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Toastandstrawberryjam Tue 01-Dec-15 23:13:20

Somebody tell me how to do this?

Please don't laugh at my ignorance....

I have two straight runs of guttering that I want to hang icicle lights from. They are above ground floor windows so not too high. What do I attach the lights to the guttering with? Is it even ok to fix them onto there? I've bought special outdoor battery ones so no need to run a cable anywhere.

And yes I know to some they may be tacky, but we have had a shit year and it will make my DC smile. Plus my STBEH hates outside lights......

Justmuddlingalong Tue 01-Dec-15 23:18:40

Gutter hooks. Amazon has them. Hope you have a lovely, sparkly Christmas. fsmile

clam Tue 01-Dec-15 23:18:59

Home base or B&Q sell little plastic hooks that you thread the wire through and then snap onto the edge of the guttering.
It's easy to do.

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 01-Dec-15 23:21:10

Yep. Just s shaped hooks. Easy peasy.

Toastandstrawberryjam Tue 01-Dec-15 23:21:29

Well I never.

STBEH told me years ago it was far too complicated and would take a whole day so I never asked again.

Gutter hooks. On the shopping list. Thank you very much.

<considers huge sparkly reindeer for garage roof>

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 01-Dec-15 23:25:46

10 mins if you get some to pass stuff up. Bit longer up and down ladder on your own.
You go girl!!

Toastandstrawberryjam Tue 01-Dec-15 23:28:05

10 minutes definitely a bit different to a day!!

So excited I almost want to go and do it now in the dark in my pjs. grin

LizardBreath Tue 01-Dec-15 23:32:11

I got

LizardBreath Tue 01-Dec-15 23:33:16

Too eager clearly!

I got my gutter hooks from pound stretcher, think they were £1? Really good, lights held up through all winds at weekend

JeopardyMouse Tue 01-Dec-15 23:37:31

Where do you plug in outside lights?
Do you have to squish the lead in a window?

LizardBreath Tue 01-Dec-15 23:41:50

I plug them into the hall and the wire fits through side / bottom of doir

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 01-Dec-15 23:47:02

You can get battery or solar powered as well as plug ins.

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