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  • Sandy Hall

    The Art of Christmas Tree Lighting | Real Simple (don't wrap lights around the tree, but weave in and out vertically, starting from the bottom) This is how they string lights onto the Rockefeller tree

  • Donna McMurry

    The Art of Christmas Tree Lighting | From Real Simple - putting Christmas lights on in up-and-down sections rather than in a circle! This makes so much more sense!

  • Rebecca Donovan

    Real Simple Christmas tree lights

  • SadBettie Minx

    The Art of Christmas Tree Lighting | Real Simple | genius!! this is how they hang the lights on the rockefeller tree in new york city. i have been doing it all wrong all these years

  • Sweets to Sweat

    Technique on putting lights on a real Christmas tree

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Lantern filled with ornaments and topped with a bow! This is elegant!

The Art of Christmas Tree Lighting | Real Simple - Seriously- WHY do people wrap the tree in circles? This makes so much more sense!

real christmas tree. Notice eye trick to make tree look fatter: topper is largest version of common snowflake ornaments all over tree. The next largest zig zag straight down the center and then fan our in decreasing size leaving the smallest snowflake ornaments on the side. It's an optical illusion and works great!

Dangly stick stars! I'd love this hanging up in the windows throughout the house, with some icicle lights.

"The most enduring traditions of the season are best enjoyed in the warm embrace of kith and kin." -Clark Griswold

What a great way to "save" all of our Christmas cards year to year! I plan on doing this... So maybe I could combine the two ideas and put a picture from our card on the back of the yearly tree ornament.

I think what makes this striking is also the decorative moulding on the wall above the mantle. Makes the whole look very sophisticated.

Tips to make your Christmas tree the shining star of the holiday season.

DIY Christmas trees. Make a cone and wrap with plastic. Layer crochet thread dipped in glue around cone. Let dry, then add more layers until completed desired look. Then remove base cone. EASY!