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    Default What to do with net lights?

    A friend gave me 12 sets of clear net lights. I'm looking to do something with them besides through them over my bushes. Seems kinda boring to me.

    Are there any interesting DIY projects that I can do with net lights?

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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    They make pretty good tree trunk wraps.

    12 net lights... if they're 6'x4' you could make a fairly large carpet of them on the lawn and cover it with cotton batting to make it look like snow that's been lit from beneath. 12 nets would be 288 square feet,
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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    I use them to wrap around trees.... much easier than wrapping with with single strings ;)

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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    anything to fill....arch entrances, gazebos, lawns, garage doors, roof tops, tree wrapping, fence dressing, Extreme window lights, make your own tarp cover(a roof of net lights) the possibilities are limitless just be creative and let us know what you did so we can copy
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    saw a really cool video where they were used as fan segents under arches, looked awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirknerkle View Post
    They make pretty good tree trunk wraps.

    12 net lights... if they're 6'x4' you could make a fairly large carpet of them on the lawn and cover it with cotton batting to make it look like snow that's been lit from beneath. 12 nets would be 288 square feet,
    Of course, if you were up in Dirk's territory, you could mount them on 6-foot fenceposts without the batting and still get that "snow that's been lit from beneath" look!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:



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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    Stretch them out nice and neat over your entire roof. at least the side you can see. go GRIZWOLD ON EM!

    if the roof dont face the road you can always dismantle part of them...

    what i mean, is net lights just have like a plastic webbing that the string of lights is ran through, some of the webbing does not contain wire, you can cut it into sections and use it like ribbon for tree trunks.

    the roof idea is my favorite though...


    i have seen in one show that someone did net lights as a lightbar...

    basically put them in sections (channels) across the yard in one line, and used it like an 8 channel bar that was horizontal... would make a good background
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    My wife bought 20 boxes of the 70ct Led Net lights the year before last and thought they were 70ct LED strings ($1.50 a box after Christmas) so I didn't want to throw them away. So I laid them out flat then rolled them up, put the plug end on a nail and pulled them down which made them about 3 ft long and narrow at the top and wider at the bottom which turned them in to a tear drop or large water drop looking thing. At the bottom I cable tied them so they wouldn't unravel and hung all of them in trees and used them in my show.
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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    Thank you all! You've given me some good ideas to ponder over the next few months.

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    Default Re: What to do with net lights?

    Here's what i did with my excess 4' x 6' net lights. Worked out rather well i think.
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