Before installing lights at the outer edges of your Christmas tree, start instead by running 100-150 mini lights up the center of your tree.
It takes less than 10 minutes and adds real depth and texture to your tree.
You don’t have to wind the lights strings around the trunk, just let them hang gently through the branches.
Lighting the core is especially nice in natural trees.
Just pick up a 1-3 extra strings of lights in addition to the lights you plan to install at the perimeter of your tree.
Even if your tree is pre-lit adding extra light to the core will add depth to your whole scene.
See what a difference it makes: