Unbox the trees.
Discard the base and the stands.
Take 2 trees and lay them out lengthwise, opposing one another, so if they are a foot you should now have 2 feet in length. bough
Find where the middle structure pole that holds the branches of the tree meets (obviously this should be right in the middle, slide them to match and overlap, at this point. (basically, where the base would have been attached you will be connecting one tree to the other here. )
We are going to attach these 2 trees together to create a long bough of pine.
The reason you are looking for the pole that holds them together and not a branch is that you will fasten and make them strong together so they are SNUG and don't move.
Whereas if you tie 2 branches, this will not be solid.
First, using wire, evergreen stems, or sparkle ties, fasten them together.
I followed that with duct tape to keep them firmly secure.
Now that you have done this, go ahead and repeat this for the other 2 trees.
You should have 2 sets of bough now.
Each will be 2 trees in length.
Both pieces now need to be combined.
To do this, you will leave the most narrow parts to the outside and work to join the fattest pieces in the center.
In doing such, you will overlap the pieces, and secure to the support pole (it will be harder to do but NOT impossible)
Once you grasp them together at the pole, use Duct Tape again to secure them firmly together.
Follow with some pine ties to cover the duct tape
If you don't have pine ties, no worries, you can cover this with a bulb on each side or big poinsettia clips, etc.
Now, that these are all ONE piece, it is time to layout your design.
Figure out where you will put your bulbs and where you will put your poinsettia leaves.
Start with the poinsettia leaves.
Affix them with appropriate spacing across the entire pine bough you have created.
I used some sparkle picks I had laying around, but you don't have to.
Then I moved on and added some bulbs. (the colors were those that matched my decor and runner.
Remember the most narrow part of the tree will be at each end, one on the left side and one on the right.
Look at this photo.
In order to balance out the decor, I added some picks of berries also to add a POP of color.
Fasten with floral wire, pipe cleaners, green tree bough pieces, or a glue gun (all your choice)
Once you have all of your picks, bulbs, and larger items attached, place your runner on the table.
Then place the Christmas table centerpiece on the runner.
Adjust as necessary.
You can always change anything on here year after year, it's inexpensive to update and it lets you change your look each year.
Enjoy ~ Dana XO