YES, WE DID ...
we trimmed our tree.
This year the other limb died and we trimmed it off because I wanted that perfect limb to put on our front porch to hang Christmas lights on.
I climbed an 8' ladder and took seven feet of that limb up to the ceiling of the porch. I cut the end at a bevel to fit flat against the header ... mounted it with two large screws and suspended it at the middle from the ceiling.
(this was scary, up so high)
... added 100 LED white lights ...
... and about 145 plastic icicles or prisms.
... to hang the icicles/prisms; we drilled tiny holes in each one and added wire to the top.
... icicles are vintage 1950 ... I suspect they were lamp prisms.
I put the same style prisms on my recycled porch chandy when I made it years ago.
... now I have a tree limb loaded with icicles ... looks really cool.
... wish I had painted the limb white but thought about using it all year with other decorations ...
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