Tree Ideas

Ideas For Children’s Christmas Trees

  • November 4, 2016

Most of us have a Christmas tree somewhere by our entry or in our family or living rooms. A grand, glorious, glowing....single tree.But why stop there? The trend in the past few years has been to add a secondary tree in another room, usually a den and even a kitchen, as it is the most commonly used room. Now, that's good and all, but what about the kids? You know our little angels that make it hard to sneak gifts under the tree because they want to sleep next to it. Why not give them their own glowing bit of happiness for their rooms. Below are some ideas for Children's Christmas trees.  For...

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Christmas Lights on a Budget

  • October 20, 2014

  You know the season is here when you start to see Christmas light installations around town, especially at the local shopping centers. Like many of you I love the look of huge trees, lit from their base to the end of their branch tips. This type of Christmas light installation takes a ton of lights and a lot labor. It also often calls for special equipment to be brought in to safely install the lights over the canopy. Unfortunately, it's not in everyone’s budget to have this done to their trees. That is, until now. Here's how you can do your Christmas Lights on a Budget We are offering...

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Wreath Bows, Garland Bows and Tree Bows Dallas, Plano,

  • October 14, 2012

By Maria Bargellini An easy way to fancy up your wreath, garland or tree is with a big beautiful bow! For the 2012 season you can now order a custom bow for your existing greenery, new greenery or just the bows themselves. Order before the holiday rush to make sure you have enough bows for all your projects.         Garland bows: These are the smallest bows we make. We make them in both indoor and outdoor ribbon. Please specify use. These bows can be set in your garland or you can order them separately for placement on gifts and other items. Individually ordered Bows are shipped flat...

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Deco Mesh Wreaths Dallas, Plano, Allen, Frisco, McKinney

  • September 4, 2012

By Maria Bargellini New for the 2012 Season -- DECO MESH!!!!! I absolutely love this fabric!  Deco Mesh makes Christmas Trees, Wreaths and Garlands look magical. If you want to add sparkle to the holidays adding Deco mesh to your existing greenery or as a new detail gives make your Holiday display go from pretty to WOW.                And the most fabulous thing about Deco mesh is that it can be used for outdoors! It holds its shape and sparkle no matter what the weather -- well I'm sure it's gone in a tornado -  but barring anything crazy it will look great all season long....

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DWF Christmas Lights on How to Light a Christmas Tree: Part 2 techniques

  • October 12, 2011

by Maria Bargellini  If  you read part one of this post you should have a good idea of any considerations that have to be made prior to picking a technique. If you haven't read part one of "How to light a Christmas tree" click here.  The Scallop Wrap This is the most common or "old fashion" way of stringing lights on a Christmas tree. The lights are scalloped on the tree in the same way most people put garland on. Part your tree in 3-4 evenly spaced sections, ie every 2 feet on a 6 foot tree. Use the branches to hang lights and let them hang in between. Make sure that your wraps are not too tight...

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DWF Christmas Lights on How to Light a Christmas Tree: Part 1- Where to start

  • October 10, 2011

How do you wrap a Christmas Tree with lights? Well that depends on a few things; How big the tree is: If it's too big , say 12 feet, you might want to do a simple wrap. If it's shorter you can try your hand at using a more professional type of wrapping like a branch wrap. In terms of the amount of lights 100 lights for every 1' is the average amount used for a nicely lit tree. For less dense trees you can use 100 lights for every 1 1/2 feet and if you like lot of lights and you double the amount of lights, just be sure to use proper installation techniques. How much time you have: Some techniques...

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DFW Christmas Lights on Icicle Drop Lights

  • August 26, 2011

By Maria Bargellini, holiday lighting designer for DFW Christmas Lights Icicle drop lights are fairly new and have been used mostly for large commercial holiday lighting displays - until now. Icicle drop lights are designed to give off the appearance of falling snow by using the LED lights (diodes) in the tube to "drip" down the length of the tube repeated. They look great in trees or over your entryway, breezeway or any type of archway. The tubes come in a variety of lengths and combinations. For example, you can get a 5 tube strand in 10 or 20 inches, a mixed strand of  (3)-20 inch tubes and (2) 40" tubes,...

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DFW Christmas Lights on decorating your Christmas tree

  • August 24, 2011

By Maria Bargellini If you're not sure how you want to decorate your Christmas tree this season try using this fun tool from Better Homes and Gardens. I have been playing with this tool for about an hour now-- O how I love it so. I found it by chance while looking for topics to write about and I'm glad i did. It could definitely benefit from having more options but there's enough if you want to test out color schemes, mix and match ornaments, use a different color tree this year, or just want to try new combinations. It's a great way to get the kids involved this season. Let them help you create...

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Musical Holiday Lighting Display

  • October 14, 2010

The ITree by Music in Motion By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights Wants something new this holiday season? Love those crazy Holiday videos where someone else's home is dancing to tunes in a spectacular Holiday Lighting display? Well people--I want to introduce you to a fantastic new product that will give you a similar display without the cost or hassle of a high tech computerized show. It's called the ITree, by Music in Motion. There's two products in this family, an indoor tree that looks like your traditional Holiday tree and an outdoor version, which is a cone shaped tree made with...

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Life of a Christmas Tree–Pick your own Christmas Tree Dallas

  • October 11, 2010

So where does that tree come from? Where Do I go to get one? By Maria Bargellini of DFW Christmas Lights So where do Christmas Trees come from? Well, out of the 30 million real trees that used by us every year 25% come from Oregon, 11% from North Carolina, 10% from Michigan and the remainder of the trees come form small farms across the country. The different types of Christmas Trees consists of Pines, Firs, and Spruces, however the most common by far are the Balsm, Frasier, and Douglas Firs. I name my tree Dougie every year--makes me feel better about it some how. I also talk to it and feed...

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