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Tips for adding Fairy Lights to your trees

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When you think of fairy lights, your first image may be of a Christmas tree decked out to the nines for the big day. However, these small string lights don't necessarily have to be reserved for Christmas decorations. Fairy lights actually make ideal landscape lighting for trees that you wish to highlight, since you can easily wrap them around branches or a trunk and provide a soft, romantic light that can set just the right mood for your backyard, garden, patio or deck. Best of all, they're easy to work with, so you can decorate your trees and home entertainment area in no time.

Consider Solar as your Power Source

Fairy lights are extremely versatile because they come on a string that can wrap around any tree shape or size. However, because they require power to light, you must consider what source you plan to use when choosing your lights. The best and most versatile option is to also opt for solar-powered fairy lights with a solar panel that absorbs sunlight during the day to power the lights after dark.  They are then operating as solar powered battery lights as the rechargeable batteries charged by the solar panel during the day enable them to light up at night.  This is the type that is sold by Solar Party Shop.

Choose Colour and Style

Fairy lights come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can create a wide range of display for trees in your garden. Multi-coloured strands are often used at Christmas, so they may not be the best choice for a year-round display unless you prefer a more festive look. Warm White fairy lights have a classic appearance that makes them ideal no matter what time of the year you’re decorating your trees. The lights are also available in other single shades, such as cool white, pink or blue. Our fairy lights feature traditional small LED bulbs, but you could also consider icicle lights for the trees in your garden or yard for a fanciful look.

Highlight Shape

Because fairy lights come on a string that you can easily wind in any shape, they are ideal if you want to highlight a tree’s unique form. You can arrange the lights in an outline around the tree to highlight details even after the sun goes down. It’s an ideal option for evergreen trees that are cut in whimsical shapes, such as a spiral or pyramid topiary display.

Create Mood

Fairy lights aren’t just effective for outlining a tree’s shape. By weaving them through a tree’s branches, you can create a romantic mood for your yard -- especially if you have a large tree with branches that form a canopy over your patio or deck. For the most dramatic look, you’ll likely need multiple strands of fairy lights, particularly if you are decorating a very large tree. Use a ladder to reach the branches and wind the lights through them in a haphazard manner, spreading them out for a soft look or laying them closer to one another for a brighter display.

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