You may just be in luck in if you are wondering how you to make your Christmas tree look fuller.
It may be that you are dealing with a cheap tree and you just don’t have the money to replace it right now. Or maybe you just bought a new tree and it just doesn’t live up to your expectations.
Whatever the reason you want your Christmas tree to look fuller or thicker, check out the tips below that will have your tree looking beautiful and bright with no bare spots in sight.
Ways To Make A Christmas Tree Look Fuller And Thicker In No Time
The best way to make a Christmas tree look fuller is to simply add more to it. There are plenty of tree filler ideas from large ornaments and ribbon to even mixing in some artificial pine garland right into the branches.
The nice thing is that most of these fillers for Christmas trees don’t cost a lot a ton of money and are definitely cheaper than buying a whole new tree.
Christmas Tree Filler Ideas
Christmas Tree Filler Decorations and Ornaments
~Christmas Tree Garland~
One of the best ways to make a Christmas tree look fuller is to simply add some matching evergreen garland to the tree.
All you have to do is wrap the garland around the branches and the base of the tree to mix in the branches of the tree with the garland. This will fill in bare spots and still have a clean, simple look to the tree.
I prefer this method because you don’t have to add a ton of ornaments or other items if you don’t want and you still get that full, bright tree.
You can buy this garland for a lot cheaper than buying a whole new tree and use it again next year.
If you aren’t interested in having to wrap the garland around your tree, there is a little simpler method that still gives good results.
Use two evergreen wreaths to fill in the bare areas of your tree.
While assembling your tree, place the wreath in the lower section and then in the middle section. Fluff the branches and mix the wreaths together to spread out the coverage and make the tree look thicker.
Remember that you will need a wreath that is at least large enough to be around the same size diameter as your Christmas tree.
Here are a few recommendations.
Here is also video to help give you a better idea of how to get the most out of these wreaths.
Another neat idea for a Christmas tree filler is to add ribbon to your tree to fill in the bare spots. You can strategically wrap the ribbon around your tree so that you don’t notice the larger spots in between the branches.
The neat thing about this Christmas tree filler decoration is that you can change the ribbon to fit the theme of your tree for that year.
It’s pretty simple to wrap ribbon around your Christmas tree and gives a unique look rather than the typical Christmas tree garland (although you could easily use that as well).
Not sure how much ribbon you may need? Check out my recommendations on decorating a Christmas tree with ribbon or garland.
If none of the filler ideas above appeal to you, of course you can always use ornaments to help fill in any bare spots on your tree.
If your Christmas tree is really cheap looking and needs lots of sprucing up, you’re going to want to make sure that you have plenty of larger ornaments to fill that space. Mix these large ornaments with some smaller sized ones so that you have a good mixture on the tree and the ornaments don’t take up the whole entire tree.
You can always combine these ornaments along with another option like ribbon or even adding the wreaths to your tree to really enhance the appearance of your artificial Christmas tree.
The reason why I recommend ornaments last for Christmas tree filler decorations is that sometimes you will find that large ornaments simply just over power the tree rather than make it look fuller.
The key is to find a balance where the ornaments make your tree look fuller and not just droopy and small.
Christmas Tree Filler Branches
If you want to go a bit more natural, you can also find find filler branches that can be strategically placed into the tree to make it look fuller. This gives more of a natural appearance rather than having to add decorations to make it look fuller.
If you are short on money you can even use real evergreen tree branches to help fill in those ugly bare spots. This may be a cost-effective way to enhance your Christmas tree especially if you have some evergreen trees in your yard.
You can also find evergreen branches at local craft stores especially during the holiday season. Adding in a few branches will be less expensive than having to buy a whole new tree.
You may find though that buying the evergreen garland instead of the individual branches cost you less money.
More Tips For Making An Artificial Christmas Tree Appear Fuller
*Be Sure To Fluff Your Tree As Much As Possible*
One of the most important things to keep in mind when dealing with a bare or cheap Christmas tree is you need to fluff, fluff, and fluff some more.
The more that you are able to fluff the branches, the less bare spots you are going to have. Of course you can’t completely change the look of your tree but you may just be shocked at how much thicker your tree can look when you take the time and really fluff each branch.
*Look Around Your House and Yard For Christmas Tree Fillers*
If you don’t have any money to spend on making your Christmas tree look fuller and bigger, then get a little creative and check out your yard (or local park) or the drawers in your house.
Just like I mentioned above about finding evergreen branches in your yard you can also find other items such as pine cones and other greenery to fill in your tree’s bare spots.
Also, check out your craft bins for things like feathers, floral accessories, and even other items that you can make large ornaments or snowflakes with.
*Layer Ornaments and Decorations To Make The Tree Look Thicker*
Instead of just placing the ornaments on the tree in any old way, take some time and strategically place in layers to help fill in those bare gaps.
For example, layer on the ribbon across the branches and then add in some larger ornaments. Then, take some of your smaller ornaments and really fill in any gaps. It’s okay to even layer over the ornaments and just have some of them peeking out if it helps you get the look you want from your not-so-full Christmas tree.
*Decorate The Tree Closer To The Trunk (Center) Rather Than The Ends Of The Branches*
A quick and easy decorating tip is to place more of your decorations towards the trunk of the tree rather than on the ends of the branches.
When you place the ornaments or ribbons and garland here the light catches the decorations better and makes the whole tree look fuller and brighter.
If you really want to make your artificial Christmas tree look fuller, then my recommendation for the best way would be adding the evergreen garland or wreath to really fill in those bare spots. These methods make the tree look more natural and don’t require you to add a lot “stuff” to cover up the tree.
If you are looking to buy a new Christmas tree so you don’t have to worry about this next holiday season, check out my tips for The Best Time To Buy An Artificial Christmas Tree.
You can also sometimes find really inexpensive artificial Christmas trees for sale during special times of the season. In fact I have even seen some nice 6 foot Christmas trees for sale under $50 during the holiday season.