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Planning to decorate your home for the holidays this season? Here are 3 handy hacks you can use to simplify the process.
1. Use a hot glue gun - If you want to hang string lights on brick siding, simply apply a little hot glue to the cord and gently press it onto the home’s exterior until it dries. When it comes time to take decorations down, you can gently pull that dab of dried glue off along with the lights without damaging the home.
2. Use caulk - If you’re working with stucco siding, try using a little caulk as an adhesive medium to attach mounting hooks on the home’s exterior. This method is especially effective to hold light strands in place if you’re hoping to arrange them in more intricate patterns.
3. Use spray paint - If you’re interested in a more elegant look, try spray painting your light strands from the traditional hunter green to something more modern and glossy, like deep purple or shiny gold!