Do any of you have a pet, or small very excited children running around your house?
We do. We have both.
And with all that agility comes an unsteady Christmas tree.
Case in point, our tree tipped over a few years ago and there were broken ornaments and needles everywhere. It was a bit devastating. But we recovered, and now follow this tip for every tree, no matter how big or how small. I’ve recently seen several instances shared on social media about Christmas trees that come tumbling down and I thought it would be a swell idea to share my quick tip of how to keep your Christmas tree from falling.
When you put up your tree, before you hang a single light or hang any kind of ornament, tie it to the wall.
We use picture wire, but fishing line works well too. Find some window trim or a stud that you can screw an eye-hook into. Loop the wire around the tree and secure it with the eye-hook. Let the tree sit undecorated for a couple days to let the pets and kids get acclimated with it. Then, decorate until your heart’s content. Of course, if you tree is already up and decorated, you can still tie it on to a hook, just be careful.
And any glass and highly fragile ornaments should be hung closer to the top.