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Does anyone have any clever solutions for hanging exterior Xmas lights...especially on the inside face of the fascia boards. Preferably screwed on mountings. The stuff they all sell at this time of the year, under the dubious description of light clips, are
utter crap; flimsy, brittle after a season, unable to support any kind of weight...did I mention they're crap?
I just went to put some on the front of the house and literally 1/2 of the existing clips have deteriorated to the point of being useless (didn't help that the Hummers took exception to my invading their space around their feeder!).
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Does anyone have any clever solutions for hanging exterior Xmas lights...especially on the inside face of the fascia boards. Preferably screwed on mountings. The stuff they all sell at this time of the year, under the dubious description of light clips, are
utter crap; flimsy, brittle after a season, unable to support any kind of weight...did I mention they're crap?
I just went to put some on the front of the house and literally 1/2 of the existing clips have deteriorated to the point of being useless (didn't help that the Hummers took exception to my invading their space around their feeder!).
*Bummed out*
Dunno, don't do things like that myself. But possibly these might do the job. https://www.amazon.com/Picture-hange...re+hooks&psc=1

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Years ago I put up small screw in hooks made of stainless steel. Used a very fine bit to drill starting holes. They are basically invisible from any distance and the light wire does not droop significantly when spaced close. I wind up the lights on plastic reels and just mark where each reel starts. Have lights up in jig time, looks like this...
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Cup hooks. I don't do outside lights. The wife has a Nativity scene in the flower bed.

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Two things come to mind the small clothes pin drill hole and screw them up ( wood or plastic)
Roll of velcro cut links to suit you, screw them up ( velcro comes different colors) easy up and down leave velcro up year round
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If only new layers hadn't been added....

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paper clips...

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Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but how about something like this

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002NEFFHO...&pd_rd_w=HT4Si

If not, do a search for "Hanger for outside Christmas Lights", I got a lot of hits.
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It just occured to me , Stick is Scrooge ! He comes down from his mountain lair every Christmas to scare the kids
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You could use eye hooks - if your lights have the little clips on them (like a pen would have), screw then in every 4 feet or so, stretch the cord to tighten it and slip the light clip through them.
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