How do you hang string lights with guide wire?

How to Hang String Lights With Guide Wire

String lights are one of the most popular ways to decorate your yard. They’re easy to set up and they look great!

You probably have a bunch of them hanging from tree branches or fence posts, around windows, etc…and you want to hang some more! But how do you get those strings down into your ground? What if it rains? How long will it take before you need to replace all those old strings?

If you’ve ever been stuck in a situation like this, then you know how frustrating it can be. You may even wonder what the heck you could possibly do differently next time so things go better.

Well, I’m here to tell you there’s a way!

First off, let me say that this method works well for us! We’ve hung hundreds of lights over the years, and we haven’t had any problems at all.

However, it does require some preparation beforehand.

Before you begin, make sure your house is structurally sound. If not, you’ll need to spend a little extra time getting everything together correctly.

Also remember that this is only going to work on string lights (not ceiling fans). So no hanging chandeliers or anything else heavy!

Now that you’ve gotten the obvious out of the way, let’s get started. You’ll first need to string your lights across your yard.

This is the most important part! You NEED to be able to hang your guide wire about a foot off the ground and extend it all the way across. The best way to do this is to staple your lights to two pieces of wood (nails work fine), and then just lay them on the ground.

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