Decorating your home with Christmas lights is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Before beginning, it helps to make a plan and measure the necessary distances. When stringing lights across your house, be sure to secure the them with gutter clips and to use an exterior-grade extension cord. For trees, measure the height and circumference of the trunk to calculate the length of lighting needed. As for decorating style, you can go with a traditional look with white lights, a “delightful monstrosity” of colorful lights, or a minimalist approach.
- Before you start hanging your outdoor array of yuletide lights, be sure and measure all the areas to be covered.
- Don’t overlook areas like eaves, gutters and around the frames of windows, because they too will need exact measurements.
- To cast a Christmas glow over your outdoor trees or bushes, the easiest choice is to cast a net light over them.
“The following tips and strategies will make it much easier and faster to hang holiday lights, so you can and step back and enjoy your masterpiece when you’re done.”