How to Hang String Lights on a Deck

Do you want to have a comfortable and inviting deck space? Suspend some string lights above it could help you create a great one. Hanging string lights on you deck is actually a simple thing. With just a little time and a few extra supplies, you’ll be enjoying your hanging string lights in no time.

Things You Will Need:

  • Pencil
  • Cup hooks
  1. Measure the length of you deck and match it with proper string lights.
  1. Put the lights along the deck and mark where you want to hang them.

    Find where the lights will need to be attached to, then mark with a pencil where you will need to add cup hooks. Remember to keep the plug near an outlet.

    Tips: For a more “relaxed” hang in your lights, mark every 8–10 feet (2.4–3.0 m) so the lights can hang a little bit. If you want the lights to stay snug against the deck, you can mark every 3-5 feet.


  1. Install cup hooks where you marked.

    Take your cup hooks and screw them into the places you marked. Make sure the hooks are pointed up so the string lights won’t fall out of them. Use cup hooks with colors that either blend in with or complement your deck!


  1. Attach the lights on the hooks. 

    After you’ve fixed your cup hooks, connect your lights to them simply. Remember to make sure the lights are not plugged in while you attach them.


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