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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Deck the Deck with Lights and Piping.

I saw this project some where.  I can't find it now.  (If it is yours, let me know in the comments and I will update the post!)

2 - 5ft pieces of 1/2 pvc pipe
2 connectors
2 sets of LED icicle lights
10 ft white chain
White duct tape

Make a circle out of the pipe. Duct tape the lights around the circle.  Cut the chain into two five foot lengths.  Balance it around the circle until it is level.  Attach with duct tape.  Hang and plug in.

I believe the original was made with a hula hoop.  The spuds did most of the work on this one.  So there could be some more careful wrapping of the wires and they could be straightened out.  But it is done and in place and functional so I won't worry about the details.

It provides enough light on the deck to power a lovely evening of drinks and conversation.   A quick and relatively inexpensive fix to our lighting problem.


  1. Oh I bet this is so beautiful on your deck. I am not doing much decorating this year. I wish I had spuds like yours. They are so helpful.
    I have a catch me when you can brother! I miss my daddy so much this time of year, and mama too. Daddy could fix anything. A PO vechile manager by profession I know he is walking around heaven fixing everything he can! Enjoy your cicrle of lights this holiday.

  2. How pretty! I imagine it looks like a ring of stars when you stare up at it.