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Drape Christmas Lights Around Each Branch

At my house, we always start wrapping the lights from the top down. We wrap all the branches individually, and work the same level around all of the branches, before moving down to the next level.

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This makes the tree nice and bright. Then you can place ornaments at any depth in the tree and see them. You do however use about twice as many lights as with other techniques that usually just drape the lights on the outside tips of the branches.

Source: This is how my mom always wanted it done. I have never seen it in any books though.

By Stephanie from Bay City, TX

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

I've done this method for about 35 years. It works best with Noble Fir (my favorite) or Frasier Fir, as their branches are very sturdy and nicely spaced to accommodate lights and ornaments for displaying. Works equally well with artificial trees. Great technique! Your mom and I think alike. (They say brilliant minds do...tee-hee!).

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Merry Christmas!

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November 18, 20110 found this helpful

I'm not sure I understand. Can you post a pic?

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