Hanging Lights on Brick…now SUPER easy!

Hanging lightsLast weekend my mom and I spent a couple hours putting lights in our bushes and trees. We wanted some lights on the house but it is a brick home so we weren’t sure how to go about hanging them. Lets just say our first attempt at using some ‘light hanging’ things I bought years ago was a bust despite working on it for over an hour (and using lots of double sided tape). Yesterday the lights all came tumbling down. So last night I went to Google to see if there was a solution out there for our light hanging problem.

It turns out there is! It took some searching but the solution is HOT GLUE! Yep it’s that simple!

Squirt some glue onto the brick, place either the string or the base of the bulb in the glue, hold for a second and move along until the entire strand of lights is on your brick! It took me maybe 15 minutes to hang a strand of lights by myself compared to the 1+ hours it took before with two of us SOOO I opted to hang a second strand while I was at it!

Easy light hanging

Then when you want to take the lights down you simply gently pull the strand at each spot of glue, then scrap the glue off your brick. No damage done to your brick or your lights!

 Now why didn’t I think of that in the first place?! At least I’m sharing this great idea with all of you so you can get it right the first time!j

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  1. Did you have any issues taking down the lights?

  2. What climate do you live in? Will this work Ina really bitter cold environment?

    • We currently in Texas so no snow and lows in the 30s. But before this we lived in Northern New Mexico with lows in the single digits and snow, weve never had a problem with the glue not staying attached to the brick in botg climates.

  3. What a great idea. Did you ever uses the glue with wreath garland with lights? Wondering if its to heavy for the glue to hold?

    • I have not. I would assume it might be too heavy but it might be worth trying!

    • I live in Ontario Canada, and yes we get snow and cold weather here. I used to use the glue gun to place my Christmas wreath’s and garlands on our veranda railing which was wood, and it doesn’t hurt the wood at all. When you want to take them down then just pull them off and if glue should remain than just use your hairdryer to melt and remove.

  4. MaryAnn Murry says:

    Great idea! We have a stone house & I bet it works on that just as well!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Not sure I ever would have thought if this. Also not sure if it would last in the NE for an entire month. The first year we hung lights on our brick front house my husband pre drilled holes every few feet and inserted an anchor(?) so when he hangs the lights he screws in a screw half way and then zip ties te light string to the screw. We outline all the windows like this, the a big two story archway over the front door and the garage doors. The roof line of the house and garage get gutter clips. The first year took some time to set up but now it’s easy peasy 10 years later.

  6. That is very simple and it seems like it works. I’m going to try it this month.
    Thanks for sharing.
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  7. If you want a semi permanent installation use the plastic (double sided tape type) but use the hot glue on it. I used that method over five years ago and it is still holding type here in Colorado Springs, CO

  8. It works on indoor mirrors too.

  9. Has anyone tried using this method of hot glue on vinyl siding or door frame?
    Any suggestions?

  10. Very helpful tip and I used the glue gun this year. Thanks a lot.
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