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Blog posts tagged with 'Christmas Lights'

How to Use Male and Female Snap On Plugs

Using the Novelty Lights male and female snap on plugs in combination with our 18 gauge extension cord wire and C7 & C9 spools.  

Making custom lengths of extension cords and light strings is very easy using Novelty Lights snap on plugs.  

Step by step directions

Remove the Plastic Backing
Cut the Wire parallel, 1/8th of an inch in between both wires to allow them to separate.

Push the wire down and lay the excess over the metal prongs.

If using the inline splice, remove the break away tab.
Slide the backing over the wire and plug to secure the connection.

How to Wrap Trees with Mini Lights for Christmas

Wrapping trees with mini lights is a creative way to create bright, eye-catching Christmas lighting displays that will stand out.

Choose wide angle LED mini lights for the brightest, most energy efficient, and long-lasting display. Here’s how to wrap trees with mini lights to create a luminous light display this holiday season.

You don’t need to be a professional to wrap trees with mini lights. In fact, you can get the whole family involved.

If you’re wrapping trees outdoors, make sure you invest in outdoor mini lights. All of Novelty Lights mini lights are rated for indoor and outdoor use. They will not fade or break in cold or adverse weather conditions.  When you begin, unwind the mini lights and look for the male plug so you can plug in the lights when finished wrapping your tree.

You also need to determine the length of mini lights that you need for your tree. Depending on the width of your tree and how tall the tree is that you want to wrap, you will likely need to use several strings. Be sure to double check the maximum number of strings that you can connect of the lights you purchased. If you are using LED mini lights, you can connect 20+ strings together with no problems. Each product on our website has the maximum number of connected strings listed under the specifications.



Follow these easy steps to get you started.  

To make wrapping the tree incredibly easy, ball up the strings of lights. Start with the female end and wrap the lights around and around to create a ball. Alternately, we sell mini lights that are already in a ball, our Coaxial LED mini lights (sold by the case). We recommend starting from the bottom of the tree and working your way up. Start by wrapping the trunk of the tree, wrapping the mini lights firmly. You want to avoid wrapping them too tightly because you may need to adjust the lights in areas or swap out bulbs if one burns out. You also want to avoid wrapping the tree too tightly to give it room to breathe, especially outdoors.  

When you reach branches on your tree, you want to wrap the same way you did around the trunk but leave enough space so that you can wrap back towards the trunk after reaching the end of the branch. You don’t need to wrap all of the branched, and you only need to go about ¾ of the way up a branch for maximum effect.

Once you have reached the top of your tree, you’ll begin wrapping down the trunk of the tree, if desired. Doubling up on the mini lights on the trunk to create a brighter effect for the tree. When you’ve finished wrapping the tree, plug in the male plug you left at the bottom and enjoy the light show!

It’s Never Too Early to Start Thinking About Holiday Lights

   Here at Novelty Lights, Christmas is on our minds! We are finalizing our ordering for the holiday season to ensure that we have all of the lights you need this Christmas.

In fact, we are now fully stocked with Holiday Lights, including the popular C7 and C9 Christmas lights, every color and size of mini lights, starlight spheres, rope light snowflakes.  We suggest that you also look into purchasing your holiday lights now! It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday lights, because when the final quarter of the year rolls around, finding the holiday lights you’re looking for can become a difficult and exhausting task.

Christmas in July

Thinking about holiday lights outside of the winter months allows you a plethora of opportunities that you typically won’t have during the busiest months of the year. Planning and ordering holiday lights in the early spring and summer allows you time to research your options, choose the look you want, and avoid the hassle of shopping for lights at the store, leaving you plenty of time to get your lights long before the holiday craziness begins.

Getting your holiday lights early can serve a dual purpose. Enhance the atmosphere of any summertime party or add a twinkle of luminance to your quiet living space. With several ways to integrate holiday lights into your day-to-day life, Christmas really can come in July, and stick around all year long.

Stay ahead of the game and beat the holiday crowds by thinking about holiday lights early, and incorporating new uses for them throughout the year.  

Dont forget to check out our sales page year round and take advantage of great prices!