How to Build a Mega Tree of Christmas Lights

Are you dreaming of a mega tree for Christmas? Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be hard. In this guide, we’ll make the dream a reality! With just some guy wire, an appropriate base, and plenty of string lights, you can build your own mega tree with ease.

Making a mega tree for Christmas is both stunning and easy to do. This guide will walk you through the steps needed to build a mega tree with strings of lights. You’ll need some basic materials, including guy wire, an appropriate base, and plenty of string lights.


Choosing The Right Base For Your Tree

When it comes to mega trees, the base is one of the most important components. You want a sturdy and secure base that can support your mega tree. Consider using heavy-duty wooden poles or steel pipes as your base material. Make sure that you anchor your mega tree to something – like concrete or bricks – so that it doesn’t topple over when disturbed.

Setting Up The Guy Wires

Once you’ve chosen the right base for your mega tree, it’s time to add guy wires. Guy wires are sturdy cables that are used to secure mega trees and provide stability. To set up the guy wires, attach one end of each cable to the top of the mega tree, then loop the other end through an anchor point like a bolt in concrete or a ground stake. Make sure all of your guy wires are taut and secure before moving on.

Decorating The Tree With Lights

Now that your mega tree is securely set up, it’s time to decorate! Start by wrapping lights around the tree in a spiral pattern. Make sure to cover all sides of the mega tree evenly and wrap the lights tightly so they don’t bunch up or come loose. Once you have finished wrapping lights, plug them into an appropriate power source and enjoy your beautiful mega tree display!


Building a mega tree for Christmas may seem intimidating, but it’s much easier than you think! With the right base, guy wires, and plenty of string lights, you can easily create your own mega tree display. Follow this guide to build your mega tree and make this holiday season extra merry and bright!

FAQs about Mega Trees

1. What is a mega tree?

A mega light tree is created by positioning strings of lights in the shape of a tree. The lights should be bright enough to be seen from far away, so be sure to invest in quality bulbs and electrical wiring that can handle the load. You will also want to make sure that your outdoor plugs are rated for outdoor use if you plan on using them outdoors. When it comes time to hang the lights, you have two options; you can either hang them up yourself or hire a professional electrician who is experienced in hanging outdoor lights.

Once all of your lights are hung securely and plugged in, it’s time to enjoy the show! Depending on how many strands of lights you use, your mega light tree could potentially reach over 50 feet tall and look absolutely amazing when lit up at night. Be sure to take lots of pictures so you can show off your masterpiece this holiday season!

2. What is the purpose of a mega tree?

The first thing to understand about mega light trees is that they can range from fairly small to truly gargantuan. While the average tree might have a few hundred lights, a mega tree could easily have thousands. This means that not only do you need to have an extensive budget for electricity (and possibly a generator), but also more than enough time to set up the display. It takes skill and dedication to properly cover a large tree in such an intricate pattern!

That leads us to another important factor: presentation. A lot of thought goes into setting up these mega Christmas light displays, from the colors used, to where each light should be placed, and even which direction it should face. All of this results in a beautiful work of art that will catch anyone’s eye as they walk by – especially those who appreciate the hard work put into creating such an awe-inspiring display!

Finally, there is one last factor at play here – nostalgia! For those who grew up watching cartoons or TV shows around Christmastime, giant light displays bring back fond memories of childhood innocence and joy. Children love seeing these amazing works of art and adults often find themselves becoming children again when viewing them. There's nothing quite like looking at something so grand and whimsical – it's like being transported into another world!

3. What are the benefits of having a mega tree?


The biggest benefit of having your own Christmas light tree is that you don't have to worry about getting tangled in other people's lights as you hang them. You can also save time by pre-programming your lights, so that they turn on at certain times throughout the day. Not only that, but many modern trees come with remote control functionality, allowing you to adjust brightness and color from inside your house. And finally, having a giant tree in your yard adds an element of fun and excitement for children who may not be able to go out and enjoy traditional holiday activities due to COVID-19 restrictions.


The downside of having a mega Christmas light tree is that it doesn't come cheap. Depending on size and features, trees can cost anywhere from $200-$2,000 or more—not including installation costs. Plus there’s always the risk of broken bulbs or malfunctioning wiring (which could be dangerous) if you don’t have an electrician install it properly. Another drawback is that these trees require a lot of electricity to keep them lit up—so much so that some power companies will charge extra for the privilege! Finally, you have to put in a lot of time and effort into setting up and taking down this type of display each year—and depending on where you live, there may even be local ordinances forbidding such large displays!

4. How do I choose the right location for my mega tree?

The first thing to take into account when picking out a location for your Christmas light tree is its size. A small tree will require less space than a larger one, so you’ll want to make sure that you choose an area with enough room to accommodate it. If you’re planning on putting up a large tree, you may need to get creative when finding an ideal spot. For instance, if your living room isn’t big enough, try moving it into an entryway or hallway instead.

Directions and Placement Matters

When selecting the perfect spot for your tree, be sure to keep in mind how much natural light it will receive during different times of day. Placing it near windows or other sources of illumination can help make sure that your decorations stand out even more! Additionally, if you plan on displaying other holiday decorations in addition to your Christmas light tree, make sure that they’re placed in such a way that they won’t obscure each other from view—you don’t want one decoration taking away from the beauty of another!

Safety First

Finally, it goes without saying that safety should be at the forefront of every homeowner’s mind when choosing where their family will put up their holiday decorations; this includes being mindful of power cords and ensuring that any electrical outlets used are GFCI certified (which stands for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter). If you have young children in your home, make sure that any extension cords are tucked away safely out of reach! Doing these simple steps can go a long way towards keeping everyone safe this holiday season.

5. How do I determine the height of my mega tree?

Before measuring or purchasing the materials needed for constructing the tree, you must determine how high it should be. The height of your tree depends on the size of your lot and where it will be placed in relation to surrounding structures such as buildings and other trees. It also depends on local codes and regulations regarding structure heights. Be sure to check with your local municipality before starting construction.

Measuring the Height of Your Tree

Once you’ve determined the maximum height allowed in terms of regulations and relative positionings, measure out tape or string from that point up until it reaches your desired height. You can also use a ladder if necessary but make sure that it is securely set up on even ground so as not to cause any accidents or damage. If possible, have another person hold it steady for added safety precautions. Once you have marked off the area using string or chalk, use a measuring tape to get an exact measurement from bottom to top that can then be used when constructing your tree frame.

Constructing Your Frame

Using either wood or metal poles depending on preference and accessibility, build out the frame for your mega light tree using measurements determined in step two. Make sure each pole is firmly grounded in concrete if necessary so that they are secure during windy weather conditions or when lights are hung from them later on. After constructing each pole at its specified length according to step two measurements, join them together at their tops with either rope ties or angle brackets depending on material type used for poles themselves. Once all poles are joined together securely at their fullest lengths with no gaps between them, your tree frame is complete!

6. How do I determine the width of my mega tree?

The first step in determining the width of your mega Christmas light tree is selecting the lights you plan on using. Measure each individual strand of lights from end-to-end and record this measurement as “x”. Once you have all of your measurements for each strand, add them together and divide by two to get the width of your mega Christmas light tree - or “W”. This measurement will be used when calculating where each strand should be hung on the tree branches.

Measuring Your Tree

Once you have determined your W value, it’s time to measure your tree! Start at the base of the trunk and measure up 5 feet (or until you reach one branch). Mark this spot with a piece of tape or marker so that it is easily visible when installing your lights later on. Next, use a measuring tape to measure outwards from the trunk at 5 foot intervals until you reach both ends of each branch. Again, mark these spots with tape or marker for easy reference during installation.

Now that you have all these measurements recorded, calculate how many strands of lights will fit on each branch using this formula: (Branch Length - W) / x = Strands Per Branch This result will tell you how many strands are needed per branch so that it fits nicely without any extra slack or sagging in between branches when installed. Lastly, add up all the strands across all branches and multiply them by 2 since most trees require twice as much lighting as they do decorations (i.e., if there are 10 branches with 4 strands per branch - 40 strands x 2 = 80 total strands). And voila! That's how to determine the width of a mega Christmas light tree!

7. How do I determine the number of lights for my mega tree?

Step 1: Measure Twice, Cut Once (or in this case, Buy Once)

Before you buy any lights, measure your tree or trees carefully. This will ensure that you get the right number of lights for your project. Make sure to take into account the height, width, and depth of each tree so that you can calculate the total amount of space that needs to be covered by lights. Also, keep in mind that taller trees will require more lights than shorter ones. If you are stringing up multiple trees, make sure to add the measurements together for an accurate figure.

Step 2: Estimate Your Wattage Needs

Once you know exactly how much space needs to be lit up, it’s time to estimate your wattage needs. For most basic lighting projects, a good rule of thumb is to use one watt per foot of space being lit up. So if your tree is 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide (200 sq ft.), then estimate 200 watts of power for your project. You can adjust this number based on whether or not you plan on using colored lights vs white ones or LED bulbs vs incandescent bulbs – these types of bulbs will require different amounts of wattage per foot in order to get the same level of brightness. Just remember – overestimate rather than underestimate! You don’t want to find out too late that not enough wattage was purchased! Step 3: Calculate Total Number Of Lights Now comes the fun part – figuring out how many individual lights are needed for your project! Since most standard light strings come with 25-50 bulbs per string, all you have to do is divide your total wattage requirement (from Step 2) by 25-50 depending on which type of string bulb configuration you choose (if some areas require 50 and others only need 25). This should give you an approximate number of strings required for your project; just add about 10% extra strings for safety/contingency purposes and that should give you a good estimate for how many individual lights are needed for the job!

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