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Hanging lights around windows

Discussion in 'Christmas Trees & Seasonal' started by Grass Man Floyd, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Grass Man Floyd

    Grass Man Floyd LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Here's a question- How would I hang lights around windows?
  2. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    you could use duct tape,but i would paint the gray side the color you are taping it to so it wont look terrible in daylite,you really dont want to drill holes..maybe staple gun would work well.they leave little holes
  3. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    That is the worst advise i have ever heard...
  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,645

    2 methods-

    cheap and fast-I use an outdoor coated screw at each corner on the outside of the trim. leave it out about 1 inch, and wrap a tight sqaure at least 2-3 times around.

    nice, expensive and professional- i'm trying the liteclip strip this year installed permanently with mini-light clips to hold the sockets of minilights in the liteclip strip track. the track looks like trim if installed properly, and can be painted to match home.
  5. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    hey i dont do it for a living,lots of people use staples.Didnt hear any suggestion from you..hmmmmmmmmmm
  6. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,858


    Or, use furring strips (1"x2") and build simple frames around the window, use a couple hooks or small nails to hang the frames, staple the lights to the wood frames.
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    I was refering to duct tape...They make hooks for this type of thing.
  8. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,744

    Why is nobody suggesting window clips. Plastic clips the minis fit into with 3m tape on the back. They go on the glass and at the end of the season you remove them. Never know you were there.

    Duct tape, staples in a window, sounds like something a homeowner would do. Why not scotch tape it is opaque at least.:hammerhead:
  9. hotrod1965

    hotrod1965 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 582

    I was just going to say use the mini C clips with the tape backs. They will snap into each bulb so you have a nice straight line.
  10. stressed

    stressed LawnSite Member
    Posts: 186

    Maaan,dont you know...duct tape can fix anything,doctors use it:cool2:

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