garland you choose. Our Vintage Ornament tree (below left) required about 220 feet of vintage tinsel garland (the tree was wrapped three times to make the garland appear fuller--you could use one-third to half as much garland if that is not the look you are going for). Our evergreen tree (below right) required about 30 feet of natural garland. Wind your garland around the tree, covering the light string as you go. Now tie the garland off at the bottom, leaving the bottom 18 inches for presents.
Hang your favorite ornaments from the garland and light strings. If you like, add a tree topper with a cone-shaped attachment. Stick your presents under the tree. Voila! You're done.
If you're brave enough to deviate from the above formula, here are some bold decorating ideas for styling your Jubiltree Wooden Christmas Tree.
And now that you know how to decorate a Jubiltree Wooden Tree, check out our ideas for tree styles, materials, and ornaments that will help you design your tree.