Sting Christmas Tree Lights Vertically This Year

December 11, 2018

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When it comes to decorating the Christmas tree, it's pretty simple.  First start with the lights. After untangling them from the box it's time to string them.  It turns out 99% of the world has been stringing lights the wrong way no the tree. Most people are taught from an early age to wrap the lights around the tree, going from the top and working your way down to the bottom (or vice versa). A San Francisco designer says that lights should be hung vertically (up and down) instead and he swears by it!  Francesco Bilotto says it is better to hang the lights vertically rather than horizontally because it ensures the bulbs won't end up hidden in the tree. Starting with the end of the lights (the side that doesn't have the plug). Pull the lights down vertically and weave them into the tree until they are hanging at the bottom. Move them over three or four inches and work your way back up until you get to the top.  Repeat the process until the entire tree is covered — and, hopefully, sparkling from every angle. And when Christmas is over and it's time to dismantle your tree and take off the lights, it'll be easier and less messy to remove strands from the exterior of the tree — rather than fighting a stubborn almost dried branch.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

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