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Outdoor Lighting: Icicles

Create icicles that light up the night sky this holiday season.

Photography: Victoria Pearson

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2007


  • Drill with 1/8-inch drill bit

  • 18- to 36-inch lengths of 3/4-by-1/4-inch wooden lattice strips

  • 50- and 100-bulb strands of green wire mini lights (use 50-bulb strands for short icicles, 100-bulb strands for long ones)

  • Black all-weather electrical tape

  • Monofilament


  1. Drill 1/8-inch hole at top of wooden lattice strip.

  2. Tightly wrap lights around strip, starting a few inches from prong end and being careful not to let bulbs touch. Tape to secure at top and bottom of strip.

  3. Loop monofilament through hole to hang.

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