Outdoor Christmas lights - How?

(10 Posts)
LeopardPrintSocks1 Sun 06-Nov-16 10:19:37

I've bought some icicle style lights that run along one waited and then drop down.

I want to hang them along my bay window outside to look like icicles dropping down. I've.got some hooks but do I need nails? How do you do yours?

MaudOnceMore Sun 06-Nov-16 10:23:13

We thread our outdoor lights through hooks in the front doorframe (which obviously is easy, as the frame is wood). Hooks, I think, are the best option because the lights are less likely to slip off.

smEGGtoplasm Sun 06-Nov-16 10:25:27

We use these. Sorry for the long link, I'm not good at fancy links!

www.diy.com/departments/bq-white-5mm-round-cable-clips-pack-of-20/177980_BQ.prd?ecamp=Seapla&ppc_type=shopping&ds_kids=92700014010426201&gclid=COXQtoP1k9ACFZKdGwodbuEA8w&dclid=CNOW_oP1k9ACFU2C7QodNncEDw

zolaaa Sun 06-Nov-16 15:26:42

do you need to get an electrician to sort out an outdoor plug?! or do you trail the cable inside (no idea about these things!!)

Bluntness100 Sun 06-Nov-16 15:30:49

I'm always curious about this too. How do people plug them in?

LeopardPrintSocks1 Sun 06-Nov-16 16:03:22

The wire is very thin so I'm thinking it'll get under the closed window? Guess we'll get some hooks and try it out!

isthistoonosy Sun 06-Nov-16 16:04:56

We use cable ties for ours.

LeopardPrintSocks1 Mon 07-Nov-16 09:57:27

When does everyone put theirs up?

Youhaveupdates1 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:02:44

We run the wire through our bedroom window and we will put ours up prob mid Dec time smile

atticusclaw2 Mon 07-Nov-16 11:56:55

Command hooks and outdoor socket

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