Hanging Lights On A Christmas Tree


Winter season often turns out to be dull and gloomy, especially without snow, and decorating a Christmas tree is certainly one of the best ways to cheer up. Usually shared with the whole family, it fills you with brighter hopes for better prospects in the New Year. It's always good to start decorating your tree with adding Christmas lights to it.

christmas tree lights
christmas tree lights

For every foot of your tree’s height, you’ll need one 100-light. In this way you will get a modestly illuminated tree. We recommend you to opt for LED Christmas lights. As you can read in this article, LED lights have a lot of advantages over conventional incandescent bulbs. In short, they last longer, consume considerably less power and are much more safe. LEDs cost a bit more than traditional lights, but in the long term this purchase will certainly pay you off.

Remember to place lights on a Christmas tree before any other decoration. Let's take a look at the basic ways of hanging lights on a tree:

wrapping lights around christmas tree branches
wrapping lights around christmas tree branches

1. Lights around Branches

If you have chosen to wrap the lights around the tree branch, start from the trunk and go outward. When the end of the branch is reached, wrap the lights backwards towards the trunk just one or two times. Do the same with the next branch. One of the benefits of this method, unlike the other ones, is that the wires are concealed. In addition, the depth of the tree will be highlighted better in this case than when draping lights only around the perimeter.

weaving christmas tree with lights
weaving christmas tree with lights

2. Weaving lights

If you divide mentally the tree into three triangular sections, then the first one must be at the treetop and the third one at the bottom. You can weave the light string from side to side across each section, from the top to the bottom of the tree. Pay attention not to cross the wire over itself. On reaching the end of the first string, plug in the next set and go on weaving the lights from side to side until the bottom. This procedure should be done for all the triangles.

 

wrapping christmas tree with lights
wrapping christmas tree with lights

3. Wrapping lights

The first light should be placed on the tree's top branches and other lights should be wrapped around the tree. If you find the tree is not bright enough, add one or more lighting strings to it.

When you finish wrapping your tree with Christmas lights, plug them into an electrical outlet. If you do not like your work, adjust it as you like. Try to avoid any dark spots on a tree, usually just a slight correction is needed to take them away. To remove the lights, work in reverse in order not to tangle the wires.




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