Brighten Up Your Christmas Tree
decorating Most people spiral their Christmas tree lights from the bottom to the top, but you lose some sparkle that way. “If you go around in a circle longways, the lights tend to go in,” says designer Francesco Bilotto. To keep the bulbs closer to the tips of the branches, Bilotto says to hang the lights vertically. Start by tucking the part of the string that doesn’t have a plug on the top of the tree, and then weave your way down the branches in a bit of an S formation for visual pizzazz.