Christmas is just around the corner. Decorations booth inside and out are going to start coming out of storage. One of the biggest show points in Christmas decoration is, of course, the Christmas tree itself. From family traditions to office parties and festivities outside Christmas trees become the central focus of many events.
If you’re on of the many people whose job it is to decorate a Christmas tree that is much bigger than a traditional one then you know it can be a bit of an obstacle to do. No matter how tall you are reaching the very top of a ten-foot Christmas tree takes some maneuvering. Here are a few ways to help you during this holiday season and hopefully make your job easier while giving you a spectacular, beautiful Christmas tree too.
A way to work around needing a big ladder if you don’t have on tall enough is using a paint roller poll. What you can do is attach a seal-and-stick hook on the very tip of your paint roller almost making it a fishing hook without the dangerous metal and set up your string of lights on the hook. For large trees its smart to use 100 ft string lights to make sure the whole tree is covered. The extra leverage makes it easier to walk around while setting lights up from the very top of the tree and working your way down. Ensure you have someone else feeding the string of lights to the poll and do this slowly. You may need to push the poll in between the branches a bit to get them to lay properly or go back with a ladder to adjust them the way you want. This method is good for laying lights simply and much quicker than the traditional way if you’re needing to string more than one tree in a short amount of time.
Ring connectors are another way to go and can definitely make stringing lights on a taller than traditional tree much easier for beginners. Ring connectors go on the top of the tree and allow the string lights to fall down easily in a draped fashion or it can be used to create a netting type feel.
The circular device connects several different string lights into one section at the top (or bottom) of the tree making it a simple task to pull them along the branches without having to fight the starting point. This can be especially handy for large trees outdoors and if there’s more than one you have to decorate.
Netting Your Tree
This process will give exactly what it says, a netting effect, to your outdoor Christmas tree. Now you don’t want to just throw your net over the tree but carefully place it where you want the lights to fall and adjust it as you descend.
You’ll need a tall ladder for this method but it is one of the best time savers since it eliminates the need to go branch by branch in circles. Setting the netting and adjusting it with gentle tugs or pulls is sufficient enough, but if you’re interested in this method your tree will have to be thick and leafy to support the extra weight and hide all the wires.
Festive decorating can be a pain but the result is always a beautiful masterpiece that puts a smile on your family’s face, your own, and the people who drive by to view Christmas lights on a cold winter evening. Don’t let a tall tree take away the true joy of the holiday season.