Tricks of the Trade: Fluffing Your Holiday Décor
Your majestic commercial Christmas tree arrives in its box. Giddy with excitement, you take it out, place it where it brings the most cheer, and make sure it’s stable and dazzling. Then, you stand back and marvel at how much more festive the area feels.
But there’s one step missing from this process. It's the one that distinguishes the pros from the beginners.
This step... is fluffing.
Fluffing is the practice — and art — of shaping your artificial tree, garland, or bow that has been compressed to fit into its box. This is one of the most overlooked ways to maximize your holiday décor.
There are different methods of fluffing, but the most basic is to fan out the tips of your tree, garland, or bow (you might want to wear gloves because they can be spikey) upwards and outwards for more volume and a nicer shape.
A lot of decorators, individuals and businesses alike, simply place their newly unwrapped tree, garland, or bow in its compressed form. This is okay, but you want your display to be great. With just a little more effort, your décor can be so much more.
Here are just a few of the benefits of fluffing your trees, garlands, and bows:
- Better coverage
- Better distribution of lights
- Maximizes the product’s dimensions
- Gives bows a more three-dimensional shape
- Gives the products a more natural and overall nicer look
Taking the time to fluff will be worth the effort and will make a noticeable difference in your customer’s holiday experience. Contact a Dekra-Lite sales representative for more information and view our catalogs here.