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13) Hang the Ornaments
The final decorating step for me is adding the ornaments. I have just used colored ball ornaments here, but obviously you can use other types. Try to stick with the same color scheme you've already established so it doesn't get too hodge-podgy. (If you like hodge-podge, by all means, disregard this suggestion. Sometimes sentiment wins out over coordination.) I prefer to use ribbon hangers as opposed to the traditional wire hangers (thanks in part, I'm sure, to my early exposure to the film Mommie Dearest.) Yes, it's slightly more time consuming, but I like the look. And with the artificial tree, you can manipulate the wire branches so the ornaments are super secure.