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LORi P

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I have 5 wire trees from Walmart that I will be using across the front of my display. I am putting 4 color super strings on them. (white, red, green, blue)

I have tried to put the lights on them several different ways, and they all look crappy.

For the people who have wire trees, too, how do you put your lights on them??

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I first tried to be very exact and wire tied the strings to each branch and that proved to be very time consuming and IMHO not necessary.

I ended up just wrapping the strings around each branch. Starting in at the trunk wrap the lights around the branch and then wrap back around the same branch to the trunk in the opposite direction. Doing each branch like this I think it took 4 strings to do every branch on a 6' Wal-Mart tree.

After it was all done I can't tell which one was meticulously wire tied from the ones I just wrapped around the branches.

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The 'rows' of branches on the Walmart trees are kind of far apart. Does it look OK with the lights just wrapped on the branches? I was trying to do kind of a zig zag pattern between each row and the row above it to try to fill it in a little.

Scott, do you have any pics of yours?

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Lori,

The 6 ft. wire trees I'm wrapping now...

http://forums.lightorama.com/forum82/27506.html

I started on one of the bottom branches then went horizontally around to each branch. Once all the branches were complete on one level I went up to the next. I t is very time consuming but I think will be worth it.

Scott's trees look great!

I end up with about three strings of 100 count M6 LEDs of each color on the first section (two bottom levels). It takes about 3 more strings of each color to do the next section of three levels of branches. The final (top) section takes another 170 lights of each color.

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You say they look crappy but is that in the daylight? Be sure to test them at night and from the distance they will be viewed from. I think the key to twig trees is the number of lights on them and not how they are put on. My twig trees have 800 of each color RGW and look fine IMHO.

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Mark and Scott,

Both of your trees look great! I think the rows of branches on my trees are farther apart than the ones on yours. But I am gonna try again and see... I hope I have better luck this time...

Thanks for the help and support.... still open to any/all advice or suggestions.

Thanks!
Lori

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