Unless you are freakishly talented and have way too much time on your hands, it’s extremely likely that your Christmas tree decorations are no Rockafeller Center. We know how it is. It’s almost impossible to get the lights evenly draped around the tree and your ornaments are randomly crammed throughout.
Don’t fret, though. A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield in England has figured out the mathematical formula for the perfectly decorated Christmas tree. Follow these four formulas to make sure your tree is the best on the block.
Number of ornaments. Figure out the height in inches, divide by two, and that’s how many ornaments you want.
Amount of tinsel. Multiply the height of your tree by five, and that’s how many inches of tinsel you want.
Amount of lights. Multiply the height by three, and that’s how many inches of lights you want.
Size of the star. Divide the height by 10, and that’s how tall your star should be.