Christmas Light Holder




I wanted to trim out my roof line with Christmas lights but didn't want to put up a million clips and spend my whole weekend doing it.  So here is how I made some lite weight Christmas light holders.

Step 1: Supplies

Here is what you will need
- Coroboard 4x8 sheet (optionally painted)
- Drill with bit
- sharp knife
- C7 lights any color
- Zip ties

Step 2: The Build

Begin by cutting strips of coroboard aproximately 5 1/2 inches wide by 8 feet.   Then cut one side of the board at 2 inches and again at 3 1/2 inches.  This should fold into a triangle shape.  Be careful not to cut all the way through.

Next drill holes the distance apart and diameter of the sockets you are using.  Score each hole just a little bit to help them fit in tight. 

Remove the bulb from each socket and push it into the coroboard.  I recommend plugging in the strand while working so you notice any problems before you are done. 

After all the sockets are in. Fold up the board and use zip ties every few feet to hold it together.  

If you need a longer length than eight feet.  I used some metal pieces from a sign and duct tape to connect the correct amount of strips together.

Step 3: Finished

I attached the light strips with one nail at each end.  This should make taking them down very easy and that was the whole point.

I hope you liked my lighting idea and have a Merry Christmas. For other cool DIY Christmas lighting ideas check out or some of my other projects

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Christmas Light arches

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    9 Discussions

    Anyone know a good place to get the coroboard?  I checked Home Depot and Lowes, but didn't see it there (unless I missed it).

    1 reply

    9 years ago on Introduction

    great idea... heres one to make it even easer remove and install  velcro to hold it up at both ends wide strip will do and they are weather resistant.


    9 years ago on Step 3

    Good job. I'd considered using vinyl J-channel with the bulbs standing up, using the nail slots to hang on the facia and securing the bulbs in place with a glue gun if they're not tight.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Step 3

    Thanks.  I considered using the J-channel but it's a lot heavier and more expensive. 


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea,one thing I did also is to run a cord from inside the attic/or under the soffitt that way you dont have the extension cords etc hanging in front of the house