How do you wrap a Christmas Tree with lights? Do you start from the top or the bottom? Do you run around the tree or just smush them in? I’m sure you have many questions. This post will give you general information on the different techniques to add lights like a Holiday lighting professional to your Christmas tree.
This is the most common style used in residences today. Its when you whirl your mini lights around your tree start at either the top or bottom (your preference). It’s sometimes referred to a spiral wrap or a candy cane strip wrap. Make sure that you wraps are not too tight or too lose as they may be visable or make it tough to get large ornaments on the tree
This is a less know wrap style. Basically you start at the bottom with one end go straight to the top then back down creating a triangle. Zigzag the lights within the triangle back toward the top. You should have about 4 triangles on your tree.
This style is not commonly seen and is sometimes used by Christmas Light installers for shorter trees or shrubs. You connect 3-6 (depends on brand and type) strands together and put the connections at the very top of the shrub or tree letting the full length hang all the way down. Wind the Christmas lights up and down the tree in a linear pattern in between the original strands.
This style of wrapping trees, used most by professional Christmas Light installers and Christmas tree manufacturers, is a little more difficult but makes for a great looking Holiday Display. Starting from the bottom you will wrap your mini lights around the individual branches loosely to about 3-4″ from the end then loop back toward the inside of the tree and on to wrap another branch.
No matter which technique you chose to light your Christmas tree I’m sure it will be a great display. No matter what color you use, how many lights you use or what you put on your tree, a Christmas tree decorated by love is always a beautiful tree.
Note: Wear gloves as mini lights contain lead.