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Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas Tree
This is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.
Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking
This is a page about homemade Christmas tree flocking. Instead of buying spray on flocking for your tree, or paying a lot for a pre-flocked one, make your own flocking at home.
Using a Blanket as a Christmas Tree Skirt
Christmas tree skirts can be pricey. Since they are only used once a year many thrifty folks like to fine a better decorating solution. This is a page about using a blanket as a Christmas tree skirt.
Asian Themed Christmas Tree...
This is a page about Asian themed Christmas tree decorations. Cultures throughout the world have uncommon ways of decorating for this Christian holiday. In Asia, tree decorations may be quite different than what you expect.
Decorating an Artificial Christmas Tree
This is a page about decorating an artificial Christmas tree. Artificial trees have some advantages over fresh ones, especially if they are pre-lit. The actual adding of seasonal decorations, however, is basically the same as with a fresh tree.
Make a Tree Skirt With a Vinyl Tablecloth
A seasonal vinyl tablecloth is a perfect item to convert into a pretty, even inexpensive, Christmas tree skirt. It is easy and quick to do. This is a page about how to make a tree skirt with a vinyl tablecloth.
Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working
This is a page about top part of pre-lit tree not working. It can be difficult to find the cause for a partial loss of lights on a pre-lit tree. If possible checking with the manufacturer may be the best solution.
Storing an Artificial Christmas Tree
This is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree. If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly.
Decorating a Pink Christmas Tree
I have a 7 foot pink Christmas tree with clear lights. I would love some suggestions on how to decorate or what colors would go? Thanks.
Military Themed Christmas Tree
This is a page about military themed Christmas tree. Creating an annual theme for your Christmas tree can become a great family tradition. Honor family members who are or have served with a military theme.
Putting Lights on a Christmas Tree
This is a page about putting lights on a Christmas tree. Whether you like a rainbow of colors or classic white lights, decorating your Christmas tree with lights is a tradition many of us look forward to. There are many ways to put the lights on your tree to make it look just right.
Step-On Light Switch for Tree Lights
A step-on light switch for your tree lights is worth every penny and saves crawling around on the floor to plug in lights! By Linda
Wrap LED Starry Lights for Twinkling Star
My old Christmas Star Topper does not have any lights. I really like how the new toppers have twinkling lights but they cost $20-30.
Caring for a Live Christmas Tree
This page is about caring for a live Christmas tree. Enjoying the fragrance and presence of a living holiday tree requires daily attention.
Using Costume Jewelry as Christmas Ornaments
If you find you don't wear your costume jewelry, you can use it as ornaments on a mini Christmas tree. This is a page about using costume jewelry as Christmas ornaments.
Multifunction Lights on Pre-lit Tree Only Blinking
I have a Home Accents 7.5' pre-lit LED tree with multifunctioning lights (clear, color, blinking). When I set it up, the tree would only blink clear and colored lights. The control box on the tree does not work to alter this.
Benefits of Buying a Real Christmas Tree
This is a page about the benefits of buying a real Christmas tree. Despite what you may believe, buying a real Christmas tree is actually environmentally friendly. Here is some great information, dispelling a number of myths in the real vs. fake debate.
Setting Light Colors on a Pre-lit Christmas Tree
I just purchased a pre-lit tree from target last night. I got it all set up and plugged in. It seems like the top piece is on a different setting than the bottom two pieces. And I can't get them to match up. Any ideas? Like now, the top piece is multi-colored and the two bottom pieces are white.
Keeping Toddlers out of Christmas Trees
This is a page about keeping toddlers out of Christmas trees. Displaying your Christmas tree can be a challenge with little people around who just can't leave it alone.
College Football Themed Christmas Tree
This is a page about college football themed Christmas tree. Displaying your team spirit through the holiday season can be fun by decorating your tree with the colors and ornaments from your favorite football team.
Christmas Tree Theme Ideas
This is a page about Christmas tree theme ideas. Decorating your Christmas tree with a specific theme is a fun tradition to start with your family. It can be as elaborate as a Victorian theme or focus on a favorite sport.
Artificial vs Natural Christmas Trees
This is a page about artificial vs. natural Christmas trees. Doing some research can help you decide between buying an artificial Christmas tree or a fresh cut one.
Christmas Tree Tips and Tricks
This page contains christmas tree tips and tricks. There are smart ways to keep your holiday tree safe and trouble free.
Baby's First Christmas Ornament Ideas
This page is contains baby's first Christmas ornament ideas. There are many special ways to create a keepsake for your child.
Decorating a Christmas Tree
This page is about decorating a Christmas tree. An evergreen tree can be decorated for other holidays besides Christmas.
Picking a Christmas Tree
This is a page about picking a Christmas tree. From nobles to classic firs, picking the right tree will bring much holiday cheer to your home.
Making a Christmas Tree Topper
This is a page about making a Christmas tree topper. Make it even more special for your family by making your own Christmas tree topper.
Jingle Bell Alarm for Pets
If you have toddlers or pets who might get into your Christmas tree, tie some bells (craft store ones work fine) around the lower branches. If the tree is disturbed you will hear the bells jingle.
Use Costume Jewelry to Decorate for Christmas
Just raid your jewelry box for decorations for a tiny tree and string necklaces and bracelets to ornament it.
Decorate Your Tree With Popcorn
Instead of stringing popcorn to hang on the tree, simply pop the corn and throw it in handfuls onto the tree. It will stick onto the branches and look like snow. Even the youngest of the family can participate.
Christmas Tree For Less
Christmas for Less. I finally retired my 24 year old Christmas tree this year when I found this barely used, pre-lit tree at a yard sale for $5! I then found the perfect star topper, which I had seen at a local Target for $9.99, at Goodwill for $.99!
Budget Friendly Theme Trees
Want to change your tree this year with new decorations but with the budget crunch you think you just can't afford it? Well, here are four trees using things you have around your house or can buy at your local thrift store so you that you can create a one of a kind tree.
Child's Own Christmas Tree
Wondering what to do with all your leftover kids meal promo items? We decorate our girl's bedrooms with their own little Christmas tree and we use the promo items as the ornaments. You can easily add a hook to them, drill a hole if needed or glue a hook to the toy.
Make a Christmas Tree Out of Recycled Materials
Does anyone have the instructions for how to make a Christmas tree out of empty plastic water bottles?
Set Up a Kids Christmas Tree
As empty nesters with a house emptied out, I decided to do something new this Christmas. Having just given our sun room a make-over, into a den just for us, I thought of putting up 2 trees, as each had access to a big window and these are the two rooms we spend our time in (living and den).
Different Christmas Tree
Happy holidays to all the great folks on here. I just had to show everyone my decoration for a different tree, least it has some Xmas effect for me. Happy Holidays.
Gather Pine Boughs from Christmas Tree Lots
Have a yen for an Xmas tree but don't have the $ or space? Then gather pine boughs (branches) to you from the local xmas tree stands and garden centers!
Set Up Christmas Tree In The Garage
When Christmas rolls around and it's time to get our tree ready to put up, I always share this tip with friends. Surprising how many folks have never thought of this idea, yet it's so simple.
Saving Money on a Tree Skirt
Tips for saving money on a Tree Skirt as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your ideas here.
A Natural Growing Tree
This year, instead of getting a big cut Christmas tree, my family bought a small one in a pot. This way, we can put it out into the garden for the rest of the year and keep it for several years to come. It's a nice idea if you prefer a real tree to an artificial one, but don't want to have to buy one every year.
Traveling Christmas Tree
Traveling Christmas Tree. Our able to travel Christmas tree.
Pan for Christmas Tree Overflows
Years ago I was in a hardware store and spied a round, about 3 foot diameter, metal overflow pan for water heaters. Having just cleaned up after an overflowing Christmas tree stand...
Stringing Popcorn for the Tree
Popcorn for stringing will crumble less easily as you string it if you pop it the day before you use it and let it sit out and get a wee bit soggy.
Avoid Buying a Special Tree Disposal Bag
Instead of buying a special tree disposal bag, stand the tree stand on a large garden bag. Then put the tree skirt just goes over this.
Living Christmas Tree
A living Christmas tree is ecological, practical and saves you money year after year. You can enjoy it year round on your balcony or in your garden.
Saving Money on a Christmas Tree
Tips for Saving Money on a Christmas Tree as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. We had a Christmas tree for almost thirty years, that we got at a garage sale. I bought another tree, at a garage sale, that didn't have all the pieces.
Making a Popcorn Garland
This past December we were looking for decoration ideas for our Solstice tree in our yard. We decided to make popcorn strings for the tree.
Keeping Your Christmas Tree Bug-Free
Live Christmas trees provide insects with a wonderful place to wait out the snow and cold of winter. Unfortunately, this means that occasionally hibernating insects get indoors by hitching a ride on your Christmas tree.
Christmas Tree Care
Here are some very simple ways to keep your Christmas tree green and thriving through the Christmas season. Many of us are lucky enough to live in an area where you can actually buy a Christmas Tree permit and go and cut our own trees.
Vintage Memories Christmas Tree
Christmas tree using cute vintage, quaint decorations: old childrens books, sheet music, old newspaper ads, paper dolls, old family photos and various items around the house!
Pre-lit Tree Not Working
I accidentally took a light off the tree and realised it's pre-lit. If I screw it back on will it work or do we need a new tree?
Changing Color Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Out of Sync
Our Martha Stewart Living Christmas tree is pre-lit with lights that can be clear, multi color, or changing between the two. The tree is in 3 pieces. All of the lights work, but the lights are not in sync. When the top two sections are multi-colored the bottom is clear and vice versa.
Middle and Top of Pre-lit Tree Not Working
I have a 3 part 7.5' pre lit LED Christmas tree. It is 2 yrs old. The bottom piece lights up and switches perfectly fine between the white and multi colored lights, however the entire middle section and top sections will not light up at all.
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Quit Working
We have a pre-lit tree from Home Depot. The lights have quit working. The tree is about 2 years old. The lights were working and then a couple of days after I decorated the tree they quit working. We have tried everything such as replacing bulbs and fuses, plugging into a different outlet, and an extension cord.
Using a Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Without the Remote
Can my pre-lit Balsam Hill Christmas tree work without the remote? Can I just somehow plug it into the wall and not worry about color changing and bypass the remote some? If so how? I lost mine and can't afford to order/buy one and I am stuck with a pretty tree with no lights.
Pre-lit Christmas Tree Not Lighting
I have plugged in all three sections of our tree securely. I have used a meter to check the current through each section. I have confirmed a current. But there are no lights. What is next?
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