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Christmas eve tree disaster...need immediate simple replacement

Step 1: Hopefully your lights survived. I used those, ornament hangers, tacky removable poster stuff and an occasional nail

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gather the objects, I found the ornament hangers above to be ideal

Step 2: Pick a location

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Accept you will need to use at least one nail to build from. Estimate size you hope for and center the nail

Step 3: The star

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My star had a hole I could directly insert nail into. I started all my lights from behind it and used it to hide the starting point.

Step 4: Pencil in or visualize tree outline.

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At each outline point give yourself a hook. Because the weight of the lights to make the size if my tree I put a nail thru the hike in the hook and putty being part of the hook to push it forward so lights didn't touch wall

Step 5: Tree outline

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doesn't need to be perfect, it will be filled in

Step 6: Make rows

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make rows for Christmas tree fullness. any place cord is two long before lights start I used twist ties to shorten. you can color to match cord if choose.

Step 7: Start doing diagnals

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Think of these as the actual tree lights. Be sure to hit the lights so you can draw Diana's from the various outline . the clips I used allowed the outline on the bottom of the hook and the criss cross in a higher hoop.

Step 8: After tree done, pick a spot to draw lights out toward an outlet.

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Pull it out do it doesn't mess up your tree line then plug in. Be relieved that you once again have a tree to put presents under
 
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agoolsby212 days ago

We had no room for a tree. We had an extra string of lights from decorating outside, so I went ahead and made a tree on a blank wall. Before I knew it all the gifts collected around it. I hung an angel ornament on the wall above the tree and then ornaments throughout the tree. I loved it.