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Eliminate Extra Extension Chord From Christmas Tree Topper

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My solution is easy and simple. This INSTRUCTABLE lets you plug your lighted STAR TOPPER into the Christmas tree light string, just like a bulb.

Do you have to run a separate extension chord from your Christmas tree star topper to have it light up ? Many times the Christmas lights don't go end to end (plug-in to plug-in end) so to enable your topper to light up, you have to run another extension chord down the back of the tree.  This INSTRUCTABLE fixes that problem.
 
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Step 1: Five Things You Need

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You will need;
1) Black electrical tape
2) needle nose pliers
3) a Christmas ornament revolver / ornamotor
( these can be found in most stores for  5 $ - 10$. They usually come with special individual ornaments,  in their own boxes. They allow an ornament of your choice to revolve /spin slowly)
4)  Two plastic twist on connectors
5) Tree topper star that lights up ( or your choice of one)

Step 2: Simply cut, splice and tape.

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Cut the two wires between the top half of the motor spinner, (biggest part)  and the bottom half.

  (The bottom half is already designed to plug into the string of lights)

Strip the outer layer of plastic off of the wires for about a half an inch so they are ready to splice.

Discard the top half of the spinner. You Don't need it.

Step 3: Cut and strip the wires on the Tree Topper Star

Tree Toppers have a regular plug in, but they are low wattage.

Cut the two wires coming from the tree topper  about 2 inches ABOVE where the plug-in is. ( this leaves you  a long length of chord for convenience )

Strip the ends of both wires the same way you did the last ones.

ybunnygurl4 years ago
Umm I think that might me a fire hazard. I have a better idea just start your tree lighting with a female plug at the top.