To install hooks for your Christmas lights that you can use year after year, you’ll need to screw hooks into your walls using a masonry drill bit and wall plugs.
TOP TIP: Drilling holes directly into the bricks will cause them to crack, so you want to make sure you’re drilling your holes in the mortar instead.
Once you’ve marked your guide points, drill your hole and gently tap in a wall plug with your rubber mallet. Then screw in your hook and repeat all the way along your wall, about 50cm apart. Then it’s simply a case of plugging your lights in, threading them along the hooks and turning them on.
Brick walls – no holes
Of course, you don't have to drill holes in your house to hang lights up – glue can work just as well.
Using the hot glue gun, place a small blob of glue where you want it on your wall and hold a section of string lights in place against it for at least 10 seconds – before repeating all the way along. Once January comes, it’s easy to peel the glue off your wall and light – ready to repeat in a year’s time.
Before hanging any Christmas lights outside, it’s best to consider where you want to use them and check if they are designed for indoor or outdoor use. Whilst all of our lights are suitable for both interior and exterior settings, check the packaging to avoid using them incorrectly and running the risk of blowing a fuse!
- Always use a steady ladder to hang lights somewhere that’s taller than you are
- Always get another adult to help hold the ladder
- Hang lights out of reach from pets and small children to keep them safe
- Be careful not to burn yourself if you are using a hot glue gun
We hope this guide has provided all the information you need to hang your Christmas lights outside. If you want to make sure your home looks the best on the street this Christmas, why not browse of our big range of outdoor Christmas lights. We have everything that will bring the Christmas cheer to your home this winter.