|Now fold those center flaps you made under on each side. I don't cut them off
because I don't want to chance weakening the edge pieces.
The edges will keep the lights from falling off the board. You certainly
could cut them if you prefer it.
|Cut a small slit into one of the uncut long sides, and slide the beginning of the
light string in it.
|Now start rolling in that center cut section. Just walk around the tree and roll as
you go. You can fit quite a bit on.
|Once it's full, make another small cut in the side and slide in the end piece. I
have it marked with"start" to make it easier to know where to begin unwinding when hanging
lights the next year.
|They may look bulky, but they unroll easily. When I'm putting the lights on the tree,
I unroll a bit and stick the cardboard piece between the branches until I'm ready for more.
Hopefully this will make the "undecorating" just a bit easier for you!