You might not think that your chain link fence is the most attractive thing about your property. However, with a little bit of work, you can make it the best looking part of your property when the holidays roll around. Here are some tips and ideas for decorating your chain link fence for the holidays.
1. String Lights
First, you are going to want to string lights onto your chain link fencing. Take one strand of lights and start hanging them so that the lights are on the outside of the fence, facing the street. Consider either trimming the tops and bottoms of the fence with lights or going up and down with the lights so that you have a zig-zag pattern on your fence. Regardless of which pattern you choose, see how far a single strand of lights will get you. Then, divide the total length of your fence by the length that you have been able to decorate with a single strand of lights. Then, purchase that number of strands. Consider buying an extra strand of lights in case you need replacement parts or have calculated incorrectly. Also purchase a replacement kit and a bulb tester in case one or two burnt out bulbs are shorting out the entire strand of lights.
2. Hang Wreaths Sporadically
Once all of your lights have been hung up, go to a home and garden store and purchase three wreaths. Make sure that they are large enough to be noticeable on the fence and are sturdy enough to hold up in the snow and rain. Also purchase some thick twine. When you get home from the store, calculate the center of the fence by measuring with a tape measure or counting the links. Hang one of the wreaths in the exact center by tying it to the fence with twine. Make sure that you are putting the wreath on the fence so that it is on the outside of the fence and faces the street. Then, calculate the midway point between the left side of your fence and the wreath you just hung up and the right side of the fence and the wreath you just hung up. Hang a wreath at each of these midway points as well.
3. Add Garland
Finally, add ropes of garland between the wreaths and the ends of the fence. Hang the garland by looping it through the top row of links on the fence and wrapping it around the top of the fence in a looping pattern. Secure either end with the rest of your twine.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in chain link fencing.
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