I use my Halloween-LightedTrees in my cemetery to light my tombstones and add additional height to the entire effect. I also created some Spanish moss to add some additional interest to the trees. My entire cemetery scene includes fabric tombstones as well as the Styrofoam ones.
A branch from a tree cleaned of all smaller branches.
Something to stand the tree in, I use a Christmas tree stand
Stakes at least 12 inches long to stake down the tree
As many mini lights as necessary. May trees are about 8 foot tall so I use 8, 100 count stands of lights.
One extension cord if you are using more than 4 strands of lights.
PUTTING THE Halloween-LightedTrees TOGETHER
This is my tree after I removed all the unwanted branches.
Stand up the tree in the stand and have someone help you get it straight. Tighten in down.
To make sure the tree does not shift, put a 2 inch or longer screw in the bottom of the stand.
You will also need to measure the holes in your feet to make sure your stakes will fit through the holes. If they won't, drill out the hole to the correct size
Stand up the tree. If your tree is short and you will only be using 4 strands or less lights you will not need to add an extension cord. If you are using more than 4 you will need to put an extension cord about half way up your tree to plug the second half of your lights into that. Check your specifications on the mini light for maximum lights that can be plugged together safely.
Secure the end of your light cord so it won't move and start wrapping.
Wrap the extension cord into the lights as you go. White cord is shown here so it shows up in the pictures, however, I use a brown cord so it won't show. Keep wrapping connecting the lights as you go and hiding the extra length of cord aat each connection until you reach the top of the extension cord.
Then connect the new cord into the extension cord and continue wrapping connecting each section until you are done.
After your tree is fully wrapped, move it to your Halloween spot, peg it down and light it. I add some Spanish Moss that I crocheted with single and double crocheting. It add the just right eerie touch.
VIDEO - HOW TO MAKE A LIGHTED HALLOWEEN TREE
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