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The Best Hack to Hang Outdoor String Lights From a Gutter

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Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

The Best Hack to Hang Outdoor String Lights From a Gutter

Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

Have you ever Googled how to hang outdoor lights? There are no less than 4,204 suggestions on how to reduce the stress of hanging lights because lets be honest, it is not a walk in the park and many a well-meaning rather has sustained injuries in the attempt.

Come Christmas time there are all kinds of suggestions on ways to make hanging outdoor lights easier. I have tried multiple clips and hooks, but nothing has been easier than this little gadget.

No plastic hook or clip can match this!

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    The Best Hack to Hang Outdoor String Lights From a Gutter

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    You will need:

    1. Lay the string lights on the ground the length of the gutter.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Always lay the string of lights on the ground first to get a sesne of how much extra lighting you will have or how much lighting you are short.

    Remember that the one end will always have the solar panel, so be sure to plan where that will be attached first.

    #2. Clip the first metal hook onto the soffit.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    #3. Hang the first light.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    #4. Tuck the extra wire into the soffit.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Carefully tuck the rest of the wire under the soffit to hide the extra cord,

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Voila!

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    These metal hanging clip hooks make corners and awkward angles a breeze.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    If there is extra cord that needs to be attached simply clip the cord directly onto the soffit.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    #5. Attach the solar panel at the end.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    In this case, I wrapped the solar panel end around the top of the downspout and clipped it to itself.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.
    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

    These clips make hanging any string of solar lights a breeze, and no tools are required!

    Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

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      Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

      Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

      Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.

      The Best Hack to Hang Outdoor String Lights From a Gutter

      Ahna Fulmer // Hammers N Hugs
      Whether for the holidays or year-round lighting, this little gadget is the best hack to hang outdoor string lights from a gutter.
      Total Time 45 minutes

      Equipment

      • Ladder

      Ingredients
        

      • 1 string of lights
      • 1 pack metal clip hanging hooks

      Instructions
       

      • Lay the string lights on the ground the length of the gutter.
      • Clip the first metal hook onto the soffit.
      • Hang the first light.
      • Tuck the extra wire into the soffit.
      • Attach the solar panel at the end.
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      2 Comments

      1. Hi,
        It’s not really a “hack” if you have to purchase the metal clips right?
        Thanks though, it’s a great idea.
        Going to see if I have something to substitute for the clips.
        Helen

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