How to Hang Christmas Lights

Add some twinkle without the tangle.

In the impact:effort ratio, sparkling holiday lights are as festive and magical as they are impossible to hang without hitting your head against the wall—or hitting the merlot. Put the odds in your favor with these hanging hacks and design strategies, straight from the pros who hang lights for a living.

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