How to Hang String Lights along a Fence?

It would be wonderful to sit under the glow of hanging lights on a nice spring night. Hanging indoor string lights is actually a simple thing. With just a little time and a few extra supplies, you’ll soon get a beautiful and glittering backyard.

  1. Put the string lights down along the fence where you want to hang them.

This will keep you informed of the string length you will need and the number of supporting posts you will need to install. You can lay them on the ground along your fence line or have a friend hold up one end while you hold the other to mimic how the lights will hang. Mark on your fence with a pencil or tape where you will need supporting posts. Remember to check for an external outlet or decide where you will keep your extension cord as a power source for your lights.

  1. Prepare wooden or plastic posts that can support your lights.

This depends on the weight of your string lights, and your desired aesthetic, select wooden posts that will be able to hold them up and are strong enough to withstand the outside elements. It would be perfect if you could get the posts that are the same size, shape, and length.

  1. Attach mounting hooks or cup hooks onto the supporting posts.

These hooks will hold your string lights secured firmly. Screw your mounting hooks or cup hooks into the wooden posts at one end.

  1. Fix the posts onto your fence to support your lights.

Using a hammer and nails or a drill and screws, attach your wooden posts securely to your fence. Use a tape measure to measure the height of your posts so that they are mounted at the same level and your lights will hang evenly.

  1. Hang the lights on the hook along the fence.

Now that you have installed the support for your lights, it’s time to hang them! Work your way along the fence to hang the lights on the supports. You will get an ethereal backyard with relaxing ambience.

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