Step 1: Unboxing

Your christmas tree has finally arrived! Open the Christmas tree carton box simply with a pen knife or anything that can cut through the tape.

 

Step 2: Identifying the Parts

Every tree should have a stand. 5 foot trees will have two parts, 6 foot tree will have 3 parts, and 7 and 8 foot trees will have four parts. The example shown in the image is a 7 foot Amazzonia, which has 4 parts and an iron base stand.

Step 3: Setting Up the Base

This is where we really get started. Align the stand till it makes a perfect ‘X’ shape. Fit the screw through the aligned holes so that the stand becomes rigid. However, do not screw them too deeply, so that you may fit the bottom part of your tree in.

A Side Note: FirTECT™ Easy-Open Branches

Unlike traditional made Christmas trees, where you have to manually bend each branch from its stem, FirTECT™ Christmas trees have their branches hinged. This way, they open up automatically when in an upright position, like an umbrella.

With regard to the traditional style of opening, manually having to bend them open Christmas after Christmas would only result in the metal joints becoming weaker over time. Imagine bending a metal spoon and straightening time over and again. This would mean that having hinged branches will allow them to stay in tact forever. 

The portion of the tree being ‘closed’ when held in an upside down position.

The portion of the tree automatically opening up when held in an upright position.

Step 4: Building the Tree

Start with the broadest part. This should be the bottom part of the tree.

After which, tighten the screws of the stand so that the base would be stable.

Then, fit in the other parts of the tree.

The top part of the tree is the smallest and hence, cannot come with hinged branches. This goes for all trees. Manually pull them out till you achieve a nice and complete triangular shape.

Step 5: Opening Up the Head

The top part of the tree is the smallest and hence, cannot come with hinged branches. This goes for all trees. Manually pull them out till you achieve a nice and complete triangular shape.

Step 6 (Last): Open Up All the Branches

You’re nearly there! Open up each branch. Do not leave any branch closed. You will be able to achieve a very dense looking Christmas tree, as seen in the next photo!

To store, close the branches, and they’re ready for storing.

The End

Now that you’ve completed your Christmas tree set up, it’s time to put on some ornaments!

Check out our Christmas Tree Design Inspirations, or a basic guide of How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree!