If you’re like me, you probably love the idea of having an artificial Christmas tree. They look so real, they last forever and they require very little work to maintain them. But what many people don’t know is that there are some things you need to do in order for your tree to continue looking its best over the years after you buy it. This article will provide tips on how to care for and maintain your artificial Christmas trees so that they can last for decades without any problems!
Why Artificial Christmas Trees?
You might be wondering why you would want to go artificial when there are so many other options out there. Here are some great reasons:
- Artificial trees are better for the environment than real ones. The production of a real Christmas tree is a pretty intensive process, and it can lead to deforestation as well as other serious environmental issues.
- They’re more durable and last longer than real trees, which means that you get to enjoy them for years to come without having to buy another one (though you should still consider recycling your old artificial tree).
- You don’t have to stay with the same design year after year; if you don’t like how your tree looks, simply change it up! You never have to make the same choices again!
The Benefits Of An Artificial Christmas Tree
A lot of people have fond memories of their first Christmas tree, whether it was an artificial one or not. The tradition can be very important to some families and it’s a great way to keep the holiday spirit alive. But there are also some excellent benefits to choosing an artificial tree that are worth considering:
- No needles! Needles stick into you when you pick them up in a real tree and they fall all over the place when they fall off. It’s just something else to clean up after yourself during the holidays.
- No drying out! With an artificial tree, you don’t need to worry about watering it every day or two (or even at all). You won’t have to worry about mold or mildew growing on your tree either since its plastic material won’t let it happen as easily as wood does.*
- No worrying about dropping needles! If you have pets who like climbing trees, this can be especially important because real ones tend not only shed but also break branches off if weight gets put on them too hard.*
- No worries about shedding needles! Aside from being somewhat annoying when scattered around your home decorating efforts throughout December each year–and making it harder than necessary for guests who’ve come over unexpectedly early before Christmas dinner–this problem is especially troublesome because once those little green pieces start falling down onto carpets and furniture surfaces everywhere else too
How To Care For Your Artificial Christmas Tree
- Keep it Away From Heat Sources
Heat is the enemy of a Christmas tree, so make sure that you keep your artificial tree away from heat sources. This means not placing it close to fireplaces or radiators, or any other kind of heating device. It will dry out the branches and needles and cause them to fall apart faster than usual.
- Keep It Away From Direct Sunlight
If you have a window in your home or apartment that gets lots of sunlight during the day, try to move your artificial Christmas tree as far away from it as possible (but still allowing yourself enough space so that you can enjoy its beauty). The sun can damage the color of an artificial Christmas tree over time if they are exposed too much – especially if they’ve been stored with lights on them!
Caring For Your Artificial Christmas Tree
You should keep your artificial Christmas tree away from heat sources, direct sunlight, pets and children. It’s also important to keep it away from water.
Your artificial tree should be kept in a ventilated area such as an attic or garage. If you have a real Christmas tree with your artificial one, it is best to store them in separate rooms so the branches do not touch each other and cause damage.
Maintaining Your Artificial Christmas Tree
Once you’ve invested in an artificial Christmas tree, it’s important to make sure that you maintain it properly. There are several ways to ensure that your tree stays healthy and lasts for many years.
- Keep the tree away from heat sources such as fireplaces, radiators and other heat sources.
- Keep the tree away from direct sunlight or any other source that might cause overheating. Artificial trees are made of plastic which can melt when exposed to high temperatures over time.
- Keep the tree away from pets and children as they may damage parts of the artificial plant with their teeth or claws or could accidentally break off branches when playing around with them on top of a table or floor where they’re displayed during festive seasons like Christmas time (or even Hanukkah). If someone does happen to get hurt while playing around with your artificial plant then make sure they go see a doctor immediately so they can receive treatment before any serious harm occurs!
How To Decorate Your Artificial Christmas Tree With Lights
Here are some tips for decorating your artificial Christmas tree with lights:
- Use a tree skirt to hide the trunk. If you don’t have a tree skirt, you can still hide the trunk by placing it against an open wall or in front of bookshelves. This will give the appearance that there’s nothing behind the tree and will help it blend into its environment.
- Use the same color lights for a cohesive look. If you want to put up different colored strands of lights (like red, white/silver and blue), we recommend using LED ones instead of incandescent so they’ll last longer and use less energy. You can also buy LED multicolored light sets specifically designed for this purpose if you find it easier than trying to mix colors on your own when creating a festive display on your new artificial Christmas tree!
- Put one strand of lights on each branch rather than having multiple strands down one branch like traditional trees do (with many smaller branches offshooting from larger ones). We recommend doing this because artificial trees tend not be as full as real ones due to their construction materials not supporting thick foliage growth well enough so adding too many strands together at once could lead
Wrap The Trunk Of The Tree With Lights First
When you’re putting up your tree, the first step is to wrap the trunk with lights. This will help create a well-lit base for all of your other decorations and add visual interest on top of that.
Decorate From The Bottom Up
When you’re decorating your artificial tree, start from the bottom. This ensures that you don’t end up with a mess of tangled lights at the top of your tree.
- If you start from the bottom of your artificial Christmas tree and work your way up, it will be easier to untangle any string lights that have gotten tangled up when moving them around. If you do this by starting from the top down or vice versa, it can lead to a lot more untangling later on.
- Make sure you don’t leave any gaps in between decorations! If there are open spaces on your tree, people will notice them and think less of how great it looks overall.
After You Finish Decorating, Be Sure To Test All The Lights.
After you’re done decorating, it’s a good idea to test all of your lights. Turn on each set and make sure they work. If they don’t, check the fuse in each string of lights. If the fuse is fine, then contact the manufacturer of your artificial tree and ask them what to do next.
Properly caring for and maintaining your artificial Christmas tree will save you time, money and energy in the long run!
Properly caring for and maintaining your artificial Christmas tree will save you time, money and energy in the long run! An artificial tree will last you many years. It is easy to clean and maintain, which means that when it comes time to decorate it, you can do so in any way you like! You don’t have to worry about a real tree shedding needles everywhere or dropping branches on your head. Artificial trees are also a great way to recycle – no more cutting down all those beautiful trees every year just so we can enjoy them at Christmas time!
We know that caring for an artificial Christmas tree can seem like a daunting task. But don’t let it overwhelm you! With these tips and tricks, we hope that your artificial tree stays beautiful and shiny for years to come.