Years ago at the world market I purchased a set of 3 trees, from 3 foot down to 1 foot. You know the ones that have that prominent broom handle type trunk. I got tired on the "woodland" look and so besides doing the usual winding ribbon around the tree, which still made it look sad, I added loops of ribbon to make it fuller, and give it a frosty look. You can use any ribbon. Bright ribbon with contrasting colors and patterns would look fab and give it a whimsical look. And then load it down will ornaments.