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Outdoor Christmas Lights

By Top This Top That on Dec 14, 2012

No, it's not the Vegas Strip, even though its bright white lights may suggest that

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And believe me: what happens out here in the country really does stay in the country

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And no, it's not Atlanta Hartsfield Airport, even though it may look like runway lights from the sky

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And hold off calling the National Enquirer so fast, because it's not some UFO sighting in the middle of the country on a dark night

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It's just our idea of creating holiday magic with our outdoor lights.

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This is the first year we put up arches. If I could have found more white mini lights in the stores, we probably would have had a few more.

I was so inspired by this idea from a trip to Florida last Christmas and wanted to share how easy it is to create lighted arches for your driveway this season.

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Supplies Needed:
- 3/4 inch PVC pipe and connectors (each tunnel is 30 feet)
- 60 feet of lights
- Wire and stakes to secure to the ground

Step 1:
Drill a hole in the ground for your ends of the PVC pipe

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Step 2:
Connect your PVC pipe with connectors so that it reaches across the width of your driveway. 

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Step 3:
Wrap your lights around the PVC pipe BEFORE your insert into the holes. For every 10 feet wrap the lights with outdoor tape. This step will go a lot faster if one twists the pipe while the other wraps the lights.

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Step 4:

Insert each end into your holes. Anchor/secure by using heavy-gauge wire and securing on both ends.

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An area attraction is charging $60.00 a car to drive through the holiday light exhibit. That just seems like a lot of money.

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Heck, I'll let you go around for free as many times as you want as long as you enjoy it.

Just follow the lights to get here!

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Grateful for~
A husband who likes to decorate for the holiday as much as I do!

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