Attach Christmas Lights To Brick Walls With Hot Glue

Brick walls and archways can be difficult to attach a string of Christmas lights to, but with the help of hot glue, your lights will go wherever you want them.

This simple trick is a staple of professional Christmas light installers because it works fast and is easy to remove.

Lay out your string of lights to ensure you have enough length to work with. Start at one end and apply hot glue along the side of the base of the light, then press it firmly against the brick. Hold it for about 10 seconds, which should be enough time for the glue to cool and the light to adhere to the brick surface.

To remove the light, simply shake the base a bit which will release it from the brick. To re-apply the following year, just pull off the old glue and start again.

Using Hot Glue to Attach Christmas Lights to Brick and Stucco [Christmas Designers (YouTube)]


    Might be OK in the USA where its winter, pretty bloody useless in Australia with our high Summer temperature's.
    I think if you used hot melt glue on the average brick wall at this time of year the lights would be on the ground by lunch time!

    Last edited 27/11/14 7:58 am

      hmmm good point. i might try this and see if it works though.

    I use Silastic to put mine up but it is a 2 step process. Hold the lights in place with gaffa tape and then go around and add Silastic. It doesn't however come off of brick work very easily.

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