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.
And then a 16 gauge flat wire was attached to the light socket wires (the electrician did this).
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.
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. Light bulbs – P1,500 (for 15 LED lights)
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!