How to hang fairy lights in your garden

Fairy lights hung up on garden wall with Sugru

Picture this. You’re on holiday. Sitting outdoors at dusk, a drink in hand, surrounded 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 moments, one that you recall from time to time and would love to relive?

How about recreating that holiday feeling in your own garden? Transform your space into an oasis of calm with some string lights.

Watch the video and do it yourself.

If you're looking to transform your garden, patio or balcony, this is the project for you. Installing lights has never been this easy. And the best bit? You don't need to worry about drilling! No hassle, no mess, no stress.

Sugru Mouldable Glue 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. They also 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:

Step 1

Sugru pack divided into five pieces

Split your single-use pack of Sugru into five equal pieces.

Step 2

Sugru smudged into brick wall as a base layer

Pinch off a pea-sized piece of Sugru and smudge a small base layer onto the surface to which you are sticking the hook.

Step 3

More Sugru added to base layer and shaped into a hook

Roll a Sugru ball into a small sausage, press it onto the base layer, and pinch and shape it into a hook.

Leave to set

Set Sugru hook used to hang fairy lights

In 12-24 hours, the Sugru sets into flexible rubber hooks for your lights. 

Note: Sugru sets to 1.5mm in 12 hours, 3mm in 24 hours and thicker applications may take longer. For load-bearing projects, or if Sugru's exposure to air is limited when squished between surfaces, allow up to 48 hours for it to fully set. Colder temperatures slow down the setting times.

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

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