Dress Up Trees With Moravian Stars

Designer Dan Faires adds holiday magic to a yard with plug-in Moravian stars displayed throughout exterior trees.

  • Magical Moravian Stars

    To dress up your front yard trees you'll need: plastic or metal exterior plug-in Moravian stars; black zip ties; one 12' exterior extension cord for each Moravian star; one or two 75' grounded exterior extension cord per tree; a ladder; a camera; paper; and a pencil.

  • Create an Installation Plan

    Snap a digital photo of the tree best fit for the Moravian star makeover. Tip: Take the photo from the street to determine the proper installation plan which will make the biggest impact from far away.

  • Sketch Placement

    On a piece of paper, sketch overall placement of Moravian stars as they will appear once suspended from the tree.

  • Hang Moravian Stars

    Use ladder to reach branches and install each Moravian star in its intended position by wrapping the attached cord around each branch.

  • Add and Secure Extension Cords

    Plug each Moravian star into extension cords, securing each cord to branches with zip ties. Note: To avoid overloading a power source, limit six 12' extension cords to every one 75' extension cord.

  • Connect Cords Together

    Once all Moravian stars are secured to branches with 12' extension cords and zip ties, plug groupings of six 12' cords into 75' cords.

  • You're Finished!

    As soon as night falls, turn on your Moravian stars and watch your tree light up the yard.

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