Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

Char_Michigan5November 20, 2003

I have a 5 foot Norfolk Pine (that I grew from a 4 inch tree)and this year it is so big that I have to use for my Christmas tree because there just isn't enough room to put another tree in the room. I need some clever ideas for decorating it and making it look right. The least bit of weight pulls the branches down, and I had said I was going to put twinkle lights and 1 bulb on it LOL. But I know that somebody must decorate one of these and make it look stunning. Thanks for any ideas.

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How about some small white bows to go with the twinkle lights? They shouldn't be too heavy and they would be pretty. Or how about a bunch of those tiny little Christmas balls..they look like they are about an inch in diameter? They have them in Wal-Mart in a variety of colors and also some irridescent ones that would be nice.


    Bookmark   November 21, 2003 at 8:13AM
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If you could find some crocheted ornaments they would probably work. I put glass ornaments on my much smaller Norfolk pine and the branches didn't sag. I also used several different garlands to "spruce" it up- ha ha. I like Barbara's bow suggestion too.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2003 at 9:21PM
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Thank you guys so much for your suggestions. My sister makes tons of crocheted tree ornaments and would be glad to donate them to me but I never even thought of that thanks again for that suggestion.

    Bookmark   November 23, 2003 at 9:42PM
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Just a word of caution; my sister and I decorated a Norfolk pine a few years ago, and it promptly died. I can't help but think it was the little bit of heat that the lights gave off. Maybe - maybe not, just thought you might like to know.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2003 at 1:02PM
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True, the Norfolk Island Pines do not like excessive heat. Perhaps if you light it you could put it near a window so it stays a little cooler then normal to offset the lights?

    Bookmark   November 30, 2003 at 10:04PM
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Thanks so much guys for all your feed back. After some debate I decided not to decorate the tree. I bought a fiber optic tree and that works out fine. I've had the Norfolk too long to take any chances on killing it. I hope everybody has a great holiday! Char

    Bookmark   December 1, 2003 at 8:52AM
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