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How to Hang Icicle Lights
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you first take your icicle lights out of the box, you should begin
hanging them. The way they are placed in the box can help keep them
from getting tangled up. If you take the lights out to look at them,
but you don’t put them up, you will likely make a ball of
lights that can end up in a tangled mess. This is why it is best
to simply put them up as soon as you take them out.
Icicle lights have one main strand, and the lights actually hang
off of that strand. In order to have these look the best, you should
hang the lights by that main center strand. Starting on one end
of the house and continuing until they run out isn’t the best
idea unless you have measured and are sure you have enough. If not,
you may discover too late that you only have enough to cover a portion
of the front of your house.
To avoid this situation, it is best to measure before buying the
icicle lights. Then you can make sure you have enough to cover the
entire area you want covered. Or, if you are working within a small
budget, measuring in advance will allow you to strategically place
the icicle lights so that they don’t look like they stopped
short. In this way, you could divide the excess space in half, giving
equal parts to both sides. Then, if the lights fall short of the
perimeter, it looks as though they did intentionally.
Another tip to putting up icicle lights is to only do it on the
edge of your house. The icicle lights were meant to look as though
they are actual icicles formed by ice and cold weather. If you place
them in a weird place or put them up in a strange manner, they could
end up looking like a ball of white lights. To get the most out
of yours, you should hang them only around the edge of your house,
or at the edge of your roof.
When you are ready to put the lights up after the Christmas holidays,
you should place them back in the box they came in, on the plastic
rack they came on. This can help keep all the icicles separate and
they will be much easier to put up next year than if they are balled
up. Take your time with your icicle lights, follow the directions
on the box, be careful when climbing on ladders, have someone at
the bottom of the ladder holding the lights for you, and have fun
decorating this winter!
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