But now is the perfect time to think about those magical lights that can transform any dark home into a winter wonderland. While the weather is still pleasant and the cold still weeks away, now is the perfect time to dust off the ladder, get out your hooks and start hanging those colorful lights.
If you’ve never hung lights before check out this helpful list and video from Lowe’s. In this article Hang Christmas Lights they give you a step-by-step guide and a material list.
Here are the steps they suggest you take:
- Plan your design: before you start throwing them up, plan your overall design. Where they will go and how many you will need. You don’t want to be left running to the store for more.
- Prepare your lights: choose between incandescent or LED. How many per strand and how you will attach them to your home surfaces.
- Start the project: you may need a partner to help you as you work. Always work safely.
- Test your lights: before you string the first light, check that they’re all working.
- Attach the lights: gutters, roof, trees, and rails. You can find all kinds of things to attach lights to. Using the proper clips will keep your house from getting too many holes and ruining woodwork.
- Set a timer: don’t get caught with unexpected energy costs. Setting a timer for the whole display will make sure you never forget to turn them off at night.
- Flip the switch: now bring the family out, pass around the hot cocoa and be amazed at your awesome work!
Did you know you can order your Christmas lights online with all the supplies? Check out Christmas Lights Etc. and get started with your project.
I’d love to know, do you plan on hanging outdoor lights this year?