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Do you want the most beautiful tree on the block? One way to do this is with lots of lights on your Christmas tree. This Christmas tree decorating hack is incredibly simple but will make all the difference in how beautiful your tree looks! I share the easy way to add lights on a Christmas tree.
Here are the Before and After pictures:
With my large selection of Christmas posts and my Making Christmas Magical eBook, I know that this will come as no surprise to you but I LOVE decorating for Christmas! It’s absolutely the most magical time of the year and in my opinion, part of that magic is made from your surroundings.
Your Christmas tree is often the staple of your home, the place where everyone’s eyes seem to go to first. So if your tree is eye-catching then the rest will come easy.
Lighting on the tree is very important. I always use a tree that’s pre-lit! With that said, I do always add extra lights. I like to have lots of decor on my trees so I feel I need extra light.
You would be amazed at how much just one extra strand of lights can add to the prettiness of a tree! Because the tree’s I use already have lights wrapped very nicely on it, I just PLACE an extra set of lights on the tree. It takes about 5 – 10 minutes minutes to do it this way. Yes, it’s the lazy way but it’s worked for me all these years. You could also wrap each branch with the lights. But, this takes a VERY long time.
The tree shown in the video is not the same finished tree shown below. I will be sharing the decorated tree in the video in a few days. Stay tuned.
Divide your tree into three sections/quadrants – from top to bottom. I place extra lights in each one of those sections. I have 200-300 lights on one strand and add those to EACH section depending on how tall the tree is. This tree is 9 feet tall. If the tree was not up against a wall I would have added 600 extra lights total to the entire tree. But since part of the tree is against the wall I only added about 400 additional lights.
Plug your lights into an extension cord.
Turn on the lights. You want to make sure they are lit when you are adding the lights to your tree.
Do NOT wrap the lights AROUND the tree. I wrap in sections BACK & FORTH so it is easy to remove. Just imagine ZIG-ZAGGING the lights. You can see how this is done in the video below.
The video only shows adding lights to ONE section of the tree, make sure you add it to all three sections of the tree!
When it’s time to remove the lights remove all the holiday decor first and then gently pull and slowly zig-zag the lights off the tree. They come off real easy.
Another way to decorate with extra lights is to purchase larger bulbs than what is on the tree. It makes a difference with how the tree shines and just looks great!
I really enjoy decorating my home for Christmas. Check out the link to see DIY ideas for Christmas as well as my recent Christmas Home Tour!
Have you checked out my Christmas eBook, Making Christmas Magical? It’s 134 pages of Christmas traditions, recipes, and tips just like the information in this post!
I love sharing my Christmas decorating tips, tricks, and hacks with you! I hope that you like them too. What are your favorite Christmas decorating hacks?