Mini lights on a Christmas tree

Wrapping trees with mini lights is a creative way to create bright, eye-catching Christmas lighting. Choose wide angle LED mini lights for the brightest, most energy efficient, and long-lasting display. Here’s how to wrap trees with mini lights to create a luminous light display this holiday season.

Wrapping Trees with Mini Lights

You don’t need to be a professional to wrap trees with mini lights. In fact, you can get the whole family involved.

If you’re wrapping trees outdoors, make sure you invest in outdoor mini lights. All of Novelty Lights mini lights are rated for indoor and outdoor use. They will not fade or break in cold or adverse weather conditions.  When you begin, unwind the mini lights and look for the male plug so you can plug in the lights when finished wrapping your tree.

You also need to determine the length of mini lights that you need for your tree. Depending on the width of your tree and how tall the tree is that you want to wrap, you will likely need to use several strings. Be sure to double check the maximum number of strings that you can connect of the lights you purchased. If you are using LED mini lights, you can connect 20+ strings together with no problems. Each product on our website has the maximum number of connected strings listed under the specifications.

To make wrapping the tree incredibly easy, ball up the strings of lights. Start with the female end and wrap the lights around and around to create a ball. Alternately, we sell mini lights that are already in a ball, our Coaxial LED mini lights (sold by the case). We recommend starting from the bottom of the tree and working your way up. Start by wrapping the trunk of the tree, wrapping the mini lights firmly. You want to avoid wrapping them too tightly because you may need to adjust the lights in areas or swap out bulbs if one burns out. You also want to avoid wrapping the tree too tightly to give it room to breathe, especially outdoors.

When you reach branches on your tree, you want to wrap the same way you did around the trunk but leave enough space so that you can wrap back towards the trunk after reaching the end of the branch. You don’t need to wrap all of the branched, and you only need to go about ¾ of the way up a branch for maximum effect.

When you reach the end of a string of mini lights when wrapping a tree, plug in a new string into the female plug. You can often wrap the plugs under a tree branch or on the side of a tree trunk where it won’t be seen with careful planning as you get to the end of a string of mini lights.

Once you have reached the top of your tree, you’ll begin wrapping down the trunk of the tree, if desired. Doubling up on the mini lights on the trunk to create a brighter effect for the tree. When you’ve finished wrapping the tree, plug in the male plug you left at the bottom and enjoy the light show!