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How to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

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Decorate Your Tree in 6 Simple Steps

For many, the most enjoyable time of the holiday season is decorating the Christmas tree. However, if you are looking for some help this year, let us guide you through the basics of making a beautiful tree. Ornaments, lights, and garland are a good start, but there are many accessories you can add for more personality and style. For example, our designers love to place table top decorations that match the trees' theme right onto the tree branches. A glitter deer tabletop decoration is a great example of a way to incorporate this technique. Just make sure that any decorations you add are properly secured. Let your imagination run free!

  1. Step 1: Set Up Your Tree

    Select the desired location for your Christmas tree and place it in the stand. Many artificial trees come with a tree stand included. However, if yours doesn't come with one, there are other options available. We carry a selection of tree stands for both artificial and live trees. Our live tree stands come with an easy watering feature, saving you time and hassle.

  2. Step 2: Christmas Lights

    If you don't have a pre-lit Christmas tree, you'll want to test your Christmas lights first. Join the strings together and plug them in. Replace any dead bulbs and make sure the cords aren't damaged. Please see our Safety Guide for more tips on lighting.

    How many lights should I use?

    Don't skimp out on your lights! You should use a 100-light set per Christmas tree foot. So if you have a 7-foot Christmas tree, you will want to buy seven (7) '100-light sets'. The biggest thing to remember when putting lights on a Christmas tree is how bright you want it to look. If you are using LED lights on a Christmas tree, you will want to use fewer lights as LED lights provide a brighter glow.

    Don't be afraid to mix and match lights. There is no rule that says you only have to use one kind of light, so get creative! If you are using any themed lights or novelty lights, be sure to put them on after your basic lights. We recommend evenly spacing them apart for the best result.

    Where do I put my Christmas lights on the tree?

    After you've made sure that all of your lights are working, string them on your tree starting from the top down. Weave your lights along the branches 'inside,' then move to the outer edges of the branches. If you have a lit tree topper, make sure that you leave the socket end of the lights at the top of the tree to plug it in.

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  3. Step 3: The Tree Toppers

    What tree topper should I use?

    The tree topper symbolizes the spirit of Christmas and is one of the most important pieces on your tree. Tree toppers come in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors. Much like other lights, our pre-lit tree toppers come in incandescent and LED options, and come in sizes ranging from less than 5 inches to well over a foot tall.

    How do I place my tree topper?

    If your tree topper is electric, make sure to plug it into the socket end of the lights that you left open at the top of your tree. Keep in mind your tree topper does not have to go right at the top of the tree. If you have a 7.5 foot ceiling and a 7.5 foot Christmas tree, you can always put it off to the side a bit. You can also consider folding down the top branch of the tree to gain a few more inches.

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  4. Step 4: The Garland

    How much garland should I use?

    A rule of thumb is at least nine (9) feet of garland per foot of a tree, so a 7-foot Christmas tree will need sixty-three (63) feet of garland. We recommend buying more garland to be on the safe side. If you are left with any extra, you can always use it on the mantle or wreaths.

    How do I place my garland?

    With garland, it's best to start at the top and work your way down in a spiral pattern going around the tree until you get to the bottom. Gently-swagged garland looks more graceful than straight or diagonal lines across the tree. Deeply swagged garland is beautiful, but can only be used on large trees with open space between branches. You can also place your garland vertically. Just attach it to the top of your tree (behind the tree topper) then loop it down vertically. Be sure to add some twists and turns, wiring to branches if necessary, in order to add interest and graceful curves. This technique is especially suited to ribbon.

    You can cut beaded garland into different lengths and use it as tinsel to drape over branches. Be sure that the garland is knotted to keep the beads from falling off of the string. Strings knotted between each bead or styles where beads are glued in place will work for this technique.

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  5. Step 5: The Ornaments

    How many ornaments should I use?

    You've set up the basics, now comes the fun part: the ornaments! There's no exact amount of ornaments for a Christmas tree. The amount to use can vary depending on the size of the ornaments, the height and width of your tree, and the ornament density that you desire. In the end, it all comes down to your style and preference.

    While we can't tell you exactly how many ornaments to hang on your tree, we can provide you with a guideline to help you estimate how many ornaments you should use. For trees under 9 feet, we would recommend using 10-15 standard size ornaments per foot. If your tree is 9 feet or taller, we recommend 12-20 ornaments per foot.

    We also recommended that you vary the size of your ornaments, and to spread them out throughout the tree. For example, here is a list of ornaments that were used by professional decorators for a 12' tree:

    • 3' round: 48
    • 4' round: 48
    • 4.75' round: 48
    • 6' round: 36
    • 4-7' finial: 18
    • 5-8' finial: 18
    How should I hang my ornaments?

    To make a statement with your Christmas tree, start with your precious ornaments. Next, hang the larger ones, spacing them evenly apart. Then, fill in the spaces with any medium and small sizes to balance the overall look of the tree. You can place ornaments and other decorations ’inside’ your tree as well as on the tips of branches to add depth and interest.

    If you have pets or small children, try placing shatterproof ornaments near the bottom or in high-traffic areas.

    There are a couple of things to note. Make sure to purchase your ornaments based on your tree size. Larger ornaments may take up too much space on smaller trees, while smaller ornaments may not even be visible on larger trees. Additionally, we also recommend that you have extra ornaments on hand in case any of your ornaments are lost or broken.

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  6. Step 6: The Tree Skirt

    Tree skirts are not included with most trees but are a popular accessory. Not only do they hide the base of the tree, but they add some character to your setting. Much like stockings and ornaments, tree skirts come in a wide array of styles, from solid, colored velvet, and much more. Make sure your skirt is wide enough to cover the tree stand but does not extend past the bottom branches of the tree. Consider the size requirements, color scheme, and theme your tree may have.

    Once your tree is completely decorated, go ahead and add some presents under your tree. If you haven't started shopping yet, that's okay! Place a few wrapped empty boxes or other large scale decorations such as lanterns, Santa Claus figures, or nutcrackers for a decorative touch.

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Commercial Christmas Tree Decorating Tips

For decorating commercial Christmas trees, you can follow the same formats. However, if all that tree space feels overwhelming, here are a few extra tips to guide you through the decorating process.


First, mentally divide your tree into four sections, picturing your tree as if it were a giant box with four sides. Next, divide your collection of ornaments into 4 even groups. Apply ornaments to each tree section starting from the small ornaments and moving up to the largest size.

A 12' Christmas tree can be heavily decorated with ornaments. A good suggestion is forty (40) ornaments per foot or a total of four-hundred-and-eighty (480) ornaments. For a more uniform look, evenly space your ornaments based on their characteristics: color, shape, style, etc.

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As trees get taller, they also get wider and have more space to fill. With larger Christmas trees, you should generally have nine (9) feet of garland per foot in tree height. It’s a good idea to have extra garland to fill up space if needed.

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Ribbons are a good way to fill up empty space on a tree. These are often utilized in sprays and other arrangements; there’s no limit to what can be done!

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The above tips are simply suggestions to help get you started on a classically-decorated Christmas tree. If you are feeling extra creative, feel free to play around with different techniques and styles to see what looks right to you!

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Have you ever wondered how many lights or ornaments, or how much garland you need to decorate your Christmas Tree?  This free printable reference chart makes it surprisingly easy to get the perfect amount of trimmings for your tree!  It includes all of the lengths and measurements based on tree size so whether you have a 5 foot, 7 foot, or even 12 foot Christmas tree, you can figure out exactly what you need!

I was excited to partner with a brand I use regularly, Miracle-Gro®, to bring you this post.  Though the post was sponsored by Miracle-Gro®, all of the thoughts, tips, and printables were created right here, by me!

I remember my first Christmas tree I had outside of my parents house was in college.  I was a little homesick and when the holidays came around I just needed a little something to cheer me up. So I took a trip to the store and came back to drown my dorm in Christmas cheer.  I still remember walking up and down the aisles, going from excitement of a tree that was blank slate to decorate any way I wanted, the overwhelmingness of what do I actually need?  How much garland?  How many lights?  How many ornaments to fill its branches?  I left with a lot I didn’t need, and not a lot of what I did.  But my Charlie Brown Christmas tree still gave me the little piece of home to fill my heart in the midst of the holidays.

That was the first, but certainly not the last!  Each year we look forward to decorating our tree as a family.  With kids it is even more fun than it ever has been before!  We have moved from delicate glass baubles to some still beautiful, but also non-breakable ornaments, next to hand prints, and various crafts that the kids have made through the years to fill the branches.  My tiny 3 foot tree from my college days has been replaced with a family sized tree big enough to spend hours with Christmas music blaring, and little hands helping, hanging every decoration in just the right spot.

And through the years, I have collected our perfect little Christmas.  All the trimmings and trappings that make the kids eyes shine with excitement as we get them out each year and transform our regular old house into our little corner filled with Christmas magic.  And with all the experience plus quite a bit of research, I have figured out how much of this and how many of that you need to fill a tree, if it is 5 feet or 10!

I am super excited to share this with you because hopefully it will be a great reference to help so many more families have fun creating their perfect Christmas tree! This guide goes through the basic number of lights, ornaments and garland you need based on your tree size.  The first thing to realize is that decorating a tree is all about personal preference.  So even though this is a great guide, if you feel like you want more or less, or something completely different, then go for it!  And we aren’t the only thing that is unique, also  realize that each tree is unique as well.  Especially when they are fresh!  If trees are thicker or thinner, or the branches are spaced more or less than average they might vary from the numbers on this chart, but this will definitely serve as the perfect launching point to get you pretty close!

Christmas Tree Decorating Reference Chart

So take a look at this, then follow along below as we go through the steps to decorating the perfect tree and then how to keep it fresh and long lasting all through the season!  If you want to print this out so you can keep it handy when you are shopping for lights, garland or ornaments, then hop down to the bottom of the post for the free printable download of this chart.

How to decorate the perfect Christmas Tree:

When picking out a fresh Christmas Tree, there are a few things that will help you get the best tree for your dollar.

  1. Get the tree as early in the season as possible.  Many people think that getting a fresh tree to early will result in a tree that doesn’t look good by Christmas, but actually, the opposite is closer to the truth!
    • Experts state that mid-November is the best time to get the tree because it will be closed to when it was cut and allow you to get it to water much sooner than if it was just waiting to be picked out on a Christmas tree lot.
    • Many trees that you pick later in the season were actually picked around the same time, but have been sitting with minimal water since then, so they don’t last as long.
    • Try a “cut your own” tree farm, or order online for a cut to order tree for the freshest options!
  2. Once you have your tree, put it in water as soon as possible
    • Submerge the base of the tree in 2″ of water.
    • When the tree is first put into water it can be especially “thirsty”
  3. Add Miracle–Gro® for Christmas Trees
    • 1 capful per quart of water to help reduce needle drop/loss and keep your tree looking fresher and fuller longer versus using water alone!
    • This is a staple for our fresh trees.  The best part is one bottle will last a whole season!
    • Miracle-Gro® is one of the most trusted names in Home & Garden.  You can learn more about Miracle-Gro® for Christmas Trees here!


As we established above, perfect is truly in the eye of the beholder.  I love a full tree with lots of texture and light.  Using the numbers on the chart above you should come out with a very fully decorated tree.  Some rules of thumb:

  • When calculating what you need for the tree, I round up if it isn’t close to the whole foot mark.  So if the tree was 5.5 feet, I would use the guides for a six foot tree.
  • This guide is specifically made for fresh trees that require lights to be added and are generally fuller in nature.
  • Pick a theme, and/or color palate of 3-4 colors and choose lights, garland and ornaments that coordinate within the palate to get a cohesive look.

I think trees look best when they have many textures that are layered to create the final masterpiece.  You will want to follow this general assembly method to have the best results:

  1. First, arrange the lights on the tree

    1. Lights are generally sold on strings that will vary from 100-300 lights in a package on average.  Make sure to check the package so you know how many come in the package you are looking at.
    2. Start from the top of the tree and work your way down.
    3. Don’t just wrap the lights around the outside, weave the lights in and out of the branches to give the tree depth and dimension with the light.
    4. If you go for larger lights, you might not need quite as many as the standard lights.
    5. Use energy efficient sources like LED to be able to keep your tree on longer with less energy use.
    6. Plug the lights into a switched receptacle, or a small power strip with an on/off switch and you will be able to easily turn the lights on and off without climbing behind the tree.
  1. Next place the garland

    1. This garland measurement is calculated for horizontal use (wrapping around the tree.) If you want to string your garland vertically you will use less.
    2. Use the garland to fill in gaps between branches as you go around
    3. Wider widths of garland like burlap and deco-mesh can be used with sparser trees, while thin garlands like beads, and popcorn strings look great on full trees.
    4. Use multiple types or textures of garland to get a more complex look
  2. Finally fill the tree in with ornaments

    1. Ornaments are generally sized:
      • Large 5-6″ diameter or larger
      • Medium 3-4 ” diameter
      • Small – This refers to small decorations like icicles, bows, bells, etc.  You usually won’t use a ball smaller than a medium on an average sized tree
    2. Start by placing the largest ornaments and move to the smallest.
    3. Use the larger ornaments to fill in gaps or uneven spots on the tree
    4. Hang ornaments at different heights and depths on the tree for more interest.
    5. Use shiny ornaments to catch and reflect more light
    6. Make sure to get ornaments around all sides of the tree

By following the guidelines here, you are set to decorate a designer quality tree.  It is really pretty simple to put together a tree that will make you feel the Christmas spirit all season long.  Now grab the chart below so you will have it handy each time you pick out your tree!  If you grab this download, I would love it if you would take a minute to share this by pinning it on Pinterest as well!

{Free Download – Christmas Tree Decorating Guide –  CLICK HERE}

Make sure to grab everything you need at the store, including Miracle-Gro® for Christmas Trees.  Learn more about Miracle-Gro® for Christmas Trees and find your local supplier here, and check out this video for more info!

Make sure to share your tree with me by tagging me on Instagram @ThePinningMama.  I would love to see your beautiful creations!  Do you have any other special tips or tricks for decorating a Christmas Tree?  I would love to hear about it in the comments.  I love hearing readers tips and tricks. They help to make each post even a better resource!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Miracle-Gro. The opinions and text are all mine.

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How many lights do I need for a two meter tree?

"A good rule of thumb is 100 bulbs for every foot and a half of tree," according to Lowe. But Better Homes & Gardens recommends using three sets of 100 bulbs for every foot of tree height. Real Simple suggests 100 bulbs per foot.

Which is the most realistic pre-lit tree?0005 has a realistic look, pre-stretched headlights and a reusable storage box.

How long do pre-lit LED trees last? Diodes in LED lights have an impressively long lifespan. This is why LED manufacturers typically claim a lifespan of up to 75,000 hours for their bulbs.

Besides, what is the most natural artificial Christmas tree?

1. Noble Fir . The Terrain design team modeled this cutie after a real forest tree, so you know it will look more natural than any other fake Christmas tree.

How many lamps do I need for a 7-foot tree?

We recommend that you use approximately 30 bulbs per foot of your Christmas tree. For example, at a height of 4 feet. The Christmas tree should have 120 garlands, 5 feet. tree 150 lights, 6' tree 180 lights and 7' tree Lighting 210 .

How many lights do I need to cover a 7 foot tree? How many lights do I need for a 7 foot tree? We recommend 15 meters of lights for a 6-foot Christmas tree, but if you have room for a large tree, just add 5 meters of lights for every extra foot of height. So for a 7 foot tree we suggest using 20 meters of light .

Do you start at the top or bottom when you put lights on your Christmas tree? Turn on the lights to make sure all the bulbs are working. Starting at the top of the tree, weave the lights above and below the branches. Get down and around the tree, also hang lanterns behind. When you reach the bottom, hide the extra lights behind a tree.

How many C6 LEDs for wood? Some strands with the same number of bulbs may have 6" spacing, while others may have 12" spacing, meaning one set will be twice as long as the other.
Lamp type and interval.

Tree height Lamp shapes 5 mm, G12, M5 or C6 Lamp shapes C7 or C9
10′ - 11′ Full 700 – 1050 425 – 550
12′ - 14′ Slim 630 – 770 450 – 600

• December 8th. 2014

How many decorations do I need for a 7ft Christmas tree?

Tip of the day: how many decorations for the Christmas tree?

Tree height Number of decorations
7' 70 decorations
8' 80 decorations
9' 90 jewelry
10' 120 - 160 ornaments

• November 2, 2011

How many C6 bulbs do I need for a 7-foot tree? Lamp type and spacing

Tree height Lamp shapes 5 mm, G12, M5 or C6 Lamp shapes C7 or C9
4′ - 5′ Full 280 – 420 150 - 225
6′ - 7′ Slim 210 – 350 150 – 225
6′ - 7′ Full 420 – 630 225 – 325
8′ - 9′ Slim 350 – 490 225 – 325

• December 8th. 2014

How many decorations do I need for a 7ft Christmas tree?

A 6ft Christmas tree will need at least 128 pieces, a 7ft Christmas tree will need at least 196 decorations, and an 8ft Christmas tree will need at least 212.

Do you light the lights on the tree first? Start with lights first

The first, most important thing to do when decorating a Christmas tree is always add lights first - this is harder to do after you've added decorations such as baubles and garlands.

Should the lights on the tree be lit first?

The first, most important thing to do when decorating a Christmas tree is always add light first - it's harder to do after you've added decorations such as baubles and garlands.

Do you have too many lights on your tree?

But you don't want to overdo it. A tree too cluttered with lights will be domineering. , and a tree without enough light will appear sparse.

How to light Christmas tree lights like a pro? Instead of wrapping garlands around the tree from top to bottom, hang them vertically. Mentally divide the tree into three triangular sections. String lights by starting a thread at the bottom of a tree and pulling it up and then back down like a mountain.

How many feet of light do you need for a 6 foot tree? For example: for a standard 6ft tree you are looking at 600 mini fixtures while an 8ft Alaskan fir might require 1,000 mini fixtures. And for those of you with a 20 foot tree, be prepared to use 2,000 mini lights.

Which LED Christmas tree lights?

Warm white LEDs emit a soft glow comparable to conventional lighting and are a good choice for lighting indoor Christmas trees. And cool white LED bulbs can be used to achieve a whiter tone and are often used outdoors.

How many large ornaments do I need for a 7.5 foot tree? HOW MANY ORNAMENTS DO I NEED?

Tree height Light cover Heavy coating
6.5 feet 70 pieces 105 pieces
7. 5 feet 105 pieces 140 pieces
9-10 feet 175 pieces 210 pieces

What collar size do I need for a 7.5 foot tall tree?

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The hexagonal shape adds drama to a simple design. The 25" diameter will make it a good bet for trees 7.5 feet tall or less. The collar is made of iron, and since it has snowflake cutouts, you can place garlands behind it for an extra cozy holiday glow.

What size is the 70 mm decoration? UNIVERSAL SIZE - Ornament size 70 mm/ 2.76 inches in diameter .

What does C6 mean in Christmas lights?

C6 Lights (C stands for Cone Size ) are typically ¾" in diameter and 1 ⅛" high. They have light bulbs designed to light up Christmas trees or small items in your yard. They can be used for perimeter lighting if placed strategically and tightly, but they don't end up burning as brightly as the larger options.

How many C7 bulbs do you need for a Christmas tree? Worn 100 mini lights or 50 traditional C7 lights per vertical foot on thick trees . Use half this amount for thinner trees. For example, for a full 9ft tree you would need 450 C7 lights, and for a thin 6ft tree you would need 300 mini lights. For live trees and shrubs, use 100 mini lights or 50 C7 lights per vertical foot.

How many feet of garland do I need for a 7.5 foot tree? Step 4: Garland

The rule of thumb is that there are at least nine (9) feet of garland for every foot of tree, so a 7-foot Christmas tree would require sixty-three (63) feet of garland. We recommend buying more garlands to be on the safe side. If you have leftovers, you can always use them on your mantle or wreaths.

What goes first on the tree?

Lights come on first on a tree , before decorations, tree tops or anything else. Plug them in and let them burn before you start putting them on the tree. Most shops now sell special lightweight test guns, usually priced around $20.

How do you make an inexpensive tree look expensive?

Do you put on tinsel before the light? Step six: go to the city of tinsel

If you are using tinsel, it's time to hang it on the tree. always in front of your decorations and ornaments to avoid tinsel snagging. A simple and easy way to add color to your tree, tinsel is best used sparingly - you don't need to overload the tree with it.

Christmas tree garland

Having picked up a Christmas tree, it is equally important to find the right decorations for it. The most important is the garland. It brings the atmosphere of the New Year to the installed room. It is important to choose the right length of the garland for the Christmas tree. Otherwise, the tree will become dull and hardly noticeable.

  • How to choose the length of the Christmas tree garland

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    • Depending on cord size

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  • How to choose the length of a Christmas tree garland

    Choosing the length of a Christmas tree garland is necessary, taking into account the size of the tree, the shape of the bulbs and the design of the cord.

    The length of the garland itself sometimes depends on this. It should also be taken into account that on many packages the length of the garland is considered together with the cord, which can eventually become an unpleasant surprise when decorating a tree.

    Depending on the size of the tree

    The length of the tree is the main criterion when choosing a garland. It is convenient to navigate when choosing a garland. The formula by which the size of the LED strip is calculated: 3.14 * spruce height \u003d garland length. It is desirable to add 10% to this result so that there is a small margin.

    For large premises such as a kindergarten, a work office, commercial premises for children's activities, large fir trees are mainly chosen, their length varies from 2 meters and above. To decorate such a tall tree and give everyone a festive atmosphere, you need to immediately choose a suitable garland, because. several small ones will be problematic to connect. And also unsafe, because. small jewelry usually has thin wires, which can accidentally start a fire. In this case, it will be more difficult to disconnect them from the network, and even more so to remove them from the tree. If you calculate the length of the garland using a special formula, you need to take the length of the spruce from 2 to 5 meters. This length is optimal for any large room.
    For example, the minimum length will be 2 * 3.14 = 6.28 m. It is best to consider the length of the garland from 8 meters, because bright lights and fluffy tinsel will help, if necessary, hide the flaws of the lower branches. And if we take the maximum size of a spruce, then it will be 5 * 3.14 = 15.7. Here it is also desirable to pick up a larger garland. We recommend considering options of 15-20 meters.

    Small trees 100-150 cm high are usually chosen for study rooms. They fit perfectly into any space and do not take up much furniture. They will also delight the kids of employees when they come with their parents for gifts. To calculate the length of the garland, multiply the height of the tree by 3.14. The calculation formula is 100 * 3.14 \u003d 314 cm. But it is best to choose garlands for 4-5 meters in this option. This will allow you to add more lights to the spruce and make it even brighter. Or 150 * 3.14 = 471 cm. (4 meters 71 cm.) But in this case, 5 meters may not be enough. You can see the garlands at 6-7 meters, thereby providing free access to the outlet and a cozy atmosphere. But if you already have a garland and you do not know what length of tree is optimal for it. Take the length of the garland, subtract 10-15% from it and divide the resulting number by 3.14. As a result, you will have the maximum length of a spruce that can be decorated with an existing garland.

    For the home, choose a Christmas tree with a height of 100 to 250 cm. It all depends on what kind of ceilings you have at home. But to calculate the garland, it is also necessary to take into account all the parameters of the spruce. At home, it often happens that the owners, for greater brightness and beauty, decorate the spruce with two overlapping garlands at once. But for security reasons, it is categorically impossible to do this, because. the wires heat up very quickly and can melt at the overlap. Subsequently, nearby bulbs may at least fail or, at a maximum, a short circuit may occur.

    If you want to decorate your fir tree and make it brighter, it is better to buy a garland much larger than the recommended length formula. This will allow you to leave minimal gaps between the layers of the garland and dress up a beautiful holiday tree. According to the formula, the recommended length should vary from 3 to 8 meters. But if possible, it is better to take 1-2 m more.

    If you are considering a garland for a table tree, for example, to work. Then they, as a rule, are no more than 100 cm. For such trees, any garland up to three meters is suitable for you.

    Depending on the shape of the lamps

    Small and large lamps are used in the garlands. If the bulbs are small, smaller than a fingernail, then there are 30-40 pieces per meter of garland. For garlands with large bulbs, there are 100-150 pieces.

    For a good illumination of spruce, 100-150 cm high, it is best to purchase a garland with small bulbs. If the spruce is 3-5 meters, you can look at models with large bulbs.

    Depending on cord size

    The correct cord must be selected to use the garland safely. Such a wire has at least 1 meter, from the last bulb to the plug. Before buying a garland, it is necessary to measure the distance from the installation site of the spruce to the outlet, 30% of the total amount is added to the result. Properly selected design protects the house from fire, in the event of a short circuit.

    Features of the Christmas tree lights

    Christmas lights have a few features to consider when buying LED strips.


    There are two main backlight modes in the settings: static and flickering.

    The essence of static lighting is that the light bulbs emit a uniform amount of light and do not flicker. In this case, the color of the lighting may vary depending on the bulbs. Inexpensive multi-colored ones can give static illumination of blue, green and red. In addition to uniform soft lighting, garlands can also flicker quickly and beautifully. In the settings of the remote control, you can choose the appropriate flashing speed and color.

    It is important to understand that not every color can suit the interior of a room. Modern garlands have several colors:

    • Cool white. It has a slight bluish tint often associated with operating room lighting.
    • Warm white. It has a slight yellowish tint, which resembles standard incandescent lamps. It is they who give a magical atmosphere of warmth and the approaching holiday, and also look aesthetically pleasing on the Christmas tree.
    • Multicolored. Inside each light bulb there is a special glass that colors the incoming color red, yellow, green and blue. They differ in a large number of modes: you can turn on all the colors at the same time, or each one separately.


    Several lengths of garlands are common in stores. The 10 meter garland belongs to the most bought ones.

    Considered a versatile option for most people, it is well suited for indoor Christmas trees up to 2 meters high. At the same time, with such a length, a small margin remains. It is also used as a decorative element.

    The most common version is the 2-sided Christmas tree. But for him it is best to take a spruce 150-170 cm high. Then the garlands will be enough to obtain the desired effect.

    The second most common length is 5 meters. It is suitable for Christmas trees no higher than 1 meter. This length is not enough for street trees or firs at children's parties and matinees, whose length exceeds 2 meters.

    Finish or material

    One of the most important things to consider when choosing a garland is heat resistance. The fact is that some cables and wires are distinguished by the fact that they overheat very quickly and heat up the tree that is decorated. In this case, there is a high risk of fire or fire.

    Garlands are divided into two categories: LED and incandescent. Incandescent lamps are cheaper, while they fail very quickly, and during operation the whole spruce can light up.

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