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Hanging Lit Christmas Garland on a Metal Pole

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by ArkansasFan30, Nov 23, 2020.

  1. ArkansasFan30

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    Hey, I'm just trying to get some ideas from DIYers and others who EDC and get things done!

    We have a decorative light in our front yard by the side walk (all the homes do), and it's actually the property of the homeowner. I'd like to decorate it with outdoor, pre-lit Christmas garland by wrapping it around the pole.

    My problem is, I can't think of a good way to actually hang the garland at the top of the pole then wrap it to keep it from sliding down the pole fireman style. The pole (or pipe?) is about 4 inches in diameter and has a globe at the top. I don't think 3M products would stick through changing temps and survive the weight of the garland which will probably need to be 20+ feet.

    Any ideas would be great! Except (don't decorate it, LOL).

    Thanks
    AF
     
  2. echo victor
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    Hot Glue?
     
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    twoisone EDC Junkie!!!

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    Zip ties. Use them on my trees. Put a ring of electrical tape over it if you want to hide the zip tie.
     
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    I second the zip tie idea. Wife uses them every year to attach all of the decorations on our gate. If you have an issue with the weight causing the garland to slip or slide down the pole, put a wrap of duct tape around the pole first. If there is any residue left from the duct tape removal come January, WD-40 removes that.
     
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  5. Tallboyjim

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    Clear cable ties. Event decorator - it’s amazing what they hold up. Find an anchor point near the the top (whatever is holding the globe up probably) and work down from that.
     
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    Get a large screw type hose clamp (dryer vent or ac duct type)and place it at the top ziptie the end of the garland to the hose clamp.


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  7. neo71665

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    Zip ties what we used when I helped do event decor.


    If we could get away with it we would often put a screw at the top of the pole. You can attach the garland to that and then wrap it. At the end of the season we would just screw the screw all the way in and leave it. Put the screw on the back of the pole so it's not as noticeable.
     
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    I can say, you are smarter than me, lol....anyways...
    Merry Christmas!
    May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart and your home with joy today and into the coming year.
     
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    Happy Festivus!
     
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