In the battle of gail vs removing the lights off of the pre-lit tree… we have a WINNER! A knock-out in round 10! It was a tough match, but the winner was gail!
Those of you who follow my tweets or keep up with me on facebook, you know I was having trouble with my pre-lit Christmas tree. The top portion would not stay lit. One row in the middle would not work. I shopped around for a tree on clearance but I couldn’t find anything as pretty as the tree I already have.
I really like the lights. They are medium sized lights. I prefer these to the mini’s.
The top portion took the longest—almost an hour! Seriously, how do THEY get these lights on these trees? Do you think a human does it? Maybe a robot? You can see the tool I used in the bottom right of this picture. A small wire cutting tool. They worked like a charm.
This is the mess that was left over. I spread an old sheet out to help catch the “needles”. Yeah, you see right! I saved the lights. I see a couple of neat projects for next year!
All in all it took me about 3 hours to mangle the tree. I shopped around for some lights on Tuesday, but I was too late. They were already gone. Hopefully I can find some nice lights at a good price next year. I have old lights but I don’t want to go through what I went through this year.
Do you have a pre-lit tree? Has it mocked you and made fun of you like mine has? Have YOU mangled a tree?
I still use this tree! See the new stand I made for it in my post Christmas Tree Box Stand!