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How to hang fairy lights in your backyard

Picture this, sitting outdoors with a drink at dusk, surround by the soft glow of string lights gently swaying in the breeze as the evening creeps its way to darkness. Does this sound like one of those unforgettable holiday moments, one that you recall from time to time and would love to relive?

Well now that Spring has arrived, how about recreating that feeling in your own garden? Cheap string lights could be the missing ingredient to help transform your space into a calm oasis that you will relish sitting in.

Watch the video to see how it's done:


This is a great project whether you're looking to transform your garden, patio or balcony — installing lights has never been this easy. And the best bit... you don't need to worry about drilling! So no hassle, no mess, and you can have this project finished in a few minutes! (depending how many lights you're planning to hang up!)

Sugru hooks are super easy to make, you can stick them to most surfaces and they're weatherproof, so they won't rust like regular hooks. And they practically disappear when you take the lights down, but will always be there the next time you need them.

Here's how to do it:

One sachet of Sugru is enough to make 5 hooks, so you can trail your lights into whatever shape your like — along the fence, around a tree, or up the side of your house (that bit's up to you!). Just follow these easy steps to create the hooks you need:

Step 1 — Split you Sugru sachet into 5 equal pieces

Step 2 — Pinch off a pea-sized piece and smudge a small base layer onto the surface you are sticking the hook.

Step 3 — Roll the Sugru ball into a small sausage, and pinch and press the Sugru onto the base layer. 

In 24 hours the Sugru will have cured into a set of tough but flexible rubber hooks for your lights.

Now all you need is that drink... :)