What are the best exterior clasps for outside Christmas lights?


I have never hung exterior lights for Christmas lights. What is the best clasp or nail, etc. to use for a rookie?

  7 answers
  • Jeremy Hoffpauir Jeremy Hoffpauir on Dec 07, 2018

    I use these clips. Cheap & simple!


  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Dec 07, 2018

    Where are you wanting to hang them and what is it made of? Building material(wood,metal,stucco,brick)Eaves(aluminum,wood stucco),window(frame,glass) in trees on shrubs, railing??? Depends on your weather too how strong secure they need to be-Ice,snow,wind,or just cold. Command Hooks,specialty hooks for bricks,twist ties,cable ties,nails,screw in hooks,strong twine,floral wire. Let us know a little more for more specific help with this Happy Holidays always stand out by curb/front of home to see what a great job you have done!!!!!

  • When I purchased my current home 18+ years ago, the first Christmas I took the time to install permanent cup hooks for the house lights. Now it takes me less than an hour to put them up and take them down.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Dec 08, 2018

    Hi Bev,

    Crocodile Clips used to hold Tarpaulin to metal Frames.

  • Joy Haynes Joy Haynes on Dec 08, 2018

    I use the plastic light clips and have not encountered any problems.

  • Kelly Denoyer Russell Kelly Denoyer Russell on Dec 10, 2018

    Nails that don’t rust! Forget the kind. We own a Christmas decor company and use the shingle clips. No permanent damage. They slip on for decor and remove with lights after. We also use zip ties on post and black electrical tape. Zip ties can be merged together for really large posts. I use outdoor command hooks for front door wreaths on my glass but command hooks are expensive.

  • We've picked up clips at Home Depot that work well. We also use zip ties to secure them in place. They honestly work best.