Use three different sizes: small, medium and large, placing them in a zig-zag pattern beginning with the largest size. For the largest ball, I use (200 to 300 mm) pumpkin balls - about seven to nine per seven-foot tree. These massive balls provide depth and provide a pop of subtle colour. Push them into the tree, rather than dangling them from the tips of brands, and never place them near the bottom, but rather slightly above the mid-way point. Next, place your medium balls (100 to 150 mm) into the tree – again do not dangle from the tips of branches. The smallest size balls (60 to 80 mm) can be placed from the bottom all the way to the last foot of the tree. Mix up the placement – push some in and dangle others from branches. Just be sure to leave two-thirds of the branches clear for your detailed ornaments.
Step 5: Detailed Ornaments
These are your wow ornaments – the ones people will stop and take a closer look at. Put these ornaments in the best possible spots on the tree. Let them dangle, spin and sparkle while your colourful ball ornaments act as supporting players to the star attractions.
Step 6: Picks and Sprays