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 PlanetChristmas.com or some of my other projects
Christmas Light Frames
Christmas Light arches
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