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Choose the location to hang the tree and calculate the distance from floor to ceiling before you choose your tree. Determine how high off the floor the tree will hang; don't forget to factor in the treetop ornament.
Find the ceiling joist in that location with a stud finder and mark it. You will hang the tree at that mark so be sure your measurements work, based on the joist location. Select a tree of the appropriate height and fullness to fill your space. Look for one that is lightweight and that has fairly full, evenly spaced branches and a stand that attaches securely to the base of the tree.
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A wire tree stand or one with pre-drilled holes in the base is a bonus that will make the tree easier to hang. Drill a pilot hole in the ceiling at the joist mark and screw a sturdy eye bolt into the joist.
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Clip a quick link to the eye bolt. Screw a hook into the corner nearest the tree at the ceiling to drape a light cord to later.
Remove the tree stand from the tree and secure it to the eye bolt using one or more quick links. Getty Images.
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