Have We Been Hanging Our Christmas Lights Wrong All Along?

Consider us mind blown.

Decorating a Christmas tree is something that just becomes routine after Thanksgiving is over. You go get a tree...you have your lights and decorations...you put on some Christmas music...pour yourself an Apple Cider mimosa and get to stringing those lights! Did you ever stop to think that your lights are being put on wrong? If you are someone that wraps your Christmas tree with string lights (I would assume that's the majority of us!) then you may be doing it wrong!

According to designer Francesco Bilotto, it's better to hang Christmas lights vertically! He told HouseBeautiful.com, "This way every tip of your tree, from branch to branch, will twinkle with delight." He also says doing your lights like this will prevent lights from getting stuck in the middle of your tree, covered by other branches.

Bilotto recommends starting at the top with the end of your strand that doesn't have a plug, then let your lights hang to the bottom of your tree. Pull your lights to the right three or four inches, then proceed to work your way up the tree. Repeat this process until your entire tree is covered. To make sure the center sparkles too, hang your shiniest ornaments deeper inside the tree and the light will reflect off of them!

What do you think about this? Have you been hanging your Christmas lights like this all along? Tweet us your Christmas tree pictures! @theMRLshow

 

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Source: Women's Health Magazine