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Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

Posted by Char_Michigan5 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 20, 03 at 9:00

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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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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.

Barbara


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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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.


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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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.


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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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.


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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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?


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RE: Ideas for decorating Norfolk Pine

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


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