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Question: Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?


January 21, 2018

I have a three part Christmas tree. All the bulbs on the top portion have a black shadow in them and do not light up. I replaced a couple of bulbs, but nothing happened.


They are all not lighting. What do I do to have the whole tree lit. I bought it in December 2015.


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Contact the manufacturer. There may be a specific type of bulb you must use.

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Question: Half Section of Pre-lit Tree Lights Out?


February 15, 2021

The bottom part of the top piece of my pre-lit tree went out. These lights are wired in parallel, so if one goes out, the others stay lit. The whole top section is on the same strand and I've checked every single bulb in the bottom part that is out and they are all securely in the socket. I've even checked the fuses, although the top of the strand is still lit.

If I remove one bulb, the whole strand goes out. If I replace a bulb in the section that is out with one I've already tested, the section still stays dark. It doesn't make sense. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions?



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You say that you have checked the fuses but sometimes these are difficult to judge whether they are working correctly.
Be sure you are checking all of the fuses - check your instructions.


I have read lots of this type question and it seems to get more confusing and not much solving.

I would say to find your instructions/tag on tree/register receipt and contact the manufacturer as they can tell you more about your lighting than anyone. Companies are usually very helpful and may even replace the lights for free.
If you cannot find the manufacturer name then try to remember the store where purchased. If you have only had it for less than 2-3 years the store will probably help you.

You can also ask your questions on some of the forums but I could not find very many listed. ../Troubleshooting-Prelit-Christmas...

Sorry, this is all that I can suggest but usually someone on the forums can help.

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Question: Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Lighting Up?


November 19, 2018

The top section of my pre lit Christmas tree will not light up. When I take the top section off the tree and plug it in by itself all the lights light up.

I do not know why the top part will not come on when the rest of the tree works perfectly?


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It sounds like something is gumming up the connection. Did you check the connection to make sure it looks OK?

I wouldn't monkey with it, but if you see something like a piece of tinsel stuck, that would be OK to remove.


Who made it? Call the company and ask for their guidance. Sometimes they have great tips that only they would know about to fix.

Also ask if it is under warranty!! Never know!! Wishing you an easy fix!!!

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Make sure the wires arent getting twisted when you put them back on the tree.

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You may want to check the manual to see if there are any troubleshooting for the issue you're experiencing.



Or, contact the manufacture.
If this is a new tree, you can also exchange or return to deal with less of a hassle too.

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December 18, 20210 found this helpful

A late reply, but someone searching for the same problem will get a correct answer anyways.
There is a plug on the pole, the lights' plug got disconnected from pole with handing. The plug is very discrete and blends into the pole. Look for it and re-plug the lights into the pole.

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Question: Middle and Top of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?


December 9, 2018

I have a 3 part 7.5' pre lit LED Christmas tree. It is 2 yrs old. The bottom piece lights up and switches perfectly fine between the white and multi colored lights, however the entire middle section and top sections will not light up at all.

They attach to one another with the power pole that runs thru the middle of the tree. The power pole is in 3 parts, you set one section of tree/power pole combo on top of the other to build the tree.


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You might have a burnt out fuse. The problem with pre-lit trees is they dont last long. People give them away on Freecycle all the time.


It might be a good fix to just strong some lights over the ones that dont work.

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istmas tree ornamnetsSeven years ago, I purchase a beautiful 9′, Vienna Pine. You know, the kind with the pre-lit Christmas tree lights? Well, it was wonderful for the first five years. Then, a few years ago the lights began to gradually twinkle out. So, last year after putting the thing together, wouldn’t you know it! Several rows wouldn’t light up.

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So, after spending hours trying to find and replace the burnt out bulbs, and after checking all the fuses, I was about to give up. Then, I decided to try one of those light repair guns*. Luckily, that got me through the Christmas season, but it was still a struggle. With me having to constantly get the gun out and click multiple lights every day, only to have to do it all over again the next day, I decided no more. The lights had to be replaced.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Repair/Replace…

When I unpacked the tree this year, I knew that I had a project ahead of me. My tree was still in very good shape, but the 1300 plus lights were shot. I guess I could have just bought a new pre-lit tree, but mine cost a pretty penny. Even with replacing the old lights with all LEDs, I would still be spending less than half the cost to replace the tree. Plus, LEDs will be perfect for when I get around to flocking my tree, and eventually, I will.

So, LED lights it is! I looked long and hard before deciding on a GE brand in soft white. Of course, a LEDs soft light is nowhere near as soft as the old incandescent bulbs. But, at least they do not have that bluish tint that the regular LEDs have. I bought my lights at Lowe’s, but if you can’t find those, Amazon sells these warm LED lights*.

I have also noticed that Walmart has some GE lights* available on their website. To be precise, the lights that I used were the GE warm white in the green packaging.  However, regardless of the brand that you choose, the most important is to be consistent.

If you need five strands, make sure all five are the same brand, style, and color temp. Otherwise, your tree will look funky. Also, if your tree comes in sections like mine, you will likely need a brand that comes in both 100 lights and 50 or 150 lights per strand. You’ll see why when you look at how I determined my light distribution in step 2.


Where to begin? Oh, yeah. First, let’s lay out all the sections of the tree. (Mine has five sections).

Now, remove all of the old lights. Since I felt that mine were pretty much useless, I am using wire snips to cut through the jumble of crisscrossed wires that make up my trees old lighting system. Be prepared to spend an entire afternoon just taking all the old lights off. It’s not hard, just a bit tedious.


Then, to determine how many lights that I was going to need, I decided on about 5-6 bulbs would be dispersed on the top sections of each branch. So, I counted the branches (the very top doesn’t have individual branches. So, I just allotted 40 bulbs).

The bottom of the top section had 12 branches. That makes 12 x 5 = 30 + 40 more for the top tips. In other words, the top section gets a strand of 100. From there, I increased the bulbs per branch as I moved down the sections. (as the branches get longer, it will take more lights). This is how I worked out the lights on my tree. (click any image to enlarge).

To make things easier, I used the tree stand to hold each individual section as I wrapped the lights. On most sections, the lights needed to go from the interior towards the tip. Then, back along the length and cross over to the next branch. However, on a few sections, the branches were staggered. So, it made more sense to jump from branch to branch, in an up-and-down direction.

Try to make it so that male and female ends will connect at the interior of the tree. If that is not possible, use an orange colored zip-tie to mark the location of the plugs. You will be glad that you did next year when you have forgotten where you ended each strand.

When starting each section make sure that you begin with the female end on the top branches of the section and keep the male end on the bottom branches of the sections. That way you will finish with the plug (male) at the bottom of the tree. Doing this makes it easy to connect your 1st stand to an outlet and leaves a female hook-up at the top of each section.

Tip – to help keep things in place, use zip ties. You especially will want to zip tie the light connections that are made within a section. (i.e. anyplace where you plug the next strand into the previous one). That way the connections that are made within a section are easier to locate should they come unplugged in later years.


As you work your way along the branches, separate the needles so that the wires can be wrapped right up against the metal branch. This will help to hide the wires. Then when you reach the outer tips, just intertwine the lights loosely and to your liking. This will also be beneficial if you ever decide to flock your tree.

Reverse the process and go back down the length of the branch before crossing over to the next branch. (FYI – a few strategically placed band-aids will protect your fingers from becoming cut and raw.) :-) Make sure you leave enough slack at the end of each strand to reach the plug on the next tree section.

Continue stringing the lights, one tree section at a time. Once you finish with one section, set it aside and start on the next section, using the allocated strand length.


Assemble the tree sections and plug in each male to the corresponding female jack. I ended up using exactly 1000 lights to get this result. However, the number of lights will depend on your tree size and your personal taste.

When you disassemble your tree this year, just unplug the strands between each section. (The same way that you did with the old lights). Good luck!

UPDATE: Three years later and my lights are still working perfectly. You can check it out on my 2018 Southern Home Christmas Tour. You will also notice that I have flocked my tree, as well. I just did that this year, and will post those instructions next week.

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How to fix a garland - Lifehacker

December 28, 2018LikbezDo it yourself

Do not rush to throw away old lights and run to the store for new ones.



As a rule, garlands have a rather simple design and typical faults that are easy to fix even without special skills and tools. But in some cases, you may need a soldering iron and a multimeter. Therefore, you may still have to turn to a familiar radio amateur.

The cause of a garland malfunction, like any electrical engineering, is the failure of one or more circuit elements. Everything is usually repaired by replacing a faulty part, which can be found in another garland or some kind of broken equipment.

Careless handling of the electric garland can result in electric shock or damage to the device. You perform all actions at your own peril and risk. Lifehacker does not bear any responsibility.

How a garland is arranged

All electric garlands are arranged in the same way. In older samples, these are light bulbs connected in one circuit that light up or flash when connected to the network. In modern ones, a controller is added to glow in different modes and the bulbs can be replaced by LEDs.

Usually, old or decorative garlands have two wires, or to be more precise, one, which is connected in the form of a ring and twisted. Modern models have five wires. Four LEDs are located - these are branches. The fifth - general - remains empty.

At the far end, they all connect together, and their other ends go into a small box with a button and a plug.

Inside the box is a controller - a small board that contains a chip for creating effects and a few parts. A diode bridge, a capacitor, a pair of resistors and four (or two) thyristors that control the glow of each of the branches with lights of the same color.

In the photo on the left, the four black parts are thyristors. The blue one next to it is a capacitor, small light-colored edges are resistors, behind the scarves with a microcircuit are a diode and a button.

In the photo on the right is the reverse side of the board, two wires from the bottom - mains power, a row of wires from the top - lines of branches of each color and a common one.

How to fix a garland if it does not turn on

Cause 1. Broken power wire

Thin wires are often damaged by breaking at the plug or coming off the board inside the control box.

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How to fix

Move the wire at the plug and next to the box. If the garland works, then the problem has been found and all that remains is to replace the cable by disassembling the controller unit.

If not, troubleshooting should start with the power cable. Open the cover, unsolder the two wires going to the board and replace them with a working wire with a plug.

If there is no visible damage to the board, this should help and the garland will work. Otherwise, the problem must be sought in the power diodes.

Cause 2. Burnt diode bridge

Power surges can destroy one or more diodes of the diode bridge. As a result, the board will not be powered and the garland will not turn on.

How to fix

Check all diodes with a multimeter and replace the non-working ones with good ones. Details can be taken from another garland or found suitable at the denomination indicated on the body.

How to fix a garland if one of the colors does not work

Cause 1. An open circuit in one of the branches

Due to poor quality, the wires can break off either at the board itself or somewhere between the LEDs. In both cases, the circuit opens and the LEDs stop glowing.

How to fix

Separate the dead branch from the rest and carefully inspect the wire to check its integrity. If it has moved away from the board, strip it, re-solder it and fix it with hot glue for reliability.

If there is damage on the cable between the LEDs, strip the ends of the wire and solder or twist them together, then insulate with heat shrink or electrical tape.

Cause 2. Burnt LED

Low-quality LEDs often light up. With a serial connection, this means the same open circuit as in the previous case.

How to fix

Finding a broken LED or light bulb in a series circuit is more difficult. One option is to ring each element with a multimeter.

You can also make a jumper of two needles connected by a wire, and alternately close the incoming and outgoing wires on each LED with them. The garland must be turned on. The LED, when closed, all the lights of the branch will light up, and will be defective.

To restore the circuit, a non-working LED can either be replaced, or simply removed and connected the ends of the wires to each other, insulating them. Without consequences, you can throw away up to five LEDs in one branch.

Cause 3. Thyristor failure

If the control thyristor of one of the lines fails, all LEDs of the same color stop working.

How to fix

You can fix the breakdown only by replacing the thyristor with a working one from another garland or a suitable one at face value. To check, you need to use a multimeter or resort to the following method.

Identify the wire of the non-working branch and swap with one of the good ones by unsoldering or cutting and connecting with a twist. If the defective line then works, then the problem is in the thyristor.

The wires that go to the thyristors are usually arranged in a row at one of the edges of the board. On the opposite there will be only two wires - this is power. It's hard to confuse them.

How to fix a garland if one of the colors is dimly lit

Cause 1. Branch wire tear

Due to a break in the wire inside the wire, contact is broken in the circuit of one of the branches. The current still passes, but it is no longer enough to light all the LEDs.

How to fix

Carefully inspect the entire branch. Move the wires at the board and each of the LEDs of the switched on garland to determine the damaged place. As soon as you find it, all the LEDs will light up in full force. Next, it remains to restore normal contact by soldering the wire or stripping and connecting it.

Cause 2. Broken thyristor

Due to a faulty thyristor, one of the lines may not have enough current for the normal operation of all LEDs.

How to fix

This breakdown is treated only by replacing the thyristor with another one. You can check the performance with a multimeter, or by transferring the wire to one of the working lines.

How to fix the garland if it flashes randomly in any mode

Cause 1. Failure of the capacitor

Drying, leaking or swelling of the electrolytic capacitor causes malfunctions of the controller.

How to fix

Carefully inspect the capacitor. If it is swollen, darkened, or electrolyte streaks are visible on it, then a replacement is necessary. Examine the case to find out the rating and voltage, and then find an analogue with parameters no less than the original ones. Carefully unsolder the old capacitor and install a new one, observing the polarity.

Cause 2. Broken resistor

Burnt resistors also cause controller malfunction and unstable lighting modes.

How to fix

Check the resistance of the resistors with a multimeter and replace the faulty ones with working ones of the same rating. If visually the parts are intact, it is still better to replace them to rule out a malfunction.

How to fix the garland if all LEDs are on at the same time and do not blink

Cause 1. Chip failure

Damage to the controller chip causes all LEDs to light simultaneously and without blinking. The modes stop working, and when you press the button, the lights turn on and go out when you release it.

How to fix

Unfortunately, garlands with this problem cannot be repaired. A working controller from another garland will not work. It is designed for a different number of LEDs and resistance, thyristor current. Therefore, at best it will not work, and at worst it will cause a short circuit.

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Unusual Christmas tree 2022 with your own hands: how to make Christmas trees from improvised materials

New Year is a magical holiday! At least we all want it to be like that. And the key word here is “new”, so you want novelty and unexpected surprises. Surprise your household and guests - make an original, atypical Christmas tree with your own hands from the simplest materials.

Pauline Warlet

1. From thin tape - in 10 minutes
Absolutely any adhesive-based tape will do: decorative paper, colored or masking tape, and even electrical tape. The main thing is to first make sure that it will stick well on the wall and will not leave marks after removal. Dress her up with the same "minimalist" decorations from scraps of multi-colored ribbons and light paper flags. We glue the star to the top, and the tree is ready!

2. From colored tape
By cutting colored tape or “self-adhesive” into equal triangles and sticking them on the wall, we get a Christmas tree with a geometric pattern that has become popular lately. Let's add a few triangles that differ in color - that's the “hung up toys”. If you have wallpaper on the wall, the Christmas tree can be glued to the front of the cabinet or on the door.

3. Creative stickers
An option for those who don't want to mess around with a ruler and scissors is to buy ready-made stickers. This is what the owners of this Scandinavian-style chalet did. They decorated the wall with a Christmas tree made from paper copies of deer antlers.

Pauline Warlet

4. Christmas tree with carnations
Fine nails or push pins can be used instead of glue. Hang cardboard stars on them with twine. For the holidays, let the bobbin or coil become the trunk of the tree. Perhaps this is a good example of New Year's improvisation - a Christmas tree can be assembled from any materials at hand with your own hands.

Mary Jo Bowling

5. In a traditional outfit
You must have already understood that everything you stick, stick or stuff on the wall in the form of a Christmas tree, it will turn into a Christmas tree! So why then not use ordinary New Year's toys and garlands for these purposes? Lots of colorful balloons, glittery snowflakes and an electric garland - that's it, a classic! But unusual…

Mary Jo Bowling

This is how this tree will look at night! And who's to say that the tree doesn't really exist?

Mary Jo Bowling

6. Wooden Netting
In order not to grate or stain the wall, you can place toys and an electric garland on a thread net, which is enough to fix in three places.

Mademoiselle Claudine

You can easily make the basis for Christmas decorations with your own hands. Take three wooden slats, cut the edges at an angle and connect them together with a plate. Fill the entire perimeter with golden carnations at the same distance from each other and randomly pull a woolen thread between them. Now you can hang Christmas decorations on the thread.

Step by Step Tutorial (French)

Pauline Warlet

7. Textile Balls
Idea for needlewomen who love to sew. Connect the circles of multi-colored patches together and fill them with pillow filler. You will get soft Christmas balls. Hang them on ropes stretched on the wall or on a thread net (see the previous idea).

Pauline Warlet

Silvia Foglia

8. Corner version
In small Russian apartments, it is not easy to find space for spruce spruce and even its wall-mounted alternative. But we will not cancel the holiday and place an unusual Christmas tree in the corner of the room. The shape will be set by a lush garland decorated with New Year's toys. Owners of private houses can, for example, arrange the corner of a flight of stairs in this way.

Pauline Warlet

9. Christmas tree from a floor lamp
In this case, the trunk is the support of a floor lamp installed in the corner of the room, and the illusion of a Christmas tree is created by tape strips glued to the wall, an electric garland and Christmas tree decorations.

Amber Hopman

10. Christmas tree from Christmas balls
Do not rush to write off glass balls and old toys accumulated over the years. They can be glued together in the form of a Christmas tree. This wall decor will look good in a wooden frame.

Ekaterina Byalskaya

11. Aerial tree
This tree won't take up much space in the apartment either, but its creation will require a little patience. To bring the idea to life, you need to hang the balls on a fishing line of different lengths and fix it under the ceiling. As a base to which the air tree is attached, you can use a fabric tightly stretched between the hoop, a metal barbecue grill, or a flat sieve without a handle.

Advice: It is better not to venture in rooms where children live, there are curious animals and there are drafts.

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12. HERE PARTICAL TRAING TRAING WITH WITH WITH WITH INTIONA . You can attach the garland to the glass using transparent tape. Also - add a few miniature Christmas toys. In the dark, a luminous Christmas tree will delight not only you, but also those who walk down the street.

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13. Christmas tree on the curtain
Using textile paints, you can depict a Christmas tree on a white roller blind. In order not to buy it on purpose, make a canvas for the Christmas tree with your own hands. To do this, take a white fabric, tuck it up and down, stitch it. Pass the metal rods of the desired length inside the bends.

Simple shapes and bold bright colors make the Christmas tree on the curtain look spectacular and modern. Start painting the top with silver paint and, gradually adding blue, move to the bottom of the canvas. You can decorate the Christmas tree with silver brooches.

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A step-by-step master class (in English)


April and the Bear

14. Cross on the board
Use the neckline in the New Year's decor. A chalk-drawn Christmas tree can be decorated in minutes. And it cleans up even faster after the holidays.

If the area of ​​the chalk board allows, you can create a huge New Year's card on it. The card will become even more festive if you decorate it with real garlands, toys and tinsel. Let the children take part in the design - for example, write their wishes to Santa Claus.

Photographer Rozonova

15. Christmas tree for new settlers
Repairs are just about to be completed, but I already want to celebrate the New Year in a new apartment. You probably have an open can of paint and unused building materials: boards, pallets, or a furniture board. If your style is loft, then this tree is exactly in the right place!

Visiting: "Dutch" loft in Novosibirsk


16. Letters on the wall
New Year's greetings, laid out in the form of a tree on the wall, will also perfectly replace the traditional Christmas tree: simple, bright and creative. Light letters can be cut out, for example, from foam, and then painted in different colors.

Christmas tree

17. Toys on branches
If you tie several branches together and then hang toys on them, you will get a nice Christmas craft with your own hands. By the way, this thing is sold and costs almost 25,000. An additional motivation to go into the forest and pick up snags.

18. Christmas tree made of branches without gaps
You can put the sticks more closely together and hang a garland of light bulbs on them. It will turn out to be no less attractive and environmentally friendly option.


19. Shelves for toys
Even more unusual: make an even longitudinal cut on each branch of the "Christmas tree", clean and varnish, and then fix it on the wall so that the aligned sides look up. You will get small shelves on which you can arrange New Year's toys and decorations.


20. Christmas tree shelf
This stylish and original Christmas tree is made of painted planks. Its charm is that toys can not only be placed on shelves specially created for this, but also hung on nails and pinned with push pins. And most importantly, every year you can change the outfit, just like on traditional Christmas trees. If it is problematic to make such a Christmas tree at home, order it in a furniture workshop.

RedAgape Blog

21. Christmas tree — Pioneer bonfire
For such a Christmas tree, you will have to collect a whole armful of branches, so the option is more suitable for residents of country houses. After you fold the branches with a “pioneer fire”, fan them with a luminous garland and attach toys to the knots.

Crocca Brugskunst

22. Trees without needles
This photo is a demonstration of how to create the look of a Christmas tree. Choose objects of a suitable shape (for example, paper cones with five-pointed stars) or decorate any dry branch or small tree with Christmas tree decorations. The best part about these trees is that you don't have to remove the needles after them, and they cost next to nothing.

23. Christmas tree of cones
Quite a common Christmas craft is a Christmas tree of cones. It is done very simply: stick pine cones on a cardboard cone with a hot gun. You need to glue them as tightly as possible to each other so that there are no gaps left. Then decorate the Christmas tree with beads and small balls, or use natural materials - juniper twigs and rowan berries.

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24. Wooden Table Tree
The triangular frame for this Christmas tree is glued together from three beams with the edges sawn at an angle. But before gluing the bars, drill holes in two of them at the same distance from each other. Insert a gold-colored wire into the holes and hang Christmas toys on it. To put the Christmas tree on the table, additionally glue two wooden cubes and a small wooden support base from below. Using a fishing line, fasten spruce branches to the frame: they will “revive” the Christmas tree and fill the room with a New Year's aroma.

Do-it-yourself: Table tree made of spruce branches

Janet Paik

25. Christmas tree made of plywood
To do this, draw a picture of a Christmas tree on plywood with a pencil and cut it first along the outer contour, and then along the inner one. Sand the cut pieces with sandpaper. To make the tree last for more than one year, varnish the plywood. Such a two-dimensional tree can be mounted on the wall or hung from the ceiling. Dress her up to your taste with toys, garlands and tinsel.

DIY: How to make a Christmas tree out of plywood


By sawing off the edges of a wooden pallet, you will decorate your home with an imposing Christmas tree that costs next to nothing.

Tip: The rough natural color of wood can be enhanced with wood glazing compounds.

Alfredo Arias photo

27. Mini Christmas tree made of planks
Another version of the New Year's tree made from building materials left over after renovation. Wooden planks of different lengths are simply stacked on top of each other from largest to smallest and glued together. It remains only to cut out a wooden star that will decorate the top.

Jours & Nuits

28. 3D- tree
To make a wooden tree three-dimensional, a round wooden pin is inserted into the base of the furniture board, and then wooden pins with holes drilled in the center are successively strung on it. In addition, each subsequent board should be 1 cm shorter than the previous one. At the bottom at the base and at the top they are square in shape. You can give the Christmas tree a festive gloss by sprinkling artificial snow or tinting the ends with white paint.

Step by Step Workshop (in French)

Reach Design

spiral tree. Planks in this case will require more, about 50 pieces.

Yuri Grishko

Lowe's Home Improvement

31. Wooden Cones
To create such unusual Christmas trees, you will need a plastic traffic cone and many identical wooden plates. The cone is wrapped in paper, and the bottom row of boards is glued onto it. Starting from the second row, the pieces of wood are glued overlapping each other. After the glue has dried, the tree can be removed from the cone.


32. Wire figures
These small wire trees can decorate the New Year's table. They are made very simply, and you can dress them up with jewelry from a ladies' box: beads, earrings, brooches. A great idea is to complement the table decor with wire figures of Christmas deer.

Eric Toussaint Photographe

33. Down Christmas tree
An unusually delicate and airy Christmas tree will turn out if the wire spiral is abundantly pasted over with down. Flickering LED lights make it even more magical.

Important: The garland must never get hot.


34. Feather Christmas trees
No less touching New Year's creations will come out if paper cones are covered with feathers. It is better to make frames from white paper, and stick feathers in the direction from bottom to top. The remaining feathers can decorate an electric garland.

Tailored Interior Inc

35. Fabric Cones
These mini Christmas trees are based on Styrofoam cones available at craft stores, but you can also glue cones made of thick cardboard. On them, “branches” from pre-cut strips of fabric are glued sequentially from bottom to top. You can take coarse burlap or any other dense fabric that matches the color and style.

Holiday Warehouse Inc.

36. Shiny Christmas tree
Glamor lovers can use rhinestones, crystal beads or sparkling glass buttons to decorate the cones. Create a luxurious New Year's composition on a chest of drawers or a fireplace portal.

South Hill Interiors

37. Gingerbread Trees for Dessert
Let this photo inspire you to bake some Christmas gingerbread cookies for your festive table and build delicious and fragrant Christmas trees out of them. Glaze will serve both for gluing and for decorating.

DIY: New Year's houses made of cookies

AJ Margulis Interiors

It is not difficult to make it: a cardboard cone is pasted over with double-sided tape, on which sweets in wrappers are then glued. Alternatively, you can secure the candies with toothpicks.

39. Cork mini Christmas tree
This simple craft is for lovers of wine and handicrafts. Green-dyed bottle caps are transformed into the crown of a tree, tied with a lace ribbon. The base is a champagne cork in its natural color. Small white beads are reminiscent of classic Christmas balls, and a marmalade star adorns the top.

DIY Christmas decor

40. Christmas tree made of glue
Hot glue is a reliable helper for decorators, but here it plays the main role. Draw a Christmas tree on a piece of paper and put it under the glass. Heat up the gun and trace the drawing in such a way as to close the outline without interrupting the line, then shade the herringbone inside. Once the glue has dried, you can remove the Christmas tree from the glass and hang it on a string.

Tip: Before starting work, spray the glass with silicone spray or sunflower oil to make it easier to remove the dried adhesive.

Ideas for New Year's gifts

41. Metal retro trees
In specialized workshops, such New Year's decorations are made of steel (trees from the photo can be bought). However, you can implement the idea at home. Saw out the back wall with a jigsaw from plywood, paint it and drill holes for light bulbs in it. For the side walls, use strips of aluminum, stuffing them onto the plywood with thin nails. In order not to understand electrical circuits, take a ready-made garland with large light bulbs.

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