Welcome to the end of the week. Wednesday, we talked about how you can keep your live Christmas tree fresh. Today we are going to talk about some of the most popular types of holiday lights – icicle lights. We are going to give you some tips on how you can create an icicle light display that’s the envy of the neighborhood.
Plan Your Icicle Lights Design
The first thing that you want to do is to make sure that you plan your design before you start hanging your icicle lights. This means creating a game plan. You might want to just wing it. But when you have a plan, it’s going to save you a lot of time and energy, because you’ll know where the lights are going to hang. You also will know what accessories you might need so that your display looks its best.
Choose Your Icicle Lights Focal Point
You want to know where to start. You don’t want to begin your display on your home’s back since no one will see them. Decide where you’ll want to have the most attention attracted with the lights and then start the design there. if you don’t choose your focal point, it might look as if someone used a canon to blast lights on the lawn.
Take Advantage of Your Home’s Gutters
A really great way that you can hang icicle lights and other kinds of Christmas lights is to use the gutters on your home. Check the thickness of the gutters and the flexibility of your shingles in order to figure out how you can hang your lights along your roof. One of the best things that you can do is to use gutter clips. This will make securing the lights very easily on the outside of your house. You don’t have to worry about using staples and your lights drooping with these clips.
Measure to Make Sure You Have Enough Icicle Lights
Measure any of those straight lines that you are going to decorate with your icicle lights. Taking the measurements and tracking them is going to help you with figuring out the number of lights that you’re going to need. This will help you make sure that you have clean, crisp straight lines that aren’t hanging too loose or pulled too tight. Also, you want to measure how far it is to your outlet – having a gorgeous display is no good if it can’t be turned on.
Buy More Icicle Lights Than You Need
Once you have measured the length of lights that you need, you want to add around 20 feet more to that length. This way you have extras if you need them. if you don’t need them, you can always use them for decorating another spot on the house or you can double them up. This will make your lights even brighter.
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