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Creating Your Own Holiday Light Displays

Holiday light displays are one of the most popular aspects of the holiday season. If you have gone anywhere during the holidays, chances are that you have seen these displays with at least a few animals that are in the shape of various types of animals and other holiday shapes. However, the issue with this great decorating option for many people can be found in the pricing that is generally associated with these impressive light displays. One alternative to these high priced decorations is to make them on your own. The process is more simple than you would usually expect.

The key is to invest in a few of those quality topiary wire sets that you commonly see being used in gardens and front yards. These come in a variety of sizes and shapes and are formed with the same wire that is used for the light displays. When you have found a few sturdy options, it’s time to find a decent quality light set and start working on creating your first DIY light display. Although this can be a time consuming process and may require some trial and error at first, once you have mastered the general concept, you will have no problem in creating these displays in your spare time during the holiday season.

In order to have the lights stay in the areas where you want them, you are going to need to invest in some wire. Typically, most stores have the green wire that is used during the holidays, so you should not have any issue with finding optimal wire. In order for this to work properly, you will have to line each area of the topiary outline with the line of lights. To have the line of lights stay in place, you will weave small pieces of wire to the topiary frame where the lights are attached and then secure them. There are several ways that you can secure your wire – however, everyone has their own preference for this option.

For someone who is experienced with making these displays on their own, it would probably take around a day to create a few of these decorative animals. However, if you are just starting out and becoming familiar with the process, making a few ideal displays is likely to last for a few days. However, it is truly worth it when you are finished – making these displays on your own can easily save you hundreds of dollars.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.