Choose The Proper Lights
There are many choices when it comes to lighted trees and all of them have different benefits and drawbacks. One thing is certain, however: with a little imagination, you can have a lot of fun designing your tree. And with new technology every year and more energy-efficient bulbs coming out every day, your old Christmas lights may be due for a makeover. Today’s glass bulbs are much brighter than those used in Victorian times (and they don’t break as easily). Also popular during Victorian times were candles placed inside paper lanterns or tin cans covered with foil.
The first electric lights appeared in 1880, but it wasn’t until 1895 that they were used to decorate homes for Christmas. In those days, houses were wired for electricity and lights could be turned on and off by a switch on a wall or at a central control panel. It was then that electric Christmas lights became common and affordable enough for everyone to use them in their homes.
Today you can buy strings of lights that are pre-connected so all you have to do is plug them into an outlet; these are called plug-in strings. You can also buy strands that have plugs already attached to each bulb. If you want your outdoor Christmas tree made of lights to last through many holiday seasons, choose bulbs rated for outdoor use. These bulbs are usually made from a type of plastic instead of glass (though some styles still come in glass). They’re more durable than indoor bulbs because they won’t break as easily if stepped on or dropped.
Cut And Paint The Pipe
Take 1 ½” inch PVC pipe. Then total height will be determined by how tall you want your tree. Cut the pipe with a reciprocating saw at lengths that will create your desired tree height. Depending on how tall you want your tree to be. Clean up any burrs and smooth out any rough edges so they are not sharp and can punctuate a hand or foot while working on it. Paint all surfaces of the pipe
Using a saw, cut a small slot into one end of each PVC pipe segment, about 1 inch from one end. The slot should be just wide enough to allow a wire to pass through.
Insert T-posts On The Ground
Set pipe into t-post and insert t-posts into the ground for a long outdoor Christmas tree made of lights. make sure the posts are level by using a level. make sure you are using a hammer or socket wrench to attach the posts into place. if you have extra posts, cut them off and store them for next year’s Christmas tree.
Measure The Distance From The Base
The best way to measure trees made of lights is to first determine how long you want them to be. Then, use a tape measure and measure your tree’s height while at that length. Add 20 inches to that number so you have extra lights to work with when wrapping them around a large base. This will allow you enough space between bulbs for wiring them later on. If you are making a smaller tree, simply adjust accordingly. For example, if you are making an 8-foot tall tree, make it 7 feet in length before adding 20 inches for wiring.
Insert The Lights
The easiest way to make an outdoor Christmas tree is by using string lights, but you could use any type as long as it will hold its shape. The most important part is to bend all wires neatly so they are evenly distributed on your design and make sure they will not tangle with each other when you hang them up. It would be best if you used LED or solar-powered lights because they won’t be too hot for your tree. You can also choose between different colors like white, red, or green depending on what theme you want for your Christmas tree. Start by attaching a loop of lights to one end of your tree. Then attach another loop at a 90-degree angle from that one, and continue connecting loops in alternating directions around your tree until you shape the tree.
Use Landscaping Staples
when all lights are in place then use Landscaping Staples. It can help keep lights in the right place.
To turn on the power for your outdoor Christmas tree, you’ll need an outdoor extension cord and an outdoor electrical outlet. You can buy both at any hardware store or big-box retailer.
Now that you know how to make an outdoor Christmas tree, what’s next? These artificial trees are all unique in their own way and can brighten up any holiday home for all-year-round displays if necessary. Enjoy! Merry CHRISTMAS