First, we start with a must: LED bulbs. LEDs are not only energy efficient but also cool to the touch, making them my preferred Christmas tree light choice. You can plug in more than one strand without worrying about the energy bill going up (during the holidays, that's a big bonus). Plus, they are super bright (so your neighbors can admire your beautiful tree)!

Next, choose two (or more) different sized bulbs. I went with micro fairy lights and globe string lights. It’s best to have more fairy lights than globe bulbs because the larger bulbs should be an accent and not a burden to the tree.

Cover the entire tree in a plethora of mini bulbs (BTW, extra-long fairy lights are perfect for this project). Add the globe lights and stand back to appreciate your work.

Super easy, right? Now you can dive into the box of ornaments and decorate away! This look is perfect for modern, vintage and even rustic designs.

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How to Create Christmas Magic with this Tree Light Ensemble!