The festive season is by the corner, and it means the time to deck the halls is finally approaching. Decorating your home in and out give the house and festive feel; no one wants to be the Mr Scrooge of the neighborhood. However, hanging lights can be frustrating, when you do not know what to do; if you’re going to hang Christmas lights around your windows, knowing the easiest way to do it makes planning for Christmas easy and of course painless.
What you will need
- A staple gum
- Measuring tape
- Outdoor extension cords
- Outdoor Christmas light strands
How to hang Christmas lights
Use the measuring tape to measure the inside of the window frame where you to put the lights. Knowing the size of the window frame helps you to know how many strands of light you need. Furthermore, you may need to attach two new strands of lights, but this depends on the size of the window- buy enough lights strand or each window.
The next step is to stretch out an outdoor extension cord from a power outlet to one of the bottom corners of the window you will be hanging the lights in. Besides, you may need several extension cords- it depends on the location of the window in closeness to a power you can use the fewest extension cords possible.
After stretching out an outdoor extension cord, attach the Christmas lights around the inside frame; start from the bottom corner closest to the extension cord. Place the staples if you want the arms of the staples to go either side of the light’s cord and not through it, double it over itself if there is excess in the light strands.
Check if there are cracks or exposed wires; replace cracks or exposed wires, and test all strands before hanging them. It will prevent you from hanging bad lights strands. Plug the strands into an outside light to check if they are working all not.
Follow the instructions for Christmas lights for safety
Use pliers to remove staples when you are ready to take the lights down
For alternatives, you can use s Sticky Tack instead of staples to apply the light strands. However, staples hold the light well than Sticky Tack.
Do not plug lights in until you are done with stapling them in place
You can use Window suction cups for indoor lighting; stick the cups to the window pane and then hang the lights on the hook.
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