How To String Lights On A Christmas Tree
Here are a few tips on how to string lights on a Christmas tree. First you need a few items that go along with making your home feel more like Christmas. Here are some items that you may already know that you will need or may not have thought of.
You will need:
- Christmas tree (real or fake)
- Christmas tree food and water
- Christmas tree stand
- Christmas tree lights, standard
- Christmas tree flashing lights
- Christmas tree ordainments
- A star for the top of your Christmas tree
- Look for a Christmas tree that is green, that way your house doesn’t burn down with all the lights. If you don’t want to deal with a fire hazard in your living room, buy a fake tree. If you are going with a live tree, find a one that is tall and wide enough to support all your decorations. Try and buy your tree a little early; that way you’re not paying a lot for it.
- Buy a stand that can support your tree that fits its massive dimensions. The stand should be wide enough so that your tree won’t dangerously wobble. The stand should be deep enough to envelope the trunk of your tree to reduce the risk of tipping over.
- Now that you have picked a nice tree, it’s nice to take care of it so it won’t brown. Buy liquid plant food, so that your Christmas tree will keep its friendly giant green nature. Make sure you water it often, that doesn't mean once a week, but it doesn't mean every day either. You should water your Christmas tree about two to three times a week.
- When you start wrapping your tree, it’s best to start from the top. The tree is tall so get a safe stool to stand on in order to reach the top. How to string your Christmas tree lights around the tree depends on how many lights you have. If you have only one string of lights, don't wrap it tight. They will all end up on the top and it will literally look like a neon dog poop. Don't string the lights close to the trunk of the tree; you can't really see them there. Put the lights on the outside branches; that way they will stand out.
- It's really fun to see flashing Christmas lights in the tree itself. You can string flashing lights closer to the trunk area, that way they will look like the lights flashed from nowhere. The faster the lights flash the closer you should string Christmas tree lights to the trunk. This will give your tree a great lighting effect. Put your ordainments on and don't forget to put the star on top!
When you’re stringing your Christmas tree lights take a step back and look to see if there are any large bald spots. The lights should naturally curve around the tree. When you string Christmas tree lights, they shouldn’t form a zigzag pattern. If you do notice a large bald spot, you can try to fill the spot with lights. If you don’t have enough lights to cover the bald spot, try putting some more decorations there. You now know how to string Christmas tree lights, and it should get easier for you every year.