Tree Lighting Project

I saw this idea on Pinterest and wanted to try it out myself. It’s a very easy way to light up your tree beautifully.

Elijah and Titus hammered a hole on the jar cover so the wire could be thread through.  

This is what we used to thread through the cover – outdoor light sockets.
Like this…

And then a 16 gauge flat wire was attached to the light socket wires (the electrician did this).


We helped reinforce the wire with electrical tape. Get the rubberized one.   This kind of thing is super fun for me!

   We used our glue gun to seal off the hole in the center.  

Those are my toes…good thing they are pedicured.


The 16 gauge flat wire was connected to a thicker, heavy duty wire that was used as the main line.

We attached the lights onto the tree using wire and nails.

We also needed a ladder.

Our tree is so tall we may need to buy or rent scaffolding to reach the higher parts with lights. (Part 2 of this project)

We screwed on the bulbs and the jars after wires were securely in place and then turned on our lights to appreciate the finished look! I would have preferred Edison bulbs to complete the more vintage feel but they don’t last as long as LED ones do. 



1. Electrician’s labor – P1,500

2. Jars from Dapitan Street – P1,350 (for 15) 

2. Light bulbs – P1,500 (for 15 LED lights) 

 4. Other supplies (electrical wires, electrical tape, nails, and metal wire) about 4k

It’s much cheaper to get the more common tree lights that are made out of capiz shells, but I enjoyed this project a lot! I am the kind of person who likes the hardware store and do-it-yourself projects. Plus, I like giving the kids an opportunity to collaborate and get involved. It’s so much more gratifying to work towards a goal together. In Dapitan steet they sell a string of outdoor lights for a little over 1k. Waaay less than what I spent but, hey, the results were worth the trouble and  the cost. I am praying they will last through the rainy season! 



  1. claudia tolentino says:


  2. engineer hat here…make sure that the hole in the can will not cut thru the electric wires causing it to short and becomes safety issue

    nice project…beutiful

  3. nice one!

  4. Now I know why you needed the scaffolding from Jun. Haha! Eager to see you guys reach the high branches. Post a photo soon!

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