Start by placing the tree topper first. This will help you avoid breaking ornaments or toppling your tree. Stars, angels, and bows are all great tree toppers to choose from. Hang garland and lights on the tree before adding ornaments. When you’re ready to hang the ornaments, start with the largest ornaments first. Mix and match homemade ornaments with store bought ones. Hang homemade ornaments in prominent places where they can be easily seen, then fill in any gaps with colored ball ornaments for a cohesive look.
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