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If there's one winter project that unites both expert crafters and novice DIYers alike, it's decorating a Christmas tree. That said, because it's so time consuming, we don't always have the luxury to spend all day on it. Enter grow-and-stow Christmas trees that, as their name implies, are easy to assemble and store. If you're unfamiliar with such a concept—because traditional trees are neither easy to set up nor keep for the following year—allow us to explain.
Grow-and-stow Christmas trees often arrive as two disassembled parts (the base and the tapered top). Once you click them together, you might think the tree looks thin and kind of scraggly, but that's because the magic of the grow-and-stow hasn't happened yet. The crucial step is the plug. Find an outlet, plug the tree in and push the button on the remote. Within seconds, the tree will grow in height and width (and in some cases, it will illuminate with the pre-draped twinkly lights). If you want to see the grow-and-stow Christmas tree in action, peep the viral TikTok from user @mariarosefitness that nabbed more than 5 million views.
As long as it's plugged into the wall, your tree will stay fluffy and bright. When the holidays are over and you're ready to put it away, just unplug it, carefully remove the top from the bottom, and place them both back in the original bag. Even better, it comes with a wheeled base, so you can re-position it without having to awkwardly hug the tree.
Although you can't purchase the exact grow-and-stow tree in the video, we found some beautiful artificial trees that are still just as easy to set up, so you can avoid the fuss and focus on rocking around the Christmas tree. Just give it some fluffing after it's fresh out of the box, and bring the holiday joy to your living room.
Plus, with the setup taken care of, you can concentrate more time and energy on the actual decorations. No matter what your Christmas tree theme is, if you want to decorate it with store-bought or DIY ornaments, feel free to go all out. You might even want to try flocking your tree to bring the winter wonderland indoors. Give the rest of your home some holiday accents, too, like this Christina Hall-approved wintry faux garland, or some adorable pillows designed like Buddy the Elf.
Ahead, we share a few of our top artificial trees to kick-start your holiday decorating journey. Just be sure to deck the halls with some serious style for the most festive holiday season yet.
Fraser Fir Tree
Pre-Lit Full Green Extend Christmas Tree
Jack Artificial Fir Christmas Tree
Easy Stow 6'5" Artificial Pine Christmas Tree
Snow Green Pine Artificial Christmas Tree
Pre-Lit Artificial Full Downswept Douglas Fir
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