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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.

Ornaments

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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Ribbon

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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The Ultimate Guide to Decorating your Christmas Tree • The Pinning Mama

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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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Basic parameters for choosing garlands for lighting decoration of the street and at home from Winter Story

Garlands with multi-colored or monochromatic lights are one of the obligatory attributes of the holiday. They create a special atmosphere, cheer up, serve as a bright accent in the interior.

In Soviet times, such jewelry was produced in the same type. They were a wire with miniature incandescent bulbs and powered from a wall outlet. A modern manufacturer offers many types of garlands, different in characteristics and purpose. We have to deal with this diversity.

Where garlands are used

The first thing that comes to mind is decorating a Christmas tree. This is the most common use of light decorations, but far from the only one. Today garlands are successfully used:

  • to create a festive entourage for any event - from a children's birthday to a secular party;
  • in the design of a photo zone for large-scale celebrations: weddings, anniversaries, corporate events;
  • for outdoor decoration of cottages and country houses, as well as household and garden plots.

A garland can make even an ordinary home evening special by adding romance, soulfulness or, on the contrary, cheerful enthusiasm.

What to consider when choosing a garland: 4 main parameters

As you can see, light decorations are located both indoors and outdoors. In the first case, almost any garland will do. There are almost no technical restrictions here. Therefore, you can only be guided by your own taste.

The situation with the choice of street decoration is much more complicated. You should pay attention to four main indicators:

  • The degree of moisture protection.
  • Power supply.
  • Wire material.
  • Lamp type.

Not only the durability of the garland, but also the safety of others depends on the compliance of these parameters with specific conditions. Let's consider each of the criteria in more detail.

Water protection rating

To be more precise, protection against moisture and dust. Indicated by IP marking. The indicator is complex, consists of two numbers that reflect the level of protection:

  • the first - from dust ingress;
  • the second - from moisture penetration.

The higher the number, the more reliably the garland is protected from these external factors. On the elements of light decor, the most common values ​​are:

  • IP 20. The degree of protection against dust is extremely weak, against moisture - none at all. Decorations with this indicator are designed exclusively for a dry room. They need to be protected from water and wiped regularly.
  • IP 44. The minimum value at which the garland is suitable for outdoor use. It cannot be completely immersed in water, but the product tolerates splashes easily. The best location option is under the visor of the building or a canopy.
  • IP 54, IP 65, IP 67. High level of protection. Decoration can be placed outdoors without shelters and weather restrictions. Such a garland is not afraid of heavy rains, thick snow and even ice.

Power supply

Can be fixed or autonomous. The lighting decor can be powered by:

  • Mains 220 V. Standard sockets are ideal for garlands used indoors. Street decorations can also be connected to this power source. But then you will have to carefully protect the wire from damage, and people and animals from possible contact with it.
  • Network 24 V. Through the transformer, the garlands receive a low voltage current that is safe for humans and pets. Even if the wire breaks, no one will be hurt. This is a smart solution for organizing outdoor lighting design and decoration of public places.
  • Batteries. Thanks to them, the garland will shine anywhere, in a building or on the street, regardless of the presence of an outlet and its location. The only drawback of miniature batteries is their rapid discharge at sub-zero temperatures.
  • Solar battery. The ability to be charged from the rays of a natural star is a great advantage. Actual for the summer: on clear days, the garland will be able to work until dawn. And when the battery is connected, which accumulates energy, the source will continue to operate in the dark, and in cloudy weather.

Wire material

An important criterion, especially when it comes to street lights. Two characteristics are of primary importance here: frost resistance and the degree of protection against moisture and dust.

For the manufacture of garland wires use:

  • PVC . The most common option. Products from it, as a rule, have IP44. Frost resistance is also low: at temperatures below 0 ° C, the wire hardens and breaks easily if it is bent. Therefore, it is possible to mount such a garland in the open air only with positive thermometer marks. Among the advantages, it is worth highlighting the ease - the wire is convenient in the design of the premises. Available in different colors (transparent, white, black, green).
  • Silicone and rubber . The most popular materials for outdoor use. They have a high degree of IP, are extremely resistant to frost. Remain flexible even in extreme cold. Garlands with such wires are preferred by residents of the northern regions, where in winter the temperature does not reach 0 ° C. A small drawback of the products is an impressive weight.
  • Wire . Serves as the basis for elegant, weightless garlands. Thin wires are almost invisible - it seems that the lights are floating in the air. An excellent choice for exquisite decoration of the Christmas tree and the interior. The garland easily accepts and with firmness keeps any form for example, "curly". A creative solution for a New Year's party is to decorate the outfit of a little princess with delicate threads or weave them into her hair. All you need is a decorative power supply.
  • Tape . Strips of flexible material, on which LEDs are fixed on one side, and an adhesive layer is applied on the other. Most of these decorations are intended only for interior decoration.

Type of lamps

The main elements of the garlands are of two types:

  • LEDs. Modern semiconductor components with many advantages. They give bright light, do not heat up, allow you to save energy and have a solid service life. If one bulb burns out, the rest continue to work.
  • Microlamps. Ordinary incandescent bulbs "in miniature". They shine less brightly and have all the advantages and disadvantages of conventional devices. They heat up a little, they are afraid of water. When one lamp burns out, all or part of the garland goes out.

Please note that only LED decorations are suitable for outdoor use. Ideally, light bulbs should be additionally protected from moisture by sealed caps.

And one more important point: the decoration on incandescent microlamps and the garland of "Ilyich's bulbs" are not the same thing. In the second case, we are talking only about the design idea. Vintage "pears" may well be LED.

Can garlands be connected?

The question is natural when it is required to decorate a spacious room or a vast territory. Garlands will come to the rescue, which are called so - connected. Both sides are equipped with connectors. With these compact devices, several light decorations can be easily fastened together. Don't forget to observe polarity!

The advantage of this solution is obvious: you don't have to look for a socket for each garland - one power supply is enough for the entire line. How many jewelry can be connected, the manufacturer indicates on the packaging.

There is another type of garlands - non-connectable. In this case, the connection of other decorations and the creation of a common line is not technically provided. Such products are suitable for decorating a Christmas tree, interior items, small areas of a room or territory, and individual elements of landscape design.

Choosing a garland according to the type of glow

The nature of light radiation is an important criterion for a garland. The comfort of the situation depends on it, as well as the implementation of interesting design ideas.

There are two main types of garland glow:

  • Static or permanent . The most popular choice among decorators and ordinary consumers. All light bulbs burn steadily and continuously as long as the decoration is connected to a power source. Stable light allows you to create a soulful, romantic or solemn atmosphere.
  • Flicker . This is not about super-intense light "pulsation", from which the eyes quickly get tired. In modern garlands, only a part of the bulbs flicker - usually every 5th. It looks spectacular and is not too tiring for the eyes.

Combined jewelry looks original. For example, a static warm white glow is combined with flickering cold white diodes.

Current models of garlands provide the user with the opportunity to independently choose the glow mode. For this, the jewelry is equipped with a controller - a device for switching programs. Typically, manufacturers provide 8 modes, including constant glow.

Today, a new feature is gaining popularity - controlling the work of the garland using the phone. You can call it an improved version of the controller.

Forms of garlands and design solutions

Having decided on the technical characteristics, it's time to move on to the most pleasant thing - creating a light decor.

To choose the right garland for a particular space or object, you need to take into account its features. Light decorations differ in shape and design. Let's figure out how best to use each of the varieties.

Thread

It is a wire on which light bulbs are fixed at regular intervals. A luminous thread is a traditional Christmas tree decoration. However, it is easy to find another use for such a garland:

  • place along the wall under the ceiling;
  • frame the doorway;
  • arrange stair railings;
  • decorate the bed, table, shelf, etc.

In addition to the standard threads with bulbs, you can find jewelry with nozzles on sale. They look original and allow you to make a Christmas tree outfit or home interior even more expressive.

Thread garlands are often found in street decor - on the branches of trees and bushes. This is a great way to create a festive mood not only for yourself and your family. But it should be remembered that the degree of moisture protection of the decoration in this case should not be lower than IP 44.

Express garland

It is also called "garland for the lazy": it is easy to decorate a Christmas tree with such a decoration in a couple of minutes.

This decorative element can be made in different designs:

  • Bundled threads. The "bunch" is fixed on the top of the spruce, then the wires with the bulbs are distributed vertically along the crown.
  • Tiers. The ring mount is placed on the crown, the vertical base wire is straightened, the horizontal segments are unfolded and placed on the branches.

In either case, decorating a Christmas tree becomes much easier. You do not have to repeatedly wrap it with a garland and get tangled in wires.

Fringe

Consists of a horizontal base wire, on which vertical threads with light bulbs are fixed at regular intervals. Beautifully hanging thin wires of different lengths create the impression of a delicate luminous fringe - hence the name of the jewelry.

The edge of the garland turns out to be wavy, which adds grace to it. Fringe allows you to effectively decorate balconies and verandas, facades of houses and roof peaks. But most often it is placed on the window. The threads of the decoration are not too long, so they are practically inaccessible to children and animals.

Curtain

A close relative of the fringe - has the same design. The only difference is that the curtain has all the threads of the same length. In some models, it reaches 9 meters - this allows you to decorate large objects:

  • shop windows, restaurants, etc.;
  • verandas and panoramic windows;
  • facades of houses.

Curtains are often used to decorate interior columns and walls, as well as create original light screens.

From a technical point of view, there are two types of curtains and fringes:

  • With T-connector. With it, you can adjust the width of the product by disconnecting excess threads. However, the device makes the garland heavier, and it must be well fixed.
  • Lightweight. Ornaments have a fixed width and cannot be changed. There is no connector, so these garlands are much lighter and easier to install.

Net

A light decoration with a telling name, reminiscent of a fishing net. Each light bulb is connected by wires to several others.

An interesting solution for window decoration, but the installation process requires attention. The mesh must be securely fixed at the top and bottom so that it does not pull together.

In outdoor decoration, a garland is often placed on the facades of houses. You can also decorate bushes and trees with it, but it will be difficult to shoot: branches pass through the decoration cells, and it is not easy to get rid of them.

Clip Light

The decoration is designed specifically for decorating trees. Garlands up to 300 m long are produced - such models are designed for tall plants.

Structurally, Clip Light consists of garlands that are connected together in one line, and there is also a clip light Spider, the kit also includes splitters for 3-5 beams. Install these devices in places where the trunk goes into the crown.

You can decorate a tree with such a garland in different ways:

  • wrap around the trunk;
  • distribute among the branches;
  • design both the trunk and the crown.

As a reminder, decorations with PVC wire should be mounted before the onset of frost. Garlands with a silicone or rubber base can be placed outdoors and at temperatures below 0°C.

Do not pull the wire too tight during installation: there is a risk of damaging the wood. Keep in mind that the trunk and branches are constantly growing, and over time, the garland begins to fit them too tightly. This can lead not only to damage to the decoration, but also to the death of the tree.

To avoid such consequences, it is recommended to remove the garland every year and rewind it.

Despite a certain "specialization", it is easy to find other uses for Clip Light jewelry.

Melting icicles

Surprisingly "live" and unusual garland, creating the impression of a fabulous thaw. It consists of several tubes - "icicles", through which bright lights "flow", imitating droplets of melt water.

The garland looks spectacular in the festive decor of windows, shop windows, facades. Tall Christmas trees are also decorated with melting icicles, and on ordinary trees these decorations are placed along with Clip Light models.

Duralight

The garland has a unique feature: its lights provide 360° illumination. The secret lies in the design. The basis of the decoration is a sealed transparent wire, and the light bulbs are inside it.

Duralight is sometimes placed on trees, but is mainly used for contouring:

  • building facades and walls;
  • window and door openings;
  • fences and architectural objects.

Highly flexible wire makes it possible to assemble various shapes from a garland: hearts, snowflakes, stars, letters, etc.

On sale you can find duralight in coils of 100 m. It is cut off at certain intervals marked on the cord. Accessories are purchased separately.

Ready-made kits are much more convenient, which include garlands of optimal length - from 6 m. All accessories for connection are included.

Pony tail

Sparkling, extraordinarily effective garland. Consists of several threads (from 5 pieces) with mini-light bulbs connected in a bundle. Thin wiring can be left straight or "wavy" - the second option looks especially interesting.

Pony tails are designed to create bright light accents at doors, walls or interior items. They can serve as an original and convenient Christmas tree decoration.

Such garlands are also used for outdoor spot decoration - they are placed on trees and poles.

Belt Light and lamp chains

Belt Light is ubiquitous in outdoor decoration. Such decorations are hung between lampposts, they decorate the perimeter of doors and windows from the side of the street. These are professional level garlands.

The base of the Belt Light is a thick wire. Cartridges are fixed on it, where light bulbs with an E27 base are screwed. You can choose the color scheme to your liking - insert plain elements or create an interesting combination.

The undoubted advantage of Belt Light is the ability to quickly replace a burnt out light bulb. However, due to the massiveness indoors, such garlands are practically not used.

Another thing is decorations made of elements of vintage form, which only imitate incandescent lamps. In fact, these are usually LEDs. You can’t unscrew and change them, but the garland looks stylish and saves electricity. A great option for country houses and apartments in the spirit of a loft.

Cluster Light

Garlands of this type are also called "volumetric". They really form a whole firework of lights, which is especially impressive in the dark.

Such a striking effect is possible due to the unusual design of the jewelry. A lot of antennae depart from the main wire, on which light bulbs are fixed. Thus, Cluster Light contains much more light elements than a regular garland-thread.

Cork garland

A find for fans of unusual holiday decor. The thinnest threads with miniature LED bulbs are fixed on the cork - this is the design of this garland.

When used, the luminous part is placed in the bottle, the cork closes the neck, preventing the decoration from falling completely to the bottom. The original lamp is ready.

How to choose lamps by glow color

To what extent the garland will suit the situation, whether it will fit into the interior, what mood it will create - all this largely depends on the color of the glow of the bulbs. Therefore, his choice must be taken seriously.

There are two primary colors of light:

  • Cool white. It has a noticeable bluish tint, characteristic of the light of office fluorescent lamps.
  • Warm white. It has a noticeable yellowish tone. This is the light of incandescent bulbs familiar to everyone since childhood.

However, with its "domestic" nature, warm light is not so simple. There are three varieties of it: warm, extra warm, yellow. The difference between the last two types is not visible to the naked eye, so they are interchangeable in garlands. In these options, yellow tones are more pronounced, contributing to relaxation, spiritual communication, celebration of the celebration in the circle of loved ones.

For those who like it brighter, it is recommended to pay attention to garlands with a more expressive glow of the lamps:

  • Multi-colored. Elements emit light of the primary colors of the spectrum: red, yellow, green, blue. Garlands with such lamps can work in a static mode, but are more often equipped with a controller for adjustment.
  • RGB (chameleon). Each light bulb changes color in a given sequence: red - blue - green, etc. This is the main difference between "chameleons" and multi-colored elements, where one lamp continuously emits light of only one color.

Today the manufacturer offers garlands with lamps of various shades of glow: pink, blue, green and others. The combination of multi-colored elements and warm whites looks interesting. No less spectacular can be a combination of cold and warm shades, if it is possible to adjust the mode of operation of the garland.

In conclusion, let's say a few words about the color of the wire. His choice also requires attention. For example, if you do not want the cord to be very noticeable on the Christmas tree, give preference to green shades. The white or transparent base of the garland will not be conspicuous against the backdrop of window glass. And for decorating trees, decorations with black or, again, transparent wires are best suited.

We also advise you to read:

The difference between mini, micro and LED

White LEDs: cool, warm, extra-warm shade - what to choose?

Calculator for calculating the cost of installing garlands on trees

choose garlands, and then calculate the installation on them. To choose, simply put down the quantity opposite the desired name and the amount that you will have to pay for the garlands themselves appears.

Step.2

In order to find out the cost of installing garlands on trees , you need to decide which garland you will decorate the tree with. For example: Garland Clip light and Spider 5 beams of 20 meters are garlands of 100 meters, so they are in the same category and the installation price will be the same for both garlands.
In the installation column, opposite the name of the garlands in the Quantity column, instead of zero put number of garlands required for decorating wood and below will be the cost of installation.

Step.3

After you have calculated everything you need for yourself, you can place an order by filling out the form with your contact details and we will contact you to discuss the details.

Tree height 1-10m trunk

Garland - clip light

Color Price Qty
Red 11024
Yellow 11024
Blue 14098
Green 16430
White 16430
Multi 13167
Warm white 15400
Pink 17000
Total for: garlands - clip light

Garland - 3 beams x 20m without controller

Color Price Qty
Red 5618
Yellow 5618
Blue 6402
Green 8734
White 8734
Multi 7526
Warm white 8800
Pink 11000
Total for: garlands - 3 beams of 20m without controller

Garland - 3 beams of 20m with controller

Color Price Qty
Red 6000
Yellow 6000
Blue 6700
Green 9000
White 9100
Multi 8200
Warm white 9200
Pink 9600
controller
Total for: - 3 x 20m beams with

Garland - 5 beams x 20m without controller

Color Price Qty
Red 11130
Yellow 11130
Blue 10176
Green 12190
White 12190
Multi 12190
Warm white 11800
Pink 13000
Total for: 5 beams x 20m without controller

Installation

Garland Clip light and 5 beams of 20m.


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