How to Decorate a Pencil Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Pencil Christmas Tree

How to Decorate a Pencil Christmas Tree

Sep 1st 2023 - by Amanda Meyers

Pencil trees are a wonderful option for people with small spaces or who want to add some extra pizazz around the house. Pencil trees are long and slim which makes them perfect for those tight spaces. 

Are you looking to spruce up your home with holiday decorations but have limited space to work with? Look no further than pencil trees! These long and slim trees are the perfect solution for those tight spots that need a touch of holiday magic.

Steps to Decorating a Pencil Christmas Tree

Step 1: Choose A Tree

When selecting a pencil Christmas tree for your home, it's important to consider both its height and diameter to ensure a perfect fit. Pencil trees typically range from 4 to 16 feet tall and have a diameter of 19 to 23 inches. Measure the available space in your home, taking into account ceiling height and the area where you plan to place the tree, to determine the appropriate dimensions. By choosing a pencil Christmas tree that matches your space, you can create a stunning and festive holiday centerpiece that complements your home's decor.


Step 2: Choose A Theme

Selecting a theme for your pencil Christmas tree can help create a cohesive and visually appealing holiday display. Start by considering the placement of your tree and your home's aesthetic. Whether you opt for a traditional theme with classic ornaments and warm colors, a modern theme with sleek and minimalist decorations, or a whimsical theme with vibrant colors and playful accents, ensure that the theme resonates with your style and complements the existing decor in your home.


Step 3: Choose Ornaments

When selecting ornaments for a pencil Christmas tree, it's essential to consider the tree's slender profile. Choose ornaments that range from 2 to 4 inches in size to maintain proportionality with the tree's narrower branches. The number of ornaments you use will depend on personal preference, but a general guideline is to have enough to create a balanced and visually pleasing display without overwhelming the tree. Experiment with a mix of colors, textures, and styles to add depth and visual interest to your pencil tree, creating a delightful and enchanting holiday centerpiece for your home. The amount of ornaments used on the tree depends on personal preference, but we recommend using 20-30 ornaments per foot.


Step 4 Choose Trimmings

Choosing the right trimmings for a pencil Christmas tree can enhance its beauty and create a captivating holiday display. Consider incorporating a mix of elements such as ribbons, floral picks, garlands, and lights. Opt for slender ribbons that complement the tree's slim profile and drape gracefully. Floral picks can add texture and pops of color, while garlands can help fill out the tree and provide a cohesive look. Select lights that are suitable for a narrow tree and distribute them evenly to ensure a warm and inviting glow. By carefully selecting and arranging these trimmings, you can transform your pencil tree into a stunning focal point that captures the magic of the season.

    Pencil Christmas Tree Decoration Tips and Ideas

Here are a few extra tips and ideas from the elves on how to make your pencil tree pop.

Top Tip 1


The best lights for a pencil tree?

For a pencil tree, it's best to use mini lights or fairy lights with thin wire. These lights are smaller in scale and will fit the narrow branches of the tree more seamlessly. LED lights are energy-efficient and produce less heat, making them a safe option.

Top Tip 2


Add texture and dimension to a pencil tree.

To add texture and dimension to a pencil tree, consider incorporating different types of materials to your tree. Consider different materials of garlands, such as beaded garlands, ribbon garlands, or textured tinsel. Additionally, you can use floral picks, feathers, or natural elements like pinecones to add visual interest and texture to the tree.

Top Tip 3


Spice up your kitchen or dining room with a food themed tree featuring some funky food and drink ornaments. Add a festive tree to your TV room decorated with ornaments of your favorite movies and TV shows. Create a Memory Tree by adding all of your personalized family ornaments to one tree. 

Pencil Christmas Tree Decoration FAQs

What is a pencil Christmas tree?

A pencil Christmas tree is a slender and stylish artificial tree designed to mimic the shape of a real pine tree. Unlike traditional Christmas trees, these trees have a super slim profile with a diameter ranging from 19 to 23 inches. Pencil trees are an excellent space-saving option for smaller rooms or areas where a full-sized tree might be too bulky.

How do you dress a pencil Christmas tree?

Dressing a pencil Christmas tree involves some careful consideration due to its narrow shape. Start by fluffing and shaping the branches to create a full and lush appearance. Then, use lightweight and narrow ornaments, avoiding heavy decorations that might weigh down the branches. Decorate with smaller baubles, ribbon, and garlands to complement the tree's slender form. Consider adding a tree topper that isn't too large to maintain the tree's elegant proportions.


How do you make a pencil Christmas tree look fuller?

To make a pencil Christmas tree look fuller, strategically add decorations to cover any bare spots. Use garlands, tinsel, or ribbons to create cascading effects that add volume and depth. Additionally, incorporate floral picks or artificial branches to fill in gaps and create a more lush appearance. By carefully layering decorations and focusing on the tree's natural shape, you can enhance its fullness and make it more visually appealing.


How many ornaments do I need for a pencil tree?

The number of ornaments you need for a pencil tree depends on personal preference and the level of decoration you desire. As a general guideline, we recommend using 5-10 ornaments per vertical foot of the tree. For example, a 6-foot pencil tree may require around 50 to 60 ornaments. However, feel free to adjust the quantity based on your aesthetic preferences and the overall look you want to achieve. Remember to evenly distribute the ornaments to maintain a balanced and visually pleasing result.

Sep 1st 2023 - by Amanda Meyers