Now I'm wondering if our Costco has trees. I don't think it does. Home Depot for us.
We bought our homely tree from a local church youth group fundraiser like we do every year. Then we heard about the gorgeous Costco trees. Hmmm, what'll we do next year . . .
So just wondering if you have ever tried icicle light on your tree. Using the on strand of lights makes it so HARD TO WRAP and such a mess. I swear. Icicle lights you wrap around the outside, and then sort of push the strands back in toward the stem. It makes clean up a lot easier too. Just a thought. Good luck keeping the boys out!
Aimee,I've never done that or seen that. Is that what you have on your tree? Maybe you should post a photo on your blog and share your idea.
I can't imagine that with all those helping hands at your house you can't find someone to do the job for you! I am sure it will look amazing as always - I love Aimee's idea (we just buy the pre-lit trees from Costco).
Your tree is always beautiful. I'm inspired by your tree decorating.
I don't stress about it. I just throw them up there and we put up all our hodge podge and much loved ornaments we get from year to year and voilllaaaa!! :) but no one is impressed or inspired by my Christmas tree...... :)
Can't wait to see it with all those lights on! I do it every year too but I have an ugly fake tree:)
This was our 2nd year of the Costco tree. We love them (and the price is right)! The lady told us that our Costco was the "trial" Costco for trees last year, but all the other AZ stores were having them this year. I was in line the 1st morning for mine! OK, so here is a trick I wish I had learned years ago, but a friend told me of a couple of years back: take an extension cord w/ one end that has a multi-plug extension. Zip-tie the multi-head plug at the top and then you can snake the cord down the trunk and over to an outlet. Now, just plug the light strands in at the multi-head plug up top (mine holds three) of the tree. The light strands will be hanging down, so you can just zig-zag them down in three sections (sometimes I plug in another line at the end of one line if the tree is taller or denser). So much easier to work from the top down than to go round and round (like I used to)! Good luck! Aimee's idea sounds pretty great too, I just don't want to buy all new lights!
erin - i am definitely going to try that next year. you always have good Christmas lights tricks (i.e. how to wind them). thanks for sharing
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