Introduction: Christmas Light Installation for Vinyl Windows

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After years of hanging our Christmas lights on the vinyl windows in my home I have found a great way to install them.

Step 1: Supplies

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You will need a few supplies,

1. A tape measure (not pictured here).
2. ½ inch Scotch double sided tape.
3. Metal shears or Hacksaw.
4. Plastic panel end cap molding.
The plastic trim molding can be found at Home Depot. It comes in 8’ lengths.

Step 2: Molding

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Measure your window length and width and cut your trim pieces. I tend to cut them short on the corners to make the installation easier.

Step 3: Tape

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Put the tape on the back of the trim and attach them to the glass right up against the vinyl frame.

Step 4: Trim

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You can cut the trim around the locks.

Step 5: Installation

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Install the lights by pushing the wire into the molding.

Starting at the bottom right or left corner, working your way up to the top of the windows.  Then across the bottom of the top window then down and across the top of the bottom window, then down again working your way around the window. Use a wooden dowel to push the wire in this will save your fingers.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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This molding does not interfere with the operation of the window once the lights are removed. The lights are easily removed by simply pull the light string out.  These can be used year round for all holidays!


wilgubeast (author)2013-12-12

Genius. Thanks for blazing this trail, sir.

Thanks....some of the lights are not strait in the pics. But easily fixed....

Buckydent023 (author)2015-12-17

Just kidding uncle pat this works great! I love it...

Buckydent023 (author)2015-10-16


patrickmhart66 (author)2015-10-15

I have had these up for two years now and the light install gets easier each time. I find myself using lights for all holidays now,,,,, this is a no brainer!

chuckstake (author)2014-12-23


patrickmhart66 (author)2014-01-10

I want to thank everyone that had time to view my first instructable. and special thanks to all those who considered it a favorite. This will inspire me to post more ideas! Thanks again

gsousa franco (author)2013-12-13

Top cara

bob3030 (author)2013-12-12

Very good idea. Thanks for sharing.

BayRatt (author)2013-12-12

Elegant in simplicity. Outstanding. :-)

patrickmhart66 (author)BayRatt2013-12-12

Thank you.

psycophonic (author)2013-12-12

favourited this 1 for next crimbo.

jessyratfink (author)2013-12-12

So smart! Much better than nailing them around the window. :)

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