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.
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.
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!
8 thoughts on “Tree Lighting Project”
Yeah! Thank you!!!
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
Good call! Thanks for the info!:)
Now I know why you needed the scaffolding from Jun. Haha! Eager to see you guys reach the high branches. Post a photo soon!
Hi maam! i was searching for globe street lights to use for a wedding when i saw ur blog. Great diy idea! Though i am curious if the one u mentioned for sale in dapitan is as similar as what u made? Are the bulbs bigger as well unlike the ordinary christmas lights? And can u teach me where dapitan street is? Is it near divisoria? Thanks in advance and i’d appreciate ur help! 🙂