The Rotary Christmas Tree Stand

Here is a tool I invented for decorating a Christmas tree that stands in a corner so only one side is accessible. It is a Christmas tree stand built on a lazy-susan rotary platform.

The pictures show how easy it is to put on the lights: lay out a string of lights on the floor, start one end at the bottom of the tree, then spin the tree and load the lights. Garlands work the same way. To check for burned out light bulbs just turn it a half-turn in both directions.

The Rotary Christmas Tree Stand is built on a lazy-susan base. Rotate the tree slowly and adjust the tilt until the trunk stays vertical as it rotates.
Lay the light strings out on the floor with their plugs near the tree. Start the plug end of the first string of lights at the bottom of the tree.
It's tempting to spin the tree and load the lights in a spiral to the top. But it's better to load each string of lights on one sector of the tree. That makes it easier to take the lights down after the holidays. If one string of lights blows a fuse, turn that sector of the tree away from the window.
Run the first string of lights along one side of the tree and all the way to the top. Start the plug end of the second string of lights next to the first plug.
Run the second string of lights up the other side of the tree. Plug the lights into an extension cord secured to the tree trunk. Leave enough slack to rotate the tree.