Whether you use an artificial or authentic Christmas tree, sometimes you discover gaping, branchless holes amid its fluffy needles upon setting it up. Before you give up and stuff a few ornaments in those bare spots, you might want to break out the garland, because it's the perfect substitute for that missing greenery.
For an artificial tree, a strand or two of fake pine garland can perfectly cover the empty areas. Not only will the plastic pine add fullness, but chances are it may also match the color and texture of your tree. Visitors won't even notice the difference.
You could also use pine picks and other types of green garland, as long as they match the color of your Christmas tree.
While tinsel is shiny, sparkly strands of metallic garland, it's not really as eye-catching as you'd think. Just make sure you get green tinsel that matches your tree's color.
Once you've secured the best possible match, just layer the tinsel into the bare spot. Wrapping tinsel around each branch can fill out even the barest, least-fluffed fake trees. Just make sure to look for green tinsel that's a dull dark green rather than metallic. The really bright stuff will only catch light and draw attention to your hiding tactics.
Of course, if you're not worried about a little sparkle and shine, you could use silver or brightly colored tinsel to fill in the holes of your fake tree. The extra material can add the same fullness, but is a more obvious form of camouflage.
Tree lots often have spare branches that have been cut off of other trees, so ask around at your closest lot to see if you can have some. You can also look at the lot's ground to grab any branches that have fallen off. If you prefer an especially fluffy tree, you can purchase a garland made of fresh pine and gently layer it into the holes.
If all else fails, you could always snip some of the bottom branches off your tree to fill in the top sections. Just make sure everything is evened out, and keep in mind that any fresh pine branches that are detached from the tree will die sooner than the rest.