Conte adorns the 75 themed trees and can do each one in about 20 minutes. How is that possible? Ribbon. She uses 4- to 6-inch-thick wired ribbon to create gravity-defying bows and a 10-inch-thick ribbon to make these garlands. The ribbon goes on first, and then she stuffs ornaments around the ribbon. "If the tree is against a wall, skimp on the back side's embellishment," she says, to save time and conserve decorations. Here, see more of her smart tree trimming methods.
Betsy Conte, Director of Social Activities at historic West Virginia hotel The Greenbrier, shares her tree trimming method to decorate a tree in 20 minutes!