Watch Kim Chiu Decorate Her 12-Foot Christmas Tree Like A Pro!
It has been her annual tradition to put up and design her own Christmas tree. For this year, she chose pink ornaments to adorn her 12 ft. tree
"Growing up, we did not have a tree kasi, so noong nag-artista na ako and had my own house, unforgettable talaga sa’kin na I got to put up my own Christmas tree. So it became a yearly thing for me," actress, singer, host, and vlogger Kim Chiu tells Metro.Style.
For her, the Christmas tree at home is much more than a decoration—it's the tangible representation of the Christmas spirit and "a symbolism of being one." It reflects the positivity and dynamism within a home during this time of the year.
For kids, especially, the mere sight of a Christmas tree brings joy and happiness. Imagine how that feeling is multiplied tenfold when you're the one who set it up and decorated it yourself—the feeling is priceless! That's exactly how this annual tradition feels for Kim, who has always been fascinated with the beauty of the Christmas tree ever since she was a kid. She shares, "Deprived ako ng Christmas tree nu’ng bata ako. Wala kasi kaming bahay dati nu’ng bata ako. So ngayon na nagkaroon na kami ng own house, gusto ko na may Christmas tree. Kasi 'di ba pag bata ka, nakakakita ka ng Christmas tree, parang ang saya!"
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Last year, due to her hectic schedule, Kim couldn't put up her Christmas tree, so her Ate Kam gifted her with a small tree instead to put a hint of holiday feel in her home. In 2013, when her mother passed away, she also stopped her tradition for three years.
This year, Kim made sure to follow her tradition again, and even documented the process for everyone to see! In a YouTube video that has close to 500,000 views as of this writing, she walked her subscribers through the tedious yet extremely enjoyable and gratifying experience of decorating her Christmas tree—from shopping for ornaments, putting the Christmas lights, attaching all the accents to the tree, to her very own Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
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Kim shopped for Christmas décor from Natural Art (@naturalartph), which she discovered on Instagram. She visited the brand's main showroom and was blown away by the abundance of beautiful and affordable finds in the gem of a place. Admittedly, she was overwhelmed by the choices and had a hard time making up her mind on what her color scheme or theme would be for this year.
There were Christmas trees in the classic combination of white and red, monochromatic green, and edgy black and gold. She also saw one that was decorated with cool hues of blue, however, she already had that color scheme years before. In the end, Kim opted to "go back to basics" and went with her favorite color: pink. "Gusto ko maging girly, sweet," Kim said, adding that, in the past, she had Christmas trees decorated with blue, red, and purple accents. Of her choice, she even made a joke and referenced her favorite K-Pop group, BLACKPINK.
Kim set up her 12-foot Christmas tree by a corner in her living room, just by her staircase. The tall tree is perfect for her high-ceiling space and the vibrance of its décor complements the neutral scheme of the area. Under her staircase, she also set up a belen.
Once she was done preparing her tree for decoration, Kim brought out the Christmas lights. As a tip, she says that it's much more efficient to put the Christmas lights first before any ornament. That way, you can ensure the lights are equally distributed as well as properly and strategically placed on the tree. If you're reusing lights from Christmases past, another tip Kim shared is to do a light test first to make sure they're still working properly before you put them on the tree, lest all that effort will be for naught if you would just end up removing and replacing them.
Kim takes Christmas tree decorating very seriously. She enjoys it so much she often doesn't notice the time passing by when she's in the zone. This year, she started decorating at 8 p.m. and ended at 3 a.m. "Seven hours of mga pag-iisip, setting up, Christmas lights, decorating," Kim sums up the experience. She was pleased with the outcome of her hard work and gave herself a double pat on the back for a job well done. But that's not enough—Kim wanted to make the moment more special by having her very own Christmas tree lighting ceremony. She gathered her housemates (at 3 a.m.!) to witness her beautiful pink-themed Christmas tree light up her living room. Kim couldn't hide her excitement and was jumping for joy, thankful and happy for having done her annual Christmas tradition again.
Watch Kim Chiu's full Christmas tree decorating video below: