Without the danger of drying out a real tree, more lights are safely added to artificial trees. We all love the sparkle and shine from the tree lights. Small twinkle lights and colored lights also have impact when you layer several strands and pair them with ornaments having reflective surfaces. For many it is all white, while others choose a mix of colors. Some even do a background of white or clear lights and then highlighted with strands of colored lights that wrap the outside of the tree.
Begin at the bottom of the tree close to the trunk, allow some slack in the first strand of lights, separate the cord near the first bulb so it forms a loop. Slip the loop over one of the branches near the trunk, and wrap the cord a few times around the branch to secure it. Pull the string of lights taut to the tip of the branch, and then work back toward the trunk, wrapping the cord over itself and the branch. Separate the cord again when you reach the trunk, and slip the cord over a branch let to secure it. Carry the cord over to the next branch, wrap it around another branch near the trunk, and pull it out to the tip. Wrap the cord over itself and the branch as before. Continue wrapping branches in this manner to the end of the string. Plug in the next set, and keep going to the point where the tree comes apart. Work any extra lights back along the branch rather than crossing the section. When you wrap the top section of the tree, don’t wrap the lights around as many branches, so the tree will look evenly lit from top to bottom.