Outdoor String Lights Hung



I have been pinning and pining for outdoor string lights for ages. It's just one of those things that lingered on my future to-do list but I never quite got around to. Mostly because I wasn't sure how to hang them and for some reason, figuring it out seemed daunting. Well, as you can see, my backyard now has string lights hung - turns out it wasn't all that difficult after all. Needless to say, I love them! I'm not sure why I waited so long!




It was Christmas in July when I got a wonderful gift from the nice people at Birch Lane. They sent over 2 sets of these Edison bulb outdoor string lights just for me!  (In case you haven't heard, Birch Lane is new online source for classic home decor and furniture at reasonable prices.)

Because I didn't want to have to take them down at the end of every season, I wanted something heavy duty and this fit the bill perfectly. I literally had no more excuses - off I went to figure out the best way to hang them. In the end, I used eye hooks, turnbuckles, cable ties and the muscles of my better half to string the lights from the deck to our backyard trees.



It only took a few hours and now we have a little bit of drama in the backyard.  Like a great party is about to start every night. Love!

9 comments:

  1. Seriously I get jealous whenever I see anyone with outdoor lights, we tried them a few years ago and I think because we leave near the woods the lights brought every huge bug to our backyard that flocked to our lights and of course we didn’t find out about all the bugs until we had a dinner party, it was so gross!!! I love your yard and lights, it all looks beautiful!!!

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    1. Eww! Haven't had a dinner party out here yet but I imagine the lights will attract a few bugs. I'd rather them on the lights than near me though :)

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  2. I love these! How long are they? I'm having trouble understanding the dimensions on their sight. 576"L is that inches? That would be 48 feet!

    I'd love to have some on my screened porch but I can't bring myself to spend so much money on something I really don't need & I'm the only one who wants them. These are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jenny. Yes, they are 48 feet. Which seems huge but that length goes pretty quickly when you are working in a larger scale outdoor area (even for my tiny backyard). I really liked the scale of these (large lights, with 3 feet of space in between each light) but if you have a much smaller area, you can find cheaper options that have smaller bulbs/less space. Definitely worth treating yourself!

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  3. I love too, but nobody has sent me any. : - )))

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  4. Looks great! I've been wanting to get them up for ages myself. I finally bought some months ago and they languish in my garage still. Where to put them isn't exactly straightforward in my yard so we've been stalling a little too long.

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  5. Charming. Looks great!

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  6. Love is right, they look awesome! So, so festive.

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  7. Love it! We just added lights to our patio, too, and it's such a fun little addition. It really does feel like a fiesta.

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