How to Decorate an Aluminum Christmas Tree

An aluminum Christmas tree is an artificial tree that dates back to the early 1960s. This retro-style tree is usually silver in color, although many other shades exist. The trees can also also be metallic blue, metallic red and gold. Here are some important steps to remember when you are decorating an aluminum Christmas tree.


Do not wrap lights around this type of tree because this can cause electrocution. Instead, use color wheels to light up the tree. Color wheels are spotlights that come in various colors such as red, blue, green and yellow.

Rotating stand

Place the tree on a rotating tree stand, it is best to use two color wheels on opposite sides of the tree. The rotating stand will add a sense of movement and interest.

Decorate with glass balls

Keep the colorful and heavy decorations to a minimum. Instead, use simple ornaments like glass balls, icicles or single color Christmas balls. The tree is the focus point and should not be crowded with ornaments.