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17 Super Creative Ways to Spruce Up Artificial Christmas Trees

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Upcycle your old artificial tree with these super awesome ideas that will keep your tree looking new for years to come. From simple to extravagant, you will find an accessory or two that will help you rejuvenate your artificial tree and keep it looking fresh for years to come.

Maybe your artificial tree isn’t the newest or you’re looking for ways to turn an old tree new again. Look no further than this list which includes the best and most creative ways to spruce up that artificial tree and make it perfect to use again for this holiday season.



Garland Full of Red Pip Berries

Adding garland is a great way to add dimension and color to an older tree. This beaded garland is simple and features clusters of tiny red berries which are festive and traditional. At 4.5’ long, you will probably need a few of these garlands for full coverage but they are an affordable alternative to buying a new tree.

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Sterling 449807 Tree Stand With Wheels, 21″

What better way to show off new tree décor than with a stand that can rotate. This stand has four wheels that allow your newly revamped tree to show off all your decorating skills. A new rotating stand can also hide those areas of the tree that are not as glamorous and offers a way to move the tree to multiple locations.

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National Tree Pine Scent, 6-Ounce

A super easy way to help an artificial tree look and seem like the real thing is to add a scent. This traditional pine scent is a great way to capture the essence of the holiday season and add a natural element to your artificial tree.
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Commercial Length Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Garland

For the larger artificial trees that may need a little filling, look no further than this 50’ commercial garland. A Canadian pine branch/needle scheme makes this classic garland easy to blend with other artificial pine trees.

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Chase 499-0523 Snow Blower Aerosol Spray, 16-Ounce

Perhaps your natural artificial tree just needs a little flocking to turn it into a whole new tree and decorating scheme. This spray will be sure to cover every branch in perfect looking “snow” just make sure to spray it outdoors as you probably don’t want flocking overspray to cover your walls.

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Krylon K03804 Glitter Blast, Diamond Dust

Maybe flocking isn’t enough and you need that fake snow to sparkle too. Add a glitter blast spray to the top layer of flocking for a multi-dimensional snowy look that will be sure to catch the lights and glimmer all winter long.

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Tinsel Poufs

A DIY take on traditional tinseling which we know can be messy and a hassle to clean up. These tinsel poufs are a great alternative to hanging tinsel, simply take a tinsel garland and cut into tiny ball-like sections. Then hang these tinsel poufs onto the tree in empty space or spots that need extra twinkle.

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Rotating Christmas Tree Stand for Artificial Trees

Like the stand with wheels, this is a great way to showcase your tree and decorating talents. You can decorate the whole tree and have it on continuous rotating display or decorate the sides differently to mix it up. This rotating stand is designed for artificial trees up to 7.5 feet tall and uses a traditional power plug.

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Natural Red Pine Cones 7 Ounces/Pkg

Add some natural elements to your tree with these awesome red pine cones. The package comes with 25-30 pine cones in each bag making them a super affordable way to add a new dynamic to your tree. They are sturdy, odorless and a natural brown color so they can be left plain or decorated in whatever way you desire.

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Raffia Ribbon

This ribbon is a great way to add color to your tree. Tie the ribbons into bows, little starbursts or just wrap it around the branches to create a new look that fills in those empty spaces. It comes in a variety of colors perfect for the holidays or any theme, with the leftover ribbon you can even wrap some Christmas gifts!

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Silk Poinsettias

As we mentioned above, complementing your tree with florals is a great way to spruce up your tree and décor. So we have included the most traditional holiday flower – the poinsettia – on the list. These flowers are so large and beautiful that they can hide any open space on the tree and they come in a variety of colors for any kind of decoration.

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Aleene’s Glitter Snow 4oz powder

For those who don’t like spray glitter or snow, this powdery alternative is an easy way to add a simple, realistic snowy sparkle to your tree. The powder form makes it an uncomplicated way to add frost or flocking without all the mess. This powder includes both snowflakes and glitter making it a great all-in-one product.

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Febreze Air Effects – Fresh-Cut Pine

Fresh-Cut Pine: If your tree has some lingering odors that need to be taken care of this Febreeze odor eliminator can zap any unwanted odors while adding a traditional holiday pine scent. The spray can be added before or after decorating as it is a safe thin spray and doesn’t leave any residue.

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2 Bright Red Artificial Cardinal Birds

Like berries, artificial birds can clip onto the branches and create a woodland look with added natural red color. Cardinals are just one wintertime bird that can be added to spruce up a tree, any breed of bird will help your tree take on a whole new look for this holiday season.

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Canadian Pine Artificial Christmas Wreath

Other DIYers have added whole wreaths around their trees’ connection points (in between sections and branches) to create fullness and effortless extended diameter to their existing tree. This Pine wreath will blend great into any artificial pine tree and is a crafty way to create new from old.

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PINE SCENTS 10-pack : All Natural Pine Infused Ornaments

All Natural Pine Infused Ornaments: Infused with REAL pine scent, these ornaments are green to blend with the tree, hooked so they can be hung anywhere and scented. For those who are allergic to or do not like using aerosol sprays, these ornaments are a great alternative to chemical sprays while still filling your home with a real tree smell.

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Elegance Garland with Berries, Pine Cones and Gold Leaves

A garland that has it all! This elegant garland has all the traditional Christmas accoutrements included, pine cones, golden leaves and red berries. It is easy to wrap around the tree in different sections to supplement branch fullness and add even more holiday décor.

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3 DIY Super Creative Ways to Spruce Up Artificial Christmas Trees



Marquee Letters

This is a DIY hack that can fill where older branches may have thinned out and left empty spaces. Adding marquee letters in different holiday sayings like “Love”, “Noel” and “Blessed” can occupy space and add a festive message to your tree. You can leave the letters natural looking for a rustic feel or paint them to match this year’s color scheme.



Floral Tree

Adding florals like this blogger did is another way to fill up void space and give your tree that extra pop of color. Silk flowers are the most commonly used with varietals ranging from traditional poinsettias to lilies or even roses accented in all different colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment and add as many flowers as your tree needs!



Ombre Tree

A way to light the tree so that it stands out is to arrange the ornaments or light strings into a “ombre” scheme from dark to light or light to dark, or even in a rainbow as this tutorial illustrates. There are even LED string lights that can change color for the ultimate tree renovation.

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