Skip Nav
House Tour
How to Live Stylishly in a Studio Apartment
Decor Inspiration
30 Clever Home Hacks For Decor-Lovers
Pinterest
6 Things I Learned When Trying to Make My Home Pinterest-Perfect For a Week

How to Hang Christmas Tree String Lights

How to Hang Your Christmas Tree Lights

The Christmas tree may be an international icon, but you'd be surprised by how many people don't know how to hang lights on one. If you love watching the Rockefeller Center tree lighting and idolize Buddy the Elf because of his holiday decorating skills, here are a few tips so you can join in on the fun and light your tree like a pro!

  1. Begin with a bare, undecorated Christmas tree that is seated firmly in its tree stand.
  2. Plug your string lights — which had better be LED lights — into an outlet to make sure they work before you get started. If they do not light, first make sure that none of the bulbs are broken. If so, replace the bulbs. If no bulbs are broken, you'll need to replace the fuse in the fuse panel on the pronged accessory plug. That should do it!
  3. Begin at the base of the tree and work your way to the top by weaving your string lights over and under the branches alternately as you go across.
  4. When you reach the rear top of the tree, if there is any spare cord left, leave enough for the string lights to reach your electric outlet. If not, use an extension cord to plug them in. If you run out of string lights midway, simply plug an additional set of string lights into your first one.
  5. Plug your lights in your nearest outlet, step back from the tree, and see how they look! If the lights need adjustments, unplug them from the outlet, and then make changes.
  6. Unattended, lit trees are a serious fire hazard — especially dry, brittle ones. So always be sure to unplug your lights before you go to bed and before you leave the house.

Source: Style Me Pretty

How to Chill Wine Fast
Glass Ball Ornament DIYs
Christmas Tree That Puts Up Itself
Fun Holiday Activities
From Our Partners
Latest Home & Garden
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds