How do you wrap an outdoor tree with christmas lights
How to Wrap Trees With Outdoor Lights
Lisa Hallett Taylor
Lisa Hallett Taylor
Lisa Hallett Taylor is an expert in architecture and landscape design who has written more than 1,000 articles about pool, patio, garden, and home improvement over 12 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Environmental Design and is certified in fine and decorative arts appraisal.
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Updated on 10/20/22
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In This Article
Tips for Hanging Tree Lights
Frequently Asked Questions
Trees decorated with light strings always look festive for the holidays, and they can be just as fun and magical any other time of the year. During warm weather, there's nothing more inviting than a comfortable outdoor space bejeweled with twinkling lights.
Lighting is suitable for most types of trees, including evergreens, deciduous trees, palm trees, and even yucca. Often, bare leafless trees provide the ideal framework for hanging lights, especially horizontal-spreading varieties. Palm tree trunks wrapped with white or red lights show off their vertical, upright forms, drawing the eye upward toward the night sky.
The best outdoor lights to use are LED lights. LEDs are not only 75 percent more energy-efficient than standard incandescent bulbs, they also last many times longer. LED lights cost quite a bit more than incandescent, but because LEDs cost less to run, they pay for themselves long before they burn out.
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For the color of the lights, warm white LEDs provide a nice, warm glow reminiscent of the incandescents that everyone loves (and with which so many traditionalists have trouble parting). Cool white offers a bluish glow, and colored lights are either multicolored or one color. White is universal and is suitable for any time of the year. Colored lights usually are best for the holidays. In any case, it looks best if you choose the same lights in each color, such as all warm or all cool whites.
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Equipment / Tools
- Outdoor-rated extension cord
- Cardboard (optional)
- Outdoor light strands
- Twine or plant tape (optional)
Choose the Trees for Lighting
Select the tree or trees you would like to light up. Start with one that creates a natural focal point in your landscape. Ideally, it will also have an interesting form and elegant branches that will look especially striking when illuminated. Odd shapes of branches and limbs can become magical in the evening when electrified with twinkling lights.
A very large tree can have a lot of "wow" factor, but the bigger (and taller) it is, the more lights it will need. What you don't want is a big tree that is sparsely lighted, so choose the right size for the amount of lights you have or are willing to buy.
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Test the Light Strands
Test each strand of lights by plugging it in and making sure all of the lights are working. It's important to do this before hanging the lights, especially if you won't have the lights on while you work. You don't want to put up all of the lights only to discover that a strand in the middle is on the fritz.
If desired, connect multiple light strings (after testing them) by plugging them together end-to-end. Wind the resulting long string around a flat piece of cardboard. This makes it easy to handle a long string without having to fight a tangled mess.
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Lay Out the Cord
Extend an outdoor-rated extension cord to the base of the tree. Because the cord will be outdoors and may get wet, it must have GFCI (ground-fault circuit-interrupter) protection to protect against shock hazards. To ensure protection, plug the cord into a GFCI outlet or use a GFCI-protected outdoor cord.
Decide where the visible base of the tree is—this is the point where the tree becomes visible from the street or from the house. In addition, tall grasses, rocks, and other landscaping features might cover or obscure the very bottom of the trunk. Walk to the curb or out to the street, and make a mental note as to where the trunk is visible. Position the cord end at this point. If desired, you can wrap the cord around the base of the tree to secure it.
Plug the first strand of lights into the extension cord. You can plug the cord into the outlet, if desired, or wait until you're finished.
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Choosing a Safe Electrical Extension Cord
Wind Up the Trunk
Begin wrapping the lights around the tree's trunk, moving upward with each winding. To ensure even spacing, check the distance between windings with your hand. Use about four fingers to get consistent spacing between each wrap around the tree trunk. Aim for uniform spacing to make the finished project look its best.
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Run Up and Down the Limbs
Wrap the lights up each limb or large branch, making sure you have several extra feet of string. Space the wraps about two hands (eight fingers) apart. When you reach the end of the limb, reverse direction and wind the string back down, winding between the upward wraps so that the resulting spacing is one hand width.
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Use a Ladder
Use a ladder to reach high areas. Never climb a tree to hang lights. You can use a freestanding stepladder for relatively low heights, but for higher areas, use an extension ladder. Always follow standard ladder safety procedures, making sure the ladder is evenly supported at the top and bottom and that it angles at about 75 degrees (15 degrees from vertical). If you need to climb more than about 6 feet high, have a helper hold the base of the ladder and to "spot" the lighting from the ground while you're up on the ladder.
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Secure the String
Secure the end of the light string, as needed, to complete the installation. You can simply tuck the end into a crook of branches to keep it from coming loose, or you can tie the string to the tree with a piece of natural twine or planting tape. Don't use metal wire, which could create a shock or fire hazard if the metal cuts through the light's wire insulation. You can also use a plastic zip tie, as long as you remember to cut it off before long. A strong zip tie could girdle the tree and cause damage if it's not removed.
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When determining how many lights or strands of lights to use, don't follow the old saying, "A little goes a long way." It just doesn't apply in this case. Depending on the circumference of the trunk, each wrap can easily use up 20 or 30 lights. And a tree that is wrapped only partway up its trunk simply does not look festive or complete. Plan and budget for lights accordingly. You can always start small and add more lights each year.
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We have a neighbor that beautifully wraps several trees in her yard each year for Christmas. When I say she wraps lights on her trees, I mean she carefully wraps the trunk and most of the branches for an amazing show!
I've intended to do the same for many years without success as I was no fool to how much work would be involved. However, this year I actually did it.
Well, kind of. I wrapped one small tree. BUT, I love it.
The key to this process is patience. Having just completed this little project myself, I do have some insight you might benefit from. I will not claim to be an expert, but I do have some tips you can use.
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- Clear indoor /outdoor heavy duty lights
- Zip Ties (optional)
- Outdoor Extension cord (optional)
- a healthy dose of patience
Kind of kidding about requiring patience, kind of not!
This little tree took me around 2 ½ hours to wrap. Keep in mind this was my first time doing anything more than just throwing lights up and calling it a day.
I typically love to live my life by the "good enough" motto, but I really wanted to make an exception with this little tree.
6 EASY STEPS TO WRAP LIGHTS ON AN OUTDOOR TREE:
1. Determine the tree(s) you want to have lights.
This particular project is not the same as putting lights on your Christmas tree as I selected a tree that as I selected a tree that would allow you to appreciate the shape of the tree branches.
We have this small, multi-stem trunked maple tree that I really wanted to use. My husband refers to it as our weed, because it is typically growing wildly unruly.
But, it is close to an outdoor electric outlet, small, and I like the general shape of the tree. It was the winner!
Tips for selecting a tree:
- If lights will be left on year round, avoid selecting a tree that is not mature.
- Be aware of how the base of the tree will appear once highlighted with lights.
- Is the tree convenient to a power source?
- Will you want lights to reach the top of the tree or just a portion of the way up? Larger trees require a LOT more lights plus can present a challenge when wrapping.
- Do you like the symmetry of the tree? Lights will highlight the shape of the tree, so be sure you appreciate how it will look once illuminated in your landscape design.
- Think about the types of trees, evergreens vs. deciduous? Deciduous trees will not have leaves during winter and will look much different with lights when they get their leaves in the spring.
My golden doodle, Bentley photobombed the above picture! He loves a good project.
2. Determine how many lights you will need.
I found two 400-light strands on clearance after Christmas last year. It required ALL of the lights (800) for my small tree.
My plan was to just wrap as much as I could.
The strand you get will let you know how many you can safely connect together.
The best outdoor lights to use for your trees, especially if you intend to leave up year-round are LED lights. These are more energy-efficient and can better withstand the outdoor elements.
Many of the outdoor LED lights are solar powered. They do have a battery pack as well.
PRO TIP: A quick tip is to pick a reasonably warm day. I was lucky enough to find a day that my hands didn't get cold and no gloves would be needed. That would not have feen fun!
As I'm typing this post, we have at least a couple inches of snow on the ground. Brrrr!
3. Start wrapping from the bottom of the tree.
With the first strand of lights, ensure you have the male end (male plug) of the light strand accessible to plug into an outlet/power source.
My outlet is not super close, so I needed to use an outdoor extension cord to reach.
- Smaller strands will be easier to manage! My 400 strand of lights was really challenging to get through small branches/spaces on our little tree.
- It would be best to start with your lights wrapped in a ball shape to help you navigate around the tree trunk and branches more easily.
- Having a helper will make the process faster.
4. Go around the Circumference of the tree trunk / branches systematically, wrapping tightly.
I did not feel the need to use any zip ties, but you could certainly do so if you felt there were areas the lights weren't as secure as you'd like.
The closer you space the lights, the more dramatic the end result will be! However, keep in mind this will mean using more lights!
If you will need to go back down a branch to connect with another, you will be able to space the lights further apart.
Also, try to pick limbs that you would consider the stronger branches so they can handle the weight of the mini lights.
Keep in mind, you do not need to go all the way to the top of each branch!
I would suggest finding a reasonable height to stop with your lights and stay consistent with each branch. You will have a much more uniform look in the end.
5. Check your lights
Every little bit throughout the process, I plugged in my lights to get a better perspective of how it would look. This allowed me to make a few adjustments along the way.
You could also just leave the lights while you wrap them to give you a good idea of how they look.
It was starting to get darker when I was wrapping my tree and this helped me see exactly how the string lights were looking!
6. Admire your work and stop coveting your neighbor!
I love my sweet neighbor and love that she inspired me to try this myself. With a few tweaks, I think I can shave some serious time off when I do it again next year.
That's right. I said next year.
I'm a sucker for lights and I will definitely find time to do this again next season.
Did you see my post giving tips how to hang outdoor string lights? This post gives great tips for hanging hanging string lights on a deck, pergola, gazebo, fence, etc!
We love them and use them every chance we get. Lights add so much ambiance for outdoor dining or just hanging out on the patio without a big price tag. As does fire!
You also can see our fire pit in the below image. Here are some tips if you are searching for the perfect fire pit or fire bowl for your outdoor space.
Get the full deck and patio before and after makeover. It's crazy what a change this project has made for how we use our home.
I'm on the lookout for a tree in my backyard that I can leave lights on year-round, too! I feel a bit like a tween with my string light obsession;-)
But, I bet you'll love them too!
Thanks for stopping by Love Our Real Life today. I hope I've inspired you to add a little light to your life (pun intended!). Now, go wrap lights on an outdoor tree at your home!
Have a great week!
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How to hang a garland on a Christmas tree beautifully: indoors and outdoors, step-by-step instructions, diagrams and videos
Decorating a Christmas tree is an important moment that not only children, but also adults are waiting for. Packages with toys and tinsel are taken out, beautiful balls are hung, perhaps some decorations are even made by hand. But the Christmas tree must sparkle and shine, and this requires LED lights. How best to hang a garland on a Christmas tree is described in this article.
Decorating the Christmas tree correctly: garland or toys first?
It is much more convenient to decorate the Christmas tree in the following order:
- First of all, lights are placed on the Christmas tree. Beforehand, it is recommended to lay out the garland on the floor and check the operation of the light bulbs, then distribute it on the tree.
- Only after that you can hang toys on the branches: balls, bells, houses, etc. Since the bulbs are already on the tree, you can assemble a composition that matches the color. For example, hang a golden bow near the red light. When all the decorations are on the tree, you need to make sure once again that they are evenly distributed and securely fastened to the branches.
- At the end of the decoration, artificial snow can be spread on the ends of the paws, and the entire Christmas tree can be decorated with rain, beads and tinsel.
See also: DIY Christmas decorations
Reasons why it is better to hang an electric garland on the Christmas tree in the first place:
- Without additional decorations, the wire is easy to lead to the outlet.
- You can turn on the lights, check their work, see how beautifully they are distributed among the branches. In which case, the garland is easy to remove and reposition.
- Lights are easier to match with Christmas decorations so that they are in the right color scheme.
Do not forget about the design concept, which many are guided by in the process of preparing for the New Year holidays. If you want to achieve the effect of an inner glow on the tree, place the lights closer to the trunk, and then hang the rest of the decorations. The same applies to New Year's lighting with large bulbs - they need to be distributed on the Christmas tree in the first place. Designers prefer to hang small flashing LEDs on a Christmas tree already decorated with toys. A slight shimmer will give the Christmas tree a magical aura, and the lights will attract attention.
Hanging the lights on the Christmas tree before or after the toys - everyone decides for himself. The main thing is that the preparation for the New Year brings joy.
See also: Making garlands for the Christmas tree with your own hands
How to choose a garland?
Among the abundance of shimmering garlands presented in stores, it is difficult to make a choice. First, let's look at the main types of LED decorations:
- Filamentous. Most often, it is with such lighting equipment that the Christmas tree and the room are decorated. They can be in the form of one long cord on which LED bulbs are located. Manufacturers also produce garlands in the form of a grid or fringe - it is convenient to hang them on windows and walls.
- Street. To decorate the Christmas tree on the street, they use special transparent flexible garlands with LED bulbs, which are reliably protected from moisture.
- LED strips. They are used not only as a New Year's decoration, but also for additional lighting in the room.
Manufacturers of New Year's lighting equipment recommend purchasing an LED decoration with 500 bulbs for a two-meter Christmas tree (their number is indicated on the package). If the tree is 30-50 cm taller, it is better to choose a garland with an additional 50-100 bulbs.
Classic Christmas decorations can glow with a yellowish dim light, and light bulbs often fail. Manufacturers have come up with and introduced many innovations so that the garlands work for a long time and decorate the Christmas tree with iridescent, multi-colored lights.
But do not forget that the garland can be dangerous to health and even life:
- To avoid fire due to excessive heating of the bulbs, you should purchase a decoration with a power of no more than 65 watts.
- Do not let children turn lights on and off by themselves.
- Do not put strings with lights in glass bottles, despite the fact that such arrangements look very nice. Such decor can provoke an electric shock.
What to look for when buying LED garlands:
- The plug must be durable, made of quality material, not change its original shape.
- You can calculate the desired length of the decoration as follows: measure the height of the Christmas tree and buy an ornament three times longer in length.
- The wire that will be connected to the outlet must be at least 1. 5 m for a home Christmas tree, for street decor - 10 m or more.
- Light bulbs must be tightly fixed, not wobble, much less fall out of the sockets.
- The power supply must only be opened with a screwdriver or other special tools. It is better to look at the soldering of wires before buying a product.
- For a street Christmas tree, purchase special lighting equipment with additional protection against moisture. On the packaging, the manufacturer must indicate that the jewelry is intended for external use.
- Samples of good quality must be free from foreign, unpleasant odors.
- The purchased model must be certified, otherwise it is forbidden to use it to decorate the Christmas tree and the room.
The operation of the garland should be checked in the store, and at home it is undesirable to immediately plug it into the outlet. Give time for the bulbs to warm up to room temperature, only then proceed to the decor of the Christmas tree.
How to decorate a Christmas tree with a garland?
There are several secrets on how to hang the garland so that the lights look beautiful:
- The decoration is placed on the Christmas tree only after the tree is set upright. If the Christmas tree will stand in the corner, you need to think in advance which side of it should look more elegant.
- Before hanging a luminous decor, lay it out on the floor, check the operation of all the bulbs, connect it to the outlet to make sure that all the lights are working.
- It is more convenient to start hanging the decoration from above, evenly distributing the lights in a zigzag pattern over the branches. If the tree will be in the center of the room, start at the top and work your way around.
- If you place lights near the trunk of a tree, it will look magical and mysterious, but it is better not to use flickering light bulbs for this.
- A thin garland with monochrome lights can be wrapped around each branch, starting from the lower legs.
Is it possible to hang a garland on an artificial Christmas tree and how to do it correctly:
- Artificial tree needs additional, warmer lighting. Instead of blue or silver light bulbs, decorate the artificial Christmas tree with gold, red, purple lights.
- Any artificial Christmas tree can be decorated with a garland, but provided that the device is fully functional, there are no bare wires in it, and all bulbs are tightly held in cartridges.
- If there is not enough cord to decorate the entire height of the Christmas tree, you do not need to remove the decorations and start over. Buy another copy and complete the decor to the end.
If the Christmas tree is in the house
Interior designers offer their own way to decorate the Christmas tree with a garland:
- Enter the room and pay attention to where your eyes first turned. It is in this place that it is better to put a shiny and sparkling Christmas tree. In addition to the tree, you can decorate windows, stair railings, fireplaces, bookshelves, etc. with lights.
- Come up with a style of New Year's decor, and only then choose decorations for it. Light bulbs are different: plain, multi-colored, with a warm yellowish tint, curly. For a classic style, it is better to choose traditional colored lights, and for a Scandinavian or eco-style, plain or white ones are suitable.
- When choosing a decoration, consider not only the length, but also the width of the Christmas tree: the more fluffy it is, the longer the garland will be needed.
See also: Creating a Christmas tree from a garland on a wall or window with your own hands
The sequence of further actions:
- We check the health of the decoration before hanging it on the branches.
- Preparing a few extensions in case the cord is not enough to decorate the entire Christmas tree. Most garlands are made in such a way that it is possible to attach them to each other. But according to fire safety rules, it is impossible to insert a Christmas decoration with more than 500 lights into one wire.
- So that the decor does not get confused, it is more convenient to decorate the Christmas tree together. You can wind the cord into a ball, starting from the part opposite to the plug. So you will hold the decoration in one hand, and lay out the light bulbs on the branches with the other.
- Light up the lights to see what colors will be on the tree. Start hanging decor by choosing a pattern: zigzag, spiral, top-down, diagonal, vertical lines, etc.
How to hang a garland on a street tree?
Tips and tricks for decorating a street tree on your porch or backyard:
- Better to use warm colors of lights: yellows, reds, purples.
- The plug from the garland must reach the socket. If you cannot connect the decoration to electricity, choose garlands that run on batteries.
- Buy LEDs that are waterproof. On the packaging, the manufacturer must indicate that the garland is allowed to be used outdoors.
- You can purchase ready-made sets of New Year's lighting equipment, for example, 10 luminous threads 10 m long each. With this composition, you can easily decorate a street Christmas tree 5-10 m high.
To create a festive, magical mood in a country house or in the country, they often use special illumination from luminous bulbs. Not only a decorated street Christmas tree looks beautiful, but also a luminous roof, balcony railings, columns, windows from the outside, trees and shrubs.
There are several ways to hang the decoration on Christmas tree branches:
- Start from the top, evenly distributing the bulbs over the lower legs in a spiral with a little sagging.
- To make it easier to hang toys later, the lights can be attached closer to the trunk.
- If the Christmas tree is in the center of the room, it is better to distribute the luminous decoration in a circle.
- On the tree, which will be located in the corner of the room, the garland is hung on the branches in a zigzag pattern.
- It is permissible to start decorating the Christmas tree from the lower branches, in tiers, as if obliquely, or on top with a serpentine.
There are no clear instructions on how to hang garlands, except for basic fire safety rules. If you want to make the Christmas tree sparkling, use several garlands. Hang decorations in a zigzag, top-down or vice versa, wrap branches in a spiral or decorate in any other way. The main thing is that the creation of New Year's decor brings joy and cheers up.
See also: How and what to choose a Christmas tree for the New Year?
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With a few measurements and a simple plan, you can turn your yard into a magical winter wonderland by decorating your trees with garlands! In addition, you can decorate the house with a Christmas tree, perfectly complemented by bright light bulbs!
Here's what you'll learn in this helpful guide:
- How to decorate tree trunks and branches with garlands
- How to decorate evergreen trees
- How to light up bushes and fences
- How to decorate a Christmas tree at home
- Outdoor tree ornaments
How to do it: Trunks and Branches
If you're wondering how to decorate trees with Christmas lights, follow the tips below.
Measure the girth of the tree trunk and the girth and number of branches you wish to decorate. Determine how far apart you need between the bulbs on the filament, as well as how far apart you plan to place each turn of the garland.
When decorating trunks and branches, the most popular distance between lamps is 15 cm with a distance between coils of 5-8 cm.
Example: we have a trunk 1.2 m long and 60 cm in girth, and we plan to wrap four thick branches, each of which is about a meter long and 15 cm in girth. To calculate how long we need a garland, we use the following equation:
1.2 m of the trunk / 7.5 cm of distance = 16 x 60 cm of girth = 9.6 m of the garland
1 m of branch / 7.5 cm of distance = 13 x 15 cm girth = approx. 2 m of garland per branch
The total length of the garland will be approximately 17-18 m per trunk and 4 branches.
When decorating trees, the power available must also be considered. If you use ordinary mini-garlands, you can connect up to 10 threads per 100 light bulbs in one line, which will be 420 watts. If you use professional options, you can connect up to 6 threads per 100 bulbs together. LED decorations allow you to connect up to 43 threads at the same time, or 210 watts, so there are no particular problems with them regarding the simultaneous connection of a huge number of light bulbs. The transition to economical LED garlands allows you to include the maximum number of decorations.
The best way to decorate branches
Trees decorated with purple and orange garlands for Halloween.
Most trees should be decorated with garlands along the trunk and 1-1.2 m along the branches. It is not necessary to decorate each branch, it is better to choose those on which the light bulbs can be placed most evenly and neatly. It is best to decorate the trees together, rolling the garland into a neat ball. The following steps will make decorating your tree as easy as possible:
- Start winding the first strand of the garland at the base of the tree. Make sure the plug is at ground level so that it can be plugged into the power cord.
- Starting from the socket, systematically wrap the tree with a string of light bulbs, connecting the plug of one garland into the socket of the next.
- Roll the garland tightly to prevent it from sliding down the trunk. If necessary, you can secure dangling wires or areas you're not sure about with plastic zip ties.
- Increase the vertical distance between the threads on branches where the garland will wind in the normal and reverse directions.
- Try to wind the garland threads closer to the tree to prevent them from being damaged by wind and bad weather.
DIY: Decorating Tree Trunks and Branches
The tutorial in the following images uses one LED string of 70 bulbs to wrap around a 1.2m high, 30cm girth trunk and two branches. We recommend winding decorations more tightly and making more branches.
Step 1 . Roll the garland into a ball to make it easier to wind, connect the plug to the power source at the base of the tree.
Step 2 . Wind the thread up the barrel, leaving room for you to wind it in the opposite direction (if you like).
Step 3 . Wrap the strings back and forth along the length of the main branches
Step 4 . Wind the garlands in the opposite direction along the trunk, securing the plug at the end
Decorating evergreen trees
Evergreen trees keep their canopy intact throughout the winter and include spruce, pine, fir and other species. Using the recommended number of garlands, you will be able to determine how many strings of decorations you need, as well as what size lamps should be. Check your bulbs before installing them, especially if you're going to be decorating large trees, as it's almost impossible to fix a broken one after you've installed all the lights. You may also need tees and extensions to connect your decorations to a higher tree.
Tips for decorating evergreen trees:
- Calculate how much power you need for garlands and make sure that the limits are not exceeded
- C7 and C9 bulbs are most often used to decorate large evergreen trees and pines
- Wrap the strings around freely so that the bulbs light up in different places without being visible or disturbing the look of the tree
- By decorating the crowns of large trees, you will create bright lighting without having to wind the garland to the very top of the tree
- Use extensions to reach high parts of the tree
Hedge and bush garlands
Use mesh garlands to decorate bushes and fences quickly and neatly. If you prefer to decorate bushes and fences with ordinary tree garlands, follow the basic rules:
- Hang them randomly
- When designing long fences, place the power supply in the center of the fence, and stretch the filaments of the bulbs to the left and right
- Attach garland strings to the outside of the bushes, covering the top and ¾ of the length of the bush from top to bottom
- Leave approx. 30 cm from the ground so that the jewelry does not fall into the water or snow
How to decorate a Christmas tree with garlands
When decorating a Christmas tree that will stand in the house, the main effect to be achieved is to make the wires as invisible as possible. If you wrap a garland of a branch, instead of just hanging it outside, you get a beautiful and evenly diffused backlight.
- If you decorate the Christmas tree with a garland with mini bulbs with a distance of 20 cm, the wires can be wound more tightly around the branches
- Start at the base, leaving the end long enough for the plug to reach the socket
- Wind the cord in both directions along the length of the branch, moving along the branches as close to the trunk as possible, without leading the cord to the outside of the branches
- When the garland reaches the top of the tree, start winding it in the opposite direction, leaving a slot at the top to install a decorative tip.