Frosted baubles, particularly the smaller silver ones, can add that finish to your Christmas trees that has them looking snow covered. The frosting glitters with just a touch of light, particularly, if you are not using Christmas tree lights.
Many people do prefer lights on their Christmas trees. If this is you then you are better off using LEDs. To get the best effect from your baubles, place in areas where there are no lights competing for attention. Make sure your lights are not pointed directly at a bauble – point them either away from, or behind, your baubles.
Decorating a Christmas tree can be quite scientific if you are looking to get the best out of your decorations. For example, you should follow the lines of your Christmas tree – this means placing the larger items low down and using progressively smaller items as you get higher in the tree. This provides a Christmas tree with perfect symmetry.
You can then achieve wow factors by placing one or two large items higher up. Their size in comparison to the decorations around them and the Christmas tree shape means they will stand out.
Baubles fit more into the background decoration category. Scatter them throughout the tree, but not too liberally since they are only background decorations and let the natural light of the room do the rest. Frosted baubles provide a brilliant show, particularly if you have a light that can be used to shine up from the floor.