Q:

How do I hang an upside-down Christmas tree?

A:

Quick Answer

To hang an upside-down Christmas tree, attach an artificial tree base to a ceiling joist, turn the tree upside-down, and securely fasten it into place. You need a lightweight artificial Christmas tree and decorations, a tape measure, a stud finder, a chain, a drill and an assortment of hooks and bolts.

  Know More

Full Answer

  1. Locate a space

    Measure the room from floor to ceiling before buying a tree, and determine how far the tree can hang down, factoring in a treetop ornament. With a stud marker, find a ceiling joist in the space and mark it.

  2. Buy a tree

    Ensure the artificial tree is lightweight, with a stand that securely fastens to the tree base. A stand with predrilled holes is preferable. Check that the tree is the correct height and width to fill the space.

  3. Drill a pilot hole

    At the joist mark, drill a pilot hole and screw in an eye bolt. Then clip a quick link into the eye bolt. In the corner of the room nearest the tree, screw a hook in the ceiling to drape a light cord.

  4. Secure the tree stand

    Separate the stand from the tree and secure it to the eye bolt with several quick links. Thread the chain through the stand, putting both end links over the quick links, and then securely tighten the link until it's closed. Bend wire through the stand holes and hook them onto the quick links.

  5. Attach the tree base

    Turn the tree upside-down, insert it into the stand and securely fasten it in place. Fluff out the branches as appropriate.

  6. Decorate the tree

    Attach decorations and lights by tightening ornament hangers around each branch. Run the light cord up to the ceiling, attach an extension cord and use the hook to secure the wire down to a power outlet.

Learn more about Christmas

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is Christmas tree flocking?

    A:

    Christmas tree flocking is a fluffy, white material that is applied to live and artificial trees to give the appearance of snow. Christmas trees can be purchased with flocking already on, or flocking can be made and applied at home.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a fiber optic Christmas tree?

    A:

    A fiber optic Christmas tree has fiber optic lighting. This type of pre-lit Christmas tree is usually found at most large retail stores around the holidays. Fiber optic lighting works by transmitting light through transparent fibers or fiber bundles in the form of pulses. Many different styles of lighting are created using fiber optics.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the history of the Christmas tree?

    A:

    Christmas trees were first used in the 1500s in Germany. The tradition of using evergreen trees as decorations for the Christmas holidays continued to gain in popularity through the 17th and 18th centuries in the Christian countries of the world.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the most popular Christmas tree topper?

    A:

    The two most popular Christmas tree toppers are the angel and the star. The use of an angel as a tree topper dates back to the Victorian era and corresponded to the rise in popularity of Christmas trees in England.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore