A Perfectly Lighted Christmas Tree

It's time to get the tree!  Enjoy this repeat post from 2011 explaining how to get the perfect lighting effect on your Christmas Tree!

Over the years I have developed the perfect system for achieving my Christmas tree goal - I want it colorful and bright with LOTS of lights!

Here is my system:

Begin by covering the tree in small, clear twinkle lights. I have used My Modified Martha method of pushing the lights into the center of the tree, moving up and down rather than around and around like this:

Next, I use the same method for small, colored twinkle lights. (I think a tree with only colored lights is too dark).

Next, I cover the tree in old fashioned, large clear bulbs like these (I don't go in and out with these lights):

Finally, old fashioned, large opaque colored bulbs like these:


Do you have trouble getting a good, glowing picture of your Christmas tree?

1. Turn off your flash
2. Set your camera on a solid surface
3. Set the timer to take the picture


  1. Such a beautiful tree! Thank youf or the advice, I love having a ton of lights on my tree and this really helps! Thanks! :)


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