Decorating for Christmas growing up was always a big deal. I loved it all, but my favorite was the Christmas lights. This year, my challenge was decorating a small space. We've recently downsized so I got rid of almost all of my decorations. While the boys' room doesn't have room for a Christmas tree (which would be my preference) I still wanted them to have Christmas lights. So instead of looping them haphazardly on the bookshelves, or around the window, I decided to put them in spiral above my son's bed. I normally use only white lights, but the colored lights looked great with the grays, oranges, greens, and blues in the comforter.
I know Command suggest waiting after placing their product on the wall, but because the lights weigh so little, as soon as the hook was up, I hung the lights. The lower-left corner hook was level with the first hook I put on the right side, but when placing lights on the inside spiral I measured 7 inches in. I continued this all the way to the center. When I got to the center, I still had Christmas lights left over, so I just wrapped them back around again.
This sounds much more complicated than it really is. It only took me about 10 minutes to do the entire wall. Best part is, that the Command strips allow me to take down the lights after the holidays without any damage to the walls. But we like it so much, the lights may stay up well into the new year!