Tip 5: Glitter! If you like to make your tree as shiny and eye-popping as possible without having to resort to the mess that is tinsel, use a lot of glitter in your tree. Find inexpensive, glittery ornaments, wire ribbon with glitter detail and, my favorite, glittery faux flowers. You can just slide the "stems" of the faux flowers into the branches of your tree and they stay fine. I find lots of good, glittery holiday flowers at Micheal's.