Types and features of Christmas tree garlands

    Many people follow the annual tradition, decorating the New Year tree. Fortunately, a modern consumer has everything you need – Multicolored tinsel, shining rain, a variety of Christmas toys and, of course, spectacular garlands. Recent products are presented in the widest assortment – there are many types of similar jewelry. We will get acquainted with them closer and find out what their features are.


    Nowadays, the assortment of the Christmas tree garland is striking by its manifold. The choice of buyers is presented not only the classic lights glowing with different colors, but also more interesting options with different light effects. You can choose the perfect option for every taste and budget.

    Consider in detail what subspecies are divided by New Year’s garlands.

    • With mini and microlamps. Similar types of garlands Many of us are familiar with childhood. They consist of a large number of small lights. As a rule, these products have an affordable cost. With their help, you can create a very cozy and “warm” atmosphere, which I will not want to leave. However, it is impossible to forget that such an illumination is quite energy-proof, and it does not serve as long as I would like. For this reason, such types of garlands today are almost not manufactured.

    • LED. Today these varieties of Christmas garlands are recognized as the most popular and common. They came to replace traditional illumination with many light bulbs. Of course, LED copies are more expensive than lamps, but they are ahead of them in many parameters.

    LED christmas garlands are famous for their positive qualities.

    To those can be attributed:

    • quite a long service life, especially in comparison with lamp options;
    • good strength characteristics;
    • Unobtrusive brightness that does not annoy, but even seems like many users of pleasant;
    • LEDs in such devices almost do not heat, so you can safely talk about fire safety LED garlands;
    • LED options can boast of efficiency – they consume very little electricity;
    • Such decorations are not afraid of dampness and moisture.

    Currently in stores there are LED lamps of different modifications. So, the most common are copies in the form of a cord with several branches. Basically, they are characterized by their simple design (there are also exceptions to this rule).

    • “A thread”. There is also such a modification of Christmas decorations as the garland “thread”. It is also very popular and distinguished by an uncomplicated design. The “Thread” model is performed as a thin lace. LEDs aimed at different directions are uniformly located on it. The Christmas trees decorate these products in different ways, but most often they turn the “green beauty” in a circle.
    • “Grid”. This type of christmas garland is often found inside different dwellings, but it is permissible to hang on the Christmas trees outside. In most cases, these products are used for Christmas trees that are standing in urban areas. This bright and spectacular grid consists of sections, on the junctions of which the LEDs are located. If you use the garland of such a modification, then you can do without hanging toys.

    • “Clip Light”. These varieties are designed for operation in street conditions. They are distinguished by the presence of a two-cite scheme of the location of the wires on which there are diodes. Jewelry “Clip Light” are characterized by frost resistance, resistant to moisture. In addition, they are not terrible mechanical damage. These varieties are valid due to a special reduction transformer. As a rule, similar products are sold in the form of bays, from which it is permissible to cut off the garland of the desired length. And different segments, if desired, can be connected by a parallel method.

    • “Chinese New Year”. Similar types of festive garlands can be extended, because the links are equipped with a socket for further connection of the required part. However, it is important to take into account the fact that this illumination must have the most reliable insulation. In addition, such products are not allowed to connect consistently in large quantities. This is explained by the fact that the impressive load on the initial links will be the maximum, which can provoke a closure or fire. We need to use Chinese New Year’s lights very carefully.

    • Duralaight. This popular variety of christmas garlands is a LED cord that connects with a tube made of polyvinyl chloride. With this attractive design, not only New Year’s fir, but many other designs located on the street are often decorated. Duralayt is famous for its high strength, efficiency and simplicity.
    • “Chameleon”. The name of such a garland speaks for itself. It has light bulbs that are different in various light combinations.

    Materials and forms of manufacture

    Beautiful christmas garlands can have a variety of forms.

    In the time of the USSR, the products were very popular:

    • Chapels with a star;
    • hexagon lamps;
    • “Gold Flashlight” (such spectacular varieties produced the Voronezh Electrotechnical Plant);
    • Lantern with brass grille;
    • different figures;
    • models called “Snow Maiden” (they have been manufactured by Nalchikovsky NGO “Telemechanics”);
    • flowers;
    • crystals;
    • icicles;
    • Snowflakes.

    Many of us these beautiful and cute Christmas decorations are familiar with childhood. At one glance, many users are immersed in nostalgic memories when such an illumination has met much more often and was considered the most fashionable. Of course, similar products today are present in homes, but there has been a huge number of other actual options with a variety of forms.

    To such types of christmas garlands include specimens, made in the form:

    • elastic ribbons who are attached to any forms and bends (thanks to such a structure, these products hang on the Christmas trees, and also framed by various bases);
    • balls;
    • stars;
    • icicles;
    • cones;
    • candles;
    • Figures of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden;
    • Hearts.

    There are still many other interesting options. Of course, lovers of standard solutions can find simple specimens with small round lanterns in plastic insulation. Pick up the perfect garland of any form today is not difficult. As for the manufacturer’s materials – high-quality plastic is usually used here, especially if we are talking about LED models. Many users make garlands with their own hands.

    For this, it is permissible to use:

    • bulk paper snowflakes;
    • paishe paper;
    • Navy tassels;
    • paper / cardboard balls and hearts;
    • yarn (“knitted” garlands are especially popular today);
    • Boxes from the eggs;
    • felt;
    • pasta.

    Different masters turn to different materials. Fans of non-standard solutions decorate the Christmas Garlands with real cones, small figures of New Year’s subjects and many other similar trifles. As a result, truly unique and spectacular decorations for the New Year tree.


    On the shelves of shops today you can find a huge number of various Christmas tree garlands who enjoy their light. The color of illumination of such scenery is also different. Let us dwell on this issue.


    Concisely, but no less festive, on the New Year tree, monochrome electric garlands look. Such products are glowing only by one basic color – it can be any.

    Most often, people decorate ate by illumination equipped with lights of flowers such as:

    • White;
    • green;
    • yellow:
    • blue:
    • blue;
    • pink / purple;
    • Red.

    All listed options look aesthetic and fashionable. Many users combine them with christmas toys from one collection. As a result, it turns out unobtrusive and low, but stylish and solid ensemble.


    If you want to decorate a New Year tree more interesting illumination options, then you should consider buying a model called “Chameleon”. These multicolor electric garlands change the color of lighting through certain time intervals. At the same time, the intensity of light from the lights remains the same – they are not walked, and do not become brighter. Many buyers choose similar options because they look very impressive and attract much attention to themselves. With the help of such products you can beautifully decorate the Christmas tree, making it very elegant.

    How to hang?

    First of all, the selected electrical garland should be connected to the network. It is important to check the correctness of its work. Absolutely all light bulbs in the product should burn. When you make sure the illumination is good, it is worth it to deploy. So you will save enough free time on unpacking the non-working product. But it is also important to make sure that the acquired lights grabs to decorate the entire Christmas tree. Often you have to use 2-3 garlands. Better buy these decorations with a small stock.

    Next, take a look at the Christmas tree that is in your home. Mentally divide it on 3 triangles. Previously, the garlands turned the trees in a circle. Of course, today many people continue to follow this tradition, but you can go differently – to post the garland in the direction from top to bottom, while holding one of her side. A similar solution looks much more interesting if you use monochrome illumination.

    It is worth taking the first garland cord in hand. Fix the last light bulb at the highest point of the Christmas tree. Select a part of the tree with which you will work. Mentally depict a triangle. Distribute in this section of the garland, making movements in the direction of the right left.

    Next, start hanging the garland, moving there and back. Picture zigzags (their frequency depends on your preferences), starting from the top of the Christmas tree. Be sure to make sure that all sections are fixed as securely and do not move. Try to withstand equal gaps between the levels of lights so that the tree is highlighted in harmonious. Continue these actions until you reach the bottom of the fir. When the garland is over, connect the following and continue to decorate the tree. It is not recommended to connect more than three garlands, as it is not quite safe. Repeat listed actions, but already in relation to the two remaining sides of the New Year tree. Hanging garlands on the Christmas tree, connect them to the network. No need to do it before – work with them will not be very convenient, they can warm up.

    Tips for choosing

    To correct Choose a suitable illumination for the New Year tree, follows:

    • calculate the required length of the selected garlands based on the dimensions of the festive Christmas tree;
    • pay attention to the number of light bulbs in the product and the distance, weathered between them;
    • Choose your favorite color gamut;
    • Pay attention to the level of protection and safety of the model you like;
    • Learn about the type of plug.

    Pay due attention to the quality of execution and packaging of the selected product:

    • Garland should not have damage;
    • Wires must be integers – without thinning of insulation and other defects;
    • Look at their connection with light bulbs – it should be as reliable as possible;
    • Branded packaging should also be integer and unharmed;
    • The presence of large dents and torn items should push you from buying.

    It is advisable to purchase New Year’s decorations that are operating from electricity, in proven stores with a good reputation in your city.

    Beautiful examples

    Christmas-tree garlands look equally well both on natural and artificial Christmas trees. In a harmonious combination with competently chosen christmas toys, the lights are able to create a cozy and hospitable atmosphere in the house. Very nice and unobtrusively on green beauties look yellow and white (monochrome) garlands, especially if they have many bright lights. Such illumination will be harmoniously complemented Christmas balls with gold coating and gilded luminous star on top of the Christmas tree. In order not to distract attention from a rich ensemble on the wires, it is worth using wireless garlands.

    If you decide to purchase monochrome garlands with blue lights, you should decorate the Christmas tree with large red bows, white floral buds, as well as aluminum, transparent and silver balls. It is advisable to apply such ensembles on the lush trees of high height, otherwise it is overly bright paints risk “suppress” a small Christmas tree.

    Beautiful multicolor lanterns decorate both home and street trees. Such a popular illumination may be not only stationary, but also have several different modes. Especially spectacularly similar scenery looks in tandem with shiny / glossy and balls, sprinkled with sparkles. The latter can be painted in a variety of colors. For example, multicolor lights will be harmonized with saturated red balls.

    About how fashionably decorate the Christmas tree with garlands, look in the following video.

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