Guide to Artificial Tree Fluffing

There are a variety of different types of artificial Christmas trees, and it’s important to ensure that your décor is looking realistic. Since the trees are pre-packaged for shipping, customers often struggle to fluff out the branches for the desired “full” look. Luckily, we have some expert tips to help your tree look it’s very best throughout the holiday season!

Let’s get started!

First things first – supplies.

Although shaping your tree does not require many items, we recommend a few tools to make the process easier.


1. A Step Ladder
Depending on the size of your tree, you’ll want to consider using a step ladder to reach the taller branches. This process can be a bit tedious, so you’ll want to be comfortable.

2. Gloves
Although your tree is artificial, the PVC or PE may be slightly rough on your hands, so a pair of gloves will make this process more enjoyable. For more information about the different types of needles, check out our page here.

After unboxing your tree, it’s time to start shaping and fluffing!

Start at the Base

First, we’ll begin at the base of your tree. We recommend starting at the base of the branches and working your way out. In order to do this, begin by lifting and arranging each branch to create a full look. You may need to hold two branches (one in each hand) and pull them in opposite directions to make them appear fuller, with a fanned-out appearance.

Working from the bottom to top, one branch at a time, will provide a much better result than assembling your whole tree first then trying to fluff afterwards. After the tree is arranged, you will see a fuller shape.


Take Your Time

Although you’re likely eager to begin adding ornaments and other décor, it’s essential to take your time when shaping your artificial tree. If you fluff each branch, one by one, the tree will appear fuller overall when you are finished the process. For reference, the tree-shaping process should take about one hour (depending on the size of your tree).

Additionally, flocked trees may take longer to shape since the branches may have been stuck together during the shipment process. If your tree is pre-lit, you can turn on the lights to help you see any spots you might want spend more time shaping.

For your reference, please take a look at the instructional video, detailing the correct way to shape and fluff your artificial Christmas tree.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us. We hope you enjoy your artificial Christmas tree!

Happy Holidays!

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