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We’ve Been Stringing Lights on Our Christmas Trees All Wrong

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Have you gotten started on your Christmas decorations? If you have yet to tackle trimming your Christmas tree, we’ve got some news that will probably come as a surprise. Despite what your family may have taught you about wrapping Christmas tree lights around your beautiful spruce or pine, you’ve actually been doing it all wrong.

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OK — so there’s no wrong way to string lights onto a Christmas tree. However, there may be an easier way than how we’ve been doing it all these years. Most of us string our Christmas tree lights by holding the lights in one hand and wrapping them around the tree from bottom to top. But thanks to a new Tik Tok trend, folks are saying it’s actually much simpler — and more efficient — to string lights onto a Christmas tree vertically. For an example, check out the video below!

In this video, TikTok user Liz Lovery shows us how to string lights on a Christmas tree vertically. According to her, you simply begin in a bottom corner of your tree, then string the lights up the tree to the very top, and then back down again. Lovery says that this method is not only easier, but you’ll actually end up using less lights. Plus, if any of the lights go out, it’s much easier to change the bulbs or swap the strand! Lovery says she got the idea from another Tik Tok user, Clare Hooper, who used to decorate Christmas trees as a part of her job. She calls the technique “the zig-zag method.” Check out this tutorial she posted!

We will certainly be trying out this hack over the weekend, and we hope it helps make Christmas decorating a little easier for you, too! For more inspiration to get you through the season, check out these 24 DIY Christmas Decorations That Transform Your Home Into a Winter Wonderland.

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