Tips for hanging up lights this holiday season
Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you have to stop celebrating. And what's a better way to keep the holiday spirit alive all year than by savoring the season with cheery holiday lights? Have you just untangled last year's poorly stored lights, but haven't figured out a way to hang them? Well, don't get too excited. You have yet to master the art of hanging up holiday lights. Despite what people might say about the importance, or lack thereof, of lights, they are always the main attraction of any holiday event. We experts here at SCO are here to help you deck out your house as much as possible. Because let's face it, the holidays are always a fashion show for your real estate.
This option is for the flashy, flamboyant holiday artistes.
Keeping up with
Beating the Joneses' will surely not be a problem with this option.
On the house
If gutters aren't your style, try spiraling lights around pillars. For the most festive pillars possible, use red or green lights on white pillars to create a tasty candy cane effect. If you're not tall enough (or simply too lazy) to reach the gutters and don't have pillars to wrap your lights around, consider decorating your doorway with lights! Every person deserves to feel like a king or queen during this time of year, and what better way to feel like royalty then to walk through an illuminated, welcoming doorway every time you enter the house?
Full Blown Winter Wonderland
To further transform your humble abode into a picture perfect wonderland, make use of giant snow men, inflatable igloos and pathways lined with light up candy canes. You can even bend your Christmas lights into funny shapes and put on your own light show! Not only will you steal all the attention from your neighbors, but you will surely be the talk of the town. It can't hurt to go all out on this one. With this guide, you too, can become one of those houses – you know, the overachieving ones.
On your body
If you run out of property to decorate, consider decorating yourself! Light up sweaters and flamboyant holiday necklaces are the way to go on this one. For the bold, fashion forward souls out there, consider wrapping lights around your head a few times to rock this holiday's latest trend – the colorful halo. However, beware of potential burns and smoke. Other than that, you'll look fresher than ever this holiday season.
Whether you're truly enthusiastic about the holidays, or just want to show up your over-the-top neighbors, the holidays are a great time to embrace your artistic vision. Put your lights to use and decorate away!
Valerie Hu. Valerie Hu loves pasta, beaches and laughing with friends. She draws inspiration from traveling, whether she is in Paris or in Disney World. Like the blog, she appreciates the little things in life. She aspires to one day receive as many candy canes as Glen ... More »