Put the Lights on Your Christmas Tree Evenly
Edited by Robbi, Lynn, Eng
Setting up the Christmas tree is one of the exciting things about the Christmas season. There's something nearly magical about placing lights on the tree. When you add the garland and ornaments, that really makes the entire room.
The whole house feels more festive, more warm and more welcoming. When you light up the tree for the first time, it's like being a child again. Of course, there's nothing worse than a tree that has open spaces without any lights or a spot with far too many lights. Make sure you put the lights on your tree without leaving any open spaces with these helpful steps.
Lighting Your Tree Without Empty Spaces.
- 1Decide on the Size of Lights You Want.Advertisement
- 2Figure Out How Many Lights to Place on the Tree.Advertisement
- 3Check Lights Before Beginning.
- 4Pull out the tree, ensuring that you have enough space to walk around the tree. This way you can easily move around the tree as you apply the lights.Ensure You Have Enough Space to Walk Around the Tree.
- 5Get started by lighting up the trunk of the tree. Start at the top of the tree, using a step ladder of you need to. Wrap the lights carefully around the tree trunk, beginning at the top and working your way down. Make sure you place plenty of lights on the trunk. They'll shine out and help avoid any bare spots.Start by Lighting the Trunk.
- 6Now, it's time to light the middle of the tree. Once again, start at the top. Place lights about 3-4 inches away from the trunk of the tree, wrapping the lights around the tree's branches carefully. Make sure you do not leave any open spots.Light the Middle of the Tree.
- 7Last, you need to work on adding more Christmas lights to the outside branches of the Christmas tree. Begin at the top and start placing lights about 2 inches in on the tree branches. This way you leave an inch or two to place ornaments, garland or other tree decorations on the branches.Work on Adding Lights to Outside Branches.
- 8Step back across the room.Advertisement
- Keep the Christmas lights on while working on the tree so you can see any missed spaces quickly.
- Take a minute or two to walk away from the tree to get a good look at what you've already done.
- Do this before starting on a new strand of lights so you can avoid placing too many lights in one area or leaving open spaces in another area.
If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please post in the comments section below.
Categories : Holidays & Traditions
Recent edits by: Lynn, Robbi