Do any of you have a pet or two or three? How about small very excited children running around your house? Perhaps you have none of the above, however your floors aren’t the most level?
Even if you’re free and clear of the above circumstances, a Christmas tree can topple over simply because of the uneven weight of the ornaments, or the tree stand isn’t strong enough, or it just falls out of the blue.
Though our children have grown (they’re almost out of their teens), we do have two dogs that love to run and play and even moreso, bounce. And, since our house is 203-years-old, there’s no such thing as a level floor.
Regardless, try as you might, or think that your tree is steady and secure in its stand, you still need to secure it.
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If I Had Known Earlier How To Keep My Christmas Tree From Falling
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 secret to keeping your Christmas tree from falling.
The Secret To Keeping 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. Like this..
We use picture wire, but fishing line works well too as well as a stronger woven string. Find some window trim or a stud that you can screw an eye-hook into. Loop the wire around the trunk of 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.
If My Tree Is Already Up, Can It Still Be Tied Back?
The answer is yes, of course. If your tree is already up and decorated, you can still secure it to a hook, just be careful as the tree may even be more wobbly because of the weight of the ornaments and decorations.
A Great Rule Of Thumb When Decorating Your Tree
And any glass and highly fragile ornaments should be hung closer to the top. This way, those fragile ornaments are out of harms way of wagging tales and little hands.
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